Special Issue "Health Economics & Finance and Global Public Health"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Policy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Mustafa Z. Younis
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Guest Editor
Jackson State University, Jackson, United States
Interests: Health Economics; Healthcare Finance; Public Health; Global Health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We call for papers for a Special Issue that focuses on global health as well as health economics and finance. The interconnected fluid network formed by the flow of cash, commodities, and communication technologies aided by human mobility helps to address healthcare reform, access, and efficiency in this globalized world. Topics regarding aging and the cost of addressing the spread of COVID-19 and health disparities is actually the epitome of globalization.

The aim of this Special Issue is to help disseminate innovative scholarship and strategies to advance global health, with a particular focus on health economics and finance and their far-reaching ramifications.

Original research, reviews, perspectives, and research notes on any topic relevant to global health are welcome. Multidisciplinary manuscripts related to all aspects of health economics & finance and global health are significant, and those relating to the association of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) and non-communicable diseases are also eligible to be considered. Additionally, manuscripts on health equity, global health security, implementation research, social determinants of health, population health, and other urgent and neglected global health issues are welcome.

The journal adheres to rigorous standards of peer review and will consider all manuscripts on the basis of ethical and methodological integrity and potential to contribute to the extant body of knowledge. We welcome quality articles in the above areas from scholars from around the world.

Prof. Mustafa Z. Younis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Health Economics & Finance
  • Global Health

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Open AccessArticle
Cost Analysis of Selected Radiotherapeutic Modalities for Prostate Cancer Treatment—Czech Republic Case Study for the Purposes of Hospital Based HTA
Healthcare 2021, 9(1), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010098 - 19 Jan 2021
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This study aims to calculate the costs of prostate cancer radiotherapy in a regional hospital Department of Radiation Oncology equipped with Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) radiation technology, using activity based costing (ABC), [...] Read more.
This study aims to calculate the costs of prostate cancer radiotherapy in a regional hospital Department of Radiation Oncology equipped with Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) radiation technology, using activity based costing (ABC), and to compare the costs of both methods at the level of component treatment process activities and with respect to insurance reimbursements. The costing was performed based on a sample of 273 IMRT VMAT patients and 312 3D-CRT patients in a regional hospital in the period from 2018 to 2019. The research has highlighted the necessity to place emphasis on factors that may skew the costing results. The resulting output has been supplemented by a sensitivity analysis, whereas the modeled parameter is represented by the time required for one patient fraction on a linear accelerator and the time the Radiology Assistant needs to prepare the complete radiation plan as part of radiotherapy planning. Moreover, the effects of the received grant, in the form of calculated write-offs, are also considered. The case study uses the example of radiotherapy to demonstrate the potential of ABC and suggests considering the application of this method as an effective management tool for cost and economic evaluation as part of comprehensive hospital assessment under the Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment (HB-HTA) initiative. Full article
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