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  1. Economic research on hospital palliative care faces major challenges. Observational studies using routine data encounter difficulties because treatment timing is not under investigator control and unobserved p...

    Authors: Peter May, Charles Normand, Danielle Noreika, Nevena Skoro and J. Brian Cassel

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:38

    Content type: Research

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  2. Nearly 19 million people across OECD countries are living with dementia, and millions of family caregivers are affected by the disease. The costs of informal care are estimated to represent 40–75% of the total...

    Authors: Renira C. Angeles, Line I. Berge, Marie H. Gedde, Egil Kjerstad, Maarja Vislapuu, Nathalie G. Puaschitz and Bettina S. Husebo

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:37

    Content type: Review

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  3. Demand-side barriers to health care are as important as supply-side factors in deterring patients from obtaining effective treatment during COVID-19. Developing countries, including Togo, have focused on reduc...

    Authors: Yaovi Tossou

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  4. In the absence of electronic health records, analysis of direct healthcare costs often relies on resource utilisation data collected from patient-reported surveys. This scoping review explored the availability...

    Authors: Samira B. Jabakhanji, Jan Sorensen, Gintare Valentelyte, Lee Ann Burke, Brendan McElroy and Aileen Murphy

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:35

    Content type: Review

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  5. Provision of up-to-date cost information is crucial for not only addressing knowledge gap on the cost of essential health services (EHS) but also budgeting, allocating adequate resources and improving institut...

    Authors: Diriba Feyisa, Kiddus Yitbarek and Teferi Daba

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:34

    Content type: Research

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  6. Breast cancer (BC) is largely prevalent worldwide. HER2-positive BC account for roughly 20–25% of all BC cases and has an overall survival lower than other BC. Innovation on BC therapeutics is a constant, but ...

    Authors: Andreia Borges, Filipa Pereira, Patrícia Redondo, Luís Antunes, Cláudia Vieira, Pedro Antunes, Maria José Bento, Susana Sousa, José Machado Lopes, Francisco Rocha-Gonçalves, Joaquim Abreu de Sousa, Deolinda Sousa Pereira and Marina Borges

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:33

    Content type: Research

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  7. Antibiotics have been overprescribed to treat infectious diseases and have generated antimicrobial resistances that reduce their effectiveness. Following the rationale behind the new paradigm of personalized m...

    Authors: F. Antoñanzas, C. A. Juárez-Castelló and R. Rodríguez-Ibeas

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  8. This study evaluates the Ahead Of The Game (AOTG) mental health promotion strategy for adolescent males relative to usual practice in team based sporting club community settings, allowing for joint incremental...

    Authors: Simon Eckermann, Nikki McCaffrey, Utsana Tonmukayakul, Christian Swann and Stewart Vella

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  9. Cost sharing, including copayment and coinsurance, is often used to contain medical expenditure by decreasing unnecessary or excessive use of healthcare resources. Previous studies in Japan have reported the e...

    Authors: Takumi Nishi, Toshiki Maeda, Susumu Katsuki and Akira Babazono

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:24

    Content type: Research

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  10. Value-based healthcare is being extensively piloted, scaled and implemented by healthcare providers and systems around the world. However, the ability of the healthcare supply chain function to strategically c...

    Authors: Benedict Stanberry, Gerhard Bothma and Katie Harrison

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:23

    Content type: Research

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  11. This study was designed to estimate economic burden of lung cancer in Turkey from payer perspective based on expert panel opinion on practice patterns in clinical practice.

    Authors: Irfan Cicin, Ergun Oksuz, Nuri Karadurmus, Simten Malhan, Mahmut Gumus, Ulku Yilmaz, Levent Cansever, Halit Cinarka, Erdogan Cetinkaya, Murat Kiyik and Ahmet Ozet

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:22

    Content type: Research

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  12. Medical schools with distributed or regional programs encourage people to live, work, and learn in communities that may be economically challenged. Local spending by the program, staff, teachers, and students ...

    Authors: John C. Hogenbirk, David R. Robinson and Roger P. Strasser

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:20

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study reviewed the economic evidence of rapid HIV testing versus conventional HIV testing in low-prevalence high-income countries; evaluated the methodological quality of existing economic evaluations of ...

    Authors: Olanrewaju Medu, Adegboyega Lawal, Doug Coyle and Kevin Pottie

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:19

    Content type: Research

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  14. Mendelian Randomization is a type of instrumental variable (IV) analysis that uses inherited genetic variants as instruments to estimate causal effects attributable to genetic factors. This study aims to estim...

    Authors: Katherine Dick, John E. Schneider, Andrew Briggs, Pascal Lecomte, Stephane A. Regnier and Michael Lean

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:16

    Content type: Research

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  15. Smoking increases the risk of complications and related costs after an orthopaedic fracture. Research in other populations suggests that a one-time payment may incentivize smoking cessation. However, little is...

    Authors: Dana Alkhoury, Jared Atchison, Antonio J. Trujillo, Kimberly Oslin, Katherine P. Frey, Robert V. O’Toole, Renan C. Castillo and Nathan N. O’Hara

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:15

    Content type: Research

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  16. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) aims to improve disease control in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. However, the success of PR-programs depends on the patients’ participatio...

    Authors: Kathrin Damm, Heidrun Lingner, Katharina Schmidt, Ines Aumann-Suslin, Heike Buhr-Schinner, Jochen van der Meyden and Konrad Schultz

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:14

    Content type: Research

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  17. Economic-evaluations using decision analytic models such as Markov-models (MM), and discrete-event-simulations (DES) are high value adds in allocating resources. The choice of modelling method is critical beca...

    Authors: Sameera Senanayake, Nicholas Graves, Helen Healy, Keshwar Baboolal, Adrian Barnett and Sanjeewa Kularatna

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. Disease-specific registries, documenting costs and probabilities from pharmacoeconomic studies along with health state utility values from quality-of-life studies could serve as a resource to guide researchers...

    Authors: Annesha White, Meenakshi Srinivasan, La Marcus Wingate, Samuel Peasah and Marc Fleming

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  19. In developed countries around the world there is a trend to enhance the public-private collaboration in healthcare. In Spain, a decentralized country with a NHS funded with taxes and universal coverage, commis...

    Authors: María Victoria Ruiz-Mallorquí, Inmaculada Aguiar-Díaz and Beatriz González- López Valcárcel

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:9

    Content type: Review

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  20. Limited financial, human and material health resources coupled with increasing demand for new-born care services require efficiency in health systems to maximize the available sources for improved health outco...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso, John Bawa, Williams Kwarah, Sebnem Ucer and Abdul Fatawu Ibn Abass

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  21. Teleemergency doctors support ambulance cars at the emergency site by means of telemedicine. Currently, each district has its own teleemergency doctor office (decentralized solution). This paper analyses the a...

    Authors: Steffen Fleßa, Rebekka Suess, Julia Kuntosch, Markus Krohn, Bibiana Metelmann, Joachim Paul Hasebrook, Peter Brinkrolf, Klaus Hahnenkamp, Dorothea Kohnen and Camilla Metelmann

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  22. Grocery food taxes represent a stable tax revenue stream for state and municipal government during times of adverse economic shocks such as that observed under the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

    Authors: Lingxiao Wang, Yuqing Zheng, Steven Buck, Diansheng Dong and Harry M. Kaiser

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. The productivity of pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) investments is declining due to high failure rates in clinical research. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged that ...

    Authors: Jörg Mahlich, Arne Bartol and Srirangan Dheban

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  24. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is increasingly being used in the treatment of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (rCDI). Health economic evaluations may support decision-making regarding the im...

    Authors: Lianna Hede Hammeken, Simon Mark Dahl Baunwall, Christian Lodberg Hvas and Lars Holger Ehlers

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:3

    Content type: Review

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  25. Due to growing expenditures, health systems have been pushed to improve decision-making practices on resource allocation. This study aimed to identify which practices of priority setting and resource allocatio...

    Authors: Brayan V. Seixas, François Dionne and Craig Mitton

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:2

    Content type: Review

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  26. Concerns about rising health care costs require rigorous economic study to inform clinical and policy decision-making. Micro-costing is a cost estimation methodology employing detailed resource utilization and...

    Authors: Xiao Xu, Christina M. Lazar and Jennifer Prah Ruger

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2021 11:1

    Content type: Review

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  27. Physicians’ financial interests might conflict with the best service to patients. It is essential to gain a thorough understanding of the effect of remuneration systems on physician behaviour.

    Authors: Claudia Keser, Claude Montmarquette, Martin Schmidt and Cornelius Schnitzler

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:41

    Content type: Research

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  28. The EQ-5D-5L questionnaire is used in oncology to generate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) weights and corresponding health states. The purpose was to explore the relationship between demographic and cl...

    Authors: Kathrin Borchert, Christian Jacob, Natalie Wetzel, Martina Jänicke, Egbert Eggers, Annette Sauer, Norbert Marschner, Julia Altevers, Thomas Mittendorf and Wolfgang Greiner

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:40

    Content type: Research

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  29. Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) have been used to measure patient and healthcare professionals preferences in a range of settings internationally. Using DCEs in primary care is valuable for determining how ...

    Authors: Gregory Merlo, Mieke van Driel and Lisa Hall

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:39

    Content type: Review

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  30. Primary liver cancer (PLC) is the fifth and second leading cause of death in Japan and Taiwan, respectively. The aim of this study was to compare the economic burden of PLC between the two countries using the ...

    Authors: Yinghui Wu, Kunichika Matsumoto, Ya-Mei Chen, Yu-Chi Tung, Tzu-Ying Chiu and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  31. Measuring progress towards financial risk protection for the poorest is essential within the framework of Universal Health Coverage. The study assessed the level of out-of-pocket expenditure and factors associ...

    Authors: Yvonne Beaugé, Valéry Ridde, Emmanuel Bonnet, Sidibé Souleymane, Naasegnibe Kuunibe and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:36

    Content type: Research

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  32. Neuromuscular blockade and pneumoperitoneum (PP) are important factors to ensure successful laparoscopic surgery. However, residual neuromuscular blockade (rNMB) and PP are associated with many unfavorable com...

    Authors: Maodong Ren, Ying Wang, Yan Luo, Jia Fang, Yongji Lu and Jianwei Xuan

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  33. Helicopter emergency services (HEMS) are of increasing relevance for emergency medical services (EMS) of developed countries. Despite the known cost intensity of HEMS, there is only very limited knowledge of i...

    Authors: Johann Röper, Markus Krohn, Steffen Fleßa and Karl-Christian Thies

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:34

    Content type: Research

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  34. Health care systems in many countries are characterized by limited availability of provider performance data that can be used to design and implement welfare improving reforms in the health sector. We question...

    Authors: Roland Cheo, Ge Ge, Geir Godager, Rugang Liu, Jian Wang and Qiqi Wang

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:33

    Content type: Research

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  35. Depressive disorders are associated with a high burden of disease. However, due to the burden posed by the disease on not only the sufferers, but also on their relatives, there is an ongoing debate about which...

    Authors: Juliane Andrea Duevel, Lena Hasemann, Luz María Peña-Longobardo, Beatriz Rodríguez-Sánchez, Isaac Aranda-Reneo, Juan Oliva-Moreno, Julio López-Bastida and Wolfgang Greiner

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2020 10:32

    Content type: Review

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