Description of day case costs and tariffs of cataract surgery from a sample of nine European countries

Background The lack of transparency in the methodology of unit cost estimation and the usage of confidential or undisclosed information prevents cost comparisons and makes the transferability of the results across countries difficult. The objective of this article is to compare the methodologies used in the estimation of the cost of a day case cataract…

The Role of Indication-Based Pricing in Future Pricing and Reimbursement Policies: A Systematic Review

Objectives Indication-based pricing (IBP) has received growing attention because of the expected increase in the number of new medicines with multiple indications. In our systematic review, we assess the potential benefits, barriers, current experiences, and future perspectives of different IBP mechanisms. Methods We searched publications in English, Spanish, or French assessing the impact, international experience,…

Are costs derived from diagnosis-related groups suitable for use in economic evaluations? A comparison across nine European countries in the European Healthcare and Social Cost Database

Background Economic evaluation of health technologies requires healthcare resources, procedures and services to be valued at their opportunity cost. In practice, many economic evaluation studies use official databases of hospital Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) as inputs where unit costs are required. This study describes the available data on costs of hospital DRG from official, publicly available…

Gender and Social Inequalities in Awareness of Coronary Artery Disease in European Countries

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the single leading cause of death in Europe and the most common form of cardiovascular disease. Little is known about awareness in the European population. A cross-sectional telephone survey of 2609 individuals from six European countries was conducted to gather information on perceptions of CAD, risk factors, preventive measures, knowledge…

Oxidative Balance Scores (OBSs) Integrating Nutrient, Food and Lifestyle Dimensions: Development of the NutrientL-OBS and FoodL-OBS

Oxidative Balance Scores (OBS) are tools that allow us to assess the individual’s antioxidant state by ranking both antioxidant and pro-oxidant components of dietary and lifestyle factors. Our aim was to develop novel OBSs accounting for either the global supply of nutrient antioxidants in the diet, or the intake of antioxidant-rich foods, in combination with…

New Challenges Regarding the Intervention of Musculoskeletal Risk in Truck Service Garages

Background: The automotive industry is heavily affected by sick leaves caused by the handling of loads and using postures that produce musculoskeletal disorders. Research is needed to analyse their causes and find possible solutions to eliminate or mitigate these risks. Objective: Our objective was to analyse the level of musculoskeletal risk in the different work…

Presentación guías OSMAN

Presentación de la guías de Cambio Climático OSMAN Entre las acciones prioritarias del Observatorio de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Andalucía, se encuadra la elaboración de guías temáticas, que permiten actualizar el conocimiento científico en áreas de interés, y recomendar acciones para profesionales y para la ciudadanía, facilitando el cambio de prácticas y la transferencia…

Jornada abordaje cáncer

#AbordajeCáncer Objetivos 1) Conocer el viaje del paciente oncológico en el nuevo entorno COVID-19 en Andalucía; 2) Conocer la realidad asistencial, las buenas prácticas y los retos de futuro en cáncer, después de la pandemia de COVID-19. Dirigido a Dirigido a profesionales sanitarios implicados en el abordaje del cáncer (oncología médica y oncología radioterápica), directivos…