2nd International Conference on

Health Economics, Management & Marketing

Kalamata, Greece

29-31 May 2003

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Thursday May 29, 2003

 

09:00-09:30          Registration

09:30-10:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

10:30-12:30          SESSION I: The Economics of Health

Chairperson: Papanikos, G.T., Director, ATINER, Greece.

 

  1. Aletras, V., Hellenic Open University, Greece. Are Bigger Hospitals more Efficient?
  2. Corby, S., Reader, University of Greenwich, U.K., White, G., Reader, University of Greenwich, U.K., Millward, L., Research Specialist, Health Development Agency, U.K., Meerabeau E., Professor, University of Greenwich, U.K., Druker, J., Professor, University of Greenwich, U.K. Finding a Cure? Pay in England's National Health Service.
  3. Balzan, M., Researcher, Azienda U.S.L., Italy, Rosito, A.M., Azienda U.S.L., Italy, & Pavanello, F., Azienda U.S.L., Italy. The Variability in Medical Practice and Related Costs of some Surgical Procedures.
  4. Sinnathambu, A., Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Dhurakijpundit University, Thailand. Coping with Poverty in the Health Sector: Evidence from Public Spending in Thailand.
  5. Rea, D., Lecturer, University of Swansea, U.K. Blank Cheques in Health Care: Meeting and Beating the National Service Frameworks.

 

12:30-14:30 SESSION II: Aspects of National Health Systems

Chairperson: Tsountas, K., TEI of Kalamata, Greece.

1.      Ashton, T., Director, Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Cumming, J., Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand, McKinlay, M., Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand, McLean, J., Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand & Fae, E., Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Contracting for Health Services: Some Lessons from the New Zealand Experience.

2.      Chia, N-C., Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Healthcare Management and Medical Inflation in Singapore.

3.      Tsui, A., Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Adequacy of Medisave for Healthcare Expenses of the Elderly in Singapore.

4.      Bridges, J.F.P., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA & Fijalkovich, P., Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA. Change Management and the Political Economy of Public Hospital Infrastructure Decisions in Australia

 

14:30-16:30 LUNCH BREAK

 

16:30 – 18:30 SESSION III: Technology and Quality

Chairperson: Papoutsis, I., TEI of Kalamata, Greece.

 

1.      Angus, D.E., Professor, Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program, University of Ottawa, Canada. Challenges of Telemedicine: Lessons Learned from Implementing the Eastern Ontario Telehealth Network (EOTN).

2.      Kostikou, T., Ph.D. Candidate, Student, Birmingham University, U.K. Policy Networks and Health Care Policy: A Case Study on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Appraisal of Beta-Interferon for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

3.      Pavlova, M., Assistant Professor, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, Groot, W., Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Merode, G., Professor, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Using Conjoint Analysis to Study the Importance of Quality, Access and Price to Health Care Consumers in Bulgaria.

4.      Barraclough, S., Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University, Australia. Introducing a Health Services Complaints Agency: Lessons from Victoria, Australia.

  

18:30 – 20:30 SESSION IV: The Role of Human Resources in Health

Chairperson: Pavlova, M., University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.

1.      Carlsen, B., Research Associate, Rokkan Centre, Norway.  Introduction of the Patient-List System in General Practice: Changes in Norwegian Physicians’ Perception of their Gatekeeper Role.

2.      Balcerzak, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland. Assessment of Professional. Competences in Public Health Graduates by Employers from Public Health Infrastructure.

3.      Hickey, E., Assistant Professor, Boston University, USA, Berlowitz, D., Professor, Boston University, Usa, Parker, V., Professor, Boston University, USA, Skinner, K., Professor, Boston University, USA & Young, G., Professor, Boston University, USA. Effect of Nursing Home Staffing Levels on Pressure Ulcer Rates.

4.      Smith, T., Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, U.K. Understanding the Key Methodological Issues in Developing Competency Frameworks for Studies of Education and Employment Skills Needs.

Friday May 30, 2003

 9:30 – 11:30 SESSION V: Round Table: Health Systems under the Socio-Cultural Changes in 21st Century

 Coordinator: Soulis, S., Director and Professor, Faculty of Administration and Economics, TEI of Athens.

  

12:00 – 14:00 SESSION VI: Social Issues

Chairperson: Pisimisis, T., TEI of Kalamata, Greece.

1.      Birch, S., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Phil, D., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Wilson, K., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Eyles, J., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Elliott, S., Professor, McMaster University, Canada. Heterogeneities in the Production of Health: Smoking, Health Status and Place.

2.      Happich, M., Researcher, GSF-Research Center for Environment and Health, Germany. Convergence of Life Expectancy in the OECD Countries.

3.      Menon, A., Head of Psychology Department, University of Zambia, Zambia. Adjustment Patterns of Cigarette Smokers and Non-Smokers.

4.      Noonan, K., Professor, Rider University, USA & Corman, H. Rider University, USA. Effects of Child Health on Parents' Relationship Status.

 

 14:00-16:00 LUNCH BREAK

  

16:00 – 17:30 SESSION VII: The Management of Health

Chairperson: Breuer, M., Ph.D., University of Zurich, Switzerland.

1.      Bridges, J.F.P., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USAStated Preference Techniques and Priority Setting in Health Care Management.

2.      Kieffer, R., Professor, ESCP-EAP, France. Strategic Performance Charts for Management Control in Healthcare Institutions.

3.      Vujicic, M., PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia, Canada. The Nursing Labour Market in Canada during the Period of Hospital Restructuring.

17:30 – 20:00 SESSION VIII: Insurance and Economic Issues

Chairperson: Chrisimos, S., TEI of Kalamata.

1.      Aakvik, A., Professor, University of Bergen, Norway. A Low Key Social Insurance Reform-Treatments Effects for Back Pain Patients in Norway.

2.      Birch, S., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Phil, D., Professor, McMaster University, Canada & Gafni, A., Professor, McMaster University, Canada. Naughty or NICE: Economics, Economic Evaluation and the Management of Health Care Resources in a Publicly Funded Health Care System.

3.      Breuer, M., Ph.D., University of Zurich, Switzerland. Multiple Losses, Ex-Antre Moral Hazard, and the Non-Optimality of Standard Insurance Contracts.

4.      Closon, M. C., Professor, School of Public Health, UCL, Belgium & Perelman, J., School of Public Health, UCL, Belgium. Risk of the Introduction of APDRG in the Financing of the Hospitals for the Access to Care for Low Socio-Economic Patients.

5.      Flynn, T., Professor, University of Bristol, U.K., Brown J., Professor, University of Bristol, U.K.  Issues in the Use of Stated Preference Discrete Choice Modelling to Construct a Utility Base Quality of Life Classification Instrument.

 

20:00 – 20:30 CONCLUSIONS

 

21:30: DINNER