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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

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

  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

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

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. An increasing number of primary prevention programs aimed at promoting physical exercise in children and adolescents are being piloted. As resources are limited, it is important to ascertain the costs and bene...

    Authors: Katharina Korber
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:35
  20. 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
  21. The Escala Study evidenced that the administration of glatiramer acetate for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis improved the spasticity of patients previously treated with interferon-β. However, whether su...

    Authors: Rainel Sánchez-de la Rosa, Laura García-Bujalance and José Meca-Lallana
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:30
  22. The regional availability of specialized physicians is an important aspect in healthcare of patients with IBD. The association between physician density and healthcare is not yet clear. Most studies did not co...

    Authors: Ansgar Lange, Anne Prenzler, Oliver Bachmann, Roland Linder, Sarah Neubauer, Jan Zeidler, Michael P. Manns and J.-Matthias von der Schulenburg
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:29
  23. This study aims to systematically evaluate available evidence regarding direct medical costs of treating cardiovascular (CV) events in Germany after 2003 on an individual patient basis and from a payer perspec...

    Authors: Tamara Schmid
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:27

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health Economics Review 2016 6:1

  24. Low-income countries are plagued by a high burden of preventable and curable disease as well as unmet need for healthcare, but detailed microeconomic evidence on the relationship between supply-side factors an...

    Authors: Laura Anselmi, Mylène Lagarde and Kara Hanson
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:26
  25. Despite substantial public health efforts to increase HIV testing, testing rates have plateaued in many countries and rates of repeat testing for those with ongoing risk are low. To inform policies aimed at in...

    Authors: Jan Ostermann, Derek S. Brown, Axel Mühlbacher, Bernard Njau and Nathan Thielman
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:24
  26. HPV infections can cause substantial burden in females and males as it is associated with several genital cancers, in addition to genital warts. Traditional economic evaluations often focus on quantifying cost...

    Authors: Nikolaos Kotsopoulos, Mark P Connolly and Vanessa Remy
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2015 5:23

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