Year: 2013

Can Information Technology Systems Effectively Compile Reimbursement Lists?

Moscow, Russia – Russia has recently seen a significant increase in interest from state establishments and expert organizations towards the introduction of information technology (IT) systems in the health care decision-making process covering decisions on access to drugs. Automated expert systems

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Can Balkan Health Care Budgets Withstand Overconsumption of Radiology Services?

Kragujevac, Serbia – In the last few years, Serbia has witnessed an increasing advancement of medical technologies, such as new diagnostic and therapeutic methods offered within the imaging diagnostics, interventional radiology, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine services. The heavy purchase price

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Chickenpox – An Innocent Looking Threat

Istanbul, Turkey – Varicella, the primary manifestation of a varicella zoster virus (VZV), otherwise known as chickenpox, is a highly contagious disease which occurs in all countries worldwide. Although varicella is a harmless disease in most healthy individuals, complications of the

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In Data We Trust

Nicosia, Cyprus – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multi-disciplinary policy analysis that assesses pharmaceuticals for their combined medical, economic, social and ethical implications. It has emerged as valuable tool for constraining pharmaceutical expenditure. Nevertheless, the expertise and time needed for

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Realizing The Burden Of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease In Developing Countries

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.6 million people die from pneumococcal disease every year. The vast majority of its victims come from developing countries.

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Patients With AIDS Report Improved Quality Of Life

Benin City, Nigeria – With the alarming increase in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in developing countries, and limited accessibility and availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy, the majority of people living with HIV/AIDS continue to endure a serious impact on their quality

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Recommendations For Reporting Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations Important To Egypt

Cairo, Egypt – The introduction of economic evaluations for pharmaceuticals or health technologies can help to optimize outcomes from resources allocations.

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Can Pharmaceutical Care Interventions Improve Type 2 Diabetes Management?

Enugu State, Nigeria – Cost-utility analysis was developed to help decision makers compare the values of alternative interventions. With the increasing demand for better management of type 2 diabetes, attention has been focused on the potential benefits of pharmaceutical care (PC)

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New European Policies & Patients Stimulate Change in New Health Care Technology Adoption

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA, October 2, 2013 – The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) will provide a forum for health care researchers, health technology assessors, manufacturers, governments, and patients to debate health care decision-making policies & processes at the ISPOR 16th

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