Healthcare Decision Making

14Mar 2018

Patient Records Abstraction (PRA) is a process done manually by searching through a medical record to identify data required for a particular or secondary use. It consists of direct matching of information found in the record to the data required, but also includes operations on the data such as categorizing, coding, transforming, interpreting, summarizing, and calculating. The […]

19Mar 2017

Healthcare decision making is usually characterized by a low degree of transparency. The demand for transparent decision processes can be fulfilled only when assessment, appraisal and decisions about health technologies are performed under a systematic construct of benefit assessment. The benefit of an intervention is often multidimensional and, thus, must be represented by several decision […]

07Feb 2017

In many parts of the world, the value of medicines is measured by a unit called ‘Quality-Adjusted Life Year’ (QALY), a metric that health economists and others use to quantify the health benefits generated by a particular treatment. QALYs are often used by state-run health systems in many countries to help decide which drugs to […]