Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

The Effect of Sorority Membership on Eating Disorders, Body Weight, and Disordered-Eating…

Abstract Eating disorders are currently the deadliest mental disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 12%–25% of all college women.

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Long-Term Effects of Famine on Chronic Diseases: Evidence from China’s Great Leap Forward…

Summary We evaluate the long-term effects of famine on chronic diseases using China’s Great Leap Forward Famine as a natural experiment.

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Can Physicians Affect Patient Adherence With Medication?

Abstract Non-compliance with medication therapy remains an unsolved and expensive problem for healthcare systems around the world, yet we know little about the factors that affect a patient’s decision to follow treatment recommendations.

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Will the Need-Based Planning of Health Human Resources Currently Undertaken in Several…

Abstract Basu and Pak (2014) argue that need-based workforce planning models would not maximize social welfare, and use of need-based models would result in inefficiency.

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Using Quantile and Asymmetric Least Squares Regression for Optimal Risk Adjustment

Summary In this paper, we analyze optimal risk adjustment for direct risk selection (DRS).

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Folic acid advisories: a public health challenge?

Summary Neural tube defects are neurological conditions affecting one in 1000 fetuses in France each year.

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Resistance Elasticity of Antibiotic Demand in Intensive Care

Summary The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is still an unresolved problem worldwide.

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Language Barriers and Immigrant Health

SUMMARY We study the impact of language deficiency on the health status of childhood migrants to Australia.

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Inducing optimal substitution between antibiotics under open access to the resource of…

Summary This paper designs a bio-economic model to examine the use of substitute antibiotic drugs (analogs) sold by an industry that has open access to the resource of the antibiotic class’s susceptibility (treatment effectiveness).

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Preferences for New’ Treatments Diminish in the Face of Ambiguity

Summary New products usually offer advantages over existing products, but in health care, most new drugs are me-too’, comparable in effectiveness and side effects to existing drugs, but with a more ambiguous evidence base around adverse effects.

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Does Health Insurance Encourage the Rise in Medical Prices? A Test on Balance Billing in France

Summary We evaluate the causal impact of an improvement in insurance coverage on patients’ decisions to consult physicians who charge more than the regulated fee.

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Myopic and Forward Looking Behavior in Branded Oral Anti-Diabetic Medication Consumption: An…

Summary We evaluate consumption responses to the non-linear Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.

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Efficiency of Health Investment: Education or Intelligence?

Summary In this paper, we hypothesize that education is associated with a higher efficiency of health investment, yet that this efficiency advantage is solely driven by intelligence.

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Incentivizing Organ Donor Registrations with Organ Allocation Priority

Abstract How donor organs are allocated for transplant can affect their scarcity.

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