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    A comparative analysis of a disposable and a reusable pedicle screw instrument kit for lumbar arthrodesis: integrating HTA and MCDA

    Lumbar arthrodesis is a common surgical technique that consists of the fixation of one or more motion segments with pedicle screws and rods. However, spinal surgery using these techniques is expensive and has ...

    Claudia Ottardi, Alessio Damonti, Emanuele Porazzi, Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Tomaso Villa, Enrico Aimar, Marco Brayda-Bruno and Fabio Galbusera

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:17

    Published on: 3 May 2017

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    Medicare modernization and diffusion of endoscopy in FFS medicare

    To examine how FFS Medicare utilization of endoscopy procedures for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening changed after implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) in...

    Lee R. Mobley, Pedro Amaral, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Mei Zhou and Srimoyee Bose

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:13

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Assessing the impact of state “opt-out” policy on access to and costs of surgeries and other procedures requiring anesthesia services

    In 2001, the U.S. government released a rule that allowed states to “opt-out” of the federal requirement that a physician supervise the administration of anesthesia by a nurse anesthetist. To date, 17 states h...

    John E. Schneider, Robert Ohsfeldt, Pengxiang Li, Thomas R. Miller and Cara Scheibling

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:10

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    Cost-utility analysis of dynamic intraligamentary stabilization versus early reconstruction after rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) technique in comparison with reconstructive surgery (ACLR) in the treatment of isolated anterior...

    Martin Bierbaum, Oliver Schöffski, Benedikt Schliemann and Clemens Kösters

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:8

    Published on: 6 February 2017

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    Standardised mortality rate for cerebrovascular diseases in the Slovak Republic from 1996 to 2013 in the context of income inequalities and its international comparison

    Non-communicable diseases represent one of the greatest challenges for health policymakers. The main objective of this study is to analyse the development of standardised mortality rates for cerebrovascular di...

    Beáta Gavurová, Viliam Kováč and Tatiana Vagašová

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:7

    Published on: 2 February 2017

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    Results of a randomized controlled trial analyzing telemedically supported case management in the first year after living donor kidney transplantation - a budget impact analysis from the healthcare perspective

    We analyze one-year costs and savings of a telemedically supported case management program after kidney transplantation from the perspective of the German Healthcare System. Recipients of living donor kidney t...

    Klaus Kaier, Silvia Hils, Stefan Fetzer, Philip Hehn, Anja Schmid, Dieter Hauschke, Lioudmila Bogatyreva, Bernd Jänigen and Przemyslaw Pisarski

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:1

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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    The health conditions and the health care consumption of the uninsured

    This paper investigates the difference in the health conditions and the health care consumption of uninsured individuals as compared to individuals with private insurance, using a nationally representative dat...

    Marco A. Castaneda and Meryem Saygili

    Health Economics Review 2016 6:55

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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    Mixed method versus full top-down microcosting for organ recovery cost assessment in a French hospital group

    The costing method used can change the results of economic evaluations. Choosing the appropriate method to assess the cost of organ recovery is an issue of considerable interest to health economists, hospitals...

    Abdelbaste Hrifach, Coralie Brault, Sandrine Couray-Targe, Lionel Badet, Pascale Guerre, Christell Ganne, Hassan Serrier, Vanessa Labeye, Pierre Farge and Cyrille Colin

    Health Economics Review 2016 6:53

    Published on: 28 November 2016

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