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Health Economics
A Critical and Global Analysis
 
 
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25 Sep 2007
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9781403940827
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Health economics applies the tools of economic analysis to the problems of health care finance and delivery. This introductory text uses clear, non-technical language to explain the available economic tools, and critically examine their strengths and weaknesses in relation to health policy and management issues.


Description

Health economics applies the tools of economic analysis to the problems of health care finance and delivery. This introductory text uses clear, non-technical language to explain the available economic tools, and critically examine their strengths and weaknesses in relation to health policy and management issues.


Reviews


"This book would be an asset to any study or students of health policy and service evaluation." - Vasso Vydelingum, University of Ulster, UK
 
"Comprehensive and contemporary." - Christine Furber, University of Manchester, UK
 
"Provides essential background reference to the politics of healthcare delivers." - Nicola Armstrong, Staffordshire University, UK


Contents

Introduction
Overview of the Discipline of Economics
An Introduction to the Literature of Health Economics
The Tools of Economists as Applied to Health1: The Supply Side
The Tools of Economists as Applied to Health 2: The Demand Side
The Macro-Economics of Health Services: Expenditure, Financing and Utilisation
The Economics and Planning of the Health Workforce
Economic Methods in Health Services Evaluation
Translating Health Economic Evidence into Theory and Practice
Comparison of the Methods of Organising, Providing and Funding Health Services Internationally
Health Economics and Developing Countries
Summary and Conclusions


Authors

GEORGE PALMER is Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of New South Wales, Australia. His previous publications include Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis 3e (Palgrave Macmillan Australia).

TESSA HO is Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research interests include health policy, medical education and global health.