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  1. Content type: Research

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    For optimal solutions in health care, decision makers inevitably must evaluate trade-offs, which call for multi-attribute valuation methods. Researchers have proposed using best-worst scaling (BWS) methods whi...

    Authors: Axel C. Mühlbacher, Peter Zweifel, Anika Kaczynski and F. Reed Johnson

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:5

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  20. Content type: Research

    The association of social capital and alcohol consumption is one of the most robust empirical findings in health economics of the past decade. However, the direction of the relationship between the two is heav...

    Authors: Abdu Kedir Seid

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:3

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    Best-worst scaling (BWS), also known as maximum-difference scaling, is a multiattribute approach to measuring preferences. BWS aims at the analysis of preferences regarding a set of attributes, their levels or...

    Authors: Axel C. Mühlbacher, Anika Kaczynski, Peter Zweifel and F. Reed Johnson

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:2

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    The costs and treatment patterns of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are subjects of health services research in Germany and worldwide. Previous publications focused mainly on prevalent patients...

    Authors: Mike Klora, Jan Zeidler, Roland Linder, Frank Verheyen and J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:40

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  23. Content type: Review

    The introduction in 2010 of the Freedom of Choice Act represents one of the most far-reaching reforms of the Swedish health system. While it is mandatory for the regional counties to introduce choice plans for...

    Authors: Björn Ekman and Jens Wilkens

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:39

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    In this paper we examine the effect of dollar stores on children’s Body Mass Index (BMI). We use a dataset compiled by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement that reflects a BMI screening program for publi...

    Authors: Andreas C. Drichoutis, Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr., Heather L. Rouse and Michael R. Thomsen

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:37

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    This article examines a model of competition between two types of health insurer: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and nonintegrated insurers. HMOs vertically integrate health care providers and pay the...

    Authors: Edmond Baranes and David Bardey

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:36

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    Malnutrition is a prevalent public health concern in Ghana. While studies have identified factors that influence child malnutrition and related inequalities in Ghana, very little efforts have been made to deco...

    Authors: Jacob Novignon, Emmanuel Aboagye, Otuo Serebour Agyemang and Genevieve Aryeetey

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:34

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