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  • .Health Economics Theories, Insights, and Industry Studies REXFORD E. SANTERRE Professor of Finance and Healthcare Management Programs in Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies Department of Finance School of Business University of Connecticut Fifth Edition STEPHEN P. NEUN Professor of Economics Dean of Academic Affairs Anna Maria College Australia • Brazil • Japan • Korea • Mexico • Singapore • Spain • United Kingdom • United States .Health Economics, 5e Rexford E. Santerre and Stephen P. Neun Vice President of Editorial, Business: Jack W.

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  • Antoñanzas and Rodríguez-Ibeas Health Economics Review 2011, 1:4 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/4 RESEARCH Open Access Healthy vs. unhealthy food: a strategic choice for firms and consumers Fernando Antoñanzas* and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas Abstract In this paper, we carry out a theoretical analysis of the strategic choice made by firms regarding the type of food they market when they face consumers who care about the healthy/unhealthy attributes of the product but incur in emotional/health costs when the food they consume has unhealthy attributes.

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  • Schoder and Zweifel Health Economics Review 2011, 1:2 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/2 RESEARCH Open Access Flat-of-the-curve medicine: a new perspective on the production of health Johannes Schoder* and Peter Zweifel Abstract Health economists have studied the determinants of the expected value of health status as a function of medical and non-medical inputs, often finding small marginal effects of the former. However, medical inputs may have an additional benefit in the form of a reduced variability of health status.

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  • Hodek et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:6 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/6 REVIEW Open Access Measuring economic consequences of preterm birth - Methodological recommendations for the evaluation of personal burden on children and their caregivers Jan-Marc Hodek1, J-Matthias von der Schulenburg2 and Thomas Mittendorf3* Abstract This study aims to identify the impact of a preterm birth on financial and emotional burden from the families’ perspective.

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  • Kifmann and Scheuer Health Economics Review 2011, 1:14 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/14 RESEARCH Open Access Balance billing: the patients’ perspective Mathias Kifmann1* and Florian Scheuer2 Abstract 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 fee under balance billing is zero. An active Medicare policy thus can only be justified when distributional concerns are accounted for.

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  • Plagemann et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:1 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/1 REVIEW Open Access Considerations about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of therapies in the treatment of hyperphosphataemia Thomas Plagemann1, Anne Prenzler2* and Thomas Mittendorf1 Abstract 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 event. Phosphate binders are able to reduce these negative effects.

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  • Veisten et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:3 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/3 RESEARCH Open Access Cycling and walking for transport: Estimating net health effects from comparison of different transport mode users’ self-reported physical activity Knut Veisten*, Stefan Flügel, Farideh Ramjerdi and Harald Minken Abstract Background: 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.

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  • Marschall and Flessa Health Economics Review 2011, 1:5 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/5 RESEARCH Open Access Efficiency of primary care in rural Burkina Faso. A two-stage DEA analysis Paul Marschall* and Steffen Flessa Abstract Background: Providing health care services in Africa is hampered by severe scarcity of personnel, medical supplies and financial funds. Consequently, managers of health care institutions are called to measure and improve the efficiency of their facilities in order to provide the best possible services with their resources.

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  • Bax et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:8 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/8 RESEARCH Open Access The effect of seniority and education on departmental dictation utilization Kevin C Bax1, Kambiz Norozi2, Ajay P Sharma3 and Guido Filler3* Abstract Background: Electronic medical records (EMR) are considered the best solution to improved dissemination of health information for patients. The associated transcription caused a significant cost increase in an academic pediatric center.

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  • Lauridsen and Pradhan Health Economics Review 2011, 1:11 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/11 RESEARCH Open Access Socio-economic inequality of immunization coverage in India Jørgen Lauridsen1* and Jalandhar Pradhan2 Abstract 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.

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  • Schmidt and Stolpe Health Economics Review 2011, 1:12 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/12 RESEARCH Open Access Transitivity in health utility measurement: An experimental analysis Ulrich Schmidt1,2 and Michael Stolpe1* Abstract Several experimental studies have observed substantial violations of transitivity for decisions between risky lotteries over monetary outcomes. The goal of our experiment is to test whether these violations also affect the evaluation of health states.

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  • Azagba and Sharaf Health Economics Review 2011, 1:15 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/15 RESEARCH Open Access The effect of job stress on smoking and alcohol consumption Sunday Azagba* and Mesbah F Sharaf Abstract 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 are inconclusive and are mainly based on standard models which can model differential responses to job stress only by observed characteristics.

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  • Damm et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:16 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/16 RESEARCH Open Access Promoting vaccinations - an analysis of measures taken by German statutory health insurers Kathrin Damm*, Jana M Schubert and J-Matthias von der Schulenburg Abstract Introduction: Prophylactic vaccinations play a significant role in health care. As a relatively cost-effective preventive measure they can help to avert transmissible diseases and thus protect not only the vaccinated individuals themselves but also those who have not been vaccinated.

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  • Wolfenstetter and Wenig Health Economics Review 2011, 1:17 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/17 REVIEW Open Access Costing of physical activity programmes in primary prevention: a review of the literature Silke B Wolfenstetter1 and Christina M Wenig1,2* Abstract This literature review aims to analyse the costing methodology in economic analyses of primary preventive physical activity programmes. It demonstrates the usability of a recently published theoretical framework in practice, and may serve as a guide for future economic evaluation studies and for decision making.

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  • von der Schulenburg et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:18 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/18 RESEARCH Open Access The effects of drug market regulation on pharmaceutical prices in Europe: overview and evidence from the market of ACE inhibitors Fritz von der Schulenburg1,2, Sotiris Vandoros1 and Panos Kanavos1* Abstract This study provides an overview of policy measures targeting pharmaceutical expenditure in Europe and analyses their impact on originator pharmaceutical prices.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: A health economic model for evaluating a vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia in the UK...

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  • Eidt-Koch and Greiner Health Economics Review 2011, 1:7 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/7 RESEARCH Open Access Quality of life results of balloon kyphoplasty versus non surgical management for osteoporotic vertebral fractures in Germany Daniela Eidt-Koch1* and Wolfgang Greiner2 Abstract Background: 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 nonsurgical management (NSM) in a real-life setting.

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  • Graf von der Schulenburg and Braun Health Economics Review 2011, 1:9 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/9 EDITORIAL Open Access Greetings from the Editors J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg1 and Sebastian Braun1,2* We would like to welcome you from the editor’s office of the new journal Health Economics Review (HER)-the first health economic e-journal. We do believe that the time is right for this type of journal in the fast growing field of health economic research.

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  • Amporfu Health Economics Review 2011, 1:13 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/13 RESEARCH Open Access Private hospital accreditation and inducement of care under the Ghanaian National Insurance Scheme Eugenia Amporfu Abstract The Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme pays providers according to the fee for service payment scheme, a method of payment that is likely to encourage inducement of care.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Review of Australian health economic evaluation – 245 interventions: what can we say about cost effectiveness?

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