4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

HEALTH ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY

JUNE 2-4, 2005,

ATHENS, GREECE

FINAL-FINAL-FINAL

PROGRAM

 

  Venue: University of Athens (30 Panepistimiou Street)

  

Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

  1. John Yfantopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, Greece and Head, Health Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.
  2. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.
  3. Dr. Andy Stergachis, Professor, University of Washington, USA and Academic Member, ATINER, Greece.
  4. Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER and Associate Professor, Sam Houston University, USA. 
  5. Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K. and Academic Member, ATINER, Greece.
  6. Zoe Boutsioli, Ph.D. Student, University of Kent, U.K. and Research Associate, ATINER, Greece.

 

 

 

 

Administration

Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka, Takis Chreppas, Zoe Boutsioli.

 

  

Thursday June 2nd, 2005

(The time for each session includes a 10 minute coffee break)

 

8:00-09:00 Registration

 

09:00-09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

·        Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.

·        Dr. John Yfantopoulos, Head of the Health Research Unit of ATINER and Professor, University of Athens, Greece.

 

09:10-11:00 SESSION I

Chairperson:  John Yfantopoulos, ATINER, Greece.

1.          Anton, S, Analyst, Rand Europe, U.K., Klautzer, L., Analyst, Rand Europe, U.K., Toenshoff, S.,  Analyst, Rand Europe, U.K., de Vries H., Rand Europe, U.K., Kahan, J., Research Leader, Rand Europe, U.K. Exploring Possibilities for Consumer Choice in the German Health Care System.

2.          Eika, K.H., Research Fellow, University of Oslo, Norway. Jon Erik Finnvold, J.E., Researcher, Statistics Norway, Norway & Svalund, J., Researcher, Statistics Norway, Norway. Health-Care Reform and Consequences for Patients with a Chronic Condition: Evidence from the Implementation of a List-Patient System in Norwegian General Practice.

3.          Garcia Goni, M., University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. Risk Sharing and Risk Adjustment Strategies to Deal with Health Plan Selection and Efficiency.

4.          Chafe, R., Ph.D. Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. A Review of Decision Tools for Making Health Resource Allocation Decisions at the Institutional Level.

 

11:00-12:30 SESSION II

Chairperson:  *Sarp, N., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey.

1.      Stergachis, A., Professor, University of Washington, USA, Karras, B., Professor, University of Washington, USA & Sullivan, S.D., Professor, University of Washington, USA. Communicating Prescription Drug Safety Information Directly to Consumers via the Internet.

2.      Karaca-Mandic, P., Associate Economist, RAND Corp., USA, Goldman, D.P., Senior Economist, RAND Corp., USA & Joyce, G., Economist, RAND Corp., USA. Optimal Drug Benefit Design: the Case of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Therapy .(June 2nd)

3.      Bencic W, Research Coordinator, Austria. Drug Utilisation Reviews Based On Large Scale Databases Run By Austrian Sickness Funds.

 

12:30-13:30: LUNCH

  

13:30-15:30 SESSION III

Chairperson:  Stergachis, A., Professor, University of Washington, USA.

1.          Madorran-García, C., Professor, Public University of Navarra, Spain. An Analysis of the Strategies for Public Hospitals.

2.          *Sarp, N., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. Disaster Preparedness in Healthcare.

3.          *Rea, D., Lecturer, University of Swansea, U.K. Organisational Learning and Care Management: A Case Study from Services for People with Learning Disabilities.

4.          Nikolentzos, A., Ph.D. Student, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, U.K. & Mays, N., Professor, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, U.K. Can Existing Theories of Health Care Reform Explain the Greek Case?

 

 15:30-17:30 SESSION IV

Chairperson: *Rea, D., Lecturer, University of Swansea, U.K.

1.      Kreuter, H., Professor, Magdeburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany & von Stünzner, W., Coordinator, Magdeburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Aspects of Health Economy and Management in Public Health Education: The Example of Study Programs at Magdeburg University of Applied Sciences.

2.      de Graaf-Zijl, M., SEO Economic Research, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, the Netherlands, Hop, J.P, SEO Economic Research, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, the Netherlands & Kok, L., SEO Economic Research, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, the Netherlands. Interventions to Reduce Absenteeism

3.      Dyson, S., Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, U.K. Global Boarders.

4.      Lattimer, V., Reader, University of Southampton, U.K. & Gerard, K., Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton, U.K. Out-Of-Hours Arrangements in England: A Choice Experiment of Public Preferences for Alternative Model of Care.

5.      Sciomachen, A., Professor, University of Genova, Italy, Tanfani, E., Researcher, University of Genova, Italy & Testi, A., Professor, University of Genova, Italy. A Mixed Integer Programming Model for the Scheduling of Operating Theatres. (Friday, June 3rd)

 

20:30-22:30 GREEK NIGHT

(Place: Tavern STAMATOPOULOS, 26 Lissiou Street,  PLAKA, Tel.: 210 3228722)
 

Friday June 3rd, 2005

  

08:30-09:30 SESSION V

 Chairperson: Boutsioli, Z., Research Associate, ATINER, Greece.

1.      Kopitzke, A-M, Graduate Research Assistant, Old Dominion University, USA,Beard, H., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA, Plichta, S.B., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA, Benjamin, R., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA, Rutledge, C., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA & Garzon, L., Dean, Old Dominion University, USA. Assessment of Nurse Practitioners Attitudes towards the Elderly and Cultural Competence.

2.      Zarnett, D., Research Coordinator, University of Toronto, Canada. Frontier Estimation and Ownership: The Case of Ontario’s Nursing Homes.(June 3rd)

3.      Dyson, S.M., Reader, De Montfort University, U.K. Ethnicity and Screening for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.

 

 09:30-11:00 SESSION VI

Chairperson: Dyson, S.M., Reader, De Montfort University, U.K.

1.          Abecassis, P., Professor, GEAPE, University of Angers and FORUM, University of Paris 10 Nanterre, France, Batifoulier, P., Professor, FORUM, University of Paris 10 Nanterre, France, Bilon, I., Researcher, FORUM, University of Paris 10 Nanterre, France, Gannon, F., Professor, CERENE, University of Havre and FORUM, University of Paris 10 Nanterre, France & Martin, B., Ph.D. Student, CERENE, University of Havre and FORUM, University of Paris 10 Nanterre, France. Evolution of the French Health System and Evolution of the Behaviors’ Legitimacy: A Textual Analysis.

2.          Yousefi, A., Associate Professor, King's University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada & Kermani, M.S., Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modaress University, Iran. Demand for Medical Care in the Urban Areas of Iran: An Empirical Investigation.

3.          Akinkugbe, O., Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana, Botswana & Makepe, P., Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana, Botswana. Government Health Expenditure and Health Status in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Data Analysis.

4.          Lambrelli, D., Ph.D. Student, University of Macedonia, Greece. & O’ Donnell, O., Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia, Greece. What Drives Pharmaceutical Expenditure in Greece?

 

 11:00-12:30 SESSION VII

Chairperson:  Yousefi, A., Associate Professor, King's University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada

1.          Caliskan, Z., Instructor, Hacettepe University, Turkey. The Effect of Structural Adjustment on Poverty and Health in Turkey: An Empirical Investigation.

2.          Cornaglia, F., Researcher, University College London, U.K. Prices, Cigarette Consumption and Smoking Intensity.

3.          Laine, J., Researcher, Centre for Health Economics at Stakes – CHESS, Finland. Economic Evaluation of Nursing Facility Care: Productivity, Technical Efficiency and Quality Change in 2000-2003.

4.          Polacsek-Ernst, R., Research Assistant, University Witten/Herdecke, Germany & Köck, C-M., Professor, University Witten/Herdecke, Germany. Predicting Patient’s Compliance. (Friday June 3rd)

5.          Aftab, A., Associate Scientist, University of Miami, USA, Saint-Jean, G., Associate Scientist, University of Miami, USA, Fournier, A., Associate Dean, University of Miami, USA. Economic and Policy Considerations Centered on Self-Sampling for Cervical and Vaginal Diseases in Developed and Developing Countries.

 

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

 

 13:30-16:00 SESSIONS VIII-IX

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

1.      Tomlinson, D.R., Clinical Systems Engineer, South East London Strategic Health Authority, U.K., Miflin, G., Clinical Systems Engineer, South East London Strategic Health Authority, U.K.,  Forde J., Programme Manager, Princess Royal University Hospital, Kent, U.K., Cutting, J., Director, Princess Royal University Hospital, Kent, U.K., Hollins, L., Head of Flow Re-design, South East London Strategic Health Authority, U.K., Maynard, A., Acting Director, South East London Strategic Health Authority, U.K. & Silvester, K., National Coach for Clinical Systems Improvement, West Midlands South Health Authority, U.K. Understanding Patient Flows Through Hospital Systems – Using A Top Level Analysis Tool.

2.      *Pearlman, D.N., Assistant Professor, Brown University, USA, Fulton, J.P.,  Associate Director, Division of Disease Prevention and Control, Rhode Island Department of Health and Clinical Associate Professor, Brown Medical School, USA, Miller, M.A., Chief, Office of Primary Care, Rhode Island Department of Health, USA & Barry, E., MPH Student, Brown University, USA. Constructing a Safety Net for Uninsured Women with Breast or Cervical Cancer: Implications for Policy and Practice.

3.      Boutsioli, Z., Ph.D. Student, University of Kent, U.K., Papanikos, G.T.,  Director, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece & Yfantopoulos, J., Professor, University of Athens, Greece. Demand Variability, Demand Uncertainty and Hospital Costs: A Selective Survey of the Empirical Literature.

4.      Coutton, V., Researcher, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Processes of Care For Cognitive Dependence in Old Age in the European Union Countries

5.      Wilson, L., Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco, USA, Barrio, K., Institute for OneWorld Health, USA, Researcher, Institute for OneWorld Health, USA & Strosberg, A., Reseracher,  Institute for OneWorld Health, USA. Markov Model of the Economic Burden of Chagas’ Disease in Latin America and the Caribbean.

6.      Jacobs, P.,  Researcher,  Institute of Health Economics, Canada, Ohinmaa, A., Researcher, Institute of Health Economics, Canada, Chuck, A., Professor, University of Alberta, Canada & Schopflocher, D., Researcher, Alberta Health and Wellness, Canada, Feroe, R., Reseracher, Lifemar Health Institute, Canada. A Health Production Function for Migraine Headaches.(Last Session)

 

20:00-22:00 DINNER

(Place: Rozalia Tavern, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933)

 

Saturday June 4th, 2005

 

 One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch)

07:00 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel to Piraeus
08:30 Boat Departure

19:30 Return to the Conference Hotel from Piraeus.