Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

NCCN Evidence Blocks

NCCN recently released a new approach to measure the value of cancer medicines. The approach–known as Evidence Blocks–evaluates medications on 5 dimensions: Efficacy of regimens, Safety of regimens, Quality and quantity of evidence for regimens, Consistency of evidence for regimens, and Affordability of regimens. Each criteria is ranked on a 1 to 5 block scale. […]

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ACC/AHA Statement on Measuring Treatment Value

The conventional premise governing performance measures and guideline recommendation…is that all healthcare professionals should act in the best interests of their patients without regard to costs. However, as the cost of medical care has increased, specialty societies are increasing considering the cost of care when selecting treatments. For instance, A recent survey reported that slightly […]

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Defining Healthcare ‘Value’

People today want high quality health care at lower cost (to be honest, people throughout history have always wanted better quality and lower cost).  However, defining the ‘value’ of medical services is not easy.  In fact, it is often difficult for companies to demonstrate to customers that they provide superior value.  Joe Paduda has a […]

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