Special Issue "Health Economics"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ulf-G. Gerdtham
Department of Clinical Sciences, Department of Economics, Lund University, P.O. Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Website: http://www.nek.lu.se/hem/hep.asp
E-Mail: ulf.gerdtham@nek.lu.se
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 48 10
Fax: +46 (0)46 222 41 18
Interests: health economics; health econometrics; inequalities in health; economics of health behaviour; international health expenditure; health system and organization

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Dear Colleagues,

Health Economics can be defined as the application of the theories, concepts and techniques of economics to any issue related to health.

During the last decades there has been a growing interest in this field which partly can be explained by the reduced economic growth, deficits in public budgets and increased unemployment rates and partly by the rapid introduction of new and more expensive health care technologies. The increasing number of treatments that potentially can be used to improve health has led to a widening gap between what the health sector technically can achieve and what society is able and willing to pay. This has led to an increased attention to economic research questions in the health sector.

Health economics research focus particularly on issues within a number of different areas related to the health sector such as economics of public health, organization, financing and incentives of different actors related to the health sector, and methods for the economic evaluation of medical technologies and prevention.

This special issue is devoted to health economics as then represents a discipline on its own in economics research with strong relevance to significant issues covered by this journal and which also complement other disciplines research by other related aspects.

Prof. Dr. Ulf-G. Gerdtham
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • demand for health and health care
  • inequalities in health
  • health system and organization
  • theories in health economics
  • economic evaluations
  • measurement of health
  • willingness to pay

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p. 10606-10621
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(10), 10606-10621; doi:10.3390/ijerph111010606
Received: 11 August 2014; in revised form: 22 September 2014 / Accepted: 28 September 2014 / Published: 15 October 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(7), 6890-6922; doi:10.3390/ijerph110706890
Received: 28 April 2014; in revised form: 17 June 2014 / Accepted: 18 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(7), 2995-3013; doi:10.3390/ijerph10072995
Received: 30 April 2013; in revised form: 4 July 2013 / Accepted: 8 July 2013 / Published: 18 July 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(11), 3866-3882; doi:10.3390/ijerph9113866
Received: 17 August 2012; in revised form: 3 October 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2012 / Published: 26 October 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(8), 3150-3195; doi:10.3390/ijerph7083150
Received: 5 July 2010; in revised form: 23 July 2010 / Accepted: 5 August 2010 / Published: 9 August 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(7), 2881-2895; doi:10.3390/ijerph7072881
Received: 14 June 2010; Accepted: 9 July 2010 / Published: 16 July 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(6), 2708-2725; doi:10.3390/ijerph7062708
Received: 21 May 2010; in revised form: 10 June 2010 / Accepted: 21 June 2010 / Published: 23 June 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(6), 2473-2485; doi:10.3390/ijerph7062473
Received: 22 March 2010; in revised form: 17 May 2010 / Accepted: 21 May 2010 / Published: 4 June 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2274-2289; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052274
Received: 5 March 2010; in revised form: 30 April 2010 / Accepted: 4 May 2010 / Published: 6 May 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 1901-1912; doi:10.3390/ijerph7051901
Received: 1 March 2010; in revised form: 12 April 2010 / Accepted: 21 April 2010 / Published: 27 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1831-1834; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041831
Received: 16 March 2010; Accepted: 13 April 2010 / Published: 20 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1835-1840; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041835
Received: 2 April 2010; Accepted: 13 April 2010 / Published: 20 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1622-1648; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041622
Received: 18 February 2010; in revised form: 29 March 2010 / Accepted: 6 April 2010 / Published: 9 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1577-1596; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041577
Received: 22 January 2010; in revised form: 28 March 2010 / Accepted: 29 March 2010 / Published: 6 April 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 870-926; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030870
Received: 29 December 2009; in revised form: 20 February 2010 / Accepted: 28 February 2010 / Published: 8 March 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(1), 9-27; doi:10.3390/ijerph7010009
Received: 30 November 2009; Accepted: 20 December 2009 / Published: 29 December 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 2950-2966; doi:10.3390/ijerph6122950
Received: 12 October 2009; Accepted: 23 November 2009 / Published: 27 November 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(10), 2676-2695; doi:10.3390/ijerph6102676
Received: 27 August 2009; Accepted: 12 October 2009 / Published: 20 October 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2271-2287; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082271
Received: 29 July 2009; Accepted: 12 August 2009 / Published: 19 August 2009
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