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Weekend Warning: Is Mortality Really Higher for People Admitted to Hospital Out of Hours?

The possibility of worse outcomes for people admitted to hospital at weekends and out of hours has triggered calls to rearrange health service staffing levels in the UK. Here, we review the evidence on how mortality rates vary by time of admission.

Published: 25 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 5 min(s) Read More»

The Seventh Longevity Bulletin from The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

About £85 trillion around the World is dedicated to the costs of retirement, and £2 trillion of that is for the UK alone. Little wonder then that a mere one year change in life expectancy will cost about £60 billion, underlining the need for sophistication in longevity modelling.

Published: 25 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 4 min(s) Read More»

Heoro.com: Successful Launch of the Beta Version at ISPOR

Crystallise's new HEOR database heoro.com, a collection of pre-screened and indexed studies on the humanistic and economic burden of disease, launched very successfully for beta testing at the ISPOR congress last week.

Published: 16 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 3 min(s) Read More»

Private Access to Public Data: Challenges and Opportunities

The public sector is unable to meet the demands of an ageing population for retirement funding and suitable housing, but the private sector faces barriers to accessing national data that is needed to develop and price necessary products.

Published: 16 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 3 min(s) Read More»

The Cancers That Keep On Taking: When "Alive at 5 Years" is not the same as "Cured"

Traditionally, patients who survive 5 years from diagnosis of cancer are considered to be cured. Yet international data on relative survival shows that, for a minority of types of cancer, their negative impact on survival continues for much longer.

Published: 04 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 15 min(s) Read More»

Humanistic Burden in Dementia: How Was Quality of Life Measured in Studies Published in 2014?

Crystallise's new heoro.com database is a collection of studies relevant to health economics and outcomes research. Here, we summarise studies that were published in 2014 that measured quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes in dementia.

Published: 04 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 5 min(s) Read More»

The Economic Burden in Mental Health Disorders: What was the Focus of Research in 2014?

Crystallise's new heoro.com database is a collection of studies relevant to health economics and outcomes research. Here, we summarise studies that were published in 2014 that reported on costs or resource use in mental health disorders.

Published: 04 Nov, 2015    Time to Read: 5 min(s) Read More»

M-Health Monitor: Evidence on Effects of Mobile Health Technology, September 2015

Here, we summarise the studies on the use of mobile health technology (m-Health) that were indexed in PubMed in Septembe 2015.

Published: 30 Oct, 2015    Time to Read: 10 min(s) Read More»

M-Health Monitor: Evidence on Effects of Mobile Health Technology, October 2015

Here, we summarise the studies on the use of mobile health technology (m-Health) that were indexed in PubMed in October 2015.

Published: 28 Oct, 2015    Time to Read: 10 min(s) Read More»

Themes from the Punter Southall Pensions Conference 2015: It's Going to Get Tough

The Punter Southall Pensions Conference 2015 this week provided an excellent overview of the financial status of pensioners and how this is likely to change. As future generations face longer retirements with less income, the message that emerged was how much pensions providers and financial advisors will need reliable models based on robust data.

Published: 02 Oct, 2015    Time to Read: 5 min(s) Read More»