equity

30 09, 2019

Paper of the Week: 30th September 2019 – Overuse of low value dependence forming medications is common (and more likely if you live in a deprived area)

2019-09-30T08:56:49+00:00

This week’s blog is brought to you by: Professor Alf Collins, Clinical Director for Personalised Care, NHS England and Improvement.   Full reference and title from the journal: Link to Public Health England Prescribed Medicines Review - Click here Authors conclusion In England in the year 2017 to 2018, 1-in-4 adults in England were prescribed benzodiazepines, z-drugs, gabapentinoids, opioids for chronic non-cancer pain, or antidepressants. There are large variations in standardised rates of prescribing at the level of CCGs. The rate of prescribing and the time receiving a prescription increase with deprivation. Longer-term prescribing is widespread. Aside from antidepressants, the medications reviewed are all licensed and indicated for (usually) short-term treatment of acute conditions. Patients described not being [...]

Paper of the Week: 30th September 2019 – Overuse of low value dependence forming medications is common (and more likely if you live in a deprived area)2019-09-30T08:56:49+00:00
28 11, 2018

Paper of the week 28.11.18: The view of experts on initiatives to be undertaken to promote equity

2018-11-29T15:19:45+00:00

Reference:  The view of experts on initiatives to be undertaken to promote equity in the access to orphan drugs and specialised care for rare diseases in Spain: A Delphi consensus. Torrent-Farnell at al 2018 This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Professor Sir Muir Gray, 3V Executive Director. Bottom line Delivering equity for rare diseases in healthcare is difficult, with no simple solution. What is required is a process that adopts “reasonableness”. Further, despite what this paper says, structural change is not required to improve equity, the creation of networks is required, like those for neurofibromatosis type 2 in England Implications for value improvement  This project focused on a common problem, often overlooked – [...]

Paper of the week 28.11.18: The view of experts on initiatives to be undertaken to promote equity2018-11-29T15:19:45+00:00