Health Economics: A Critical and Global Analysis

Health Economics: A Critical and Global Analysis

by George Palmer, Tessa Ho


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ISBN-13: 9781403940834
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of 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.

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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

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