Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

State insurance mandates and off-label use of chemotherapy

Abstract Access to cancer drugs used off-label is important to cancer patients but may drive up healthcare costs with little evidence of clinical benefit.

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The effect of state laws designed to prevent nonmedical prescription opioid use on overdose…

Abstract Nonmedical use of prescription opioids has reached epidemic levels in the United States and globally.

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Health and Brexit

Continued –  Health and Brexit

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Extending decomposition analysis to account for unobserved heterogeneity and persistence in…

Abstract This article suggests an enrichment of the standard method for decomposition of the concentration index to account for unobserved heterogeneity and persistence in health behavior.

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Returns to scientific publications for pharmaceutical products in the United States

Summary Drug-specific clinical and health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) publications have amassed, but their effect on drug sales is largely unknown.

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Can pay-for-performance to primary care providers stimulate appropriate use of antibiotics?

Summary Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health worldwide.

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What goes wrong with the allocation of domestic and international resources for HIV?

Abstract This paper examines how domestic and international financing for HIV is, and ought to be, distributed.

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Pay less, consume more? The price elasticity of home care for the disabled elderly in France

Abstract Little is known about the price sensitivity of demand for home care of the disabled elderly.

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Factors associated with the pricing of childhood vaccines in the U.S. public sector

Summary Vaccine purchase cost has grown substantially over the last few decades.

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Graduating into a downturn: Are physicians recession proof?

Abstract An extensive literature documents immediate and persistent adverse labor market outcomes for individuals graduating into an economic downturn, but these effects are heterogeneous across sectors, occupations, and skill levels.

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How do hospital-specialty characteristics influence health system responsiveness? An empirical…

Abstract Studies of health system responsiveness mostly focus on the demand side by investigating the association between sociodemographic characteristics of patients and their reported level of responsiveness.

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Yes, health is important, but as much for its importance via social life: The direct and…

Abstract There is an increasing evidence that health-related quality of life, income, and social relationships are important to our subjective well-being (SWB).

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Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery? Cautionary evidence from a…

Abstract Partnerships between government and non-state actors that aim to enhance the quality or efficiency of service delivery are increasingly common in today’s development policy landscape.

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Evaluation of a pharmaceutical risk-sharing agreement when patients are screened for the…

Abstract We analyze a game-theoretic model of a risk-sharing agreement between a payer and a pharmaceutical firm.

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