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  1. Review

    The cost-effectiveness of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: a systematic review of the characteristics and methodological quality of published literature

    This descriptive review aimed to assess the characteristics and methodological quality of economic evaluations of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs according to updated economic guidelines for healthcare in...

    Katherine Edwards, Natasha Jones, Julia Newton, Charlie Foster, Andrew Judge, Kate Jackson, Nigel K. Arden and Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:37

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  2. Research

    The premarket assessment of the cost-effectiveness of a predictive technology “Straticyte™” for the early detection of oral cancer: a decision analytic model

    Approximately half of oral cancers are detected in advanced stages. The current gold standard is histopathological assessment of biopsied tissue, which is subjective and dependent on expertise. Straticyte™, a nov...

    S. Khoudigian-Sinani, G. Blackhouse, M. Levine, L. Thabane and D. O’Reilly

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:35

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  3. Research

    Public release of hospital quality data for referral practices in Germany: results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial

    To evaluate the impact of different dissemination channels on the awareness and usage of hospital performance reports among referring physicians, as well as the usefulness of such reports from the referring ph...

    Martin Emmert, Nina Meszmer, Lisa Jablonski, Lena Zinth, Oliver Schöffski and Fatemeh Taheri-Zadeh

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:33

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  4. Research

    Out-of-pocket expenditure and catastrophic health spending on maternal care in public and private health centres in India: a comparative study of pre and post national health mission period

    The National Health Mission (NHM), one of the largest publicly funded maternal health programs worldwide was initiated in 2005 to reduce maternal, neo-natal and infant mortality and out-of-pocket expenditure (...

    Sanjay K. Mohanty and Anshul Kastor

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:31

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  5. Research

    Adjusting health spending for the presence of comorbidities: an application to United States national inpatient data

    One of the major challenges in estimating health care spending spent on each cause of illness is allocating spending for a health care event to a single cause of illness in the presence of comorbidities. Comor...

    Joseph L. Dieleman, Ranju Baral, Elizabeth Johnson, Anne Bulchis, Maxwell Birger, Anthony L. Bui, Madeline Campbell, Abigail Chapin, Rose Gabert, Hannah Hamavid, Cody Horst, Jonathan Joseph, Liya Lomsadze, Ellen Squires and Martin Tobias

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:30

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  6. Research

    Convergence and determinants of health expenditures in OECD countries

    This study examines the trend and determinants of health expenditures in OECD countries over the 1975-2004 period. Based on recent developments in the economic growth literature we propose and test the hypothe...

    Son Hong Nghiem and Luke Brian Connelly

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:29

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  7. Research

    Technical efficiency of selected hospitals in Eastern Ethiopia

    This study examines the relative technical efficiency of 12 hospitals in Eastern Ethiopia. Using six-year-round panel data for the period between 2007/08 and 2012/13, this study examines the technical efficien...

    Murad Ali, Megersa Debela and Tewfik Bamud

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:24

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  8. Research

    Health expenditure and economic growth - a review of the literature and an analysis between the economic community for central African states (CEMAC) and selected African countries

    African leaders accepted in the year 2001 through the Abuja Declaration to allocate 15% of their government expenditure on health but by 2013 only five (5) African countries achieved this target. In this paper...

    Serge Mandiefe Piabuo and Julius Chupezi Tieguhong

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:23

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  9. Research

    Economic burden of cancer among patients with surgical resections of the lung, rectum, liver and uterus: results from a US hospital database claims analysis

    To determine hospital resource utilization, associated costs and the risk of complications during hospitalization for four types of surgical resections and to estimate the incremental burden among patients wit...

    Iftekhar Kalsekar, Chia-Wen Hsiao, Hang Cheng, Sashi Yadalam, Brian Po-Han Chen, Laura Goldstein and Andrew Yoo

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:22

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  10. Research

    A comparative analysis of a disposable and a reusable pedicle screw instrument kit for lumbar arthrodesis: integrating HTA and MCDA

    Lumbar arthrodesis is a common surgical technique that consists of the fixation of one or more motion segments with pedicle screws and rods. However, spinal surgery using these techniques is expensive and has ...

    Claudia Ottardi, Alessio Damonti, Emanuele Porazzi, Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Tomaso Villa, Enrico Aimar, Marco Brayda-Bruno and Fabio Galbusera

    Health Economics Review 2017 7:17

    Published on: 3 May 2017

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