Health Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals / Edition 1

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Overview

"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 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 maker at national level as well as those in local trusts. The clear and concise way in which this book is written also makes it a perfect introductory text for students of health economics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727918499
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Ceri Philips, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies, School of Health Science, University of Wales - Swansea
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Organisation and funding of health care services 20
Ch. 3 The costs of health care 41
Ch. 4 The benefits of health care : outputs and outcomes 71
Ch. 5 Evaluating health care interventions from an economic perspective 97
Ch. 6 The role of health economics in decision-making 119
Ch. 7 Considering the way forward 139
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