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  1. Content type: Research

    We present a flexible structural equation modeling (SEM) framework for the regression-based decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health and compare it with simple ordinary ...

    Authors: Roselinde Kessels and Guido Erreygers

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:56

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    The costing method used can change the results of economic evaluations. Choosing the appropriate method to assess the cost of organ recovery is an issue of considerable interest to health economists, hospitals...

    Authors: Abdelbaste Hrifach, Coralie Brault, Sandrine Couray-Targe, Lionel Badet, Pascale Guerre, Christell Ganne, Hassan Serrier, Vanessa Labeye, Pierre Farge and Cyrille Colin

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:53

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    One of the consequences of ineffective governments is that they leave space for unlicensed and unregulated informal providers without formal training to deliver a large proportion of health services. Without i...

    Authors: Seye Abimbola, Kemi Ogunsina, Augustina N. Charles-Okoli, Joel Negin, Alexandra L. Martiniuk and Stephen Jan

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:51

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    Identifying patient priorities and preference measurements have gained importance as patients claim a more active role in health care decision making. Due to the variety of existing methods, it is challenging ...

    Authors: Katharina Schmidt, Ana Babac, Frédéric Pauer, Kathrin Damm and J-Matthias von der Schulenburg

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:50

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    Nearly four decades after the Alma-Ata declaration of 1978 on the need for active client/community participation in healthcare, not much has been achieved in this regard particularly in resource constrained co...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah and Daniel Kojo Arhinful

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:49

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    The aim of this study was to compare post-authorisation measures (PAMs) from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with data requests in fixed-termed conditional appraisals of early benefit assessments from the ...

    Authors: Jörg Ruof, Thomas Staab, Charalabos-Markos Dintsios, Jakob Schröter and Friedrich Wilhelm Schwartz

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:46

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    Despite increasing popularity, quality improvement programs (QIP) have had modest and variable impacts on enhancing the quality of physician practice. We investigate the heterogeneity of physicians’ preference...

    Authors: Mehdi Ammi and Christine Peyron

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:44

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  8. Content type: Research

    Utilization of healthcare in Ghana’s novel National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been increasing since inception with associated high claims bill which threatens the scheme’s financial sustainability. Th...

    Authors: Stephen Kwasi Opoku Duku, Francis Asenso-Boadi, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah and Daniel Kojo Arhinful

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:43

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    Treatment of chronic illness accounts for over 90 % of Medicare spending. Chronic lymphedema places over 3 million Americans at risk of recurrent cellulitis. Health insurers and legislators have taken an activ...

    Authors: Robert Weiss

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:42

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health Economics Review 2016 6:47

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    The population of Ghana is increasingly becoming urbanized with about 70 % of the estimated 26.9 million people living in urban and peri-urban areas. Nonetheless, eight out of the ten regions in Ghana remain p...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan and Edward Nketiah-Amponsah

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:39

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  11. Content type: Research

    The causal link between a household’s economic standing and child health is known to suffer from endogeneity. While past studies have exemplified the causal link to be small, albeit statistically significant, ...

    Authors: Adnan M. S. Fakir

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:38

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  12. Content type: Research

    Although personalized medicine is becoming the new paradigm to manage some diseases, the economics of personalized medicine have only focused on assessing the efficiency of specific treatments, lacking a theor...

    Authors: Fernando Antoñanzas, Carmelo A. Juárez-Castelló and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:35

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    The AMNOG regulation, introduced in 2011 in Germany, changed the game for new drugs. Now, the industry is required to submit a dossier to the GBA (the central decision body in the German sickness fund system) ...

    Authors: Ulrike Theidel and J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:33

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  14. Content type: Research

    Allergic Rhinitis (AR) is a common disorder in Europe with Allergic Asthma (AA) as a frequent comorbidity. Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is the only causal therapy of AR and AA, and can be administered as subcut...

    Authors: Kathrin Damm, Janina Volk, Andreas Horn, Jean-Pierre Allam, Ninette Troensegaard-Petersen, Niels Serup-Hansen, Thomas Winkler, Ivonne Thiessen, Kathrin Borchert, Eike G. Wüstenberg and Thomas Mittendorf

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:32

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  15. Content type: Review

    Governments of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are widely implementing performance-based financing (PBF) to improve healthcare services. However, it is unclear whether PBF provides good value for mone...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Jessica Spagnolo, Manuela De Allegri and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:30

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    Uzbekistan inherited a hospital-based health system from the Soviet Union. We explore the health system-related challenges faced during the scale-up of ambulatory (outpatient) treatment for drug-susceptible an...

    Authors: Stefan Kohler, Damin Abdurakhimovich Asadov, Andreas Bründer, Sean Healy, Atadjan Karimovich Khamraev, Natalia Sergeeva and Peter Tinnemann

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:28

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    To gather data about the medical and non-medical health service in patients suffering from post-stroke spasticity of the upper limb and evaluate treatment effectiveness and tolerability as well as costs over t...

    Authors: Reinhard Rychlik, Fabian Kreimendahl, Nicole Schnur, Judith Lambert-Baumann and Dirk Dressler

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:27

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health Economics Review 2016 6:41

  18. Content type: Research

    The most famous modern definition of health was created during a Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization in 1946: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and...

    Authors: Marta Pascual-Saez, David Cantarero-Prieto and Noelia González-Prieto

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:25

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  19. Content type: Research

    The aim of paper is to analyse the development of standardised mortality rates for ischemic heart diseases in relation to the income inequality in the regions of Slovakia. This paper assesses different types o...

    Authors: Beáta Gavurová and Tatiana Vagašová

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:21

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  20. Content type: Research

    This study evaluates the impact of Sierra Leone’s 2010 Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI). It uses two nationally representative surveys to identify the impact of the policy on utilisation of maternal care ser...

    Authors: Ijeoma Edoka, Tim Ensor, Barbara McPake, Rogers Amara, Fu-Min Tseng and Joseph Edem-Hotah

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:19

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  21. Content type: Research

    With the shift towards patient-centered healthcare, patient- and person-reports of health-related factors, including outcomes, are seen as important determinants for evaluating and improving healthcare. Howeve...

    Authors: K. Klose, S. Kreimeier, U. Tangermann, I. Aumann and K. Damm

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:18

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  22. Content type: Research

    Public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives are extending around the world, especially in Europe, as an innovation to traditional public health systems, with the intention of making them more efficient.

    Authors: Maria Caballer-Tarazona and David Vivas-Consuelo

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:17

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health Economics Review 2016 6:20

  23. Content type: Research

    The perception of the health sector from an economic policy point of view is changing. In the past, health expenditure was mostly seen as a “cost” item, probably because many medical treatments are covered by ...

    Authors: Dennis A. Ostwald and David Klingenberger

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:11

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  24. Content type: Research

    The role of Home Care (HC) services for the elderly will be increasingly important in meeting populations’ future needs for care. HC services include Home Health Care (HHC) and Homemaking/Personal Support (HMP...

    Authors: Gustavo Mery, Walter P. Wodchis and Audrey Laporte

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:8

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