Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Conflicts of Interest in Medical Technology Markets: Evidence from Orthopedic Surgery

Abstract Financial relationships between physicians and industry are vital to biomedical innovation yet create the potential for conflicts of interest in medical practice.

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Lending to Parents and Insuring Children: Is There a Role for Microcredit in Complementing…

Abstract This paper assesses the causal impact on child health of borrowing formal microcredit for Chinese rural households by exploiting a panel dataset (2000 and 2004) in a poor northwest province.

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The Effect of State Insurance Mandates on Infant Immunization Rates

ABSTRACT While US infant immunization rates have been increasing in the last 20 years, the cost of fully immunizing a child with all recommended vaccines has almost tripled.

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The Effect of Medicare Eligibility on Spousal Insurance Coverage

AbstractA majority of married couples in the USA take advantage of the fact that employers often provide health insurance coverage to spouses.

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Has the Swap Influenced Aid Flows in the Health Sector?

ABSTRACT The sector wide approach (SWAp) emerged during the 1990s as a mechanism for managing aid from the multiplicity of development partners that operate in the recipient country’s health, education or agricultural sectors.

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Do Health Reforms to Improve Quality Have Long-Term Effects? Results of a Follow-Up on a…

ABSTRACT We tracked doctors who had previously participated in a randomized policy experiment in the Philippines.

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Reconciling Estimates of the Value to Firms of Reduced Regulatory Delay in the Marketing of…

AbstractThe prescription drug user fee program provides additional resources to the US Food and Drug Administration at the expense of regulated firms.

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Addressing Missing Data in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS): Implications for the Use…

AbstractPatient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are now routinely collected in the English National Health Service and used to compare and reward hospital performance within a high-powered pay-for-performance scheme.

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Editorial Statement on Negative Findings

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A Note on the Comparative Statics of Pay-for-Performance in Health Care

AbstractPay-for-performance (P4P) is a widely implemented quality improvement strategy in health care that has generated much enthusiasm, but only limited empirical evidence to support its effectiveness.

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Cigarette Taxes and Older Adult Smoking: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

Abstract In this study, we use the Health and Retirement Study to test whether older adult smokers, defined as those 50 years and older, respond to cigarette tax increases.

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Modern Management Practices and Hospital Admissions

Abstract We investigate whether the modern management practices and publicly reported performance measures are associated with choice of hospital for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

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Copayments and Emergency Department Use Among Adult Medicaid Enrollees

Abstract A number of state Medicaid programs have recently proposed or implemented new or increased copayments for nonemergent emergency department (ED) visits.

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The Relationship Between Self-Rated Health and Hospital Records

SummaryThis paper investigates whether self-rated health (SRH) covaries with individual hospital records.

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