Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

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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Discrete Choice Experiment Response Rates: A Meta-analysis

Abstract This paper uses meta-regression analysis to test how aspects of discrete choice experiment (DCE) study design influence survey response rates.

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Temporal Stability of Stated Preferences: The Case of Junior Nursing Jobs

Summary With the growing use of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) in health workforce research, the reliability of elicited job preferences is a growing concern.

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Who Gained Insurance Coverage in 2014, the First Year of Full ACA Implementation?

Abstract The most significant pieces of the Affordable Care Act (exchanges, subsidies, Medicaid expansion, and individual mandate), implemented in 2014, were associated with sizable gains in coverage nationally that were divided equally between gains in Medicaid and private coverage.

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Symposium: Efforts to Extend Effective Coverage in Asia

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An Econometric Model of Healthcare Demand With Nonlinear Pricing

Summary From 2004 to 2012, the German social health insurance levied a co-payment for the first doctor visit in a calendar quarter.

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The Long-Term Effects of Cancer on Employment and Earnings

Abstract The study examines long-term effects of cancer on the work status and annual earnings of cancer survivors who had a strong attachment to the labor market prior to their cancer diagnosis.

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