Health Policy

(The TQCC of Health Policy is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
COVID-19 vaccine challenges: What have we learned so far and what remains to be done?183
12 Lessons learned from the management of the coronavirus pandemic131
United but divided: Policy responses and people’s perceptions in the EU during the COVID-19 outbreak125
Achieving the SDGs: Evaluating indicators to be used to benchmark and monitor progress towards creating healthy and sustainable cities72
A comparison of 2020 health policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America54
Quality improvement in healthcare: Six Sigma systematic review49
Strengthening vaccination programmes and health systems in the European Union: A framework for action48
Lean thinking in healthcare – Findings from a systematic literature network and bibliometric analysis45
Practicing Corona – Towards a research agenda of health policies43
A decade of public long-term care insurance in South Korea: Policy lessons for aging countries42
European countries' responses in ensuring sufficient physical infrastructure and workforce capacity during the first COVID-19 wave41
The effectiveness of nudges in improving the self-management of patients with chronic diseases: A systematic literature review39
New integrated care models in England associated with small reduction in hospital admissions in longer-term: A difference-in-differences analysis35
When fear backfires: Emergency department accesses during the Covid-19 pandemic35
The best person (or machine) for the job: Rethinking task shifting in healthcare34
Population density index and its use for distribution of Covid-19: A case study using Turkish data34
Interventions promoting employee “speaking-up” within healthcare workplaces: A systematic narrative review of the international literature33
Overview and transparency of non-research payments to healthcare organizations and healthcare professionals from pharmaceutical companies in Japan: Analysis of payment data in 201632
Nordic responses to Covid-19: Governance and policy measures in the early phases of the pandemic30
Transforming towards sustainable health and wellbeing systems: Eight guiding principles based on the experiences of nine Dutch Population Health Management initiatives30
Hospital staff shortages: Environmental and organizational determinants and implications for patient satisfaction28
The impact of price transparency on consumers and providers: A scoping review28
Providing health services effectively during the first wave of COVID-19: A cross-country comparison on planning services, managing cases, and maintaining essential services28
School openings and the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy. A provincial-level analysis using the synthetic control method27
The impact of patient and public involvement in health research versus healthcare: A scoping review of reviews27
Do health systems cover the mouth? Comparing dental care coverage for older adults in eight jurisdictions27
A country-level analysis comparing hospital capacity and utilisation during the first COVID-19 wave across Europe26
Transformations in the landscape of primary health care during COVID-19: Themes from the European region26
Systematic assessment of South Korea’s capabilities to control COVID-1926
The effects of DRGs-based payment compared with cost-based payment on inpatient healthcare utilization: A systematic review and meta-analysis25
Healthcare system performance in continuity of care for patients with severe mental illness: A comparison of five European countries25
“Stop talking around projects and talk about solutions”: Positioning health within infrastructure policy to achieve the sustainable development goals25
Early health system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean countries: A tale of successes and challenges24
Online alcohol sales and home delivery: An international policy review and systematic literature review24
Regenerative medicine regulatory policies: A systematic review and international comparison23
#Covid-19: An exploratory investigation of hashtag usage on Twitter23
Reimbursement models to tackle market failures for antimicrobials: Approaches taken in France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States22
An overview of critical decision-points in the medical product lifecycle: Where to include patient preference information in the decision-making process?22
The impact of COVID-19 on abortion access: Insights from the European Union and the United Kingdom22
Integration of health services for the elderly in Asia: A scoping review of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia22
Stopping healthcare misinformation: The effect of financial incentives and legislation22
What have European countries done to prevent the spread of COVID-19? Lessons from the COVID-19 Health system response monitor22
Italian responses to the COVID-19 emergency: Overthrowing 30 years of health reforms?21
Impact of interprofessional collaboration on chronic disease management: Findings from a systematic review of clinical trial and meta-analysis21
Corona-regionalism? Differences in regional responses to COVID-19 in Italy20
“Top-Three” health reforms in 31 high-income countries in 2018 and 2019: an expert informed overview20
A comparative study of public health and social measures of COVID-19 advocated in different countries20
Steering by their own lights: Why regulators across Europe use different indicators to measure healthcare quality20
Worlds of long-term care: A typology of OECD countries19
A comparative analysis of COVID-19 vaccination certificates in 12 countries/regions around the world: Rationalising health policies for international travel and domestic social activities during the p19
Centralizing and decentralizing governance in the COVID-19 pandemic: The politics of credit and blame19
Horizontal inequity in the utilisation of healthcare services in Australia19
Drawing light from the pandemic: Rethinking strategies for health policy and beyond19
Assessing the effectiveness of the Italian risk-zones policy during the second wave of COVID-1918
Pharmaceutical industry self-regulation and non-transparency: country and company level analysis of payments to healthcare professionals in seven European countries18
Physicians’ views and experiences of defensive medicine: An international review of empirical research18
Exploring improvement plans of fourteen European integrated care sites for older people with complex needs18
Homelessness, health and the policy process: A literature review18
Establishing a national HTA program for medical devices in Italy: Overhauling a fragmented system to ensure value and equal access to new medical technologies18
Beyond COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in Italy exploring the covid collateral impacts on healthcare services18
Risk sharing in managed entry agreements—A review of the Swedish experience18
Stakeholder analysis in health innovation planning processes: A systematic scoping review18
How resilient is health financing policy in Europe to economic shocks? Evidence from the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2008 global financial crisis17
Applying priority-setting frameworks: A review of public and vulnerable populations’ participation in health-system priority setting17
“My problems aren't severe enough to seek help”: Stress levels and use of mental health supports by Canadian hospital employees during the COVID-19 pandemic17
Universal Health Coverage in Italy: lights and shades of the Italian National Health Service which celebrated its 40th anniversary17
Exploring the impacts of organisational structure, policy and practice on the health inequalities of marginalised communities: Illustrative cases from the UK healthcare system17
How to address medicines shortages: Findings from a cross-sectional study of 24 countries17
Barriers to payment reform: Experiences from nine Dutch population health management sites17
Consumer directed care aged care reforms in Australia since 2009: A retrospective policy analysis16
Safe nurse staffing policies for hospitals in England, Ireland, California, Victoria and Queensland: A discussion paper16
Facilitators and barriers for implementing patient-reported outcome measures in clinical care: An academic center's initial experience16
The early weeks of the Italian Covid-19 outbreak: sentiment insights from a Twitter analysis16
Evaluating the transparency of pharmaceutical company disclosure of payments to patient organisations in the UK16
The impact of improved access to after-hours primary care on emergency department and primary care utilization: A systematic review16
A comparison of health system responses to COVID-19 in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania in 202016
Hospital reforms in 11 Central and Eastern European countries between 2008 and 2019: a comparative analysis16
A spatial analysis to evaluate the impact of deregulation policies in the pharmacy sector: Evidence from the case of Navarre16
Financial payments made by pharmaceutical companies to the authors of Japanese hematology clinical practice guidelines between 2016 and 201715
Lessons learned from the Baltic countries’ response to the first wave of COVID-1915
Tackling the problem of regulatory pressure in Dutch elderly care: The need for recoupling to establish functional rules15
Challenges in the value assessment, pricing and funding of targeted combination therapies in oncology15
Socioeconomic inequalities in mental health in Australia: Explaining life shock exposure15
A reversal of fortune: Comparison of health system responses to COVID-19 in the Visegrad group during the early phases of the pandemic14
Knowledge management infrastructure to support quality improvement: A qualitative study of maternity services in four European hospitals14
Should I care for my mum or for my kid? Sandwich generation and depression burden in Italy14
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic: Initial responses in 2020 in selected social health insurance countries in Europe☆14
Gaps in coverage and access in the European Union14
Substituting emergency services: primary care vs. hospital care14
An overview of health policies for asylum-seekers in Germany14
The 2019 neuro-rehabilitation implementation framework in Ireland: Challenges for implementation and the implications for people with brain injuries13
A strife of interests: A qualitative study on the challenges facing oral health workforce policy and planning13
On the management of COVID-19 pandemic in Italy12
Review of 128 quality of care mechanisms: A framework and mapping for health system stewards12
How the organisation of medical work shapes the everyday work experiences underpinning doctor migration trends: The case of Irish-trained emigrant doctors in Australia12
Balancing financial incentives during COVID-19: A comparison of provider payment adjustments across 20 countries12
Do pharmaceutical budgets deliver financial sustainability in healthcare? Evidence from Europe12
Promoting health-enhancing physical activity in Europe: Surveillance, policy development and implementation 2015–201812
Health assessment for migrants and asylum seekers upon arrival and while hosted in reception centres: Italian guidelines12
Biases distorting priority setting12
Community participation and empowerment in primary health care in Emilia-Romagna: A document analysis study12
Challenges facing primary health care in federated government systems: Implementation of Primary Health Networks in Australian states and territories12
Explaining variation in health information seeking behaviour – Insights from a multilingual survey11
Socioeconomic differences in prescription drug supplemental coverage in Canada: A repeated cross-sectional study11
Reviving clinical governance? A qualitative study of the impact of professional regulatory reform on clinical governance in healthcare organisations in England11
Distributional equity as a consideration in economic and modelling evaluations of health taxes: A systematic review11
The relationship between nurse staffing levels and nursing-sensitive outcomes in hospitals: Assessing heterogeneity among unit and outcome types11
Barriers and facilitators of patient access to medical devices in Europe: A systematic literature review11
Development of the General surgery prioritisation tool implemented in New Zealand in 201811
Supporting government policies to embed and expand rehabilitation in health systems in Europe: A framework for action11
An evaluation of managed entry agreements in Belgium: A system with threats and (high) potential if properly applied11
An evaluation of universal vouchers as a demand-side subsidy to change primary care utilization: A retrospective analysis of longitudinal services utilisation and voucher claims data from a survey coh10
Does moral reasoning influence public values for health care priority setting?: A population-based randomized stated preference survey10
Green zoning: An effective policy tool to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic10
Transitional care: A new model of care from young age to adulthood10
Insurance status and waiting times for hospital-based services in Ireland10
Behavioural Economics and Human Decision Making: Instances from the Health Care System10
Using national electronic health care registries for comparing the risk of psychiatric re-hospitalisation in six European countries: Opportunities and limitations10
A longitudinal study on public policy and the health of in-house caregivers in Europe10
Emerging electronic cigarette policies in European member states, Canada, and the United States10
How does participating in a deliberative citizens panel on healthcare priority setting influence the views of participants?10
Non-Medical prescribing policies: A global scoping review10
Impact of payment model on the behaviour of specialist physicians: A systematic review10
Effect of financial incentives on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening delivery rates: Results from a systematic literature review10
Convergence, decentralization and spatial effects: An analysis of Italian regional health outcomes10
How to make universal, voluntary testing for COVID-19 work? A behavioural economics perspective10
Community involvement in the development and implementation of chronic condition programmes across the continuum of care in high- and upper-middle income countries: A systematic review9
The 2018 decision to establish an Advisory Council on adding pharmaceuticals to universal health coverage in Canada9
What next after the ‘commercialization’ of public hospitals? Searching for effective solutions to achieve financial stability of the hospital sector in Poland9
Why is Quality Improvement so Challenging? A Viable Systems Model Perspective to Understand the Frustrations of Healthcare Quality Improvement Managers9
Concentrating stroke care provision in the Czech Republic: The establishment of Stroke Centres in 2011 has led to improved outcomes9
Informal care. European situation and approximation of a reality9
How the design and implementation of centralized waiting lists influence their use and effect on access to healthcare - A realist review9
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on temporal trends of workplace violence against healthcare workers in the emergency department9
Identifying common enablers and barriers in European health information systems9
Interdisciplinary team working in the Irish primary healthcare system: Analysis of ‘invisible’ bottom up innovations using Normalisation Process Theory9
2020 developments in the provision of early medical abortion by telemedicine in the UK9
Six lessons from introducing sweetened beverage taxes in Berkeley, Cook County, and Philadelphia: A case study comparison in agenda setting and decision making9
Accessibility of cancer drugs in Switzerland: Time from approval to pricing decision between 2009 and 20189
The 2017 Italian reform on mandatory childhood vaccinations: Analysis of the policy process and early implementation9
Government policies targeting primary care physician practice from 1998-2018 in three Canadian provinces: A jurisdictional scan9
The prevalence and determinants of unmet health care needs in Turkey9
Unintended consequences of expenditure targets on resource allocation in health systems8
Are frail elderly people in Europe high-need subjects? First evidence from the SPRINTT data8
Alternatives to sharing COVID-19 data with law enforcement: Recommendations for stakeholders8
Ending TB in Australia: Organizational challenges for regional tuberculosis programs8
Lost in definitions: Reducing duplication and clarifying definitions of knowledge and decision support tools. A RAND-modified Delphi consensus study8
The uses of Patient Reported Experience Measures in health systems: A systematic narrative review8
Societal cost of cancer in Norway –Results of taking a broader cost perspective8
The Role of Patient Experience in the Value Assessment of Complex Technologies – Do HTA Bodies Need to Reconsider How Value is Assessed?8
Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on depression in older adults: A panel data analysis8
The Road to the Alcohol Act 2018 in Finland: A conflict between public health objectives and neoliberal goals8
Loneliness in Europe before and during the COVID-19 pandemic8
Open science communication: The first year of the UK's Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies8
Burnout of intrinsically motivated GPs when exposed to external regulation8
Creating a priority list of non-communicable diseases to support health research funding decision-making8
The 2020 reform of the employment status of Hungarian health workers: Will it eliminate informal payments and separate the public and private sectors from each other?8
Drivers for emigration among healthcare professionals: Testing an analytical model in a primary healthcare setting8
Selected factors determining outsourcing of basic operations in healthcare entities in Poland8
Alignment and authority: Federalism, social policy, and COVID-19 response8
Incremental net benefit of whole genome sequencing for newborns and children with suspected genetic disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis of cost-effectiveness evidence8
Characterizing patients with high use of the primary and tertiary care systems: A retrospective cohort study8
Improving the value of healthcare systems using the Triple Aim framework: A systematic literature review8
Transparency about internal audit results to reduce the supervisory burden: A qualitative study on the preconditions of sharing audit results8
Consequences of banning commercial solaria in 2016 in Australia8
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic8
Mapping variability in allocation of Long-Term Care funds across payer agencies in OECD countries8
News media’s framing of health policy and its implications for government communication: A text mining analysis of news coverage on a policy to expand health insurance coverage in South Korea8
Variation in market access decisions for cell and gene therapies across the United States, Canada, and Europe8
Assessing the future direction of sustainable development in public hospitals: Time-horizon, path and action8
Characteristics and decision making of hospital report card consumers: Lessons from an onsite-based cross-sectional study8
What drives hospital wards’ ambidexterity: Insights on the determinants of exploration and exploitation8
Purchase of prescription medicines via social media: A survey-based study of prevalence, risk perceptions, and motivations7
Payments reported by the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland from 2015 to 2019: An observational study7
Regulating voluntary assisted dying practice: A policy analysis from Victoria, Australia7
Cost-effectiveness of home-based stroke rehabilitation across Europe: A modelling study7
Fostering innovation through stakeholders’ engagement at the healthcare industry: Tapping the right key7
Predictors of choice of public and private maternity care among nulliparous women in Ireland, and implications for maternity care and birth experience7
2017–19 governmental decisions to allow home use of misoprostol for early medical abortion in the UK7
Provision of complementary and alternative medicine: Compliance with the health professional requirements7
Pay for performance for specialised care in England: Strengths and weaknesses7
Promoting healthy eating habits among youth according to their preferences: Indications from a discrete choice experiment in Tuscany7
COVID-19 Apps as a Digital Intervention Policy: A Longitudinal Panel Data Analysis in South Korea7
The development of the Primary Care Clusters Multidimensional Assessment (PCCMA): A mixed-methods study7
Regulatory and HTA early dialogues in medical devices7
Analysis of weekend effect on mortality by medical specialty in Helsinki University Hospital over a 14-year period7
Metrics and indicators used to assess health system resilience in response to shocks to health systems in high income countries—A systematic review7
The shift from inpatient care to outpatient care in Switzerland since 2017: Policy processes and the role of evidence7
The role of the state in financing and regulating primary care in Europe: a taxonomy7
Assessing primary care organization and performance: Literature synthesis and proposition of a consolidated framework7
COVID-19: R0 is lower where outbreak is larger7
Unmet needs across Europe: Disclosing knowledge beyond the ordinary measure7
Informal out-of-pocket payments for healthcare services in Greece7
Utilization and uptake of clinical genetics services in high-income countries: A scoping review7
Much Ado about nothing? The responsiveness of the healthcare system in Poland through patients’ eyes7
The role of education in psychological response to adverse health shocks7