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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734682/how-have-systematic-priority-setting-approaches-influenced-policy-making-a-synthesis-of-the-current-literature
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Lydia Kapiriri, Donya Razavi
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature on systematic approaches to healthcare priority setting from various countries and different levels of decision making. This paper synthesizes the current literature in order to assess the extent to which program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA), burden of disease & cost-effectiveness analysis (BOD/CEA), multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), and accountability for reasonableness (A4R), are reported to have been institutionalized and influenced policy making and practice...
July 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732590/cost-utility-of-evaluation-for-posterior-vitreous-detachment-and-prophylaxis-of-retinal-detachment
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Nicolas A Yannuzzi, Jonathan S Chang, Gary C Brown, William E Smiddy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the costs and cost-utility of examination for posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and treatment of associated pathology, and of managing various other peripheral retinal disorders to prevent retinal detachment (RD). DESIGN: A decision analysis model of cost-utility. PARTICIPANTS: There were no participants. METHODS: Published retrospective data on the natural course of PVD, retinal tears, and lattice degeneration were used to quantitate the visual benefits of examination and treatment...
July 18, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723857/the-clinical-and-economic-effects-of-targeted-bowel-preparation-results-of-a-decision-analysis
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Jacob E Kurlander, Shahnaz Sultan, Sameer D Saini
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy bowel preparation failure is common, costly, and clinically harmful. Prediction models can identify patients at high risk for preparation failure, but they are rarely used. GOALS: To investigate the clinical and economic effects of using a more intensive preparation upfront (a "targeted" strategy) for patients identified as high risk for preparation failure. STUDY: We developed a Markov decision analytic model to compare usual care with a targeted strategy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709441/mortality-outcomes-of-low-dose-computed-tomography-screening-for-lung-cancer-in-urban-china-a-decision-analysis-and-implications-for-practice
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Zixing Wang, Wei Han, Weiwei Zhang, Fang Xue, Yuyan Wang, Yaoda Hu, Lei Wang, Chunwu Zhou, Yao Huang, Shijun Zhao, Wei Song, Xin Sui, Ruihong Shi, Jingmei Jiang
BACKGROUND: Mortality outcomes in trials of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer are inconsistent. This study aimed to evaluate whether CT screening in urban areas of China could reduce lung cancer mortality and to investigate the factors that associate with the screening effect. METHODS: A decision tree model with three scenarios (low-dose CT screening, chest X-ray screening, and no screening) was developed to compare screening results in a simulated Chinese urban cohort (100,000 smokers aged 45-80 years)...
July 14, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709094/fit-for-purpose-wastewater-treatment-conceptualization-to-development-of-decision-support-tool-i
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Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq
This article is the first in a series of two papers. Paper I focuses on model conceptualization and development, and Paper II in the series focuses on model validation and implementation. The amount of water reuse has been increasing across the globe. Wastewater can be treated based on the intended end use of reclaimed water. Fit-for-purpose wastewater treatment (WWT) simultaneously considers intended end use, economic viability, and environmental sustainability. WWT technologies differ mainly in terms of treatment efficiency, cost, energy use, and associated carbon emissions...
July 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703305/use-of-multicriteria-decision-analysis-for-assessing-the-benefit-and-risk-of-over-the-counter-analgesics
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Andrew Moore, Anne Crossley, Bernard Ng, Lawrence Phillips, Özgür Sancak, K D Rainsford
OBJECTIVES: To test the ability of a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) model to incorporate disparate data sources of varying quality along with clinical judgement in a benefit-risk assessment of six well-known pain-relief drugs. METHODS: Six over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics were evaluated against three favourable effects and eight unfavourable effects by seven experts who specialise in the relief of pain, two in a 2-day facilitated workshop whose input data and judgements were later peer-reviewed by five additional experts...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696023/mcda-swing-weighting-and-discrete-choice-experiments-for-elicitation-of-patient-benefit-risk-preferences-a-critical-assessment
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Tommi Tervonen, Heather Gelhorn, Sumitra Sri Bhashyam, Jiat-Ling Poon, Katharine S Gries, Anne Rentz, Kevin Marsh
PURPOSE: Multiple criteria decision analysis swing weighting (SW) and discrete choice experiments (DCE) are appropriate methods for capturing patient preferences on treatment benefit-risk trade-offs. This paper presents a qualitative comparison of the 2 methods. METHODS: We review and critically assess similarities and differences of SW and DCE based on 6 aspects: comprehension by study participants, cognitive biases, sample representativeness, ability to capture heterogeneity in preferences, reliability and validity, and robustness of the results...
July 11, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693482/the-development-and-feasibility-of-a-personal-health-optimization-system-for-people-with-bipolar-disorder
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Øystein Eiring, Kari Nytrøen, Simone Kienlin, Soudabeh Khodambashi, Magne Nylenna
BACKGROUND: People with bipolar disorder often experience ill health and have considerably reduced life expectancies. Suboptimal treatment is common and includes a lack of effective medicines, overtreatment, and non-adherence to medical interventions and lifestyle measures. E- and m-health applications support patients in optimizing their treatment but often exhibit conceptual and technical shortcomings. The objective of this work was to develop and test the usability of a system targeting suboptimal treatment and compare the service to other genres and strategies...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692774/developing-and-refining-new-candidate-criteria-for-sle-classification-an-international-collaboration
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Sara K Tedeschi, Sindhu R Johnson, Dimitrios Boumpas, David Daikh, Thomas Dörner, David Jayne, Diane Kamen, Kirsten Lerstrøm, Marta Mosca, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Corine Sinnette, David Wofsy, Josef S Smolen, Raymond P Naden, Martin Aringer, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to define candidate criteria within multi-phase development of SLE classification criteria, jointly supported by EULAR and ACR. Prior steps included item generation and reduction by Delphi exercise, further narrowed to 21 items in a Nominal Group Technique exercise. Our objectives were to apply an evidence-based approach to the 21 candidate criteria, and to develop hierarchical organization of criteria within domains. METHODS: A literature review identified the sensitivity and specificity of the 21 candidate criteria...
July 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691501/factors-contributing-to-hospital-stay-and-total-inpatient-charges-in-total-ankle-arthroplasty-review-of-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Jason L Codding, Benjamin M Zmistowski, Daniel E Davis, Mitchell G Maltenfort, David I Pedowitz
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is commonly performed for end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. Given rising costs and declining reimbursements, identifying variables increasing length of stay (LOS) and total inpatient charges (TICs) of TAA is necessary for providing cost-effective care. The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was reviewed between 1993 and 2010, identifying LOS and TIC for TAA. Using a multivariate analysis, patient comorbidities, demographics, payment, and hospital details were evaluated. Median LOS decreased from 5 to 2 days, whereas median TICs increased from $21 382...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691044/rituals-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-at-the-crossroads-of-shaman-and-science
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Amnon Sonnenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIM:  Over the last decades, the length of time required for endoscopic procedures has greatly expanded. The aim of the present decision analysis is to study the interactions amongst various factors that have caused such delays and to compare the relative magnitude of their influences. METHODS:  Performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy is influenced by the interaction of five domains, that is, (1) patient discomfort and fear; (2) injury, disorder, and disruption; (3) rituals to reduce fear, prevent disruption, and maintain order; (4) administrators or various health providers carrying out a ritual; (5) information, knowledge, and science, which influence fear, prevent disruption, and curtail unnecessary ritualistic behavior...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690137/cost-effectiveness-of-population-based-brca-testing-with-varying-ashkenazi-jewish-ancestry
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Ranjit Manchanda, Shreeya Patel, Antonis C Antoniou, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Clare Turnbull, Gareth Evans, John Hopper, Robert J Macinnis, Usha Menon, Ian Jacobs, Rosa Legood
BACKGROUND: Population-based BRCA1/BRCA2 testing has been found to be cost-effective compared with family history-based testing in Ashkenazi-Jewish women were >30 years old with 4 Ashkenazi-Jewish grandparents. However, individuals may have 1, 2, or 3 Ashkenazi-Jewish grandparents, and cost-effectiveness data are lacking at these lower BRCA prevalence estimates. We present an updated cost-effectiveness analysis of population BRCA1/BRCA2 testing for women with 1, 2, and 3 Ashkenazi-Jewish grandparents...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655413/the-impact-of-physician-burnout-on-clinical-and-academic-productivity-of-gynecologic-oncologists-a-decision-analysis
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Taylor B Turner, Sarah E Dilley, Haller J Smith, Warner K Huh, Susan C Modesitt, Stephen L Rose, Laurel W Rice, Jeffrey M Fowler, J Michael Straughn
OBJECTIVE: Physician burnout is associated with mental illness, alcohol abuse, and job dissatisfaction. Our objective was to estimate the impact of burnout on productivity of gynecologic oncologists during the first half of their career. METHODS: A decision model evaluated the impact of burnout on total relative value (RVU) production during the first 15years of practice for gynecologic oncologists entering the workforce from 2011 to 2015. The SGO practice survey provided physician demographics and mean annual RVUs...
June 24, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654005/an-integrated-approach-for-the-environmental-characterization-of-a-wide-potentially-contaminated-area-in-southern-italy
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Daniela Ducci, Stefano Albanese, Lorenzo Boccia, Egidio Celentano, Elena Cervelli, Alfonso Corniello, Anna Crispo, Benedetto De Vivo, Paolo Iodice, Carmela Langella, Annamaria Lima, Maurizio Manno, Mario Palladino, Stefania Pindozzi, Marina Rigillo, Nunzio Romano, Mariangela Sellerino, Adolfo Senatore, Giuseppe Speranza, Nunzio Fiorentino, Massimo Fagnano
This paper deals with the environmental characterization of a large and densely populated area, with a poor reputation for contamination, considering the contribution of environmental features (air, soil, soil hydraulic and groundwater) and the potential effects on human health. The use of Geographic Information System (GIS) has made possible a georeferenced inventory and, by overlaying environmental information, an operational synthesis of comprehensive environmental conditions. The cumulative effects on environmental features were evaluated, taking into account superposition effects, by means of the Spatial MultiCriteria Decision Analysis (S-MCDA)...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634019/economic-evaluation-of-epinephrine-auto-injectors-for-peanut-allergy
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Marcus Shaker, Katherine Bean, Marylee Verdi
BACKGROUND: Three commercial epinephrine auto-injectors were available in the United States in the summer of 2016: EpiPen, Adrenaclick, and epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector. OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in pharmacy costs among epinephrine auto-injector devices in New England and evaluate the additional expense associated with incremental auto-injector costs. METHODS: Decision analysis software was used to evaluate costs of the most and least expensive epinephrine auto-injector devices for children with peanut allergy...
June 17, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631117/multi-criteria-decision-analysis-to-model-ixodes-ricinus-habitat-suitability
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Raphaël Rousseau, Guy McGrath, Barry J McMahon, Sophie O Vanwambeke
Tick-borne diseases present a major threat to both human and livestock health throughout Europe. The risk of infection is directly related to the presence of its vector. Thereby it is important to know their distribution, which is strongly associated with environmental factors: the presence and availability of a suitable habitat, of a suitable climate and of hosts. The present study models the habitat suitability for Ixodes ricinus in Ireland, where data on tick distribution are scarce. Tick habitat suitability was estimated at a coarse scale (10 km) with a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) method according to four different scenarios (depending on the variables used and on the weights granted to each of them)...
June 19, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626878/should-women-be-advised-to-use-calcium-supplements-during-pregnancy-a-decision-analysis
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Linda J E Meertens, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Jessica P M M Willemse, Marc E A Spaanderman, Luc J M Smits
Adequate calcium intake during pregnancy is important in the prevention of pre-eclampsia. A substantial proportion of pregnant women do not meet the recommended daily calcium intake, even in developed countries. Nonetheless, calcium supplementation is not routinely advised to pregnant women in most countries. We aimed to predict the impact of advising pregnant women to use calcium supplements (1,000 mg/day) on the number of cases of pre-eclampsia prevented and related health care costs. By use of a decision-analytic model, we assessed the expected impact of advising calcium supplementation to either (1) all pregnant women, (2) women at high risk of developing pre-eclampsia, or (3) women with a low dietary calcium intake compared with current care...
June 18, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620949/nonintravenous-rescue-medications-for-pediatric-status-epilepticus-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Iván Sánchez Fernández, Marina Gaínza-Lein, Tobias Loddenkemper
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the cost-effectiveness of rescue medications for pediatric status epilepticus: rectal diazepam, nasal midazolam, buccal midazolam, intramuscular midazolam, and nasal lorazepam. METHODS: Decision analysis model populated with effectiveness data from the literature and cost data from publicly available market prices. The primary outcome was cost per seizure stopped ($/SS). One-way sensitivity analyses and second-order Monte Carlo simulations evaluated the robustness of the results across wide variations of the input parameters...
June 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619689/risks-and-benefits-of-opportunistic-salpingectomy-during-vaginal-hysterectomy-a-decision-analysis
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Lauren A Cadish, Jonathan P Shepherd, Emma L Barber, Beri Ridgeway
BACKGROUND: Fallopian tubes are commonly removed during laparoscopic and open hysterectomy to prevent ovarian and tubal cancer but are not routinely removed during vaginal hysterectomy because of perceptions of increased morbidity, difficulty, or inadequate surgical training. OBJECTIVE: We sought to quantify complications and costs associated with a strategy of planned salpingectomy during vaginal hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: We created a decision analysis model using TreeAgePro...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606435/cost-minimization-analysis-of-ganglion-cyst-excision
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Eric Quan Pang, Steven Zhang, Alex H S Harris, Robin N Kamal
PURPOSE: Cost minimization analysis can be employed to determine the least costly option when multiple treatments lead to equivalent outcomes. We present a cost minimization analysis from the payers' perspective, of the direct per patient cost of arthroscopic versus open ganglion cyst excision. We tested the null hypothesis that there is no difference in cost between the 2 procedures from the payer perspective. METHODS: We utilized data from a private payer administrative claims database comprising 16 million individuals from 2007 to 2015...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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