Maki S Kamae

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An analysis of Medicare national coverage decisions (NCDs) from 1999 through 2007 reveals that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers the available evidence as no better than fair for most of the technologies considered. Still, the CMS issues favorable decisions in 60 percent of the cases it takes on, although almost always with(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review and summarize the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) national coverage determination (NCDs) pertaining diagnostic imaging technologies from 1999 through 2010. METHODS All NCDs pertaining to diagnostic imaging were identified from the Tufts Medical Center NCD database. The variables under study included the(More)
AIM The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of oseltamivir for influenza in Japan considering the complications and the emergence of oseltamivir-resistant virus. METHODS Study design is a cost-effectiveness analysis in decision analytic modeling based on previously published evidence. Outcome measures included costs and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate how the cost effectiveness of preventing HIV/AIDS varies across possible efficiency frontiers (EFs) by taking into account potentially relevant external factors, such as prevention stage, and how the EFs can be characterized using regression analysis given uncertainty of the QALY-cost estimates. METHODS We reviewed(More)
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