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One of the most important issues in public policy and welfare state is health care. Poor management leads to the waste of resources, including money, human resources, facilities, and equipment. This paper seeks to answer the question of which eastern Mediterranean countries are more effective in allocating their health resources, and does Iran, in relation to those countries, have an effective health system. This study examined technical efficiency among eastern Mediterranean countries in 2018. ...
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#1Henry E. Aloh (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)
#2Obinna Onwujekwe (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 33
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Background Nigeria health sector, like that of other sub-Saharan African countries, increasingly faces critical resource constraints. Thus, there is need to seek for ways of improving efficient use of scarce health resources. The aim of this study was to determine resource utilization rate of teaching hospitals in Southeast Nigeria as a means of estimating their efficiency. Methods The study is a longitudinal cross sectional study. It applied ratio indicators and Pabon Lasso model using data on ...
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#1Haniye Sadat Sajadi (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 7
#2Zahra Goodarzi (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)
Last. Reza Majdzadeh (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 41
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Building upon decades of continuous reforms, Iran has been implementing various initiatives to reach universal health coverage (UHC). Improving efficiency is a crucial intermediate policy objective for UHC. Therefore, this article aimed to measure the efficiency and productivity changes of the Iranian health system in making progress towards UHC during 2010−2015 in comparison with 36 selected other upper-middle-income countries. We used panel data to measure the variations in technical efficienc...
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#1Monika Raulinajtys-Grzybek (Warsaw School of Economics)H-Index: 3
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Over 300,000 cataract operations are performed in Poland every year, and the most common, late complication of cataract removal surgery is posterior capsule opacification (PCO). The risk of PCO depends on the lens material. Hydrophobic acrylic lenses cause PCO less frequently as lymphatic endothelial cells show lower affinity for the surface of the lens made of silicone. The objective of this study is to assess the economic impact of using hydrophobic acrylic lenses compared to using hydrophilic...
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#1Sameera Senanayake (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 5
#2Nicholas Graves (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 40
Last. Sanjeewa Kularatna (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 10
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Health systems are under pressure to deliver more effective care without expansion of resources. This is particularly pertinent to diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) that are exacting substantial financial burden to many health systems. The aim of this study is to systematically review the Cost Utility Analysis (CUA) evidence generated across interventions for CKD patients undergoing kidney transplant (KT). A systemic review of CUA on the interventions for CKD patients undergoing KT was ...
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#1Leila Doshmangir (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 8
#2Mahmood Yousefi (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 2
Last. Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 13
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Catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) are of concern to policy makers and can prevent individuals accessing effective health care services. The exposure of households to CHE is one of the indices used to evaluate and address the level of financial risk protection in health systems, which is a key priority in the global health policy agenda and an indicator of progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goal for Universal Health Coverage. This study aims to assess the CHE at population and di...
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#1Daniel Avidor (TAU: Tel Aviv University)
#2Anat Loewenstein (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 23
Last. Amir Nutman (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 10
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Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a significant global public health and economic burden. DR accounts for approximately 15-17% of all cases of total blindness in the USA and Europe. Telemedicine is a new intervention for DR screening, however, there is not enough evidence to support its cost-effectiveness. The aim of this study is to review the most recent published literature on economic evaluations of telemedicine in DR screening and summarize the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of t...
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#1Mihajlo Jakovljevic (University of Kragujevac)H-Index: 40
Last. Joan Rovira-Forns (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
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Since its inception in 2003, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation journal has come a long way over the past 18 years. Possibly much longer than many of its contemporaries in the blossoming science of health economics might have anticipated. Today, entering 2020 it celebrates the Age of Maturity. We believe that in the third decade of XXI century the interdisciplinary science of health economics, will rejuvenate and come back to us younger than ever from its early historical roots almost a ...
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#1Lars Hagberg (Örebro University)H-Index: 11
#2Stefan Lundqvist (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 3
Last. Lars H Lindholm (Umeå University)H-Index: 51
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Background: In health care interventions aimed at increased physical activity, the individual's time spent on exercise is a substantial input. Time costs should therefore be considered in cost-effectiveness analyses. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost of time spent on exercise among 333 primary health care patients with metabolic risk factors receiving physical activity on prescription. Methods: Based on a theoretical framework, a yardstick was constructed with experience of work (re...
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#1Klas Kellerborg (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
#2Werner B. F. Brouwer (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 50
Last. Pieter H. M. van Baal (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 24
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Background: The 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the largest EVD outbreak recorded, which has triggered calls for investments that would facilitate an even earlier response. This study aims to estimate the costs and health effects of earlier interventions in Sierra Leone. Methods: A deterministic and a stochastic compartment model describing the EVD outbreak was estimated using a variety of data sources. Costs and Disability-Adjusted Life Years were used to estimat...
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