Special Issue "COVID and the Economics of Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, 2511 VX The Hague, The Netherlands
Interests: fiscal issues in health care; health systems; public health
COVID-19 teaches us many lessons. One is about the importance of public health. Every day we can see how huge the negative consequences of a pandemic are, not only for global health, but also for the broader societies that face shrinking economies and increasing income disparities. Experts warned us for quite some time before COVID-19 arrived about these pandemic risks. COVID-19 raises important questions for the larger community of public health economists. How do we strengthen and increase the legitimacy of their analytical toolboxes?
This Special Issue seeks original contributions that analyze how the toolbox of public health economics can strengthen effective policies for pandemic outbreaks, such as COVID-19.
Submitted articles can cover a range of issues. What do we know about the cost-effectiveness of public health interventions that target COVID-19 and other infectious diseases? How can cost-effectiveness studies rigorously assess pandemic preparedness (including one-health initiatives)? What are the effects of the effective prevention of infectious diseases on the total costs of healthcare? How can more participative and interactive approaches in the field of HTA contribute to effective policymaking? What do we know about effective models of the governance for a cost-effectiveness analysis of public health? Just to name a few scholarly dilemmas.
We welcome a range of manuscripts: (systematic) reviews, empirical studies (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods), perspectives, viewpoints, etc.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Jeurissen
Prof. Dr. Johan Polder
Manuscript Submission Information
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- public health
- cost-effectiveness analysis (HTA)
- political economy of public health
- infectious diseases
- interactive HTA