Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Harder, better, faster Yet stronger? Working conditions and self-declaration of chronic…

Abstract The role played by working conditions in worker health status has been widely acknowledged in the literature in general but has received less attention in economics, due to the inherent statistical biases and lack of data available to determine the role of simultaneous and chronic exposures.

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Should I stay or should I go? Hospital emergency department waiting times and demand

Abstract In the absence of the price mechanism, hospital emergency departments rely on waiting times, alongside prioritisation mechanisms, to restrain demand and clear the market.

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Promoting normal birth and reducing caesarean section rates: An evaluation of the Rapid…

Abstract This paper evaluates the impact of the 2008 Rapid Improvement Programme that aimed at promoting normal birth and reducing caesarean section rates in the English National Health Service.

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Estimating the opportunity costs of bed-days

Abstract Opportunity costs of bed-days are fundamental to understanding the value of healthcare systems.

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The impact of long-term care on quality of life

Abstract Long-term care services are provided to help people manage the consequences of impairment, but their impact goes beyond the meeting of basic needs.

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The effects of health facility access and quality on family planning decisions in urban Senegal

Abstract Research in developing countries is rarely focused on examining how supply side factors affect family planning decisions due to a lack of facility-level data.

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In search of a common currency: A comparison of seven EQ-5D-5L value sets

Summary The recently published EQ-5D-5L value sets from Canada, England, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, and Uruguay are compared with an aim to identify any similarities in preference pattern.

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Health-care quality and information failure: Evidence from Nigeria

Abstract Low-quality health services are a problem across low- and middle-income countries.

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Using copulas to estimate the coefficient of a binary endogenous regressor in a Poisson…

Summary This paper presents a copula-based method for identifying and estimating the coefficient of a binary endogenous regressor in a Poisson regression.

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How effective and fair is user fee removal? Evidence from Zambia using a pooled synthetic…

Abstract Despite its high political interest, the impact of removing user charges for health care in low-income settings remains a debatable issue.

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Income-rich and wealth-poor? The impact of measures of socio-economic status in the analysis of…

Abstract This article aims to investigate the impact of using 2 measures of socio-economic status on the analysis of how informal care and home care use are distributed among older people living in the community.

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Depression hurts, depression costs: The medical spending attributable to depression and…

Abstract Due to its fast economic growth and lifestyle changes, China is experiencing a rapid epidemiological transition from communicable to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

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What factors affect physicians’ labour supply: Comparing structural discrete choice and…

Summary Little is known about the response of physicians to changes in compensation: Do increases in compensation increase or decrease labour supply?

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Social value and individual choice: The value of a choice-based decision-making process in a…

Abstract Evidence about cost-effectiveness is increasingly being used to inform decisions about the funding of new technologies that are usually implemented as guidelines from centralized decision-making bodies.

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