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    DescriptionHIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE BMA MEDICAL BOOK AWARDS 2013! From reviews on Amazon.co.uk: " I found this book to be extremely informative and yet very accessible to non-experts." " this book provides valuable insights into the methodology of health economists and explains key principles in a manner that is relatable and ENJOYABLE...I couldn't recommend this book more - I've bought 4 more copies to share with my team!" "All in all an essential book if you want to start to get to grips with how decisions regarding drug trials and treatments are made - particularly in the current economic climate." "The use of examples from healthcare and other walks of life really aids understanding. If you're looking for a book to introduce you to the general concepts of health economics then this will do the job perfectly." "So, 'healthcare economics made easy' - good luck with that! But you know what, this book pulls it off. Even if your interest in the subject amounts to how much you're prepared to pay for a packet of throat sweets, this book will help you understand the decisions that ultimately affect every single one of us. Better still, it does it in a hundred pages or so and really simple language. At a time when who decides how healthcare is commissioned and how our money is spent, it's well worth anyone picking this book up to see how and why decisions are made." GPs, consultants and other health professionals are often asked for their opinion on health economic data and this clearly isn't their area of expertise. Healthcare Economics Made Easy will equip the reader with the necessary skills to make valid decisions based on the economic data and with the background knowledge to understand the health economics literature. This book provides insight into the economic methods that are used to promote public health policies, the techniques used for grading and valuing evidence and the statistics relied upon, without trying to re-train the reader as a health economist. If you are left bemused by terms such as QALY, health utility analysis and cost minimisation analysis, then this is the book for you!


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    Title
    Healthcare Economics Made Easy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904842941
    ISBN 10: 1904842941
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MBP
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070000, MED043000
    BIC subject category V2: KCQ
    DC23: 362.10681
    DC22: 338.443
    LC classification: RA410 .J316 2012
    Thema V1.0: KCVJ
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    SCION PUBLISHING LTD
    Imprint name
    SCION PUBLISHING LTD
    Publication date
    30 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Bloxham
    Table of contents
    Health economics Thinking like an economist Cost minimization analysis Cost-effectiveness analysis Quality of life Health utilities The infamous quality-adjusted life year (QALY) Cost utility analysis Evidence-based medicine Critical appraisal Systematic reviews and meta-analyses Health technology assessment in the UK