Disease / Health

CMI Working paper 89 – Proposed “08” Series Accelerated Critical Illness Tables
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has recently published a new Working paper, which is in response to…
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HIV and hepatitis C and B coinfections
Around 36 million people are living with HIV in the world today (LVWH). 5 million of them…
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HIV infection in China, epidemiology and access to antiretroviral therapies
Since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in China in 1985, The epidemic, long ignored, has…
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The Globalization of Infectious Diseases
In a globalized world with rapidly evolving ways of life, the monitoring of emerging infectious diseases is…
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Salvaging the Canadian Health Care System
(Contribution of a SCOR expert in an external publication) The concept of medicare—a nationally organized, primarily province-funded…
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New insights into SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Lupus is a disease caused by a disorder of the immune system. Its pathophysiological mechanisms, which include…
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Extending the Critical Path Summary Paper
In December 2013 the Critical Illness Defi nitions and Geographical Variations Working Party presented their paper, ‘Extending…
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Multiple Critical Illness Benefits from market needs to product solutions - Asia-Pacific experience
The classical Critical Illness (CI) product has become a standard and mature product offered in many markets…
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Mental disorders in Life and Health Insurance
Mental health is a state of well-being in which a person is able to realise their full…
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CMI Working Papers 52 and 58 - A more detailed diagnosis?
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has recently published Working Papers 52 and 58. These Papers represent a…
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CMI Working Paper 50 - One Year on, Two Years Further Forward
The CMI Working Paper 50 is clearly an important step in validating the work of the previous…
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Das Gendiagnostikgesetz und seine Auswirkungen auf die Risiko- und Leistungsprüfung
Im Ergebnis lässt sich feststellen, dass das GenDG im Vergleich zu der zuvor durch die Selbstverpflichtungserklärung geprägten…
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CMI Working Paper 43 – a better diagnosis ?
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has recently published Working Paper 43, which is the fourth in a…
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Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves
Receiver operating characteristic curves (ROCs) are a popular way to summarize the resolution power of a diagnostic…
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Economic crises and the risk of disability
A global financial crisis has been affecting the whole world since the 3rd quarter of 2008. Against…
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Hemoglobin A1c and the Elderly
In the SEER database, it is relatively easy to identify secondary cancers that follow an initial diagnosis…
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Do episodes of mental health problems cause future mental health problems, and if yes, how strong are…
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A financial evaluation of the effectiveness of chronic disease health management programs would ideally take into account…
The risk of a global avian flu or influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and the emergence of the…
In this paper we employ the theory of real option pricing to address problems in the area…
Chronic diseases account for 75% of U.S. national health care expenditures as estimated by the Centers for…
In the SEER database, it is relatively easy to identify secondary cancers that follow an initial diagnosis…
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Life table analysis and other mortality methods apply well to end points other than mortality. This paper…
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Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease (APKD) is a single-gene autosomal dominant genetic disorder leading to end-stage renal disease…
The purpose of this article is to provide a technical discussion of capital loading that ‘‘micro health…
Metabolic syndrome and its association with mortality have not been studied in insured lives populations. The Swiss Re…
In Part I we construct a model for the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke…
We fit a linear mixed model and a Bayesian hierarchical model to data provided by an insurance…
This paper extends the work of the previous working parties. This extension covers both an update to…
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Introduction: The article compares the risk and protective factors for Non-communicable Diseases (NCD), referred morbidity and access…
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