Repositório de Documentos de Trabalho

O repositório de documentos de trabalho da APES é um espaço onde sócios e não sócios da APES podem pesquisar e submeter documentos de trabalho em Economia da Saúde.
O objectivo é o de facilitar a divulgação da investigação realizada fundamentalmente por investigadores Portugueses que foquem a realidade Portuguesa. Os trabalhos podem ser escritos em língua Portuguesa ou Inglesa.

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Health Status Determinants in the OECD Countries. A Panel Data Approach with Endogenous Regressors

The purpose of this study is to analyse the determinants of life expectancy as proxy for health status of the OECD countries’ population. A production function of health is used to explain life expectancy at birth for total and ageing population and accor…
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Tobacco Cessation: A Study of Individuals

Nowadays, smoking is one of the highest preventable causes of morbidity and death. This paper, estimates the characteristics of former Smokers versus Smokers, what factors influence success in quitting and its consequences. We use data from the Inquérit…
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Cuidados Paliativos no domicilio: Poupança ou desperdício?

Abstract Introduction: The direct costs of palliative care of cancer patients in their last month of life were compared between a group treated in an NHS hospital and a group treated in the community. Methods: Two groups of terminally ill cancer patient…
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Evolução recente da situação económico-financeira do serviço nacional de saúde

A sustentabilidade do SNS é entendida numa óptica, restrita, de sustentabilidade financeira, o que implica que a actividade do SNS, para ser financeiramente sustentável, não pode gerar défices sucessivos e/ou tendenciais. Nesta óptica, a actividade do SNS…
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Volume-Outcome Effect in a NHS

Evidence from previous literature reports a negative relation between volume of procedure and mortality rates or other proxies in the health sector. In general, high-volume hospitals appear to achieve smaller mortality rates for specific procedures, altho…
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Relevance of statistical techniques when using administrative health

The main difficulty of using administrative data for research is the insufficient information about patients’ clinical characteristics. In the present paper, we examine the specific case of gender differences in in-patient mortality from cardio-vascula…
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Longevity Dispersion in Portugal from 1940 to 2007

The first part of this paper studies the dispersion in the distribution of longevity with the same tools that are employed to measure income inequality and poverty. An historical sequence of life tables for Portugal covering the period 1940-2007 is used…
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Health Care Utilization and Self-Assessed Health: Specification of Bivariate Models Using Copulas

The discernment of relevant factors driving health care utilization constitutes one important research topic in Health Economics. This issue is frequently addressed through specification of regression models for health care use (y – often measured by numb…
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Using multicentre RCT-based IPD to populate decision analytic CE models for location-specific decision making: a Bayesian approach

Objectives: To develop methodology for the analysis of individual patient-level data from multicentre/multinational randomized controlled trials with the aim of estimating location-specific parameters to populate decision models for location-specific deci..
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The Impact of Pharmaceutical Policy Measures: A Structural-Break Approach

Pharmaceutical spending in many other countries has had a steep increase in the last decade. The Portuguese Government has adopted several measures to reduce pharmaceutical expenditure growth, ranging from increased co-payments to price decreases determin..
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Econometric analysis of private medicines expenditure in portugal

The Portuguese National Health System states that access to health care should depend mainly on need. Conditional on need, access to pharmaceuticals should not depend on socio-economic factors such as income, social class, education or geographical factor…
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Money for nothing: the net costs of medical training

One of the stages of medical training is the residency programme. Hosting institutions often claim compensation for the training provided. How much should this compensation be? According to our results, given the benefits arising from having residents…
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