Reforms and physicians’ status in Turkey: Distribution of OOP Health Expenditures for Physicians and Hospitals

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2pjEn1z on April 30, 2017 at 08:26AM Turkish health care reforms brought about significant changes regarding the way physicians practice. Dual-time practice, which was very common among public hospital physicians, was gradually banned. While public insurance coverage has been extended to private hospitals, private practices have been left out. The resulting […]

Water Improvement and Health: Historical Evidence on the Effect of Filtering Water on Urban Mortality

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2oY8Yz0 on April 30, 2017 at 08:26AM In this paper, I analyse how technologies for cleaning and distributing water can affect health using new historical data from Sweden. The city of Stockholm introduced a slow filter water cleaning system and piped distribu- tion network in 1861 enabling parts of the population […]

The Drive toward Universal Health Coverage: Progress and Challenges around the World

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2pjT4BD on April 30, 2017 at 08:26AM To move toward universal health coverage to enable everyone to receive quality health care without financial hardship, three dimensions should be considered simultaneously: population to be covered, health services to be covered, and financial risk protection. Collaboration among ministries of health, finance, education, and […]

Evaluating the Effects of a Targeted Home Visiting Program on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2oXUaRc on April 30, 2017 at 08:26AM We evaluate the effects of home visiting targeted towards disadvantaged first-time mothers on maternal and child health outcomes. Our analysis exploits a randomized controlled trial and combines rich longitudinal survey data with unique administrative health data. In a context in which the target group […]