ISBN-10:
0727918494
ISBN-13:
9780727918499
Pub. Date:
11/28/2005
Publisher:
Wiley
Health Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals / Edition 1

Health Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals / Edition 1

by Ceri J. Phillips

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Overview

Health Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals / Edition 1

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

Product Details

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

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.

2 Organisation and funding of health care services.

3 The costs of health care.

4 The benefits of health care: outputs and outcomes.

5 Evaluating health care interventions from an economicperspective.

6 The role of health economics in decision making.

7 Conclusions and the way forward.

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