Posts Tagged ‘cost-effectiveness’

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January 6th, 2012

Podcast 140: A new edition of the ACP’s manual on ethics for clinicians is available online

The new edition of the American College of Physicians Ethics Manual has just been released, and at 30 pages, it’s well worth the reading time. It’s available free online as a supplement to the Annals of Internal Medicine. New or updated topics include social media and online professionalism, interrogation of prisoners, and allocation of medical resources. […]


August 3rd, 2011

Podcast 127: Why QALYs matter

This time we talk with Dr. Katia Noyes, first author on a study of the cost-effectiveness of disease-modifying drugs in multiple sclerosis. If you don’t treat MS, don’t think that the topic is irrelevant. Noyes brings the issues of cost-effectiveness and the dreaded QALY into focus for clinicians who see patients. After all, medical costs […]


June 29th, 2009

Podcast 47: Total knee arthroplasty’s cost-effectiveness — a conversation with Elena Losina

Who knew that discussing QALYs could be so enjoyable? Dr. Elena Losina guides the interviewer through the thicket of cost-effectiveness and points to resources that keep track of the cost-effectiveness of most procedures. This is all done in the context of discussing her paper in Archives of Internal Medicine on total knee arthroplasty. This week’s […]


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