Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

The Impact of Medicare Part D on Emergency Department Visits

Abstract The Medicare Part D program introduced prescription drug coverage for seniors in 2006.

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Health Insurance and Health Care among the Mid-Aged and Older Chinese: Evidence from the…

Summary We document the recent profile of health insurance and health care among mid-aged and older Chinese using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study conducted in 2011.

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Saving Newborn Babies – The Benefits of Interventions in Neonatal Care in Norway over More…

Abstract The aim of this study was to examine the effect that the introduction of new medical interventions at birth has had on mortality among newborn babies in Norway during the period 1967–2011.

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Effects of Public Hospital Reform on Inpatient Expenditures in Rural China

Abstract Public hospital reform is one priority area in the healthcare system reform that China launched in 2009.

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The Relationship between Periodontal Interventions and Healthcare Costs and Utilization….

Abstract Periodontal disease has been linked to poor glycemic control among individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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Incorporating Demand and Supply Constraints into Economic Evaluations in Low-Income and…

Abstract Global guidelines for new technologies are based on cost and efficacy data from a limited number of trial locations.

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Comparison of Economic Evaluation Methods Across Low-income, Middle-income and High-income…

Abstract There are marked differences in methods used for undertaking economic evaluations across low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries.

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Smoking Response to Health and Medical Spending Changes and the Role of Insurance

Abstract Severe health shocks provide new information about one’s personal health and have been shown to influence smoking behaviors.

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Dynamic Transmission Economic Evaluation of Infectious Disease Interventions in Low- and…

Abstract Economic evaluation using dynamic transmission models is important for capturing the indirect effects of infectious disease interventions.

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Methodological Issues to Consider When Collecting Data to Estimate Poverty Impact in Economic…

Abstract Out-of-pocket spending is increasingly recognized as an important barrier to accessing health care, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) where a large portion of health expenditure comes from out-of-pocket payments.

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Parameterising User Uptake in Economic Evaluations: The role of discrete choice experiments

Abstract Model-based economic evaluations of new interventions have shown that user behaviour (uptake) is a critical driver of overall impact achieved.

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Using Top-down and Bottom-up Costing Approaches in LMICs: The Case for Using Both to Assess the…

Abstract PurposeEstimating the incremental costs of scaling-up novel technologies in low-income and middle-income countries is a methodologically challenging and substantial empirical undertaking, in the absence of routine cost data collection.

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Development of a Health Screening Package Under the Universal Health Coverage: The Role of…

Abstract This study reports the systematic development of a population-based health screening package for all Thai people under the universal health coverage (UHC).

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HTA Implementation Roadmap in Central and Eastern European Countries

Abstract The opportunity cost of inappropriate health policy decisions is greater in Central and Eastern European (CEE) compared with Western European (WE) countries because of poorer population health and more limited healthcare resources.

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