This focused issue on Incentives and Health System Efficiency in Low- and Middle-Income Countries is edited by Dr. Wu Zeng, MD, PhD, from Department of International Health, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.
Wu Zeng, a health economist and physician, is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Health, School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University. He has more than 15 years of experience of conducting research on health care systems, health financing, and cost-effectiveness analysis in both developed and developing countries. His research has concerned comparative evaluation of policies, programs, and interventions in improving access and utilization of health services, and health outcomes, as well as associated resources. His another research interest focuses on examining fund flow in the health care system to identify efficiency gaps to promote the efficiency of programs. He has conducted research in about 20 countries, and received funding from the World Bank, USAID, UNAIDS, the Gates Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Zeng received his MD degree from Fujian Medical University (China), and holds MS and PhD degrees from Brandeis University. Prior to Georgetown University, Dr. Zeng was Associate Research Professor at Brandeis University.
Focused issue outline:
- Equity analysis of utlization of care in Afghansitan
- Efficiency analysis of HIV/AIDS program in Botswana
- Cost-effectiveness of results based financing program in Zimbabwe
- Quality of care of the results based financing program in Zimbabwe
- Health care system efficiency in Ukraine
- Technical efficiency analysis of health facilities in Haiti: a stochastic frontier approach
- Cost-effectiveness of results based financing program in Nigeria
The series “Incentives and Health System Efficiency in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy without any sponsorship or funding. Wu Zeng is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.