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Examining the value and quality of health economic analyses: implications of utilizing the QHES.
An examination of the QHES validation study and the case study in gastroesophageal reflux disease suggests that there is a rationale and potential utility to use a quality scoring system for cost-effectiveness studies. Expand
The US economic and social costs of Alzheimer's disease revisited.
New national prevalence estimates of the economic and social costs of Alzheimer's disease are presented and the estimated discounted present values of the direct and total costs of all current and future generations of Alzheimer’s patients are $536 billion and $1.75 trillion. Expand
Effect of Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Among Primary Care Practices: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Among primary care practices, the use of accountable justification and peer comparison as behavioral interventions resulted in lower rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections. Expand
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Costs‐of-Illness
A multivariate regression model was used to examine potential cost-effectiveness tradeoffs between different types of medical services in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and showed that the distribution of annual medical expenses charged and paid is highly uneven by patient. Expand
Development and Validation of a Grading System for the Quality of Cost-Effectiveness Studies
The instrument appears to be simple, internally consistent, and valid for measuring the perceived quality of CE studies, and had good agreement with global rating by experts. Expand
Costs of necrotizing enterocolitis and cost-effectiveness of exclusively human milk-based products in feeding extremely premature infants.
- V. Ganapathy, J. Hay, Jae H. Kim
- Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of…
- 6 February 2012
Compared with feeding extremely premature infants with mother's milk fortified with bovine milk-based supplements, a 100% human milk- based diet that includes mother'sMilk fortified with donor human Milk fortifier (HMF) may result in potential net savings on medical care resources by preventing NEC. Expand
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Medical Cost Algorithms
Medical cost estimates for the two major types of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are described using a literature-based medical decision algorithm costing methodology. Expand
Evaluation of strategies for use of acellular pertussis vaccine in adolescents and adults: a cost-benefit analysis.
- Ken W. Purdy, J. Hay, M. Botteman, J. Ward
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
- 1 July 2004
Of these strategies, the most economical would be to immunize adolescents 10-19 years of age, which would prevent 0.7-1.8 million pertussis cases and save 0.6 dollars- 1.6 billion dollars over a decade. Expand
Economic Burden of Haematological Adverse Effects in Cancer Patients
- S. Y. Liou, J. Stephens, K. Carpiuc, W. Feng, M. Botteman, J. Hay
- Clinical drug investigation
Chemotherapy-related haematological AEs result in a substantial economic burden on patients, payers, caregivers and society in general. Expand
Where do I send thee? Does physician-ownership affect referral patterns to ambulatory surgery centers?
Findings indicate that physicians at physician-owned facilities are more likely than other physicians to refer well-insured patients to their facilities and route Medicaid patients to hospital outpatient clinics. Expand