Vladimír Rogalewicz

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At present, complex evaluation of medical devices is very topical. The methods of pharmacoeconomics and cost analyses appear to need some modifications caused by a different character of medical devices [1]. One of the approaches to this task is utilization of multi-criteria decision making [2]. In this study, a methodology for medical devices evaluation is(More)
In the Czech environment, the WHOQOL-BREF (WHO Quality of Life-BREF) questionnaire has been rather frequently used for quality-of-life assessment in the case of different diseases or different health limitations. The questionnaire exists in two Czech translations with different wording. The differences are so considerable that they might cause(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothyroidism and/or autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITD) may contribute to spontaneous abortions (SpA). Cost-effectiveness analyses of thyroid screening in women after SpA are lacking. Our aim was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening for AITD and/or hypothyroidism and their treatment in women after SpA with regard to their(More)
Health Technology Assessment developed out of pharmacoeconomy; although it is routinely used for all health technologies incl. therapeutic interventions, preventive measures etc., its methodology fits best for drugs. Medical devices have their specificities that affect significantly all processess, where they are involved. The differences between medical(More)
The paper summarizes the criticisms of the QALY concept utilization in health-economic evaluations that has been growing stronger in the last years. Despite of its limitations, the QALY concept has been routinely used in many countries incl. the Czech Republic. However, some states disapproved QALYs as an optimizing criterion at the level of their political(More)
Science and design are two completely separated areas of expertise with their own specialists. Science analyses the existing world to create new knowledge, design uses existing knowledge to create a new world. This tunnel-vision mentality and narrow-minded approach is dangerous for problem solving, where a broad view on potential solutions is required to(More)