Special Issue "Insurance and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Services and Health Economics Research".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) has commissioned a Special Issue on Health Insurance and Health. Health insurance is an important distal determinant of health status; health status itself may also exert an important influence over individuals’ insurance decisions, and correlated factors (such as risk aversion) may be correlated with both health outcomes and insurance choices.
This Special Issue focuses on the linkages between health insurance and health itself, but its remit is broad and extends to the management of risk in relation to a range of environmental and public health challenges. Submissions from a range of social science and health-related disciplines is encouraged (e.g., law, economics, public health epidemiology, environmental science, and so on).
The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to the relationships between:
- health insurance, human behaviour and health and other social outcomes;
- life insurance, human behaviour, and health and other social outcomes;
- residential aged care insurance and other forms of insurance and their effects on health and other social outcomes;
- compulsory third-party (e.g., auto) insurance schemes and their relationship to health and other social outcomes;
- workers’ compensation schemes and their relationship to health and other social outcomes;
- risk management practices that affect food security, biosecurity and other potential challenges to human health;
- adverse selection in health insurance and other insurance markets, and its effects on market and health outcomes;
- moral hazard in health and other insurance markets that may affect health outcomes;
- insurer and service provider behaviour, market outcomes and health outcomes in markets affected by insurance;
- consumer behaviour, market outcomes and health outcomes in markets affected by insurance;
- public policy and regulation and their effects on insurance markets and health outcomes.
Public and private insurance arrangements are of equal interest; as are interactions between public and private insurance schemes and the outcomes these produce.
Prof. Luke B. Connelly
Manuscript Submission Information
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- moral hazard
- adverse selection
- consumer behaviour
- producer behaviour
- market outcomes