Projecting Pharmaceutical Expenditure in EU5 to 2021: Adjusting for the Impact of Discounts and Rebates

Background Within (European) healthcare systems, the predominant goal for pharmaceutical expenditure is cost containment. This is due to a general belief among healthcare policy makers that pharmaceutical expenditure—driven by high prices—will be unsustainable unless further reforms are enacted. Objective The aim of this paper is to provide more realistic expectations of pharmaceutical expenditure for all…

Prognoses and improvement for head and neck cancers diagnosed in Europe in early 2000s: The EUROCARE-5 population-based study

Background Head and neck (H&N) cancers are a heterogeneous group of malignancies, affecting various sites, with different prognoses. The aims of this study are to analyse survival for patients with H&N cancers in relation to tumour location, to assess the change in survival between European countries, and to investigate whether survival improved over time. Methods…

Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19

Prisons are epicentres for infectious diseases because of the higher background prevalence of infection, the higher levels of risk factors for infection, the unavoidable close contact in often overcrowded, poorly ventilated, and unsanitary facilities, and the poor access to health-care services relative to that in community settings. 1 Infections can be transmitted between prisoners, staff…

Priorización de actividades clínicas no recomendadas en Atención Primaria

Fundamento. Priorización de las recomendaciones “no hacer” procedentes de la lista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (Semfyc) de actividades preventivas, diagnósticas, terapéuticas o de cuidados que no es correcto hacer en Atención Primaria (AP), a través de un consenso de profesionales expertos de medicina, farmacia y enfermería. Método. Mediante un…

Priorities for health economic methodological research: results of an expert consultation

Background: The importance of economic evaluation in decision making is growing with increasing budgetary pressures on health systems. Diverse economic evidence is available for a range of interventions across national contexts within Europe, but little attention has been given to identifying evidence gaps that, if filled, could contribute to more efficient allocation of resources. One…

Priorities and needs for research on urban interventions targeting vector-borne diseases: rapid review of scoping and systematic reviews

This paper highlights the critical importance of evidence on vector-borne diseases (VBD) prevention and control interventions in urban settings when assessing current and future needs, with a view to setting policy priorities that promote inclusive and equitable urban health services. Research should produce knowledge about policies and interventions that are intended to control and prevent…

PREVIENE. Programa de “Alimentación y Actividad Física Saludables”

VER PUBLICACIÓN VER PUBLICACIÓN VER PUBLICACIÓN PREVIENE Programa para prevenir el sobrepeso y la obesidad entre los escolares de 8 a 9 años de edad y promover hábitos saludables, proporcionando al profesorado conocimientos, habilidades y recursos para trabajar desde su  práctica docente y sensibilizar a la comunidad educativa sobre las ventajas de la alimentación y…

Prevención primaria de enfermedades cardiovasculares: una revisión de revisiones de intervenciones no farmacológicas

Fundamento. El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la efectividad de intervenciones no farmacológicas para la prevención de eventos relacionados con enfermedad cardiovascular (CVD), y mortalidad en adultos sanos o con alto riesgo de CVD. Método. Revisión de revisiones sobre prevención primaria de intervenciones no farmacológicas en las bases de datos de PubMed Health, Effective…