Reports on CDC and FDA Findings from Department of Applied Economics Provide New Insights (How Do Policy Levers Shape the Quality of a National Health System?): CDC and FDA
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2022 JUL 07 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- New research on CDC and FDA is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Granada, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Poor quality of care may have a detrimental effect on access and take-up and can become a serious barrier to the universality of health services. This consideration is of particular interest in view of the fact that health systems in many countries must address a growing public-sector deficit and respond to increasing pressures due to COVID-19 and aging population, among other factors.”
Funders for this research include Spanish Government, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spanish Government, Universidad de Granada/CBUA.
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Applied Economics, “In line with a rapidly emerging literature, we focus on patient satisfaction as a proxy for quality of health care. Drawing on rich longitudinal and cross-sectional data for Spain and multilevel estimation techniques, we show that in addition to individual level differences, policy levers (such as public health spending and the patient-doctor ratio, in particular) exert a considerable influence on the quality of a health care system. Our results suggest that policymakers seeking to enhance the quality of care should be cautious when compromising the level of health resources, and in particular, health personnel, as a response to economic downturns in a sector that traditionally had insufficient human resources in many countries, which have become even more evident in the light of the current health crisis.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Additionally, we provide evidence that the increasing reliance on the private health sector may be indicative of inefficiencies in the public system and/or the existence of features of private insurance which are deemed important by patients.”
This research has been peer-reviewed.
For more information on this research see: How Do Policy Levers Shape the Quality of a National Health System? Journal of Policy Modeling, 2022;44(1):203-221. Journal of Policy Modeling can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, Ste 800, 230 Park Ave, New York, NY 10169, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Policy Modeling - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-policy-modeling/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Dolores Jimenez-Rubio, Fac Ciencias Econ & Empresariales, Dept. of Applied Economics, Campus Cartuja, Granada, Spain.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2021.09.003. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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