Healthcare Economics Made Easy by Daniel Jackson
From a Public Health point of view, health economics is just one of many disciplines that may be used to analyse issues of health and health care, specifically as one of the set of analytical methods labelled Health Services Research. But from an economics point of view, health economics is simply one of many topics to which economic principles and methods can be applied. So, in describing the principles of health economics, we are really setting out the principles of economics and how they might be interpreted in the context of health and health care. As Morris, Devlin Parkin and Spencer put it: Health economics is the application of economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision-making by individuals, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care. There are many different definitions of economics, but a definition given in a popular introductory textbook Begg, Fischer and Dornbusch, is instructive: The study of how society decides what, how and for whom to produce.
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Reflections on the role of health economics units regarding national health care systems. E-mail: fabiolasulpino uol. This texts aims to introduce some reflections on the role and relevance of health economics units HEUs regarding national health care systems. The starting points are the core aspects of this knowledge field and its contribution to health care management, to give rise to considerations on the role and relevance of such units. Matters such as the health care managers' and political leaders' knowledge on health economics, the need for HEUs to take simultaneous action at various levels in the organization of a qualified multidisciplinary technical body, as well as the technical and political nature of the work, their possibilities and limits for action, their aspects, and their relationship with external research groups. Finally, the work of a specialized internal health economics team is one of the means to qualify the decision-making process in public health care organizations, to optimize the use of resources and their proper equitable allocation.
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ISBN: Scion Publishing. First Edition 29th February This is a clearly written and accessible introduction to health economics. With all the key concepts worked through in just over a pages. In the preface, the author indicated that the book is designed for healthcare professionals and managers who need a basic understanding of the world of health economics.
Its global perspective, including an emphasis on low and middle-income countries, will result in the same high citations that made Volume 1 a foundational text. Graduate students and professors worldwide working in all subdisciplines of economics and finance. This new volume will enhance its position as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the literature and broadens the scope of the original Handbook. Kudos for having commissioned such outstanding authors and chosen these topics for coverage. The sixteen chapters provide detailed, thorough and readable surveys of current conceptual and empirical issues, each written by distinguished active researchers. Now Volume 2 looks certain to match that success, comprehensively covering more recent developments and the burgeoning international health economics literature with authority, concision and verve. His research focuses on the design and impact of health care payment systems, the economics of health care disparities, and the economics of mental health policy and drug regulation and payment.