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Consumer Demand and Health Effects of Cost-Sharing  

Dana P. Goldman and Geoffrey F. Joyce

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
With recent increases in pharmacy spending, pharmacy benefit managers and health plans have adopted benefit changes designed to reduce pharmaceutical use or steer patients to less ... More

Health Care Pricing in the United States: The Case of Hospitals  

E. Andrew Boyd

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
In 2009, health care expenditures in the United States totalled $2.5 trillion – $8,086 for every person, and 17.6 per cent of the US gross domestic product. Payment to hospitals amounted ... More

Insurance and Drug Spending  

Mark V. Pauly

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical research on insurance coverage for drugs in the context of a comparison with this idealized model. Deviations from it ... More

Measuring Organizational Performance  

James F. Burgess Jr. and Andrew Street

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes econometric approaches to comparing the efficiency of health care organizations. It deals with organizational performance measurement by first formulating a ... More

Pricing and Reimbursement in US Pharmaceutical Markets  

Ernst R. Berndt and Joseph P. Newhouse

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This survey article on pricing and reimbursement in US pharmaceutical markets first presents a theoretical framework for pricing of branded pharmaceuticals, initially without and then in ... More

R&D Costs and Returns to New Drug Development: A Review of the Evidence  

Joseph A. DiMasi and Henry G. Grabowski

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article reviews the extensive literature on R&D costs and returns. The first section focuses on R&D costs and the various factors that have affected the trends in real R&D costs over ... More

Transparency of Human Resource Policy  

Erik Mellander

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Oct 2014
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Dec 2014
Public human resource policies are motivated by market failures that prevent equal access to education and training and lead to too low investments in skills. The market failures also ... More

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