FINAL PROGRAM OF THE 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

 

HEALTH ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY

 

JUNE 3-5, 2004

Athens, Greece

 

Conference Venue: University of Athens (30 Panepistimiou Street)

 

Organized by:

        The School of Law, Economics and Political Science, University of Athens

        The Health Research Unit, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

        The Department of Health and Welfare of the Athens Technological Educational Institute

        The Department of Health and Welfare of the Kalamata Technological Educational Institute

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

1.      Dr. John Yfantopoulos, ATINER and University of Athens, Greece

2.      Dr. Sotiris Soulis, ATINER and Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

3.      Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, ATINER, Greece

4.      Dr. Angelos Tsaklanganos, ATINER and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

5.      Dr. Chris Sakellariou, ATINER and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

6.      Dr. Nicholas Pappas, ATINER and Sam Houston University, USA

7.      Zoe Boutsioli, MSc, ATINER, Greece

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Tristan Hendy, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Thursday June 3rd, 2004

 

8:00-09:00 Registration

 

09:00-09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

       Professor John Yfantopoulos, University of Athens and Head of Health Research Unit, ATINER, Greece

       Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER, Greece


09:30-11:00

SESSION I (Plenary-Drakopoulos Amphitheatre)

Chairperson:  John Yfantopoulos, University of Athens and ATINER, Greece

1.     Safaei, J., Assistant Professor, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. Freedom and Health (Democracy is Good for Health)

2.     Doyle, V., Director, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Canada, Campbell, L., Manager, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Canada, Gallagher, E., Professor, University of Victoria, Canada and Rook, M., Vice President, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Canada. Supportive Housing in a Supportive Community: Building a System from the Ground Up

3.     Rathwell, T., Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada, Davenport, J., Analyst, Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations, Canada, and Rosenberg, M., Professor, Queens University, Canada. Service Provision for Seniors: Challenges for Communities in Atlantic Canada

4.     Zakaria, I. Z., Lecturer, Islamic International University, Malaysia. Health Policy on Cancer in Malaysia

 

 

11:00-12:30                                                                                                       Thursday June 3, 2004

SESSION II (Room A)

Chairperson: *Eyles, J., Professor, McMaster University, Canada

SESSION III (Room B)

Chairperson: Safaei, J., Assistant Professor, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada 

SESSION IV (Room C)

Chairperson: Gallagher, E., Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

1.       Birch, S., Professor, McMaster University, Canada & Gafni, A., Professor, McMaster University, Canada. The Biggest Bang for the Buck or Bigger Bucks for the Bang:  The Fallacy of the Cost-Effectiveness Threshold

2.       Coskeran, T., Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Denman, A., Northampton General Hospital, UK, Groves-Kirby, C., Northampton General Hospital, UK, Phillips, P., University College Northampton, UK and Tornberg, R., Radon Centres Ltd., UK. The Cost-Effectiveness of Individual Remediation against the Effects of Radon Gas in Domestic Properties

3.       Ragbir-Day, N., Public Health Project Manager, North and East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire Strategic Health Authority, UK. Values In Healthcare: Is A Values-Based Approach Practical?

4.       Tamm, M., Ph.D. Student, RWI-Essen and Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany & Schmidt, C.M., RWI-Essen and Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Reference Bias in Self-Assesses Health 

1.        Simonet, D., Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Managed Care and Traditional Insurance: A Comparison of Care Quality

2.        Uydaci, M., Assistant Professor, Marmara University, Turkey and Yildirim, A., Assistant Professor, Marmara University, Turkey. The Use of Social Marketing Intervention for Improving Life Quality in Chronic Patients

3.        Cutler, D.M., Professor, Harvard University, USA & Nuria, M., Researcher, IESE Business School, Spain. Comparing Non-Fatal Health across Countries: Is the US Medical System Better? 

4.        Carretero Gomez, S., Researcher, University of Valencia, Spain, Garces, J., Professor, University of Valencia, Spain, Rodenas, F., Lecturer, University of Valencia, Spain, Sanjose, V., Professor, University of Valencia, Spain and Sanjose, V., Professor, University of Valencia, Spain. An Efficient Alternative Scenario for Long Term Care Based on the Principles of Social Sustainability and Quality of Life in Spain

1.         Rothgang, H., Assistant Professor, Gress, S., Assistant Professor, Niebuhr, D., Researcher, Wasem, J., Professor, University of Bremen, Germany. Determining Benefit Packages in Health Care: A Comparative Perspective

2.         Ruser, J.W., Associate Director, US Bureau Of Economic Analysis, USA, Pergamit, M.R., National Opinion Research Center, USA and Krishnamurty, P., National Opinion Research Center, USA. Workers Compensation Reforms and Benefit Claiming

3.         Beeson-Royalty, A., Associate Professor, Indiana University Purdue, University Indianapolis, USA & Abraham, J., University of Minnesota, USA. Health Insurance and Labor Market Outcomes: Joint Decision-Making within Households 

4.         Pichet, E., Director, Bordeaux Business School, France. The French States Liabilities to its Civil Servants

 

12:30-14:00                                                                                                       Thursday June 3, 2004

SESSION V (Room A)

Chairperson: *Ragbir-Day, N., Public Health Project Manager, North and East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire Strategic Health Authority, UK

SESSION VI (Room B)

Chairperson: Simonet, D., Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

SESSION VII (Room C)

Chairperson: Beeson-Royalty, A., Associate Professor, Indiana University Purdue, University Indianapolis, USA

1.        Turati, G., Assistant Professor, Universita di Torino, Italy, Barbetta, G.P., Universita Cattolica di Milano, Italy, Zago, A.M., Universita di Verona, Italy. Behavioral Differences Between Public and Private Not-Profit Hospitals in the Italian NHS

2.        Rój, J., Assistant Professor, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland. Relationship between Financing Mechanism and Service Effectiveness of Hospital

3.        Milcent, C., Assistant Professor, Delta-CNRS and IEMS, France. Inefficiency in Health Care: A measurement by Potentially Avoidable Readmission

4.        Pilyavsky, A., Professor, Lviv Academy of Commerce, Lviv, Ukraine and University of Information Technology and Management, Warsaw, Poland & Staat, M., Assistant, University of Mannheim, Germany. Relative Efficiency of Hospitals in Ukraine: A Malmquist-Index Approach

1.      Eyles, J., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Birch, S., Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Wilson, K., Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada, Newbold, K.B., Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Pampalon, R., Director, Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Canada, Jerrett, M., Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada. Inequalities in the Production of Health: Analysing Variations in the Lifestyle-Health Relationship in Quebec, Canada

2.      Wang, H., Assistant Professor, Yale University, USA. Who Benefits Reestablished CMS? Equity Issues in Designing Health Insurance in Rural China

3.      Mangalore, R., Researcher, University of Warwick, UK. Equity in Health and Health Care Utilization in the UK

 

1.        Romeo, R., Researcher, Institute of Psychiatry, UK. Economic Implications of Learning Disabilities in the UK

2.        Akbulut, Y., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey, Tatar, M., Professor, Hacettepe University, Turkey and Demir, A., Adviser of General Director, Development Bank of Turkey, Turkey. Standardized Mortality Ratios and Allocation of Health Care Resources: Turkey Case

3.        Akremi, J., Ph.D. Student, University Paris X, France and Lievaut, J., Ph.D. Student, University Paris X, France. Comparison of the Power of Market of the Europeans Physicians     

14:00-15:00 LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

15:0016:00                                                                                                            Thursday June 3, 2004

SESSION VIII (Room A)

Chairperson: Wang, H., Assistant Professor, Yale University, USA

SESSION IX (Room B)

Chairperson: *Birch, S., Professor, McMaster University, Canada

1.      Regan, T.L., Assistant Professor, University of Miami, USA. Generic Entry and Price Competition in the Prescription Drug Market-18 Years after the Waxman-Hatch Act

2.      Rudholm, N., Researcher, Umeå University, Sweden. Approval Times and the Safety of New Pharmaceuticals

3.      Granlund, D., Ph.D. Student, Umeå University, Sweden. Differences in Physician Group Prescription Behaviour

1.      Hindman Persson, T., Senior Economist, ECON Analysis, Sweden. Womens Health Choices and the Effects on Child Health

2.      Ma, C., Ph.D. Student, Université dAuvergne, France. Child Survival in China: Convergence versus Government Subsidies on Public Hospitals       

3.      Nastis S.T., University of Wyoming, USA & Crocker, T.D., University of Wyoming, USA. Pregnant Mothers Valuation of Own and of Child Health

 

 

  

16:00-17:30                                                                                                           Thursday June 3, 2004

SESSION X (Room A)

Chairperson: Regan, T.L., Assistant Professor, University of Miami, USA

SESSION XI (Room B):

Chairperson: Nastis S.T., University of Wyoming, USA

1.       Yetkiner, H., Researcher, Hamburg University, Germany and Erdil, E., Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Theory and Evidence on Income-Health Causality

2.       Matthews, K., Sir Julian Hodge Professor, University of Wales Cardiff, UK. The Price of Lager and Beer and the Determinants of Violence-Related Injury in England and Wales 

3.       Gustavsen, G.W., Researcher, Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Norway. Public Policies and the Demand for Carbonated Soft Drinks 

4.       Cornelisse-Vermaat, J., Ph.D. Student, Wageningen University & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Maassen van den Brink, H., Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Demand for Health: Differences between Native Dutch and Immigrants in the Netherlands

5.       Kulig,M., Ph.D. Student, Humboldt University, Germany, Nocon, M., Humboldt University, Germany, Jaspsen, D., Klinikum Fulda, Germany, Labenz, J., Ev. Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus, Germany, Lind, T., AstraZeneca R&D, Sweden, Meyer-Sabellek, W., AstraZeneca R&D, Germany, Stolte, M., Klinikum Bayreuth, Germany, Malfertheiner, P., Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany and   Willich, S., Humboldt University, Germany. Medication Use and Costs in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux in Routine Care

 

1.      Torre, A., Director and Professor, University of California, USA, Hernandez-Rodriguez, C., Professor, University of California, USA and Garcia, L., Professor, University of California, USA. Cost Analysis in Telemedicine: Empirical Evidence from Sites in Arizona

2.      Lega, F., Assistant Professor, Bocconi University, Italy. Emerging Trends in Hospital Organization and Management: An International Perspective

3.      Mannion, R., Researcher, University of York, UK. Does Hospital Organisational Culture Influence Hospital Performance?

4.      Tichon, J., Lecturer, University of Queensland, Australia. Facilitating Citizen Participation in Healthcare through Virtual Reality

21:00 GREEK NIGHT (STAMATOPOULOS TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, PLAKA, Tel.: 210 322-8722)

 

 

Friday June 4th, 2004

09:30-11:00

SESSION XII (Room A)

Chairperson: Connelly, L., Associate Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia

SESSION XIII (Room B)

Chairperson: Kok, L., Head, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SESSION XIV (Room C)

Chairperson: Soares Santos, I., Researcher, National School of Public Health, Brazil

1.         Mechoulan, S., Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada. Risky Behavior, Testing, and New HIV/AIDS Treatments    

2.         Hammerby, E., Head, Danish National Board of Health, Denmark. Estimating the Prevalence of Drug Abusers in Denmark

3.         Borghi, J., Researcher, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, Nazme, S., International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh & Hoque, E., International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. Time and Monetary Costs of Pregnancy to Households in Rural Bangladesh: a Case Study from Matlab

1.         Ener, M., Assistant Professor, Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. The Effect of WTO on the Health Sector of Developing Countries 

2.         Alavi, R., Associate Professor, International Islamic University, Malaysia. Gats and Trade in Health Care Services: A Case Study on Malaysia

3.         Jiang, Y., Associate Professor, Sichuan Agricultural University, China. The Role of the Extended Family in Coping with Cost of Illness in Rural China

 

1.         Zverev, I., Economist, Health Canada. Developing a Tool to Predict the Spread of an Infectious Disease

2.         Behar, L.B., Director, Child and Family Program Strategies, USA and Paulson, R.I., Visiting Research Professor, University of South Florida, USA. Evaluation of a Community Based Intervention Program for Youth Exposed to Psychological Trauma

3.         Jahn, B., Ph.D. Student, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria & Pfeiffer, K. P., Head of the Department of Biostatistics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria. Cost-Effectiveness Study for Stents and Drug-Eluting Stents Estimation of an Optimal Proportion of two Treatments  

4.         Neyt, M., Ph.D. Student, Ghent University, Belgium, Albrecht, J., Doctor in Economics, Ghent University, Belgium, Clarysse, B., Doctor in Applied Economics, Ghent University, Belgium and Cocquyt, V., Doctor in Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. The Cost-Effectiveness of Herceptin in a Standard Cost Model for Breast-Cancer Treatment in a Belgian University Hospital

 

11:0012:30                                                                                                                Friday June 4, 2004

SESSION XV (Room A)

Chairperson: Alavi, R., Associate Professor, International Islamic University, Malaysia

SESSION XVI (Room B)

Chairperson: Hammerby, E., Head, Danish National Board of Health, Denmark

SESSION XVII (Room C)

Chairperson: Lazaridou, A., Researcher, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Canada

1.      Ordaz Sanz, J.A., Associate Professor, University Pablo de Olavide, Spain, Guerrero Casas, F.M., University Pablo de Olavide, Spain & Murillo Fort, C., University Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Analysis of the Demand for Private Health Insurance in Spain

2.      Connelly, L., Associate Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia and Brown, S., Professor, University of Texas, USA. Guaranteed Renewability and Lifetime Cover

3.      Jankowski, M., Researcher, University of Cologne, Germany and Zimmermann, A., Researcher, University of Cologne, Germany. Avoiding Risk Selection in Competitive Health Insurance Markets

4.      Samnaliev, M., Ph.D. Student, University of Massachusetts, USA and Brandt, S., Professor, University of Massachusetts, USA. The Effect of Different Health Insurance Plans on the Utilization of Medical Services in the US: Implications for Health Care Reforms

1.      Dzakula, A., Research Fellow, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Croatia & Luka, V., Research Fellow, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Croatia. Decentralization of Healthcare in the Republic of Croatia, a Critical View

2.      Luoma, K., Researcher, Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland, Jarvio, M-L., Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland, Raty, T., Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland. The Impact of the Grant Reform and Decentralisation of the Cost Efficiency and Productivity off Primary Care in Finland

3.      Ollikainen, L., Reseacher, Kuopio University, Finland, Kinnunen, J.,  Professor, Kuopio University, Finland & Vehviläinen-Julkunen, K., Professor, Kuopio University, Finland. Patient Based Nursing Costs in Secondary Health Care

1.         Kara, A., Associate Professor, Fatih University, Turkey and Zaim, S., Associate Professor, Fatih University, Turkey. Trapping Equilibria in the Public Healthcare Sector in Turkey: A Model and Policy Resolutions

2.         Walker, A., Principal Research Fellow, University of Canberra, Australia. Economic and Health Impacts of Narrower Health Inequalities in Australia 

3.         Tsemberis, S., Executive Director, Pathways to Housing, Inc. USA & Gulcur, L., Pathways to Housing, Inc. USA. Housing First, Consumer Choice, and Harm Reduction for Individuals who are Homeless with Dual Diagnosis: A 36-Month Longitudinal 

4.         Soares Santos, I., Researcher, National School of Public Health, Brazil & Domínguez-Ugá, M.A., National School of Public Health, Brazil. An Analysis of Equity on Brazilian Health Financing

12:30-14:00                                                                                                                  Friday June 4, 2004

SESSION XVIII (Room A)

Chairperson: *Fotaki, M., Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

SESSION XIX (Room B):

Chairperson: *Walker, A., Principal Research Fellow, University of Canberra, Australia

1.       Hagen, T. P., Professor, University of Oslo, Norway. Research and Teaching as Explanations of Hospital Cost Variations      

2.       Kok, L., Head, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Hop, P., Senior Researcher, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Costs of Waiting

3.       Ovaskainen, P., Researcher, University of Turku, Finland, Ojanlatva, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Turku, Finland, Vahlberg, T., Consulting Statician, University of Turku, Finland & Rautava, P., Ph.D. Student, University of Turku, Finland. Analysis of and Predictions for the Use of Hospital Care Services in Finland  

4.       Caliskan, Z., Researcher, Hacettepe University, Turkey. Economies of Scale and Scope in Turkish Hospitals

5.       Donatos, G., Giokas, D. and Yfantopoulos, J., Professor, University of Athens, Greece. A Comparison between DEA and Regression Analysis in Assessing Efficiency in Hospitals. 

1.     Chand, U., Lecturer, University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Gender, Occupational Distribution and Earnings Differential in Health Sector Employment: The Case of Fiji

2.     Leverment, Y., Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK. The Complexities of Occupational Identities and Professional Roles in a Changing National Health Service

3.    Ossig, S., Ph.D. Student, Aachen University (RWTH), Germany. The Impact of Liability for Malpractice on the Optimal Reimbursement Schemes for Health Services

4.    Bryla, M., Specialist, Lodz Regional Office of the National Health Fund, Poland, Stelmach, W., Director, Lodz Regional Office of the National Health Fund, Poland and Maniecka-Bryla, I., Senior Lecturer, Medical University of Lodz, Poland. The Polish Results of a Health Economics Study Performed in Accordance with the Requirements of One of the American Schools of Public Health

 

14:00-15:00 LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 

15:00-16:30                                                                                                                  Friday June 4, 2004

SESSION XX (Room A)

Chairperson: *Leverment, Y., Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK

SESSION XXI (Room B)

Chairperson: Hagen, T. P., Professor, University of Oslo, Norway

1.       Testi, A., Professor, University of Genova, Italy & Tanfani, E., Researcher, University of Genova, Italy. Prioritisation Scoring Systems for Surgical Waiting Lists

2.       Tomlinson, D., Clinical Systems Engineer, SELSHA, UK, Robinson, P., University Hospital Lewisham, UK, Rhodes, V., University Hospital Lewisham, UK, Silvester, K., NHS Modernisation Agency, UK, Hollins, L., SELSHA, UK and Grimes, K., SELSHA, UK. Improving Patient Flow by Reducing Variability in the Discharge Process Clinical Systems Engineering in Practice at University Hospital Lewisham

3.       Tekingunduz, S., Health Technician, Yahyalar States Local Health Center, Turkey and Esatoglu, A.E., Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. Nonurgent Use of Emergency Department: A Case Study in Turkey 

4.       Markel, F., Executive Director, Ontario Joint Policy and Planning Committee, Canada. Good Fences Make Good Neighbours Healthcare in Ontario Enters the Age of Accountability

 

1.       Osterkamp, R., Head and Professor, Munich University, Germany. Is There a Hold-up of Health-Care Reforms in Europe?

2.       Tajnikar, M., Dean and Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Došenovič, P., Teaching Assistant, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Efficiency of Public Primary Care Providers and the Need for Reform of the Health Care System in Slovenia

3.       Kore, J., Associate Professor, University of Tartu, Estonia & Kree, S., City Medical Officer, Tartu City Government, Estonia. Long Term Care Reform in Estonia Plans and Reality. Financing, Management and Quality of Services 

4.       Fotaki, M., Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K. Users Perceptions of Health Care Reforms: Quality of Care, Patients Rights and Satisfaction with Health Insurance System in Four Regions in the Russian Federation

5.       Rahman, S.A., Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. Health Sector Reform in Bangladesh: How does it work?

 

20:30 DINNER (ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933)

 

Saturday June 5th, 2004

One-Day Cruise to Aigina, Hydra and Spetses, 07:15 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel