This paper provides a bibliographic analysis of the scientific background devoted to public health administration prospects regarding spreading coronavirus disease worldwide. The study sample consists of 1240 scientific documents on public health administration published from 2015 to 2021. The search of relative documents was conducted by the keyphrase «public health administration» in the document titles, abstracts and keywords. The publications’ source is the Scopus database. The software VOSviewer version 1.6.15 was used to visualize the network map of keywords co-occurrences under the restriction of at least 40 keyword occurrences in the study sample. The obtained results allowed identifying four clusters indicating the research directions of investigated publications. Therefore, the first cluster is focused on gender and age differences. The author found that these documents were published mostly in 2018. The second cluster indicated the current research direction in investigating public health administrations and COVID-19. The author noted the growing scientists’ interest in coronavirus infection issues, virus pneumonia, coronavirus disease 2019, disease outbreaks and COVID-19 since 2020. Moreover, the scientists were interested in studying the planning and control of the coronavirus incidence regarding proper health administration. The third cluster indicated researching health policy, especially health care policy, health care planning, health care delivery, and health equity. In turn, the fourth cluster is the most powerful by keyword links in the study sample. The author noted that the fourth cluster is the most powerful by keyword links. This cluster consists of 28 terms, while the most important terms by link strengths are public health administration, public health service. Besides, it indicates the research direction on procedures, standards, organization, and public health management. The obtained results allowed assuming that further studies would be devoted to healthcare institutions’ administration and financial provision, vaccination against COVID-19 and assessing its impact.
Keywords: coronavirus infection, health care planning, health care policy, infections control, public health service.
JEL Classification: H83, I18, I19.
Cite as: Kolosok, S., & Jakubowska, A. (2020). Covid-19 and public health administration: trends and prospects. Health Economics and Management Review, 1(1), 69-75. https://doi.org/10.21272/hem.2020.1-06