International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017

  • Genome Editing Technologies: Ethical and Regulation Challenges for Africa

    Cletus Tandoh Andoh

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017
    Pages: 30-46
    Received: Jan. 11, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 24, 2017
    Published: Feb. 21, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170202.11
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    Abstract: Human germline modification, using Crisp Cas-9 technology, increases the chances for scientists to seize control of our genes and redirect our evolutionary futures, which can lead to production of a morally bifurcated world of humans. Confronted with the reality of tailor-designing humans to ultimately tailor-make a human person and of remaking hum... Show More
  • Economic Analysis of Household Waste Generation, Disposal and Management in Umuahia Metropolis, Abia State, Nigeria

    Igwe Kelechi Chima, Mgbasonwu Vincent Nwabinye

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017
    Pages: 47-56
    Received: Jan. 16, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017
    Published: Feb. 21, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170202.12
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    Abstract: Nigeria (particularly in urban areas) is facing increased difficulties in managing their municipal solid waste (MSW) effectively and economically. This study examines the household waste generation, disposal and management within Umuahia Capital Territory of Abia State, Nigeria. It aims to assess household waste disposal and management options, exa... Show More
  • Effect of Health Expenditure on GDP, a Panel Study Based on Pakistan, China, India and Bangladesh

    Muhammad Aamir Ali, Muhammad Ismat Ullah, Muhammad Afzal Asghar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017
    Pages: 57-62
    Received: Dec. 17, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 18, 2017
    Published: Feb. 23, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170202.13
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    Abstract: Health expenditures are the primary concern for any government. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between health expenditures and economic development. The study is done by taking a sample size of 20 years from 1995 – 2014. This study is based on four countries Pakistan, China, India and Bangladesh. STATA 11 is used for... Show More
  • Occupational Health Hazard and Safety Assessment of Fishermen Community in Coastal Zone of Bangladesh

    Shibaji Mandal, Irteja Hasan, Nazmul Huq Hawlader, Israt Sultana, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Sagirul Islam Majumder

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017
    Pages: 63-71
    Received: Jan. 17, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2017
    Published: Feb. 23, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170202.14
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    Abstract: This study was undertaken to assess the occupational health hazard and safety of Boga fishermen community in Kachua Upazila of Bagerhat district. All types of primary data and information were collected through household questionnaire survey, group discussion and local leader interview. Published journal paper, conference paper, books and news arti... Show More
  • Clinical Variation in Common Surgical Procedures in Australia: Implications for Health Expenditure

    Louise Rawlings, Pauline Ding, Stephen J. Robson

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017
    Pages: 72-81
    Received: Jan. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 10, 2017
    Published: Feb. 27, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170202.15
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    Abstract: Introduction: Payments for surgical procedures through the Australian Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) have a large effect on health budgets. We sought to evaluate the magnitude of surgical variation in five common surgical procedures: endometrial ablation; tonsillectomy in children; laparoscopic herniorraphy; cholecystectomy; and, knee arthroscopy. M... Show More
  • Client Satisfaction and Factors Affecting It, at Outpatient Department of Adama Hospital Medical College, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

    Desalegn Ararso Garoma, Worku Dugassa Girsha, Abebe Megerso Adlo, Sileshi Garoma Abaya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017
    Pages: 82-85
    Received: Jan. 11, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 03, 2017
    Published: Mar. 01, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170202.16
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    Abstract: Probing client satisfaction for the hospital service being given is an important tool to improve the quality of health care and patient health. How-ever; there has been little emphasis and no systematic way of evidence generation of the views of those using the out-patient clinic in our set-ups. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the... Show More