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18.09.2018 | Original Paper Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of controlling gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review

An increased blood glucose level (92–125 mg/dl) first detected at any time during pregnancy is classified as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as part of hyperglycemia in pregnancy (HIP), which is any kind of increased blood glucose level during …

18.09.2018 | Original Paper Open Access

Advanced therapy medicinal products and health technology assessment principles and practices for value-based and sustainable healthcare

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) definition of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) is: “medicines for human use that are based on genes or cells … [and] offer groundbreaking new opportunities for the treatment of disease and injury” [ …

18.09.2018 | Original Paper Open Access

A QALY loss is a QALY loss is a QALY loss: a note on independence of loss aversion from health states

Evidence has accumulated documenting loss aversion for monetary and, recently, for health outcomes—meaning that, generally, losses carry more weight than equally sized gains. In the conventional Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) models, which …

06.09.2018 | Original Paper Open Access

Impact of late and prolonged working life on subjective health: the Swedish experience

This paper explores the relationship between the prolongation of working life and subjective health. Drawing on a unique combination of longitudinal data and the results of a postal survey in Sweden, we investigate the health consequences of …

05.09.2018 | Editorial

When is it too expensive? Cost-effectiveness thresholds and health care decision-making

From an economic viewpoint, the point at which something becomes too expensive is related to the objective function of a decision maker and the constraints he or she faces. Interestingly, these decision rules differ across jurisdictions, including …

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The European Journal of Health Economics is a highly scientific and at the same time practical oriented journal considering the requirements of various health care systems in Europe. The international scientific board of opinion leaders guarantee high-quality, peer reviewed publications as well as articles for pragmatic approaches in the field of Health Economics.

Officially cited as: Eur J Health Econ

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