Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

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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The Impact of Hospital Acquisition of Physician Practices on Referral Patterns

Abstract Multiple parties influence the choice of facility for hospital-based inpatient and outpatient services.

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The Impact of Near-Universal Insurance Coverage on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening:…

Abstract This paper investigates the effect of expansion to near-universal health insurance coverage in Massachusetts on breast and cervical cancer screening.

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Measuring Healthcare Providers’ Performances Within Managed Competition using Multidimensional…

ABSTRACT Background and objectives: The Dutch healthcare system is in transition towards managed competition.

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Should Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Include the Cost of Consumption Activities? AN Empirical…

Abstract There has been a debate on whether cost-effectiveness analysis should consider the cost of consumption and leisure time activities when using the quality-adjusted life year as a measure of health outcome under a societal perspective.

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Do High Consumers of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Respond Differently to Price Changes? A Finite…

SummaryThis study compares the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) tax between moderate and high consumers in Australia.

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Access to Emergency Contraception and its Impact on Fertility and Sexual Behavior

AbstractHalf of all pregnancies in the USA are unintended, suggesting a high incidence of either improper or nonuse of contraceptives.

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In Memoriam: Willard G. Manning, 1946-2014

Read original article –  In Memoriam: Willard G. Manning, 1946-2014

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Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts and Healthcare Utilization

SummaryAssuming symmetric information, we show that a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) combined with a tax-favored health savings account (HSA) induces more savings and less treatment compared with a full coverage plan under reasonable risk preferences.

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This Ad is for You: Targeting and the Effect of Alcohol Advertising on Youth Drinking

AbstractEndogenous targeting of alcohol advertisements presents a challenge for empirically identifying a causal effect of advertising on drinking.

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Income Transfers and Maternal Health: Evidence from a National Randomized Social Cash Transfer…

Abstract There is promising recent evidence that poverty-targeted social cash transfers have potential to improve maternal health outcomes; however, questions remain surrounding design features responsible for impacts.

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Crystal Clear? The Relationship Between Methamphetamine Use and Sexually Transmitted Infections

SUMMARY Public health officials have cited methamphetamine control as a tool with which to decrease HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, based on previous research that finds a strong positive correlation between methamphetamine use and risky sexual behavior.

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