Structural changes in the Russian health care system: do they match European trends?
ConclusionThe structural transformations must be intensified with the focus on strengthening primary care, further integration of care, and development of new organizational structures that mitigate the dependence on inpatient care. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Structural changes in the Russian health care system: do they match European trends?
In the last two decades, health care systems (HCS) in the European countries have faced global challenges and have undergone structural changes with the focus on early disease prevention, strengthening primary... (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 26, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Sergey Shishkin, Igor Sheiman, Vasily Vlassov, Elena Potapchik and Svetlana Sazhina Tags: Research Source Type: research

Feasibility properties of the EQ-5D-3L and 5L in the general population: evidence from the GP Patient Survey on the impact of age
ConclusionEvidence from our study suggests that both the EQ-5D-3L and 5L have good feasibility properties. In comparison to younger populations there appears to be a higher proportion of respondents with incomplete responses beyond the age of 64  years. Overall, the 5L version compares more favourably in terms of missing values, completion rates as well as with regard to the expected probability of an incomplete descriptive system. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Feasibility properties of the EQ-5D-3L and 5L in the general population: evidence from the GP Patient Survey on the impact of age
There is evidence to suggest that the proportion of missing values is slightly higher in the older population resulting in lower completion rates of the EQ-5D. However, existing studies rarely provide a within... (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 20, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Ole Marten and Wolfgang Greiner Tags: Research Source Type: research

How much do government and households spend on an episode of hospitalisation in India? A comparison for public and private hospitals in Chhattisgarh state
ConclusionsGovernment and households put together spent substantially more per hospitalisation in private hospitals than public hospitals in Chhattisgarh. This has important implications for the allocative efficiency and the desired public-private provider-mix. Using public resources for purchasing inpatient care services from private providers may not be a suitable strategy for such contexts. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

How much do government and households spend on an episode of hospitalisation in India? A comparison for public and private hospitals in Chhattisgarh state
Improvements in the financing of healthcare services are important for developing countries like India to make progress towards universal health coverage. Inpatient-care contributes to a big share of total hea... (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 6, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Samir Garg, Narayan Tripathi, Alok Ranjan and Kirtti Kumar Bebarta Tags: Research Source Type: research

How much do government and households spend on an episode of hospitalisation in India? A comparison for public and private hospitals in Chhattisgarh state
ConclusionsGovernment and households put together spent substantially more per hospitalisation in private hospitals than public hospitals in Chhattisgarh. This has important implications for the allocative efficiency and the desired public-private provider-mix. Using public resources for purchasing inpatient care services from private providers may not be a suitable strategy for such contexts. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluating a capacity development intervention in health economics among producers and users of evidence in Nigeria: a case study in Getting Research Into Policy and Practice (GRIPP) in Anambra State
ConclusionFindings underscored the need for regular upgrade of stakeholders in the health system for enhanced uptake and sustainability of the programme to achieve the desired goal of getting research into policy and practice in the state applicable to other settings. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluating a capacity development intervention in health economics among producers and users of evidence in Nigeria: a case study in Getting Research Into Policy and Practice (GRIPP) in Anambra State
The use of research evidence to inform policy and practice cannot be overemphasized especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). To promote the use of research evidence in the provision of health ser... (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 23, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Charles C. Ezenduka and Obinna E. Onwujekwe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating a capacity development intervention in health economics among producers and users of evidence in Nigeria: a case study in Getting Research Into Policy and Practice (GRIPP) in Anambra State
ConclusionFindings underscored the need for regular upgrade of stakeholders in the health system for enhanced uptake and sustainability of the programme to achieve the desired goal of getting research into policy and practice in the state applicable to other settings. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Endogenous health risks, poverty traps, and the roles of health insurance in poverty alleviation
ConclusionHealth risks have a significant effect on poverty. Furthermore, health insurance mechanisms have the advantages of transferring health risks, reducing poverty and improving health equity. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Endogenous health risks, poverty traps, and the roles of health insurance in poverty alleviation
Family education investment is a key factor in reducing intergenerational transmission of poverty. At the price of higher health risk, the poor may overdraw their bodies to earn more money to invest in educati... (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 19, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Pu Liao, Xun Zhang and Wanlu Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Endogenous health risks, poverty traps, and the roles of health insurance in poverty alleviation
ConclusionHealth risks have a significant effect on poverty. Furthermore, health insurance mechanisms have the advantages of transferring health risks, reducing poverty and improving health equity. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Cardiovascular drug shortages in Lebanon: a broken heart
AbstractFor nearly 3 years now, Lebanon has been assailed by compounded crises. With the economic instability, the coronavirus pandemic, and the explosion of the Beirut Port on August 4, 2020; the fragile Lebanese healthcare system has found itself at massive risk of a catastrophic public health crisis secondary to cardiovascular drug shortages. The time has come for public health authorities to find urgent solutions for this national trajedy that is projected to last for years. (Source: Health Economics Review)
Source: Health Economics Review - April 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research