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Virtual Issue – Health

Health Economics affects us all, whether we're seeking better health or striving to maintain our well-being. Patients, practitioners, and policy-makers alike have important choices to make about care and treatment, which inevitably involves weighing up costs and outcomes. Is it always better to pursue prevention rather than a cure? How does private healthcare compare to nationalized healthcare? What is the impact of wealth on health?

Freely available until the end of March 2020, this collection of OUP content sheds light on the complexities of physical and mental well-being and the interplay between society, government, industry, and care providers in working towards better outcomes. It reveals the breadth of research conducted by economists and their ongoing efforts to evaluate practices and strategies. From global governance and public health to the effects of binge-drinking and air-pollution, this collection reminds us of the universal and vital importance of research in health economics.