Value in health regional issues
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#1Felipe A. Moraes (UFMG: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
#2Michael Ruberson Ribeiro da Silva (UFES: Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo)H-Index: 6
Last. Juliana Alvares-Teodoro (UFMG: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)H-Index: 5
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Abstract null null Objectives null To assess the quality of life (QOL) and its associated factors in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who would start treatment with biologic drugs at the Brazilian Unified Health System. null null null Methods null A cross-sectional study was performed at a single center pharmacy in Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. EQ-5D was used to assess the patients’ QOL. The functional status was assessed using the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disabili...
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#1D. Guarin (MSD: Merck & Co.)H-Index: 1
#2Homero Monsanto (MSD: Merck & Co.)H-Index: 4
Last. R. Alfonso-Cristancho (GSK: GlaxoSmithKline)H-Index: 2
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OBJECTIVES Using a taxonomy previously developed, we assessed the strengths and limitations of available value assessment frameworks (VAF) in Latin America. METHODS Systematic review of peer-reviewed journals, gray literature review, and surveys to ISPOR Latin America Industry Committee members were done to identify and select current VAF. Once selected, independent reviewers, organized by pairs, assessed each framework's input, methodology, and outputs. RESULTS We assessed 7 of 9 VAF in the reg...
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#1Pedro Zitko (UC: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)H-Index: 9
#2Norberto BilbenyH-Index: 2
Last. Manuel Espinoza (UC: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)H-Index: 12
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OBJECTIVES To estimate the burden of disease through 4 complementary procedures to years lived with disability (YLDs) using the concept of attributable fraction and including analysis of subdomains of disability. METHODS We explored the burden on disability for 7 common musculoskeletal disorders (CMD) using the 2009 to 2010 Chilean National Health Survey, which included the Community Oriented Programme for the Control of Rheumatic Disease Core Questionnaire to identify cases with CMD, and an 8-d...
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#1Giovanni Rojas (USP: University of São Paulo)
#2Altacílio Aparecido Nunes (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 10
OBJECTIVES To assess the cost-effectiveness and cost utility of sitagliptin/metformin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus compared to those of glibenclamide/metformin in a semiprivate hospital and to compare the cost-effectiveness and cost utility of sitagliptin/metformin in a semiprivate hospital to those in the public health system (PHS) of Ecuador in 2019. METHODS A cost-effectiveness study considering the probability of cardiovascular death as the outcome and quality-adjusted life-...
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OBJECTIVES To describe the implementation and 1-year results of a value-based bariatric surgery program in Brazil. METHODS The study was conducted at a private hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Hospital Alemao Oswaldo Cruz). A value-based healthcare program was implemented by designing an episode of care for eligible patients and developing a bundled payment model in which a single payment was made for the bariatric surgery covering the preoperative workup and ending 30 days after discharge. Assess...
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Abstract null Introduction: Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies among men worldwide. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening shows uncertain benefits and harms from clinical and economic perspectives, resulting in an important impact on healthcare systems. Because of nonstandardized studies and substantial differences among populations, data are still inconclusive. null Objective null The objective of this study was to carry out long-term cost-effectiveness and cost-utility ...
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#1Santiago Castro-Villarreal (University of Los Andes)
Last. Carlos Valencia (University of Los Andes)H-Index: 4
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Abstract null Objectives null Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune disease that may cause physical and functional disability. The objective of this study is to measure prevalence and estimate incremental cost of SLE treatment using information from administrative databases in Colombia. null Methods null We use data from the patients on the Colombian contributive health system with a period of study from 2015 to 2017. The incremental cost of SLE is estimated using a matched...
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#1Romina A. Tejada (McGill University)
#2Luz Gibbons (CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)H-Index: 25
Last. Federico Augustovski (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 16
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OBJECTIVE Social health preference sets are necessary for conducting health economic evaluations. Values from other countries are often used when local sets are not available, which may alter the results. We aimed to evaluate the degree of variability of currently available country-specific value sets of the EuroQol EQ-5D instrument from South American countries (SAC). METHODS We selected EQ-5D value sets from SAC and 2 reference countries. We obtained crosswalk value sets for the countries that...
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Abstract null null Objectives null In 2015, a dam collapsed at Samarco iron ore mine in the municipality of Mariana, Brazil, and contaminated more than 600 km of watercourses and destroyed almost 1600 acres of vegetation. Nineteen people died and more than 600 families lost their homes. This study aimed to estimate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) losses owing to this disaster. null null null Methods null We collected data from a probabilistic sample of 459 individuals aged 15 years or old...
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#1Kostas Athanasakis (UWest: University of the West)H-Index: 12
#1Kostas Athanasakis (UWest: University of the West)
Last. John KyriopoulosH-Index: 14
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OBJECTIVES Historically, resource allocation decisions in healthcare are based on univariate approaches, inevitably overlooking value dimensions that are essential from a societal welfare maximization perspective. This article aims to present a wider perspective on decision making that incorporates societal values when prioritizing future resource allocation among disease areas. METHODS Sociotechnical application of multiple-criteria decision analysis with a set of criteria (value judgments) tha...
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