Improving the Hospital Quality of Care during Winter Periods by Optimizing Budget Allocation Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Bed Expansion

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at on November 21, 2017 at 01:04AM Abstract Background During each winter the hospital quality of care (QoC) in pediatric wards decreases due to a surge in pediatric infectious diseases leading to overcrowded units. Bed occupancy rates often surpass the good hospital bed management threshold of 85%, […]

Harder, better, faster … Yet stronger? Working conditions and self-declaration of chronic diseases

from Health Economics at on November 20, 2017 at 09:26AM Abstract The role played by working conditions in worker health status has been widely acknowledged in the literature in general but has received less attention in economics, due to the inherent statistical biases and lack of data available to determine the role of simultaneous […]

Should I stay or should I go? Hospital emergency department waiting times and demand

from Health Economics at on November 20, 2017 at 09:26AM Abstract In the absence of the price mechanism, hospital emergency departments rely on waiting times, alongside prioritisation mechanisms, to restrain demand and clear the market. This paper estimates by how much the number of treatments demanded is reduced by a higher waiting time. I […]