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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733299/robot-assisted-surgery-in-a-broader-healthcare-perspective-a-difference-in-difference-based-cost-analysis-of-a-national-prostatectomy-cohort
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Vibe Bolvig Hyldgård, Karin Rosenkilde Laursen, Johan Poulsen, Rikke Søgaard
OBJECTIVE: To estimate costs attributable to robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) as compared with open prostatectomy (OP) and laparoscopic prostatectomies (LP) in a National Health Service perspective. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Register-based cohort study of 4309 consecutive patients who underwent prostatectomy from 2006 to 2013 (2241 RALP, 1818 OP and 250 LP). Patients were followed from 12 months before to 12 months after prostatectomy with respect to service use in primary care (general practitioners, therapists, specialists etc) and hospitals (inpatient and outpatient activity related to prostatectomy and comorbidity)...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721080/a-cost-analysis-of-a-broad-spectrum-antibiotic-therapy-in-the-empirical-treatment-of-health-care-associated-infections-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Cristina Lucidi, Vincenza Di Gregorio, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Mario Venditti, Oliviero Riggio, Manuela Merli
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of infections in cirrhosis are crucial. As new guidelines in this context, particularly for health care-associated (HCA) infections, would be needed, we performed a trial documenting whether an empirical broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy is more effective than the standard one for these infections. Because of the higher daily cost of broad-spectrum than standard antibiotics, we performed a cost analysis to compare: 1) total drug costs, 2) profitability of hospital admissions...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720170/a-decade-of-health-technology-assessment-in-poland
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Iga Lipska, Neil McAuslane, Hubert Leufkens, Anke Hövels
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to illustrate and provide a better understanding of the role of health technology assessment (HTA) processes in decision making for drug reimbursement in Poland and how this approach could be considered by other countries of limited resources. METHODS: We analyzed the evolution of the HTA system and processes in Poland over the past decade and current developments based on publicly available information. RESULTS: The role of HTA in drug-reimbursement process in Poland has increased substantially over the recent decade, starting in 2005 with the formation the Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Tariff System (AOTMiT)...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706443/comparison-of-eq-5d-5l-health-state-utilities-using-four-country-specific-tariffs-on-a-breast-cancer-patient-sample-in-mainland-china
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Liu Liu, Shunping Li, Min Wang, Gang Chen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the differences in the five-level EuroQol-5 dimensions (EQ-5D-5L) health state utility scores derived from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and UK tariffs. METHODS: Six hundred and twenty-one breast cancer patients were invited for a face-to-face interview in Qingdao Municipal Hospital, China. EQ-5D-5L was scored using tariffs from China, Japan, Korea, and the UK. The null hypothesis of normal distribution of the EQ-5D-5L utility score was tested by the Shapiro-Wilk test...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703178/an-investigation-into-the-variability-of-primary-care-oral-surgery-contracts-and-tariffs-in-england-and-wales-2014-2015
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R J Hierons, G Gerrard, R Jones
Primary care oral surgery services vary markedly throughout the country but until now there has been a paucity of data on these services. The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) primary care group (the authors) were tasked to gather data around primary care oral surgery contracts and tariffs and provide evidence-based recommendations on the commissioning of these services. Following a freedom of information (FOI) request, data were obtained for 27 English local area teams and seven Welsh local health boards...
June 9, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695441/health-care-cost-consequences-of-using-robot-technology-for-hysterectomy-a-register-based-study-of-consecutive-patients-during-2006-2013
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Karin Rosenkilde Laursen, Vibe Bolvig Hyldgård, Pernille Tine Jensen, Rikke Søgaard
The objective of this study is to examine the costs attributable to robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy from a broad healthcare sector perspective in a register-based longitudinal study. The population in this study were 7670 consecutive women undergoing hysterectomy between January 2006 and August 2013 in public hospitals in Denmark. The interventions in the study were total and radical hysterectomy performed robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (RALH), total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), or open abdominal hysterectomy (OAH)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694253/implementing-the-compassion-intervention-a-model-for-integrated-care-for-people-with-advanced-dementia-towards-the-end-of-life-in-nursing-homes-a-naturalistic-feasibility-study
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Kirsten J Moore, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Gola, Jane Harrington, Nuriye Kupeli, Victoria Vickerstaff, Michael King, Gerard Leavey, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Louise Jones, Elizabeth L Sampson
BACKGROUND: Many people with dementia die in nursing homes, but quality of care may be suboptimal. We developed the theory-driven 'Compassion Intervention' to enhance end-of-life care in advanced dementia. OBJECTIVES: To (1) understand how the Intervention operated in nursing homes in different health economies; (2) collect preliminary outcome data and costs of an interdisciplinary care leader (ICL) to facilitate the Intervention; (3) check the Intervention caused no harm...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676578/impact-of-the-north-american-free-trade-agreement-on-high-fructose-corn-syrup-supply-in-canada-a-natural-experiment-using-synthetic-control-methods
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Pepita Barlow, Martin McKee, Sanjay Basu, David Stuckler
BACKGROUND: Critics of free trade agreements have argued that they threaten public health, as they eliminate barriers to trade in potentially harmful products, such as sugar. Here we analyze the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), testing the hypothesis that lowering tariffs on food and beverage syrups that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) increased its use in foods consumed in Canada. METHODS: We used supply data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to assess changes in supply of caloric sweeteners including HFCS after NAFTA...
July 4, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647402/autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-an-activity-based-costing-analysis-comparing-a-total-inpatient-model-versus-an-early-discharge-model
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Massimo Martino, Giuseppe Console, Letteria Russo, Antonella Meliado', Nicola Meliambro, Tiziana Moscato, Giuseppe Irrera, Giuseppe Messina, Antonella Pontari, Fortunato Morabito
BACKGROUND: Activity-based costing (ABC) was developed and advocated as a means of overcoming the systematic distortions of traditional cost accounting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We calculated the cost of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with multiple myeloma using the ABC method, through 2 different care models: the total inpatient model (TIM) and the early-discharge outpatient model (EDOM) and compared this with the approved diagnosis related-groups (DRG) Italian tariffs...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643856/coding-in-surgery-impact-of-a-specialized-coding-proforma-in-hepato-pancreato-biliary-surgery
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Jennifer Murphy, Charlotte May, Sara Di Carlo, Ian Beckingham, Iain C Cameron, Dhanny Gomez
BACKGROUND: Coding inaccuracies in surgery misrepresent the productivity of hospitals and outcome data of surgeons. The aim of this study was to audit the extent of coding inaccuracies in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery and assess the financial impact of introducing a coding proforma. METHODS: Coding of patients who underwent elective HPB surgery over a 3-month period was audited. Codes were based on International Classification of Diseases 10 and Office of Population and Census Surveys-4 codes...
June 23, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639551/facet-joint-injections-for-people-with-persistent-non-specific-low-back-pain-facet-injection-study-a-feasibility-study-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David R Ellard, Martin Underwood, Felix Achana, James Hl Antrobus, Shyam Balasubramanian, Sally Brown, Melinda Cairns, James Griffin, Frances Griffiths, Kirstie Haywood, Charles Hutchinson, Ranjit Lall, Stavros Petrou, Nigel Stallard, Colin Tysall, David A Walsh, Harbinder Sandhu
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2009 guidelines for persistent low back pain (LBP) do not recommend the injection of therapeutic substances into the back as a treatment for LBP because of the absence of evidence for their effectiveness. This feasibility study aimed to provide a stable platform that could be used to evaluate a randomised controlled trial (RCT) on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intra-articular facet joint injections (FJIs) when added to normal care...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629903/recording-adverse-events-following-joint-arthroplasty-financial-implications-and-validation-of-an-adverse-event-assessment-form
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Matthew J Lee, Khalid M S Mohamed, John C Kelly, John G Galbraith, John Street, Brian J Lenehan
BACKGROUND: In Ireland, funding of joint arthroplasty procedures has moved to a pay-by-results national tariff system. Typically, adverse clinical events are recorded via retrospective chart-abstraction methods by administrative staff. Missed or undocumented events not only affect the quality of patient care but also may unrealistically skew budgetary decisions that impact fiscal viability of the service. Accurate recording confers clinical benefits and financial transparency. The aim of this study was to compare a prospectively implemented adverse events form with the current national retrospective chart-abstraction method in terms of pay-by-results financial implications...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627153/-implementation-of-dna-hpv-primary-screening-in-italian-cervical-cancer-screening-programmes-results-of-the-middir-project
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Francesca Di Stefano, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Francesca Carozzi, Guglielmo Ronco, Laura Cacciani, Simona Vecchi, Carlo Naldoni, Nereo Segnan
OBJECTIVES: to obtain data on conversion paths to HPV testing as part of screening programmes and to harmonize the introduction of HPV testing in primary cervical cancer screening protocols of Italian programmes. DESIGN: survey by questionnaire on strategies adopted by screening programmes for transition to primary HPV testing; systematic review of the literature; discussion among experts. SETTING AND PARTICIPANT S: managers of Italian Regions' cervical cancer screening programmes...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625861/the-policy-effects-of-feed-in-tariff-and-renewable-portfolio-standard-a-case-study-of-china-s-waste-incineration-power-industry
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Zhao Xin-Gang, Zhang Yu-Zhuo, Ren Ling-Zhi, Zuo Yi, Wu Zhi-Gong
Among the regulatory policies, feed-in tariffs (FIT) and renewable portfolio standards (RPS) are the most popular to promote the development of renewable energy power industry. They can significantly contribute to the expansion of domestic industrial activities in terms of sustainable energy. This paper uses system dynamics (SD) to establish models of long-term development of China's waste incineration power industry under FIT and RPS schemes, and provides a case study by using scenario analysis method. The model, on the one hand, not only clearly shows the complex logical relationship between the factors but also assesses policy effects of the two policy tools in the development of the industry...
June 15, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607638/cost-price-estimation-of-clinical-laboratory-services-based-on-activity-based-costing-a-case-study-from-a-developing-country
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Ali Mouseli, Mohsen Barouni, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Siamak Mirab Samiee, Leila Vali
BACKGROUND: It is believed that laboratory tariffs in Iran don't reflect the real costs. This might expose private laboratories at financial hardship. Activity Based Costing is widely used as a cost measurement instrument to more closely approximate the true cost of operations. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the real price of different clinical tests of a selected private clinical laboratory. METHODS: This study was a cross sectional study carried out in 2015...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604355/costs-and-performance-of-english-mental-health-providers
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Valerie Moran, Rowena Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Despite limited resources in mental health care, there is little research exploring variations in cost performance across mental health care providers. In England, a prospective payment system for mental health care based on patient needs has been introduced with the potential to incentivise providers to control costs. The units of payment under the new system are 21 care clusters. Patients are allocated to a cluster by clinicians, and each cluster has a maximum review period...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580544/impact-of-regulation-on-english-and-welsh-water-only-companies-an-input-distance-function-approach
#17
María Molinos-Senante, Simon Porcher, Alexandros Maziotis
The assessment of productivity change over time and its drivers is of great significance for water companies and regulators when setting urban water tariffs. This issue is even more relevant in privatized water industries, such as those in England and Wales, where the price-cap regulation is adopted. In this paper, an input-distance function is used to estimate productivity change and its determinants for the English and Welsh water-only companies (WoCs) over the period of 1993-2009. The impacts of several exogenous variables on companies' efficiencies are also explored...
July 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546747/the-direct-and-indirect-costs-of-managing-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-greece
#18
Kyriakos Souliotis, Hara Kousoulakou, Georgios Hillas, Nikos Tzanakis, Michalis Toumbis, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos
OBJECTIVE: COPD is associated with significant economic burden. The objective of this study was to explore the direct and indirect costs associated with COPD and identify the key cost drivers of disease management in Greece. METHODS: A Delphi panel of Greek pulmonologists was conducted, which aimed at eliciting local COPD treatment patterns and resource use. Resource use was translated into costs using official health insurance tariffs and Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515767/cost-effectiveness-evaluation-of-aspirin-in-primary-prevention-of-myocardial-infarction-amongst-males-with-average-cardiovascular-risk-in-iran
#19
Mohammadreza Amirsadri, Mohammad Javad Sedighi
Aspirin is one of the certified medicines commonly used for the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI). Aspirin side effects and gastrointestinal bleeding, in particular, have arisen debates on its use for the primary prevention of MI. The present research evaluates the cost-effectiveness of the use of aspirin in the primary prevention of MI among Iranian men with average cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, using Markov modeling technique. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) estimated to be 864 USA dollars (USD) per quality-adjusted life years (QALY) gained and 782 USD per life years gained (LYG) for each patient in the base-case scenario (public tariffs and no discounting)...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498785/laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-conn-s-syndrome-is-beneficial-to-patients-and-is-cost-effective-in-england
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Ioannis Christakis, John A Livesey, Gregory P Sadler, Radu Mihai
PURPOSE: Adrenalectomy has the potential to cure or improve the control of hypertension in patients with primary hyperaldosteronism due to unilateral adrenal adenoma (Conn's syndrome). This study assesses the patients' perception of, and costs associated with, laparoscopic adrenalectomy for Conn's syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical, radiological, operative, and pathological data were collected on patients undergoing adrenalectomy for Conn's syndrome over 8-years period in a UK tertiary referral center...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
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