University of CataniaEuropean Association of Health EconomicsAssociazione Italiana di Economia Sanitaria
5th EuHEA PhD Student-Supervisor and Early Career Researcher Conference
Welcome to Catania

Wednesday 5 September

11:30 Registration desk opens

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:40 - 14:00 Conference opening (Aula Magna)

14:00 - 15:00 Session 1
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversity of CataniaErasmus School of EconomicsTilburg UniversityUniversity of Barcelona
TitleMedical Malpractice Liability and Physicians' Behavior: Experimental EvidenceDoes free home care keep the elderly out of the nursing home?Entry liberalization and price competition in Portugal: what can we learn from OTC drugs?What drives regional differences in Body Mass Index? Evidence from Spain
DiscussantAnne Sophie OxholmAndrew JonesLuigi SicilianiAlex Turner
15:10 - 16:10 Session 2
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationSocial Insurance Institution of FinlandUniversity of BernAix-Marseille UniversityLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
TitleLow risk, high reward? Evidence from physiotherapy procurements with multiple winnersPhysician retirement, practice closures and discontinuity of primary care - What are the causal impacts on patients?Physicians' payments and personalized medicine: An experimentCan patients get providers to deliver better healthcare? Evidence from a field experiment in Senegal
DiscussantRachel MeacockPieter BakxMassimo Finocchiaro CastroVincenzo Atella

16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 Session 3
17:30 - 18:30 Session 4
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversity of Southern DenmarkUniversité Paris-DauphineUniversity of LausanneImperial College Business School
TitleHealth care sector cost of children with mental health problemsBarriers to Health Care: the Relief Effect of Remittances in TajikistanEstate fiscal policies, long-term care insurance and informal careHeating the NHS: the impact of heatwaves on emergency admissions
DiscussantCarine FrancBruce HollingsworthMathias KifmanAdriana Castelli

18:45 - Welcome reception - Visit to the Benedictine Monastery

Thursday 6 September

09:15 - 10:15 Session 5
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversity of Southern DenmarkVienna University of Economics and BusinessUniversity of YorkUniversity of Turin
TitleDoes an increase in lumbar MRI rates influence the use of spinal surgery? Evidence from a natural experiment using nationwide dataAvailability and spatial accessibility of public outpatient healthcare What are the effects on utilization?The causal effect of volume on health gains from hip replacement surgery: Evidence from EnglandParental risk preferences and children's health
DiscussantLise RochaixBrigitte DormontToni MoraEleonora Fichera
10:15 - 11:15 Session 6
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversity of HamburgImperial College Business SchoolUniversity of Duisburg-EssenUniversity of Manchester
TitleDiagnostics and Treatment: On the Division of Labor between Primary Care Physicians and SpecialistsExcess influenza hospital admissions and costs due to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in EnglandThe impact of regulating physician prescribing behavior Spillover effects from preferred drug quotas across health insurance systems in GermanyParental education and non-cognitive skills in children: evidence from a schooling reform
DiscussantTony ScottCélia BerchiRosalind Bell-AldeghiRoméo Fontaine

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 13:00 Plenary Session (Aula Magna)

LUIGI SICILIANI, University of York
Socioeconomic inequalities in waiting time in the health sector: methods and insights

13:10 - 14:10 Lunch

14:10 - 15:10 Session 7
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversité de BordeauxUniversité Paris-DauphineUniversity of YorkUniversity of Tampere
TitleHealth Information Technology for Health Care Coordination: Evaluation of a French Field Experiment on Hospital OutcomesThe appropriate use of emergency departments: evidence from a French surveyHospital and Physician Effects on Treatment ChoicesThe short-term effects of working hours reduction on health and labour market exits Evidence from the Finnish part-time pension program
DiscussantSara MachadoMatt SuttonBruno VentelouLuke Munford

15:10 - 16:10 Short oral presentations (see separate programme)

16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 Session 8
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationIrdesUniversity of ZurichUniversity of HamburgUniversity of Rome "Tor Vergata"
TitleHealth Insurance and Social Welfare To what extent the ex ante and the ex post approaches differ?Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Using Machine Prediction to Improve PrescribingPhysician's Sequential Diagnostic Testing and Treatment ChoiceThe dangers of air pollution. Evidence on emergency respiratory diseases in Italy
DiscussantMarco MartoranaAlfredo FerroStefan FelderHelena M. Hernandez-Pizarro
17:30 - 18:30 Session 9
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversité Paris-DauphineUniversity of SalernoUniversity of YorkErasmus University Rotterdam
TitleRisk selection in the private long-term care insurance market: evidence from FranceWHO and for how long? An empirical analysis of the consumers' response to red meat warningThe impact of structural assumptions on decision uncertainty: a case study on the prevention of neonatal infections in preterm babiesCan time heal all wounds? An empirical assessment of adaptation to functional limitations
DiscussantEddy Van DoorslaerSandy TubeufCaroline ClarkeTracy Roberts

Conference Dinner

Friday 7 September

9:15 - 10:15 Session 10
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversity of ManchesterParis School of Economics - HospinnomicsUniversity of BirminghamUniversité Paris Est
TitleWhat types of emergency Department attendances are sensitive to primary care availability and quality?European initiatives to foster R&D in rare diseases arenas: The Orphan Drug legislation in 18 yearsThe process of transferring economic evaluations from high to lower income countries: A case study of postpartum haemorrhageCooperate more to work more: how does cooperation with a nurse impact general practitioner's activity?
DiscussantMarina CavalieriGerry RichardsonMyriam Soto-GordoaJob Van Exel
10:15 - 11:15 Session 11
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationUniversity of YorkImperial College LondonUniversity of PécsErasmus University Rotterdam
TitleAssessing universal healthcare coverage in MexicoThe impact of voluntary licences for hepatitis C on access to treatment: a difference-in-differences analysisShedding light on the HTA consultancy market - Insights from PolandEstimating the monetary value of health and capability wellbeing applying the well-being valuation approach
DiscussantCalogero GuccioVincenzo CarrieriKatharina BlankartYann Videau

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:45 Session 12
 Room 1Room 2Room 3Room 8
AffiliationParis School of Economics - HospinnomicsErasmus University RotterdamUniversity of YorkUniversity College London
TitleThe list of supplementary medicines in hospitals: which impacts on volumes?Unequal from Birth? Unravelling Perinatal Health Inequalities in the NetherlandsIncorporating health equity concerns in the cross-sectoral cost-effectiveness analysis of public health interventions: a case study on alcohol consumptionModelling questionnaire-based utility values by propagating fully the uncertainty: an EQ-5D-3L application
DiscussantGiacomo PignataroJerome WittwerWerner BrouwerRoberto Di Mari

12:45 Conference finish



Thursday 6 September 15:10 - 16:10
Session 1.SO - Room 1 (Lise Rochaix, Chair)
  • ZUZANA SPACIROVA - University of Granada
    Cost-effectiveness of a screening program for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • YIFENG LIU - University College London
    A decision analytic model for the cost-effectiveness of Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction (RADAR) - a randomised controlled trial
  • PAULA MADDISON - National Health Service
    Defining productivity in Mental Health Services: what does it mean and how can it be measured?
  • CHERYL JONES - Manchester Centre for Health Economics and The Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work
    To develop a prediction model for presenteeism using the EQ5D-5L, SF6D, and ICECAP-A
Session 2.SO - Room 2 (Vincenzo Atella, Chair)
  • DOMENICA ROMEO - Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
    An experimental analysis of patient risk assessment and medical liability under different payment systems
  • IRYNA SABAT - Nova School of Business and Economics
    Crisis-induced financial performance and quality of hospital care: evidence from Portugal
  • JULIEN BERGEOT - Universite de Cergy Pontoise
    To what extent longer working lives might reduce the amount of informal care received by frail elderly people?
  • YUANYUAN GU - University of York
    Will public hospital patients choose a better quality hospital given the choice? A discrete choice experiment
Session 3.SO - Room 3 (Rachel Meacock, Chair)
  • YUICHI WATANABE - Waseda University
    A study on surgical efficiency in the operating rooms: Evidence from a Japanese large-scale hospital
  • PHILIP BRITTEON - University of Manchester
    Incentivising day case surgery: spillover effects on non-targeted care
  • DALIYA KASKIRBAYEVA - University of Leeds
    The impact of Kazakhstani hospital financing reform on hospital productivity: an interrupted time series approach
  • DORIANE MIGNON - Université Paris-Dauphine
    Inequalities of opportunities in access to care of young adults in France
  • DAMILOLA ADEYANJU - University of Leeds The impact of an urban reproductive initiative on modern contraceptive use in Nigeria: quasi-experimental evidence using geographical identifiers
Session 4.SO - Room 8 (Giacomo Pignataro, Chair)
  • LUKE WILSON - Lancaster University
    Beauty and adolescent risky behaviours
  • MARIIA VASIAKINA - University of Insubria
    Health outcomes of education-job mismatch: evidence from the Russian Federation
  • HELENA HERNÁNDEZ-PIZARRO - Pompeu Fabra University - CRES & TecnoCampus
    The effects of Long-Term Care public benefits on wellbeing
  • KAAT DE CORTE - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Harnessing an iterative survey design with data adaptive model estimation to predict individual decision-making based on stated and revealed preferences: the case of blood donation