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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213759/convection-of-a-colloidal-suspension-in-a-hele-shaw-cell
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B L Smorodin, I N Cherepanov, S N Ishutov, B I Myznikova
The results of a theoretical study are presented dealing with convective heat and mass transfer in a colloidal suspension through a Hele-Shaw cell heated from below. The numerical analysis, based on a multi-component model, reveals that for a certain range of parameter values the dynamical regimes of travelling waves as well as oscillatory fingering formation are stable. The bifurcation phenomena and nonlinear evolution of spatiotemporal patterns that develop in the colloid suspension are modeled and discussed, paying special attention to the combined effects of gravity sedimentation, thermal diffusion with positive separation ratio and convection...
February 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212951/priority-to-end-of-life-treatments-views-of-the-public-in-the-netherlands
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Sofie Wouters, Job van Exel, Rachel Baker, Werner B F Brouwer
OBJECTIVES: Recent debates in the Netherlands on health care priority setting have focused on the relative value of gains generated by life-extending medicines for people with a terminal illness, mostly new cancer drugs. These treatments are generally expensive, provide relatively small health gains, and therefore usually do not meet common cost per QALY thresholds. Nevertheless, these drugs may be provided under the assumption that there is public support for making a special case for treatments for people with a terminal illness...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211251/burden-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-a-societal-perspective-a-prevalence-based-study-on-cost-of-illness-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-china
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Hao Hu, Luan Luan, Keqin Yang, Shu-Chuen Li
AIM: To provide a comprehensive estimation of the economic burden of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China, especially for patients from less developed areas, and to explore the cost transferability between regions to assist healthcare decision-making. METHODS: The study was conducted in south and north China from May 2013 to December 2013. The burden of RA was investigated by interviewing participants with a questionnaire battery containing socio-demographic, cost of illness (COI) and medical treatments...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210776/cost-effectiveness-of-denosumab-versus-oral-alendronate-for-elderly-osteoporotic-women-in-japan
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T Mori, C J Crandall, D A Ganz
: We constructed a Markov microsimulation model among hypothetical cohorts of community-dwelling elderly osteoporotic Japanese women without prior hip or vertebral fractures over a lifetime horizon. Compared with weekly oral alendronate for 5 years, denosumab every 6 months for 5 years is cost-saving or cost-effective at a conventionally accepted threshold. INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of subcutaneous denosumab every 6 months for 5 years compared with weekly oral alendronate for 5 years in Japan...
February 17, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210223/consumer-willingness-to-pay-for-dengue-vaccine-cyd-tdv-dengvaxia-%C3%A2-in-brazil-implications-for-future-pricing-considerations
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Isabella P Godói, André S Santos, Edna A Reis, Livia L P Lemos, Cristina M R Brandão, Juliana Alvares, Francisco A Acurcio, Brian Godman, Augusto A Guerra Júnior
Introduction and Objective: Dengue virus is a serious global health problem with an estimated 3.97 billion people at risk for infection worldwide. In December 2015, the first vaccine (CYD-TDV) for dengue prevention was approved in Brazil, developed by Sanofi Pasteur. However, given that the vaccine will potentially be paid via the public health system, information is need regarding consumers' willingness to pay for the dengue vaccine in the country as well as discussions related to the possible inclusion of this vaccine into the public health system...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209373/cost-utility-of-first-line-disease-modifying-treatments-for-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Erkki Soini, Jaana Joutseno, Marja-Liisa Sumelahti
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of first-line treatments of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) (dimethyl fumarate [DMF] 240 mg PO BID, teriflunomide 14 mg once daily, glatiramer acetate 20 mg SC once daily, interferon [IFN]-β1a 44 µg TIW, IFN-β1b 250 µg EOD, and IFN-β1a 30 µg IM QW) and best supportive care (BSC) in the health care payer setting in Finland. METHODS: The primary outcome was the modeled incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER; €/quality-adjusted life-year [QALY] gained, 3%/y discounting)...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208811/does-the-valuation-of-nutritional-claims-differ-among-consumers-insights-from-spain
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Francesc Jurado, Azucena Gracia
The presence in the market of food products with nutritional claims is increasing. The objective of this paper is to assess consumers' valuation of some nutritional claims ('high in fiber' and 'reduced saturated fat') in a European country and to test for differences among consumers. An artefactual non-hypothetical experiment was carried out in a realistic setting (mock/real brick-and-mortar supermarket) with a sample of 121 Spanish consumers stratified by gender, age, and body mass index. A latent class model was specified and estimated with the data from the experiment...
February 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207615/value-based-insurance-design
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Alok D Sharan, Gregory D Schroeder, Michael E West, Alexander R Vaccaro
The increasing awareness of the scarcity of health care resources is forcing the health care industry to improve quality while lowering the cost. One method by which employers and insurance companies are attempting to do this is with value-based insurance design. In these plans, patients pay a lower amount for certain services that are considered high value and a higher amount for services that are considered low value.
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199405/co-financing-for-viral-load-monitoring-during-the-course-of-antiretroviral-therapy-among-patients-with-hiv-aids-in-vietnam-a-contingent-valuation-survey
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Quyen Le Thi Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Thi Thu Phan, Huong Thi Le, Hinh Duc Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Cuong Duy Do, Cuong Manh Nguyen, Vu Thi Minh Thuc, Carl Latkin, Melvyn W B Zhang, Roger C M Ho
BACKGROUND: Viral load testing is considered the gold standard for monitoring HIV treatment; however, given its high cost, some patients cannot afford viral load testing if this testing is not subsidized. Since foreign aid for HIV/AIDS in Vietnam is rapidly decreasing, we sought to assess willingness to pay (WTP) for viral load and CD4 cell count tests among HIV-positive patients, and identified factors that might inform future co-payment schemes. METHODS: A multi-site cross-sectional survey was conducted with 1133 HIV-positive patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Hanoi and Nam Dinh...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199176/handling-protest-responses-in-contingent-valuation-surveys
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Mark Pennington, Manuel Gomes, Cam Donaldson
OBJECTIVES: Protest responses, whereby respondents refuse to state the value they place on the health gain, are commonly encountered in contingent valuation (CV) studies, and they tend to be excluded from analyses. Such an approach will be biased if protesters differ from non-protesters on characteristics that predict their responses. The Heckman selection model has been commonly used to adjust for protesters, but its underlying assumptions may be implausible in this context. We present a multiple imputation (MI) approach to appropriately address protest responses in CV studies, and compare it with the Heckman selection model...
February 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196674/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-dose-dense-versus-standard-intravenous-chemotherapy-for-ovarian-cancer-an-economic-analysis-of-results-from-the-gynecologic-oncology-group-protocol-262-randomized-controlled-trial
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the cost-effectiveness of dose-dense versus standard intravenous adjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer using results from the no-bevacizumab cohort of the Gynecologic Oncology Group protocol 262 (GOG-262) randomized controlled trial, which reported a smaller absolute progression-free survival (PFS) benefit than the prior Japanese trial. METHODS: A three-state Markov decision model from a healthcare system perspective with a 21day cycle length and 28month time-horizon was used to calculate incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) values per progression-free life-year saved (PFLYS) using results from GOG-262...
February 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196489/what-is-a-hospital-bed-day-worth-a-contingent-valuation-study-of-hospital-chief-executive-officers
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Katie Page, Adrain G Barnett, Nicholas Graves
BACKGROUND: Decreasing hospital length of stay, and so freeing up hospital beds, represents an important cost saving which is often used in economic evaluations. The savings need to be accurately quantified in order to make optimal health care resource allocation decisions. Traditionally the accounting cost of a bed is used. We argue instead that the economic cost of a bed day is the better value for making resource decisions, and we describe our valuation method and estimations for costing this important resource...
February 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193721/women-s-limited-choice-and-availability-of-modern-contraception-at-retail-outlets-and-public-sector-facilities-in-luanda-angola-2012-2015
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Benjamin Nieto-Andrade, Eva Fidel, Rebecca Simmons, Dana Sievers, Anya Fedorova, Suzanne Bell, Karen Weidert, Ndola Prata
In Angola, many women want to use family planning but lack access to affordable and preferred methods. This article assesses the link between women's choice and availability of contraceptive methods in Luanda, Angola, drawing on data from 3 surveys: a 2012 survey among women ages 15-49 and 2 retail surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015 among outlets and facilities offering contraceptive methods. Descriptive statistics for women's contraceptive knowledge, use, and preferred methods were stratified by age group...
February 13, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192148/something-new-in-the-air-paying-for-community-based-environmental-approaches-to-asthma-prevention-and-control-work-group-report-of-the-practice-diagnostics-and-therapeutics-committee-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-immunology
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Megan M Tschudy, Joshua Sharfstein, Elizabeth Matsui, Charles S Barnes, Stacey Chacker, Rosa Codina, John R Cohn, Megan Sandel, H James Wedner
Despite the recommendation in national asthma guidelines to target indoor environmental exposures, most insurers generally have not covered the outreach, education, environmental assessments, or durable goods integral to home environmental interventions. Emerging payment approaches, however, offer new potential for coverage of home-based environmental intervention costs. These opportunities are becoming available as public and private insurers shift reimbursement to reward better health outcomes and their key characteristic is a focus on the value rather than the volume of services...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190414/untrained-consumer-assessment-of-the-eating-quality-of-european-beef-2-demographic-factors-have-only-minor-effects-on-consumer-scores-and-willingness-to-pay
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S P F Bonny, G E Gardner, D W Pethick, P Allen, I Legrand, J Wierzbicki, L J Farmer, R J Polkinghorne, J-F Hocquette
The beef industry must become more responsive to the changing market place and consumer demands. An essential part of this is quantifying a consumer's perception of the eating quality of beef and their willingness to pay for that quality, across a broad range of demographics. Over 19 000 consumers from Northern Ireland, Poland, Ireland and France each tasted seven beef samples and scored them for tenderness, juiciness, flavour liking and overall liking. These scores were weighted and combined to create a fifth score, termed the Meat Quality 4 score (MQ4) (0...
February 13, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183028/estimates-of-the-non-market-value-of-sea-turtles-in-tobago-using-stated-preference-techniques
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Michelle Cazabon-Mannette, Peter W Schuhmann, Adrian Hailey, Julia Horrocks
Economic benefits are derived from sea turtle tourism all over the world. Sea turtles also add value to underwater recreation and convey non-use values. This study examines the non-market value of sea turtles in Tobago. We use a choice experiment to estimate the value of sea turtle encounters to recreational SCUBA divers and the contingent valuation method to estimate the value of sea turtles to international tourists. Results indicate that turtle encounters were the most important dive attribute among those examined...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176558/keep-up-the-pressure-to-scrap-the-pay-cap
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Josie Irwin
Nursing staff do not enter the profession for high salaries. However, they are entitled to be valued for caring for their patients and rewarded appropriately.
February 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171852/the-extent-variability-and-attitudes-towards-volunteering-among-undergraduate-nursing-students-implications-for-pedagogy-in-nurse-education
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S E Dyson, L Liu, O van den Akker, Mike O'Driscoll
In the aftermath of the Francis Report nurses are being called to account for an apparent lack of care and compassion, leading to debate around pedagogy in nurse education. Absent from this debate is a consideration of student volunteering within undergraduate nursing programmes and its potential to promote student nurses self-esteem and to enhance the development of critical thinking skills. The aim of this study was therefore to understand the extent of and attitudes towards volunteering among nursing students...
January 28, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166413/dutch-consumers-willingness-to-pay-for-broiler-welfare
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Machiel Mulder, Sigourney Zomer
This article analyzes Dutch consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for the welfare of broiler chickens and the consequences for nonhuman animal welfare policies. Using data from a discrete-choice experiment and a random parameter logit model, this study showed that consumers particularly value opportunities for outdoor access and the method used for anesthesia before slaughter. The WTP was also positively related to the number of consumers buying the same product, indicating that they experience the public-good dilemma...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163395/is-there-a-ricardian-vice-and-what-is-its-relationship-with-economic-policy-ad-vice
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Heinz D Kurz
Schumpeter chastised Ricardo for his alleged "vice" - the so-called "Ricardian Vice" - of drawing far reaching policy conclusions from utterly simplistic models, which, moreover, were underdetermined. The paper first argues that Schumpeter saw Ricardo's approach to the theory of value and distribution through a marginalist lens and therefore arrived at a distorted picture of the latter. Several of the criticisms he levelled at Ricardo cannot be sustained. The paper then has a closer look at Schumpeter's pronouncements on economic policy issues and shows that in a number of respects his views did not differ that much from Ricardo's and in some respects were remarkably similar...
2017: J Evol Econ
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