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    DescriptionPrinciples in Health Economics and Policy is a clear and concise introduction to health economics and its application to health policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for health care, and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and health care. Written for students and health professionals with no background in economics, the book takes a policy-oriented approach, emphasising the application of economic analysis to universal health policy issues. It explores the key questions facing health policy-makers across the globe right now, such as: How should society intervene in the determinants that affect health? How should health care be financed? How should health care providers be paid? How should alternative health care programmes be evaluated when setting priorities? With relevant exercises and suggested further reading lists at the end of each chapter, Principles in Health Economics and Policy is the ideal resource for both students and health professionals.

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    Principles in Health Economics and Policy
    Distributing Health Care
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Abel Olsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199237814
    ISBN 10: 0199237816

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    LC classification: RA410 .O47 2009
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    42 black and white line drawings
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    11 October 2009
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    Table of contents
    PART 1 - CONCEPTS AND CONTEXT ; 1. Health and health care ; 2. Economics and efficiency ; 3. What makes the market for health care different? ; 4. Equality and fairness ; PART 2 - INTERVENING IN THE DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH ; 5. The health environment ; 6. Health related life style ; PART 3 - FINANCING HEALTH CARE ; 7. Uncertainty and health insurance ; 8. Compulsory insurance ; 9. Patient payment ; PART 4 - PAYING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ; 10. Primary care ; 11. Secondary care - reimbursing hospitals ; 12. Integrating the health care provider system ; PART 5 - ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND PRIORITY SETTING ; 13. Non-monetary effects (E) and monetary benefits (B) ; 14. Costs (C) and discounting (r) ; 15. Beyond costs and outcomes: Equity and fairness ; Epilogue