Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Can Households Cope with Health Shocks in Vietnam?

Abstract This paper investigates the economic impact of health shocks on working-age adults in Vietnam during 2004–2008, using a fixed effects specification.

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Does Formal Employment Reduce Informal Caregiving?

Abstract Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we examine the impact of formal employment on informal caregiving.

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Does Commuting Affect Health?

SummaryThis paper analyzes the relation between commuting time and health in the UK.

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The Impact of Waiting Time on Health Gains from Surgery: Evidence from a National…

ABSTRACTReducing waiting times has been a major focus of the English National Health Service for many years, but little is known about the impact on health outcomes.

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What are the Costs and Benefits of Providing Comprehensive Seven-day Services for Emergency…

Abstract The English National Health Service is moving towards providing comprehensive 7-day hospital services in response to higher death rates for emergency weekend admissions.

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Income Elasticity of Vaccines Spending versus General Healthcare Spending

Abstract Using cross-country data on gross domestic product and national expenditure on vaccines, we estimate and compare the income elasticity of vaccine expenditure and general curative healthcare expenditure.

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Effects of Geographical Accessibility on the Use of Outpatient Care Services:…

Abstract In 2010–2012, new outpatient service locations were established in Hungarian micro-regions, which had lacked such capacities before.

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The Effects of Parental Health Shocks on Adult Offspring Smoking Behavior and Self-Assessed…

AbstractAn important avenue for smoking deterrence may be through familial ties if adult smokers respond to parental health shocks.

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Constraints on Compliance and the Impact of Health Information in Rural Pakistan

SummaryThe provision of information, which is a common public health strategy, may be ineffective if recommendations are not privately optimal for message recipients.

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Reduction of Working Time: Does It Lead to a Healthy Lifestyle?

AbstractI examine whether working hours have a causal effect on the health behaviors of workers.

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Determinants of Regional Variation in Health Expenditures in Germany

SummaryHealth care expenditure in Germany shows clear regional differences.

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Medicare Managed Care Spillovers and Treatment Intensity

Summary Evidence suggests that the share of Medicare managed care enrollees in a region affects the costs of treating traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries; however, little is known about the mechanisms through which these spillover effects’ operate.

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How do Hospitals Respond to Price Changes? Evidence from Norway

Abstract Many publicly funded health systems use activity-based financing to increase hospital production and efficiency.

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Healthcare Cost Regressions: Going Beyond the Mean to Estimate the Full Distribution

SummaryUnderstanding the data generating process behind healthcare costs remains a key empirical issue.

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