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  1. This paper examines the effect of job stress on two key health risk-behaviors: smoking and alcohol consumption, using data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey. Findings in the extant literature...

    Authors: Sunday Azagba and Mesbah F Sharaf
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:15
  2. We study the effects of 'balance billing', i.e., allowing physicians to charge a fee from patients in addition to the fee paid by Medicare. First, we show that on pure efficiency grounds the optimal Medicare f...

    Authors: Mathias Kifmann and Florian Scheuer
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:14
  3. To our knowledge, the present study provides a first time assessment of the contributions of socioeconomic determinants of immunization coverage in India using the recent National Family Health Survey data. Me...

    Authors: Jørgen Lauridsen and Jalandhar Pradhan
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:11
  4. To compare improvement in quality of life (QoL) and symptoms' relief in vertebral compression fractures (VCF) due to osteoporosis for patients undergoing balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) to those undergoing non-surgi...

    Authors: Daniela Eidt-Koch and Wolfgang Greiner
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:7
  5. This study aims to identify the impact of a preterm birth on financial and emotional burden from the families' perspective. Additionally, a comprehensive schedule of recommendations for a sufficient evaluation...

    Authors: Jan-Marc Hodek, J-Matthias von der Schulenburg and Thomas Mittendorf
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:6
  6. There is comprehensive evidence of the positive health effects of physical activity, and transport authorities can enable this by developing infrastructure for cycling and walking. In particular, cycling to wo...

    Authors: Knut Veisten, Stefan Flügel, Farideh Ramjerdi and Harald Minken
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:3
  7. Because of an elevated serum phosphate level, patients who suffer from chronic kidney failure frequently tend to have cardiovascular calcification and are therefore exposed to a higher probability of a fatal e...

    Authors: Thomas Plagemann, Anne Prenzler and Thomas Mittendorf
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2011 1:1

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