Researchers are encountering increasing challenges in recruiting participants for palliative and healthcare research. This paper aims to understand challenges to and methods for engaging physicians and seriously ill patients and their caregivers in research studies.
The researchers create a Markov decision process model to maximize overall survival among patients listed for liver transplantation with grade three acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF-3) within the first 7 days of listing
Policy makers have suggested increasing peritoneal dialysis (PD) would improve end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) outcomes and reduce Medicare spending compared with hemodialysis (HD). We compared mortality, hospitalizations, and Medicare spending between PD and HD among uninsured adults with incident ESKD.
A new white paper published by the USC Schaeffer Center focuses on the potential benefit of multi-cancer early detection (MCED) blood-based tests to reduce disparities in late-stage cancer diagnosis among minority populations.
A new white paper published by the USC Schaeffer Center focuses on multi-cancer, early detection, (MCED) blood-based tests as one solution to reduce disparities in late-stage cancer diagnosis among minority populations.
Precision therapies are often approved based on small trials, in specialized settings, and using biomarkers as endpoints. Thus, despite their potential high cost, the evidence of value is lacking which makes real-world evidence crucial.