Evolution of evidence-based medicine and its role in conducting economic health evaluations

By: Esperanza Peña Torres

Untimely attention to diseases, as well as deficiencies in health care, increase the burden of disease. For thireason, it is necessary to make interventions at the individual and collective level.

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Knowledge transfer or knowledge in action: an unavoidable challenge

By: Agustin Ciapponi

Knowledge transfer (KT) is defined by the set of activities aimed at the dissemination of knowledge, experiences and skills in order to facilitate the application and use of knowledge. Unlike the simple transmission of knowledge, which is only directed toward disclosure or teaching, the transfer aims to incorporate knowledge into a value chain.

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HPV vaccination in the world and in Colombia. Why so difficult?

By: Carlos Jose Castro E.

“Recovering confidence in the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine is of paramount importance to prevent and eliminate cervical cancer that kills almost 300.000 women yearly around the world. It’s a moral obligation to promote HPV vaccination. It will prevent thousands of premature deaths worldwide.”

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Patient involvement in HTA process: an international perspective

By: Jaime Hernán Rodríguez Moreno

“New forms of government no longer depend only on citizens exercising their political rights freely, but also for them to be actively involved in the different fields and stages of public affairs”

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Clinical practice guidelines. A tool to improve clinical practice and the efficiency of the health system

By: Angela Perez

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are recommendations or statements developed systematically based on the scientific evidence available, clinical experience and the perspective of patients, with the aim of guiding health professionals in decision-making in circumstances specific clinics. Do you want to know more?

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Innovation in healthcare contracting models. Where are we heading?

By: Diego Rosselli

As every student in a health economics introductory course learns in the first few days, healthcare provision is a very atypical market. Demand for healthcare behaves in all sorts of particular ways. To quote the Economics Nobel prize winner Kenneth Arrow in his 1963 seminal paper: “The most obvious distinguishing characteristics of an individual’s demand for medical services is that it is not steady in origin as, for example, for food or clothing, but irregular and unpredictable.” (1)

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What is pay for performance?

By: Diana González-Bravo

Pay for performance is an incentive payment scheme for health providers according to compliance with proposed health goals and the quality of services provided. Neuroeconomix offers a summary of the pay for performance scheme and its possible application in the Colombian health system.

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