A Wagstaff

Summary

Affiliation: The World Bank
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Reflections on and alternatives to WHO's fairness of financial contribution index
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 11:103-15. 2002
  2. doi Estimating health insurance impacts under unobserved heterogeneity: the case of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Econ 19:189-208. 2010
  3. doi Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 31:406-39. 2012
  4. doi Benefit-incidence analysis: are government health expenditures more pro-rich than we think?
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 21:351-66. 2012
  5. ncbi Health systems in East Asia: what can developing countries learn from Japan and the Asian Tigers?
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 16:441-56. 2007
  6. ncbi Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and East Asia Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    J Health Econ 26:505-35. 2007
  7. ncbi Progressivity in the financing of decentralized government health programs: a decomposition
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 16:1271-5. 2007
  8. doi Can insurance increase financial risk? The curious case of health insurance in China
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 27:990-1005. 2008
  9. doi Extending health insurance to the rural population: an impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 28:1-19. 2009
  10. doi Europe and central Asia's great post-communist social health insurance experiment: Aggregate impacts on health sector outcomes
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 28:322-40. 2009

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi Reflections on and alternatives to WHO's fairness of financial contribution index
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 11:103-15. 2002
    ..This analysis is of some interest in its own right, given the large share of health spending from out-of-pocket payments in Vietnam, and the changes in fees and drug prices over the 1990s...
  2. doi Estimating health insurance impacts under unobserved heterogeneity: the case of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Econ 19:189-208. 2010
    ..The results suggest that HCFP has had no impact on use of services, but has substantially reduced out-of-pocket spending...
  3. doi Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 31:406-39. 2012
    ....
  4. doi Benefit-incidence analysis: are government health expenditures more pro-rich than we think?
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 21:351-66. 2012
    ..Also considered are three complications that arise in BIA studies, including factoring in social health insurance. The paper's theoretical results are illustrated with an empirical BIA for Vietnam...
  5. ncbi Health systems in East Asia: what can developing countries learn from Japan and the Asian Tigers?
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 16:441-56. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and East Asia Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    J Health Econ 26:505-35. 2007
    ..Little impact is detected on the use of services, and while the evidence points to the project reducing sickness days, the evidence on health outcomes is mixed...
  7. ncbi Progressivity in the financing of decentralized government health programs: a decomposition
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 16:1271-5. 2007
    ....
  8. doi Can insurance increase financial risk? The curious case of health insurance in China
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 27:990-1005. 2008
    ..Further analysis suggests that this is due to insurance encouraging people to seek care when sick and to seek care from higher-level providers...
  9. doi Extending health insurance to the rural population: an impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 28:1-19. 2009
    ..We find heterogeneity across income groups and implementing counties. The program has increased ownership of expensive equipment among central township health centers but has had no impact on cost per case...
  10. doi Europe and central Asia's great post-communist social health insurance experiment: Aggregate impacts on health sector outcomes
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 28:322-40. 2009
    ..We find that, controlling for any concurrent provider payment reforms, adoption of social health insurance increased national health spending and hospital activity rates, but did not lead to better health outcomes...
  11. doi Correcting the concentration index: a comment
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 28:516-20, author reply 521-4. 2009
    ..This seems to be an inevitable consequence of tackling the bounds issue...
  12. doi Social health insurance reexamined
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 19:503-17. 2010
    ..The paper also argues that SHI can have negative labor market effects...
  13. doi China's health system and its reform: a review of recent studies
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 18:S7-23. 2009
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  14. doi The concentration index of a binary outcome revisited
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Econ 20:1155-60. 2011
    ..I concede that my normalization is not uncontentious, but, in a way, that has not previously been noted...
  15. ncbi The economic consequences of health shocks: evidence from Vietnam
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 26:82-100. 2007
    ..Measures of household health shocks used include a recent death of a working-age household member, a long inpatient spell, and a recent sizeable drop in the body mass index of the household head...
  16. ncbi Inequality decomposition and geographic targeting with applications to China and Vietnam
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 14:649-53. 2005
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  17. ncbi Income inequality and health: what does the literature tell us?
    A Wagstaff
    World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 21:543-67. 2000
    ..Overall, the absolute-income hypothesis, although > 20 years old, is still the most likely to explain the frequently observed strong association between population health and income inequality levels...
  18. pmc Poverty and health sector inequalities
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 80:97-105. 2002
    ..It is argued that too little is known about the impacts of such policies, notwithstanding a wealth of measurement techniques and considerable evidence on the extent and causes of inequalities...
  19. ncbi Inequality aversion, health inequalities and health achievement
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and Human Development Network, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 21:627-41. 2002
    ..The other issue addressed is how information on health inequality can be used together with information on the mean of the relevant distribution to obtain an overall measure of health "achievement"...
  20. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in child mortality: comparisons across nine developing countries
    A Wagstaff
    Development Economics Research Group and Human Development Network, World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 78:19-29. 2000
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  21. ncbi Child health on a dollar a day: some tentative cross-country comparisons
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and Human Development Network, The World Bank, 1818H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1529-38. 2003
    ..Regressions find that higher levels of per capita public spending on the health sector are associated with significantly lower levels of mortality and malnutrition amongst children living on a dollar a day...
  22. ncbi What difference does the choice of SES make in health inequality measurement?
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and Human Development Network, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 12:885-90. 2003
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  23. ncbi Catastrophe and impoverishment in paying for health care: with applications to Vietnam 1993-1998
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 12:921-34. 2003
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  24. ncbi Overall versus socioeconomic health inequality: a measurement framework and two empirical illustrations
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group and Human Development Network, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 13:297-301. 2004
    ..In both cases, the degree of socioeconomic inequality is estimated at around 25% of overall inequality...
  25. ncbi The bounds of the concentration index when the variable of interest is binary, with an application to immunization inequality
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 14:429-32. 2005
    ..Examples are presented on levels of and inequalities in immunization across 41 developing countries, and on changes in coverage and inequalities in selected countries...
  26. pmc Child health: reaching the poor
    Adam Wagstaff
    Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:726-36. 2004
    ..We end with lessons learned: the need for better evidence, but most of all for a new approach to improving the health of all children that is evidence based, broad, and multifaceted...
  27. ncbi Social health insurance and labor market outcomes: evidence from central and eastern Europe, and central Asia
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington DC, USA
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 21:83-106. 2009
    ..The transition from general revenue finance to SHI that occurred during the 1990s in many of the central and eastern European and central Asian countries provides a unique opportunity to investigate empirically these claims...
  28. pmc Economics, health and development: some ethical dilemmas facing the World Bank and the international community
    A Wagstaff
    The World Bank, Washington DC, USA
    J Med Ethics 27:262-7. 2001
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  29. ncbi Health service delivery in China: a literature review
    Karen Eggleston
    UCLA International Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Econ 17:149-65. 2008
    ..Other elements of 'active purchasing' by insurers could further improve outcomes. Rigorous evaluations, based on richer micro-level data, could considerably strengthen the evidence base for service delivery policy in China...
  30. ncbi Applying an equity lens to child health and mortality: more of the same is not enough
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 362:233-41. 2003
    ..Equity must be a priority in the design of child survival interventions and delivery strategies, and mechanisms to ensure accountability at national and international levels must be developed...