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  1. To examine how FFS Medicare utilization of endoscopy procedures for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening changed after implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) in...

    Authors: Lee R. Mobley, Pedro Amaral, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Mei Zhou and Srimoyee Bose

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  2. In 2001, the U.S. government released a rule that allowed states to “opt-out” of the federal requirement that a physician supervise the administration of anesthesia by a nurse anesthetist. To date, 17 states h...

    Authors: John E. Schneider, Robert Ohsfeldt, Pengxiang Li, Thomas R. Miller and Cara Scheibling

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. Cancer is a leading cause of illness globally, yet our understanding of the financial implications of cancer caused by working conditions and environments is limited. The goal of this study is to estimate the ...

    Authors: W. Dominika Wranik, Adam Muir and Min Hu

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) technique in comparison with reconstructive surgery (ACLR) in the treatment of isolated anterior...

    Authors: Martin Bierbaum, Oliver Schöffski, Benedikt Schliemann and Clemens Kösters

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  5. Non-communicable diseases represent one of the greatest challenges for health policymakers. The main objective of this study is to analyse the development of standardised mortality rates for cerebrovascular di...

    Authors: Beáta Gavurová, Viliam Kováč and Tatiana Vagašová

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. A four-period game is developed between a policy maker, the international community, and the population. This research supplements, through implementing strategic interaction, earlier research analyzing "one p...

    Authors: Kjell Hausken and Mthuli Ncube

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  7. In health economic evaluation studies, to value productivity loss due to absenteeism, existing methods use wages as a proxy value for marginal productivity. This study is the first to test the equality between...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Huiying Sun, Simon Woodcock and Aslam H. Anis

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  8. For some considerable time now the interface between ambulatory and hospital care has been mooted as a cause of inefficiencies in the German health system and there have been calls for a softening of the stric...

    Authors: Tugba Büyükdurmus, Thomas Kopetsch, Hendrik Schmitz and Harald Tauchmann

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  9. We analyze one-year costs and savings of a telemedically supported case management program after kidney transplantation from the perspective of the German Healthcare System. Recipients of living donor kidney t...

    Authors: Klaus Kaier, Silvia Hils, Stefan Fetzer, Philip Hehn, Anja Schmid, Dieter Hauschke, Lioudmila Bogatyreva, Bernd Jänigen and Przemyslaw Pisarski

    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Review

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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