Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Average-Cost Pricing and Dynamic Selection Incentives in the Hospital Sector

Summary This study investigates dynamic incentives to select patients for hospitals that are remunerated according to a prospective payment system of the diagnosis-related group (DRG) type.

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Getting a Sporting Chance: Title IX and the Intergenerational Transmission of Health

Abstract We know that healthier mothers tend to have healthier infants, but we do not know how much of that relationship reflects the intergenerational transmission of genetic attributes versus environmental influences.

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A View from the Bridge: Health Economic Evaluation — A Value-Based Framework?

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Hospital Policy and Productivity – Evidence from German States

Abstract Total factor productivity (TFP) growth allows for additional healthcare services under restricted resources.

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Are Health State Valuations from the General Public Biased? A Test of Health State Reference…

Abstract Health state valuations of patients and non-patients are not the same, whereas health state values obtained from general population samples are a weighted average of both.

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Price Changes in Regulated Healthcare Markets: Do Public Hospitals Respond and How?

Abstract This paper examines the behaviour of public hospitals in response to the average payment incentives created by price changes for patients classified in different diagnosis-related groups (DRGs).

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Transforming Latent Utilities to Health Utilities: East Does Not Meet West

Abstract Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) are a promising alternative to more resource-intensive preference elicitation methods such as time trade-off (TTO), as pairwise comparisons are more amenable to online completion, which can save time and money.

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Comment on Response –scale heterogeneity in the EQ-5D: Can we use vignettes to address…

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The Effect of Widowhood on Mental Health – an Analysis of Anticipation Patterns Surrounding the…

Abstract This study explores the effects of widowhood on mental health by taking into account the anticipation and adaptation to the partner’s death.

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Goods–Time Elasticity of Substitution in Health Production

Abstract We examine how inputs for health production, in particular, medical care and health-enhancing time, are combined to improve health.

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The Ambiguous Effect of GP Competition: The Case of Hospital Admissions

Summary In the theoretical literature on general practitioner (GP) behaviour, one prediction is that intensified competition induces GPs to provide more services resulting in fewer hospital admissions.

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Response to comment by robone: Practical advice for the implementation of anchoring vignettes

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Does the Timing of Food Stamp Distribution Matter? A Panel-Data Analysis of Monthly Purchasing…

Abstract In this paper, we examine the relationship between the timing of food stamp receipt and purchasing patterns.

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The Role of Medical Expenditure Risk in Portfolio Allocation Decisions

Abstract Economic theory suggests that medical spending risk affects the extent to which households are willing to accept financial risk, and consequently their investment portfolios.

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