Journal of Health Economics

This journal seeks articles related to the economics of health and medical care.

Publisher
Elsevier
Impact factor
1.600 (2012)

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Medications

If a medicine is too expensive, should a hospital make its own?

When Marleen Kemper was a child, she watched two of her primary-school classmates get ill. One had a brain tumor, and the other contracted an infection in his gut. Both of them died. Kemper was around ten at the time, and ...

Health

Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21

A recent study looked at marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24. It's probably not surprising that the results show a drastic increase in alcohol consumption in people just over 21; after all, that's ...

Health

Patient charges mean young people visit doctor less

When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a study shows. The groups affected most are women and low-income ...

Health

Indoor E-cigarette restrictions increase prenatal smoking

Laws that prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in private workplaces, bars and restaurants may increase cigarette use by as much as 30 percent for pregnant women, according to research published in the Journal of Health Economics ...

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