Health Economics: Recent Publications

Research publications produced over the past three years by the Melbourne Institute’s Health Economics research program.

  • Books and Book Chapters

    • Hurley J & Li J. 2014. Financing incentives and pay-for-performance, in Marchildon G. & Di Matteo L. (eds), Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care: Canada’s Provinces in International Perspective, Toronto, University of Toronto Press.
    • McPake B, Scott A & Edoka I. 2014. Analyzing Markets for Health Workers: Insights from Labor and Health Economics. The World Bank.
    • Minas H, Edington C, La N & Kakuma R. 2017. Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Cultural Perspectives. In Minas H & Lewis M. (eds.), Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Cultural Perspectives, Springer.
    • Scott A, Araújo E, Menkulasi G & Cohen R. 2016. Data Requirements for the Economic Analysis of Health Labour Markets. In Scheffle, R, Herbst C, Lemiere C & Campbell J. (eds), Health Labor Market Analyses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries : An Evidence-Based Approach. Washington, DC: World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25137, pp. 31–48.

  • Refereed Journal Articles

    • Broadway B, Kalb G, Li J & Scott A. 2017. Do financial incentives influence GPs' decisions to do after‐hours work? A discrete choice labour supply model. Health Economics, doi: 10.1002/hec.3476.
    • Cheng TC. 2014. Measuring the effects of removing subsidies for private insurance on public expenditure for health care. Journal of Health Economics, 33: 159–179.
    • Cheng TC, Haisken-DeNew JP & Yong J. 2015. Cream skimming and hospital transfers in a mixed public-private system. Social Science & Medicine, 132: 156–164.
    • Cheng TC, Palangkaraya A & Yong J. 2014. Hospital utilization in mixed public–private system: Evidence from Australian hospital data. Applied Economics, 46(8): 859–870.
    • Contoyannis P & Li J. 2017. The dynamics of adolescent depression: an instrumental variable quantile regression with fixed effects approach. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 180(3):907-22.
    • Dowsey M, Scott A, Nelson E, Li J, Sundararajan V, Nikpour M & Choong P. 2016. Using discrete choice experiments as a decision aid in total knee arthroplasty: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials.17(1): 416
    • Gravelle H, Scott A, Sivey P & Yong J. 2016. Competition, prices and quality in the market for physician consultations. Journal of Industrial Economics, 64(1): 135–169.
    • Jia L, Yuan B, Meng Q & Scott A. 2015. Payment methods for ambulatory care health professionals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (9), doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011865.
    • Jones AM, Norton EC, O'Donnell O & Scott A. 2017. Editors' introduction. Health Economics, 26:1092. 
    • Kaiser U, Mendez S, Rønde T & Ullrich H. 2014. Regulation of pharmaceutical prices: Evidence from a reference price reform in Denmark. Journal of Health Economics, 36: 174–187.
    • Lee KCL, Sethuraman K & Yong J. 2015. On the hospital volume and outcome relationship: Does specialization matter more than volume? Health Services Research, 50(6): 2019–2036.
    • Li J, Hurley J, DeCicca P & Buckley G. 2014. Physician response to pay-for-performance: Evidence from a natural experiment. Health Economics, 23(8): 962–978.
    • Li J & Powdthavee N. 2015. Does more education lead to better health habits? Evidence from the school reforms in Australia. Social Science & Medicine, 127: 83–91.
    • Li J, Scott A, McGrail M, Humphreys J & Witt J. 2014. Retaining rural doctors: Doctors’ preferences for rural medical workforce incentives. Social Science and Medicine, 121: 56–64.
    • McIsaac M, Scott A & Kalb G. 2015. The supply of General Practitioners across local areas: Accounting for spatial heterogeneity. BMC Health Services Research, 15: 450.
    • Schurer S, Kuehnle D, Scott A & Cheng TC. 2016. A man’s blessing or a woman’s curse? The family-earnings gap of doctors. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 55(3): 385–414.
    • Scott A. 2014. Getting the balance right between generalism and specialisation. Does remuneration matter? Australian Family Physician, 43(4) April: 229–232.
    • Scott A. 2015. Policy Forum: Towards a stronger Medicare. Australian Economic Review, 48(3): 288–289.
    • Scott A. 2015. Towards value-based health care in Medicare. Australian Economic Review, 48(3): 305–313.
    • Scott A & Joyce C. 2014. The future of medical careers. Medical Journal of Australia, Perspectives, 201(2): 82–83.
    • Scott A, Liu M & Yong J. 2016. Financial incentives to encourage value-based health care. Medical Care Research and Review, doi: 10.1177/1077558716676594.
    • Scott A, Witt J, Duffield C & Kalb G. 2015. What do nurses and midwives value about their jobs? Results from a discrete choice experiment. Health Services Research & Policy, 20(1): 31–38.
    • Song K, Scott A, Sivey P & Meng Q. 2015. Improving Chinese primary care providers’ recruitment and retention: A discrete choice experiment. Health Policy and Planning, 30(1): 68–77.
    • Vogrin S, Harper R, Paratz E, MacIsaac A, Burchell J, Smith B, Scott A, Yong J & Sundararajan V.  2017. Comparative effectiveness of routine invasive coronary angiography for managing unstable anginaroutine coronary angiography in unstable angina. Annals of Internal Medicine.
    • Yong J & Scott A. 2015. Do new workforce roles reduce waiting times in ED? A difference-in-difference evaluation using hospital administrative data. Health Policy, 119: 488–493.

  • Policy Briefs
  • Working Papers
  • Other Publications

    • Cheng TC, Powdthavee N & Oswald A. 2014. Longitudinal evidence for a midlife nadir in the lives of human beings. IZA Discussion Paper Series, No. 7942, March 2014.
    • Jones A, O’Donnell O, Scott A & Shields M. 2015. Editors’ Introduction. Health Economics, 24(9): 1049.
    • Kaiser U, Mendez S, Rønde T & Ullrich H. 2015. Drug pricing reforms: The Danish experience. European Pharmaceutical Review, 20(2).
    • Scott A. 2014. Life as an Intern. In: Australian Medical Students Association – Internship and Residency Guide 2014.
    • Scott A. 2015. The GP Co-payment: A short post-mortem and a new research agenda on Medicare. Melbourne Institute Policy Brief No. 1/15.
    • Scott A, Joyce C, Cheng TC & Wang W. 2014. A fork in the road? A review of factors influencing medical career choices. Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics Policy Brief, Issue 2.
    • Scott A, Joyce CM, Cheng TC & Wang W. 2014. Medical career path decision making: a rapid review. Evidence Check Review. Sax Institute, Sydney 2014.
    • Scott A, Leahy A & Lentini N. 2014. MABEL Matters No. 9. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
    • Scott A, Leahy A & Lentini N. 2015. MABEL Matters No. 10. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
    • Scott A, Leahy A & Lentini N. 2016. MABEL Matters No. 11. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
    • Scott A, Liu M, Yong J & Cheng T. 2014. Recent trends and determinants of medical staff earnings in Victorian health services. Report for the Victorian Department of Health.
    • Taylor T, Scott A & Leahy A. 2015. MABEL User Manual: Wave 7 Release. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, October 2015.
    • Taylor T, Yan W, Li J, Scott A, Cheng TC & Leahy A. 2014. MABEL User Manual: Wave 5 Release. January 2014. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
    • Taylor T, Yan W, Li J, Scott A, Cheng T & Leahy A. 2015. MABEL User Manual: Wave 6 Release. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, January 2015.
    • Tinelli M, Scott A, Seymour J, Ryan M, Bond C & McNamee P. 2014. The Authors’ Reply to Koeser and McCrone: “On the Use and Interpretation of Quantile Regression in Quality-of-Life Research.” PharmacoEconomics, 32(2): 229-230.
    • Yong J, Li J & Yan W. 2014. Update on the econometric model of professional-entry student clinical placement capacity in public health settings. Report for the Victorian Department of Health.

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