We are glad to inform you that we had two reports from CHEMP on 23d of November at the Conference of Spb Social Policy Committee.
Open lecture of professor Paul Kind: "New wine in old bottles : Valuing EQ-5D health states using innovative methods "
In this lecture, Professor Kind examined the orthodox economist's approach to valuing EQ-5D. Having questioned that he then shows that (paradoxically) methods for valuation, based on a pseudo-EQ-5D collection in RLMS-HSE 2005 can work and has now been replicated using UK data. This discussion raises a clutch of important issues which merit further exploration, thinking and discussion in the Russian, and wider health economics, context.
Anastasia Meylakhs will present the paper "Sexual partnerships of Russian drug users: reduction and increase in HIV-infection transmission risks within relationships' dynamics"
Seminar presentation will be based on a pilot study results of «Staying Safe in St. Petersburg: how long-term IDUs avoid HIV infection». We will describe how some aspects of being in a stable relationships may facilitate or block a viral transmission within a couple. Mainstream public health studies predominately show injecting drugs couples as a route of viruses transmission; contrary to that vision we recognise a protective effects of PWID couples as a factor for their health and well-being in the long run.
At 15-17th of May Junior Research Fellow Aleksandrova E. visited University Medical Center Groningen, she was in the meeting with Head of Unit Patient-Centered HTA (Health Technology Assessment) Professor Paul Krabbe.
CHEMP is pleased to announce that last week the Journal of Population Ageing published online, on an Open Access basis, an article by Prof. Christopher Davis entitled The Changing Capabilities of Cohorts of the Elderly in Russia during 1990-2020: Measurement using a Quantitative Index.