International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021

  • Socioeconomic Determinants of National Hospital Insurance Fund Health Contributions and Absorption: A Time Series Investigation Among the Counties in Kenya

    Eugene Wanzetse Musungu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 1-13
    Received: Jan. 25, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 02, 2021
    Published: Feb. 20, 2021
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    Abstract: The aim of this investigation was to analyze socioeconomic determinants of National Hospital Insurance Fund Health contributions and absorption. The investigation was conducted in two study areas; the 47 counties and NHIF. First, the investigation targeted the 47 County Governments in Kenya. The study collected secondary data on the socioeconomic v... Show More
  • Medical Expenses Analysis of Middle-Aged and Elderly Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in China

    Li Liu, Xue Yu, Jing Deng

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 14-22
    Received: Jan. 28, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 06, 2021
    Published: Feb. 20, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective Diabetes is one of the most serious and most critical health problems facing the world in the 21st century. The number of patients is increasing year by year, and it has a huge impact and burden on individuals and families, society and the country. This study estimates the medical expenses of diabetes in China and provides a basis for imp... Show More
  • The Incidence of Economic Freedom and Foreign Direct Investment in Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Tunisia

    Kaddachi Hayet, Ben Zina Naceur

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 23-30
    Received: Sep. 14, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 26, 2020
    Published: Mar. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: Economic freedom is one of the most important factors in increasing economic growth. Thus, it affects the spillover effects of FDI through the improvement of the absorption capacity in the host countries. In this context, this thesis aims to study the macroeconomic impact of economic freedom on foreign direct investment inflows by basing empirical ... Show More
  • Effectiveness Optimization of an Automatic Medicine Dispenser Based on the Entry-Item-Quantity ABC Analysis Method and Track Utilization Rate Algorithm

    Fengling Li, Yixuan Zhong, Huiting Zhong, Xiuyue Zeng

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 31-37
    Received: Mar. 01, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 20, 2021
    Published: Mar. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: Modern hospital pharmacies are undergoing broad-scale shifts toward informatization and automation. With the widespread use of automated medicine dispensing systems in major Chinese hospitals, their application value has been increasingly confirmed. However, relative to other countries, automation of China’s pharmacies was relatively delayed, and t... Show More