This book provides all the necessary information in a readablestyle that can be understood by anyone with even the most basicknowledge of mathematics Health Economics is ideal for allhealth professionals who are required to make policy decisions– including hospital managers, clinical directors andpartners in family practices. It is suited to health policy makersat national level as well as those in local trusts. The clear andconcise way in which the book is written also makes it a perfectintroductory text for students of health economics. Health Economics provides you with the tools to: Read and critique economic evaluations Understand the economic forces at work in specificenvironments Make optimum choices in terms of benefits and outcomes
Health economics is not only concerned with finance, it covers a broad range of qualitative and evaluative concepts that need clear explanation. This book provides all the necessary information in a readable style that can be understood by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of mathematics. This book provides all the necessary information in a readable style that can be understood by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of mathematics Health Economics is ideal for all health professionals who are required to make policy decisions - including hospital managers, clinical directors and partners in family practices. It is suited to health policy makers at national level as well as those in local trusts. The clear and concise way in which the book is written also makes it a perfect introductory text for students of health economics. Health Economics provides you with the tools to: Read and critique economic evaluation Understand the economic forces at work in specific environments Make optimum choices in terms of benefits and outcomes
Release on 2005-08-01 | by David Wonderling,Reinhold Gruen,Nick Black
Author: David Wonderling,Reinhold Gruen,Nick Black
Pubpsher: McGraw-Hill International
Resources are inevitably scarce and hard choices have to be made. Health economics, as you will see in this book, is about helping to make those choices in a way that improves people's health and the way services are delivered. The book provides insight into the economic methods that are used to promote public health policies, analyse health care delivery and shape health sector reforms. Unlike other books in this area, Introduction to Health Economics takes an international perspective, considering public and private health systems across countries with different income levels. The book examines: Supply and demand Markets Health system financing Economic evaluation
Release on 2013-05-23 | by Sherry Glied,Peter C. Smith
Author: Sherry Glied,Peter C. Smith
Pubpsher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of health economics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economics to problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single or multi-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a given area, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.
As a relatively young discipline, health economics as it appears today contains many features which can be traced back to its beginnings. Since it arose in the interface between the medical sciences and economics, the way of dealing with problems were often influenced by traditions which were well-established in the medical profession, while the classical way of thinking of economists came was filtering through at a slower pace. This means that much of both teaching and research in health economics puts the emphasis on collecting and analysing data on health and healthcare as well as on public and private outlays on healthcare. This is an extreme useful and worthwhile activity, and much new and valuable information is produced in this way, but occasionally there is a need for in-depth understanding of what is going on, rather than an estimated equation which comes from nowhere. This is where economic theory can offer some support. The present book is an introduction to health economics where the emphasis is on theory, with the aim of providing explanation of phenomena as far as possible given the current level of economics.