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How to Measure Preferences Over Health Care Options?

Chicago, IL, USA – Allocation of resources across health care delivery modes is arguably as important as allocation of resources across diseases. For example, given a disease state such as advanced cancer, patients may experience significantly different quality of life (QOL) depending

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A Case Study Of Surrogate Outcomes For Overall Survival In The Treatment Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Exeter, UK – Ideally, licensing and value-for-money policy decisions on medications should be based on clinical trials that show benefits to final patient health outcomes, such as overall survival.  In order to speed up the approval process, however, those decisions often

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Validating A Cardiovascular Risk Tool For Use In A Contemporary Diabetes Population

Cambridge, UK – Originally derived from a group of diabetes patients recruited from the 1970s to the 1990s, the UKPDS outcomes model is a widely-used risk tool for predicting cardiovascular outcomes, such as heart attack and stroke, in patients with diabetes.

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Quality Measures Developed For Childhood Cancer Care Systems

Toronto, ON, Canada – Researchers at Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and McMaster University have developed measures of the quality of childhood cancer care delivery systems. These measures will be used to evaluate the performance of the childhood cancer system in

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