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3 04, 2019

Paper of the Week: 03.04.2019: Serving individuals and populations within integrated care systems

2019-04-03T13:59:01+00:00

Full reference: Moses, H., Matheson, D. H. M., & Poste, G. (2019). Serving Individuals and Populations Within Integrated Health Systems. JAMA. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.2929 WEB LINK TO PAPER    This week’s blog is brought to you by: Dr Tim Wilson Authors conclusion "Despite their successes, a central question is whether the IHS model can meet the needs of all patients, particularly the aging population or patients with chronic illnesses who now account for 84% of health care spending and whose numbers are projected to triple by 2040" 3VH - Implications for value This article takes a look at integrated care in the US and contains many lessons for health services internationally. The first, unintended, lesson is that when communicating about [...]

Paper of the Week: 03.04.2019: Serving individuals and populations within integrated care systems2019-04-03T13:59:01+00:00
17 12, 2018

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks

2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00

Reference: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks. Hoyt, Langwig, White, Kaarakka, Redell, Kurta, DePue, Scullon, Parise, Foster, Frick, Kilpatrick This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Dr Anant Jani, 3V Executive Director. Bottom line (chosen from the paper) We have shown that cryptic connections among groups and species have a key role in transmission dynamics and explain why transmission is far more intense in some species than others. Cryptic connections not only link social groups within species but also create bridges among species, resulting in highly connected communities Implications for value improvement  This very interesting paper looks at transmission of pathogens within and between different species of bats.  Hoyt et al.’s findings [...]

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks2018-12-17T10:07:29+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