Month: July 2014

Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Reliably Express Their Preferences for Health Care Using Discrete Choice Experiments

Adelaide, South Australia – Researchers from Flinders University found that mild cognitive impairment did not affect the ability of older adults to reliably respond to questions about their preferred rehabilitation services following hip fracture.

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Subgrouping Practice in Early Benefit Assessment in Germany Risks Misusing Evidence-based Medicine

Hannover, Germany – Since 2011, the German AMNOG (Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products) legislation regulates drug reimbursement in an attempt to reduce national health care costs. The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) and the Institute for Quality

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Meta-Analysis Is Not Appropriate for Burden of Disease Estimates

Brisbane, Australia – In burden of disease studies, decisions about the pooling of estimates, such as prevalence across countries, are largely made using conventional meta-analysis models. However, when there is true diversity and dissimilarity of effects, meta-analysis is not recommended. If

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