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    Introduction to Health Economics (Understanding Public Health) (Paperback) By (author) Lorna Guinness, By (author) Virginia Wiseman

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    Description"There are several books on the market now that claim to take readers into the intricacies of health economics 'from first principles'. To me, this book succeeds better than any." Gavin Mooney, Honorary Professor, University of Sydney and University of Cape Town; Visiting Professor, Aarhus University, the University of New South Wales and the University of Southern Denmark "This book would be an excellent choice for anyone wishing to be introduced to the field of health economics - it is undoubtedly the best 'Health Economics 101' textbook around ...There is a desperate need for a greater understanding of health economics principles among health system policy-makers, managers and researchers; this book will contribute enormously to developing such understanding." Professor Di McIntyre, South African Research Chair of Health and Wealth, Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town This practical text offers the ideal introduction to the economic techniques used in public health and is accessible enough for those who have no or limited knowledge of economics. Written in a user-friendly manner, the book covers key economic principles, such as supply and demand, healthcare markets, healthcare finance and economic evaluation. The book has been thoroughly updated with new material reflecting important recent developments and policy shifts such as the rise of performance based funding in health care, the impact and cost of achieving universal health care and the growing effect of globalization and international trade on the health sector.This engaging new edition features: Extensive use of global examples from low, middle and high income countries, real case studies and exercises to facilitate the understanding of economic concepts A greater emphasis on the practical application of economic theories and concepts to the formulation of health policy New chapters on macroeconomics, globalization and health and provider payments Extensively revised chapters on demand and supply, markets and economic evaluationIntroduction to Health Economics 2nd edition is the ideal companion text for students, public health practitioners, policy makers, managers and researchers looking for a greater understanding of health economics principles.


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    Title
    Introduction to Health Economics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lorna Guinness, By (author) Virginia Wiseman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335243563
    ISBN 10: 0335243568
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.1T
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MBN
    LC classification: R
    BISAC V2.8: MED002000
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    Abridged Dewey: 353
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: KCQ
    DC23: 338.433621
    Thema V1.0: MBN, KCVJ
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Lorna Guinness is a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University, Australia. Virginia Wiseman is a senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Introduction Section 1: Economics and Health Economics Key concepts in health economics Macroeconomics, globalization and health Section 2: Demand and Supply A simple model of demand Measuring demand Supply: Production in the long and short run Supply: Costs, economics of scale and the supply curve Section 3: Markets A simple market model Health care markets and efficiency Section 4: Health Care Financing The changing world of health care finance Provider payments Private health insurance Achieving universal coverage Section 5: Economic Evaluation What is economic evaluation and what questions can it help to answer? Counting the costs Identifying, measuring and valuing consequences Economic evaluation and decision-making Section 6: Equity and the Role of Government Promoting equity and the role of government Glossary