Special Issue "Innovations in Health Economics, Social Policy and Health Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.
Interests: health economics; health planning; demography; social policy; social system protection; strategic management; health and safety at work
Interests: social science research; health management; organizational behaviour; organizatinal culture; leadership; organizational change and development
Interests: qualitative research; grounded theory; primary health care nursing; health promotion; basic nursing; rehabilitation nursing; evidence-based nursing
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Interests: quantitative research; systematic reviews; primary health care nursing; health promotion; basic nursing; evidence-based nursing; health management and health economics
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The growing interest in health economics, social policy and health care management lies in the complexity and importance of operating the health sector both for the individual and for society as a whole. The right to equal access to health services, as well as the quality of the provided health services, concern both individuals and experts in health policy. At the same time, health expenditure absorbs an increasing share of the national income. The way in which these expenditures are financed is of great concern to those pursuing a health policy, as well as to the ever-widening deficits in the health sector. The aging of the population, the rise of the standard of living, the pollution of the environment, and the consumer model have an increasing effect on health expenditures. Health economics is influencing decision making at all levels of healthcare in the face of growing demands on scarce resources.
This Special Issue focuses on health economics, social policy, and health management and aims to provide managers and policy makers with current knowledge regarding useful insights into how healthcare can be organized and financed and a framework to address a broad range of issues in an explicit and consistent manner. Additionally, papers explaining social phenomena that shape the health status of the population, social security, working conditions, inequalities, social discrimination and European and international health policies, modern methodological funding techniques, compensation methods, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness, utility costs, and cost minimization are encouraged. Papers following the application of quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods approaches will be considered.
We hope to be an open communication space that enhances dissemination and exchange of knowledge to a wider audience.
This Special Issue will consider original articles, with a special focus on issues such as:
- Macro- and/or microeconomics of healthcare financing;
- Economic evaluation;
- Health services research;
- Health policy analysis;
- Cost effectiveness in healthcare;
- Financial resource allocation;
- Organization and administration of health care systems;
- Behavior of consumers, patients, and providers of health services;
- Health inequalities;
- Health technology assessment;
- Empirical research in demography;
- Quality of healthcare services;
- Quality of life; disease prevention and health promotion;
- Functioning of healthcare systems and health-affecting behaviors such as smoking, diabetes, and obesity;
- Policies and reforms of health systems;
- Health care services and human recourse management;
- Patient management, hospital management, and management of diseases;
- Important economic aspects of environmental research and public health;
- Environmental health and diseases;
- The preservation or development of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings;
- Innovation, finance, and best practices promotion in health education;
- Organizational behavior, leadership and complexity, human resource management, and total quality and performance management;
- Management and performance practices; work, organization, and leadership dynamics.
Prof. Sotiris Soulis
Dr. Aspasia Goula
Dr. Evridiki Kaba
Prof. Martha Kelesi
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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- health economics
- health planning
- public health
- health promotion
- quality of life
- health management
- health service quality