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Market for Artemether-Lumefantrine to treat childhood malaria in a district of southern…

Abstract Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ordinal response generalized difference in differences with varying categories: The health…

Abstract We consider the use of difference in differences (DD) to evaluate the effect of an activity assistance program on the health of severely disabled Koreans.

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Exploring the predictive power of interaction terms in a sophisticated risk equalization model…

Abstract This study explores the predictive power of interaction terms between the risk adjusters in the Dutch risk equalization (RE) model of 2014.

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Retraction: 2SLS vs 2SRI: Appropriate methods for rare outcomes and/or rare exposures’ by A….

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How should hospital reimbursement be refined to support concentration of complex care services?

Abstract The English National Health Service is promoting concentration of the treatment of patients with relatively rare and complex conditions into a limited number of specialist centres.

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Work, retirement, and muscle strength loss in old age

Abstract Reduced muscle strength is an accurate predictor of functional limitations, disability, and mortality.

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Nursing home prices and quality of care — Evidence from administrative data

Abstract There is widespread concern about the quality of care in nursing homes.

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Individual survival curves comparing subjective and observed mortality risks

Summary We compare individual survival curves constructed from objective (actual mortality) and elicited subjective information (probability of survival to a given target age).

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Mental health cost of terrorism: Study of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris

Abstract This study examines whether a terrorist attack in a developed country, which does not cause major damage to its capital stocks, affects the mental health of its residents.

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Incentives to patients versus incentives to health care providers: The users’ perspective

Abstract In theory, health care providers may adapt their professional behavior to the financial incentives resulting from their remuneration.

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Estimating lifetime medical costs from censored claims data

Summary Claims databases consisting of routinely collected longitudinal records of medical expenditures are increasingly utilized for estimating expected medical costs of patients with a specific condition.

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The effect of health care expenditure on patient outcomes: Evidence from English neonatal care

Abstract The relationship between health care expenditure and health outcomes has been the subject of recent academic inquiry in order to inform cost-effectiveness thresholds for health technology assessment agencies.

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Bounding the causal effect of unemployment on mental health: Nonparametric evidence from four…

Summary An important, yet unsettled, question in public health policy is the extent to which unemployment causally impacts mental health.

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The impact of provider consolidation on physician prices

Abstract When a clinic system is acquired by an integrated delivery system (IDS), the ownership change includes both vertical integration with the hospital(s), and horizontal integration with the IDS’s previously owned or legacy clinics, causing increased market concentration in physician services.

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