International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020

  • Critical Determinants of Demand for Services in the Nigeria Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme

    Obi Ikechukwu Vincent, Okoronkwo Ijeoma Lewechi, Iloh Gabriel Uche Pascal, Nwonwu Elizabeth Uzoamaka, Ogbu Kenneth, Yakubu Adole Agada-Amade

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Jan. 29, 2020
    Accepted: Feb. 18, 2020
    Published: Feb. 26, 2020
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    Abstract: Introduction: Social health insurance programme was initiated in Nigeria with one of the aims being to improve the demand for quality healthcare services with a resultant reduction in catastrophic spending among the citizenry. Unfortunately, in this programme, healthcare providers who offer quality healthcare services still witness poor enrollee de... Show More
  • Treatment of Spinal Deformities - The Appearance of a Conflict of Interest

    Hans Rudolf Weiss

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 9-14
    Received: Apr. 11, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2020
    Published: May 28, 2020
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    Abstract: The majority of patients with spinal deformities need some type of treatment. Typically, physiotherapy and bracing are sufficient and a minority of cases require surgical treatment. However, in many international papers on spinal deformities surgical issues are investigated while conservative management of spinal deformities is definitively underre... Show More