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The Global South’s Long-Term Challenge of Sustainable Healthcare in the LMICs' Health Systems

Read our latest thematic series, Edited by Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Narimasa Kumagai, and Munjae Lee on 'The Global South’s Long-Term Challenge of Sustainable Healthcare in the LMICs' Health Systems'.

This Collection will welcome all sorts of contributions, coming from Global North and South alike attempting to narrow knowledge gaps in seminal literature and fulfil the vast unmet needs of these communities.

More details of the series can be found here.

Health economics and outcomes research in medical devices

Read our new thematic series, Edited by Lizheng Shi and Mihajlo Jakovljevic, on ‘Health economics and outcomes research in medical devices’.

This series includes research articles and reviews that explore the opportunities and challenges of a wide range of health outcomes research in medical devices from the perspectives of all relevant stakeholders. More details of the series can be found here.


Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia


Methodological challenges surrounding QALY estimation

This commentary provides an overview of key methodological challenges surrounding quality-adjusted life year (QALY) estimation for paediatric economic evaluation. 

Aims and scope

Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation considers manuscripts on all aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis, including conceptual or methodological work, economic evaluations, and policy analysis related to resource allocation at a national or international level.

Predictors of loss due to pharmaceutical fraud

This exploratory study aims to demonstrate a fraudster’s profile as well as to estimate average consequences in terms of costs and identify the loss predictors’ hierarchy in the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S.

Part of the Priority Setting in Global Health supplement.

Market access and value-based pricing of digital health applications in Germany

The authors aim to describe the legal framework for the Digital Health Care Act (“Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz”, DiGA) market access and pricing as well as the status quo of the DiGA market

Editor’s Profile

Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Editor-in-Chief

Mihajlo Jakovljevic M.D. Ph.D. MAE is a health economist who published ~300 papers in refereed journals. His expertise focuses on Emerging Markets and Health Financing sustainability across LMICs countries and the Global South. Over the past twenty years he has delivered plenary lectures and solicited speeches in thirty countries across Eurasia. Affiliated to University of Kragujevac he serves as a WHO EACHR Committee member in an advisory capacity to the Cabinet of WHO Regional Director for Europe, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2021 he became first-ever Elected Ordinary Academician coming from Serbia, at the UNESCO World Academy of Sciences TWAS with its headquarters in Trieste, Italy. In 2022 he was elected to Full Membership within Academia Europaea, London, UK.

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