Health Economics

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Edited By: Andrew Jones, John Mullahy, Andrew Briggs and Sally Stearns

Impact Factor: 2.151

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 25/75 (Health Policy & Services); 36/88 (Health Care Sciences & Services); 41/345 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1099-1050


Special rate for members of the International Health Economics Association

Aims and Scope

This Journal publishes articles on all aspects of health economics: theoretical contributions, empirical studies and analyses of health policy from the economic perspective. Its scope includes the determinants of health and its definition and valuation, as well as the demand for and supply of health care; planning and market mechanisms; micro-economic evaluation of individual procedures and treatments; and evaluation of the performance of health care systems.

Contributions should typically be original and innovative. As a rule, the Journal does not include routine applications of cost-effectiveness analysis, discrete choice experiments and costing analyses.

Editorials are regular features, these should be concise and topical. Occasionally commissioned reviews are published and special issues bring together contributions on a single topic. Health Economics Letters facilitate rapid exchange of views on topical issues. Contributions related to problems in both developed and developing countries are welcome.


health economics, economic evaluation, economic analysis, cost-effectiveness, health care expenditure, health care rationing, payment system, health insurance, community health, health care system, health policy, health care, journal, online journal, Wiley Online Library

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