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Aging and Healthcare Costs  

Martin Karlsson, Tor Iversen, and Henning Øien

An open issue in the economics literature is whether healthcare expenditure (HCE) is so concentrated in the last years before death that the age profiles in spending will change when ... More

Bayesian Statistical Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Technology Assessment  

Andrea Gabrio, Gianluca Baio, and Andrea Manca

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Jun 2019
The evidence produced by healthcare economic evaluation studies is a key component of any Health Technology Assessment (HTA) process designed to inform resource allocation decisions in a ... More

Behavioral Experiments in Health Economics  

Matteo M. Galizzi and Daniel Wiesen

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Mar 2018
The state-of-the-art literature at the interface between experimental and behavioral economics and health economics is reviewed by identifying and discussing 10 areas of potential debate ... More

The Business Cycle and Health  

Cristina Bellés-Obrero and Judit Vall Castello

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Apr 2018
The impact of macroeconomic fluctuations on health and mortality rates has been a highly studied topic in the field of economics. Many studies, using fixed-effects models, find that ... More

Challenges in Financing Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Diane McIntyre, Amarech G. Obse, Edwine W. Barasa, and John E. Ataguba

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May 2018
Within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important to critically review research on healthcare financing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from the perspective of the ... More

Changes in Hospital Financing and Organization and Their Impact on Hospital Performance  

Jonas Schreyögg

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Jul 2019
Since the 1980s policymakers have identified a wide range of policy interventions to improve hospital performance. Some of these have been initiated at the level of government, whereas ... More

Choice Inconsistencies in the Demand for Private Health Insurance  

Olena Stavrunova

In many countries of the world, consumers choose their health insurance coverage from a large menu of often complex options supplied by private insurance companies. Economic benefits of ... More

Competition and Quality in Healthcare  

Peter Sivey and Yijuan Chen

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Jun 2019
Quality competition between alternative providers is an increasingly important topic in the health economics literature. This literature includes theoretical and empirical studies that ... More

Considering Health-Systems Constraints in Economic Evaluation in Low- and Middle-Income Settings  

Anna Vassall, Fiammetta Bozzani, and Kara Hanson

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Jun 2019
In order to secure effective service access, coverage, and impact, it is increasingly recognized that the introduction of novel health technologies such as diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines ... More

Contracts and Working Conditions in Medicine  

Helen Hayes and Matt Sutton

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May 2019
Contracts and working conditions are important influences on the medical workforce that must be carefully constructed and considered by policymakers. Contracts involve an enforceable ... More

Design of Discrete Choice Experiments  

Deborah J. Street and Rosalie Viney

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Aug 2019
Discrete choice experiments are a popular stated preference tool in health economics and have been used to address policy questions, establish consumer preferences for health and ... More

Developmental Origins of Health Inequality  

Gabriella Conti, Giacomo Mason, and Stavros Poupakis

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Aug 2019
Building on early animal studies, 20th-century researchers increasingly explored the fact that early events—ranging from conception to childhood—affect a child’s health trajectory in the ... More

Disability and Economic Development  

Marc Suhrcke

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Aug 2019
While definitional and measurement problems pose a challenge, there is no doubt that disability affects a noticeable share of the population, the vast majority of whom live in low- and ... More

Econometrics of Stated Preferences  

Denzil G. Fiebig and Hong Il Yoo

Stated preference methods are used to collect individual level data on what respondents say they would do when faced with a hypothetical but realistic situation. The hypothetical nature of ... More

Economic Evaluation of Medical Devices  

Michael Drummond, Rosanna Tarricone, and Aleksandra Torbica

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Mar 2018
There are a number of challenges in the economic evaluation of medical devices (MDs). They are typically less regulated than pharmaceuticals, and the clinical evidence requirements for ... More

Economic Evaluation of Medical Screening  

Eline Aas, Emily Burger, and Kine Pedersen

The objective of medical screening is to prevent future disease (secondary prevention) or to improve prognosis by detecting the disease at an earlier stage (early detection). This involves ... More

Economic Incentives, Risk Behaviors, and HIV  

Sandra G. Sosa-Rubí and Omar Galárraga

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Jun 2019
Conditional economic incentives are a theoretically grounded approach for eliciting behavior change. The rationale stems from present-biased preferences, by which individuals attach ... More

Economics and Genomics  

Jason M. Fletcher

Two interrelated advances in genetics have occurred which have ushered in the growing field of genoeconomics. The first is a rapid expansion of so-called big data featuring genetic ... More

Economics of Cancer Prevention and Control  

Ya-Chen Tina Shih

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Feb 2019
The goal of cancer prevention and control is to reduce cancer risk, morbidity, and mortality through transdisciplinary collaborations across biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. ... More

The Economics of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity  

Nathan Tefft

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Mar 2018
Obesity is widely recognized as a chronic disease characterized by an elevated risk of adverse health conditions in association with excess body fat accumulation. Obesity prevalence ... More

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