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Getting Health Economics Into Practice

Author : David Kernick
ISBN : 1857755758
Genre : Medical
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This text illuminates the practical help that the concepts and principles of health economics can offer decision-makers at all levels. It addresses the gap between health economic theory and the realities of the health care environment.

Health Economics

Author : Ceri J. Phillips
ISBN : 9781405172509
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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 evaluations Understand the economic forces at work in specific environments Make optimum choices in terms of benefits and outcomes

Handbook Of Health Economics

Author : A J. Culyer
ISBN : 0080544177
Genre : Medical
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The Handbook of Health Economics provide an up-to-date survey of the burgeoning literature in health economics. As a relatively recent subdiscipline of economics, health economics has been remarkably successful. It has made or stimulated numerous contributions to various areas of the main discipline: the theory of human capital; the economics of insurance; principal-agent theory; asymmetric information; econometrics; the theory of incomplete markets; and the foundations of welfare economics, among others. Perhaps it has had an even greater effect outside the field of economics, introducing terms such as opportunity cost, elasticity, the margin, and the production function into medical parlance. Indeed, health economists are likely to be as heavily cited in the clinical as in the economics literature. Partly because of the large share of public resources that health care commands in almost every developed country, health policy is often a contentious and visible issue; elections have sometimes turned on issues of health policy. Showing the versatility of economic theory, health economics and health economists have usually been part of policy debates, despite the vast differences in medical care institutions across countries. The publication of the first Handbook of Health Economics marks another step in the evolution of health economics.

The Oxford Handbook Of Health Economics

Author : Sherry Glied
ISBN : 9780191667169
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Handbook Of Health Economics

Author : Mark V. Pauly
ISBN : 9780444535924
Genre : Business & Economics
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What new theories, evidence, and policies have shaped health economics in the 21st century? Editors Mark Pauly, Thomas McGuire, and Pedro Pita Barros assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In 16 chapters they cover recent developments in health economics, from medical spending growth to the demand for health care, the markets for pharmaceutical products, the medical workforce, and equity in health and health care. Its global perspective, including an emphasis on low and middle-income countries, will result in the same high citations that made Volume 1 (2000) a foundational text. Presents coherent summaries of major subjects and methodologies, marking important advances and revisions. Serves as a frequently used non-journal reference. Introduces non-economists to the best research in health economics.

The Dictionary Of Health Economics

Author : Anthony J. Culyer
ISBN : 9781845426736
Genre : Medical
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Anthony Culyer once again makes a significant contribution to health economics with a Dictionary that is succinct but also comprehensive. It will be particularly valuable to economists entering the health field and to health specialists who lack familiarity with terms originating in economics and statistics. Victor R. Fuchs, Stanford University, US Tony Culyer s Dictionary is a masterpiece; concise, erudite and authoritative. It will have special appeal to those (like me) who are interested, but not expert, in health economics. Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, NHS National Institute for Clinical Excellence, UK The trouble with most dictionaries to my mind is that frequently the definitions are as difficult to understand as the words one is looking up. The Dictionary of Health Economics by Tony Culyer suffers far less from this problem than others and thus it is much more accessible to the non-specialist. I am particularly taken with Tony s personal examples and vignettes attached to many of the definitions. These improve the comprehension of the definitions for the reader and add a personal touch which makes the book much more readable and less dry than other dictionaries. David Barnett, Chairman Appraisals Committee NICE, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Group, Robert Kilpatrick CSB, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK At last, a book that reveals in plain English the concepts and methods used by health economists. This book should make a major contribution to promoting multi-disciplinary research on health and health services, and enable students to get through the undergrowth of jargon that commonly turns them back. Nick Black, Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK From Abscissa, through to the World Health Organization, this expansive Dictionary comprehensively covers the field of health economics and closely related fields including epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, demography, medical sociology, medical statistics and bio-statistics, health policy, health administration and health service management, public health medicine and qualitative and quantitative research. Entries and definitions are provided for all key concepts listed with, in many cases, more extended entries on core or controversial ideas. Anthony Culyer has amassed a wealth of information and facts within these pages, and yet has not been reluctant to include comment on issues and ideas. This makes the Dictionary eminently readable and all the more interesting. This is a unique reference work and as such, The Dictionary of Health Economics will be a valuable reference tool for a wide audience encompassing not just health economists, but many specialists and researchers in other fields (social sciences and beyond) as well as policymakers.

Challenging Health Economics

Author : Gavin Mooney
ISBN : 9780191553073
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book mounts a critique of current health economics and provides a better way of looking at the economics of health and health care. It argues that health economics has been too dominated by the economics of health care and has largely ignored the impact of poverty, inequality, poor housing, and lack of education on health. It is suggested that some of the structural issues of economies, particularly the individualism of neo liberalism which is becoming more and more pervasive across the globe, need to be addressed in health economics. The author instead proposes a form of collective decision making through communitarianism, placing value on participation in public life and on institutions, such as health care. It is envisaged this form of decision making can be used at the local, national or global levels. For the last, this would mean a major revamp of global institutions like the World Bank and the IMF. Examples of the impact of the new paradigm on health policy in general but also more specifically on priority setting and equity are included.

Introduction To Health Economics

Author : Guinness, Lorna
ISBN : 9780335243563
Genre : Medical
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This text aims to provide non-economists with an introduction to economics in public health. It covers key economics principles, such as supply and demand, health care markets, healthcare finance and economic evaluation.

Bayesian Methods In Health Economics

Author : Gianluca Baio
ISBN : 9781439895559
Genre : Mathematics
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Health economics is concerned with the study of the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions. This book provides an overview of Bayesian methods for the analysis of health economic data. After an introduction to the basic economic concepts and methods of evaluation, it presents Bayesian statistics using accessible mathematics. The next chapters describe the theory and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis from a statistical viewpoint, and Bayesian computation, notably MCMC. The final chapter presents three detailed case studies covering cost-effectiveness analyses using individual data from clinical trials, evidence synthesis and hierarchical models and Markov models. The text uses WinBUGS and JAGS with datasets and code available online.

Advances In Health Economics

Author : Anthony Scott
ISBN : 9780470857915
Genre : Medical
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"It would be difficult to overstate the standing of the authors. Many HERU alumni are among the most highly esteemed health economists in the world." —Steve Morgan, University of British Columbia This is a series of essays to mark the 25 anniversary of HERU. Existing and former HERU staff write about their special interests and work records. This book addresses many current policy issues which exist in the Scottish (and English) National Health System. HERU is one of the leading health economic institutes in the UK Contributors are all distinguished members of the health economics community Covers a wide range of issues that are relevant to the application of health economics now and into the future.

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