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Special Issue "Global Burden of Disease: Diversity of Socioeconomic Consequences Worldwide"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
2. Division of Health Economics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Interests: global health; Global Burden of Disease Project; big data; health care financing & expenditures; evaluation of policy; programs and health system performance; organisation of health care markets; health economics; emerging markets
We are organizing a Special Issue entitled: “Global Burden of Disease: Diversity of Socioeconomic Consequences Worldwide” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The Global Burden of Disease Project developed in 1990 from WHO-supported efforts (https://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/about/en/) to provide in-depth epidemiological evidence with scale and depth unseen before that time in the professional literature. The core idea behind this multinational effort was that methodologically rigorous evidence on unmet medical needs in diverse world regions would create a solid, long-lasting, and evolving ground for informed policy making (http://www.healthdata.org/infographic/what-global-burden-disease-gbd). So far, it has become a strong success story, bringing value-based policy-making and evidence-driven health policies to diverse regions worldwide (http://www.healthdata.org/gbd/about).
Since the dawn of the first out of four consecutive industrial revolutions beginning in 18th century Europe, global morbidity and mortality patterns have changed tremendously. This means that most contemporary nations experienced a transition from dominant infectious diseases, traumatism, and acute maternal and early childhood morbidity towards chronic non-communicable diseases. This profound change was driven to some extent by urbanization, changing lifestyle, and sexual revolution, but to a large degree was also due to the widespread phenomenon of population ageing.
All these transformations in population health are reflected heavily in the human societies across the globe. At first, the historical establishments of national health systems, regardless of their kind (Bismarck, Beveridge or Semashko), were all based on a demographic growth model. Consequently, a variety of nations—rich and poor alike—in the decades following WWII and the Cold War Era faced serious threats to the long-term financial sustainability of their health, social support, and pension systems.
In this sense, we are launching this Special Issue to address some of the core research questions related to mankind’s epidemiological evolution, such as:
- The consequences of the spread of NCDs for national health systems;
- Health expenditure long-term trends driven by these changes in OECD and leading emerging markets alike (BRICs, EM7);
- Health policy and economic estimates in relation to global morbidity and mortality transition;
- Evolving burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs);
- Rapid transformation of pharmaceutical markets led by Asia, attributable to GBD transition;
- Transnational assessments of underlying health trends and forecasts for the future;
- Comparisons of geopolitical groupings of countries sharing similar legacies of health care provision and financing;
We welcome the submission of Reviews, Original Research Articles, Short Communications, Editorial Letters, Systematic Reviews, Case Studies, and other kinds of articles targeting any of these core research questions and beyond. We would be delighted to attract as high diversity and heterogeneity of submissions across geographies and jurisdictions as possible.
Prof. Dr. Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic
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- global burden of disease
- health economics
- health policy
- population ageing
- noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
- health spending (expenditure)
- emerging markets