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Published: 03 October 2017

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198794837

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Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Second Edition

Jan Abel Olsen

  • Provides a concise introduction to health economics and policy
  • Explains the application of economic analysis to health policy issues
  • Describes the concepts of economic theory and their connection to health policy in an accessible manner
  • Provides expanded text on the concepts and methodologies applied to health economics and policy formulation
  • Globally-relevant content that is independent of any country specific differences in payment mechanism and institutional setting

New to this Edition:

  • The social environment and health: On correlations, causations and interventions
  • Provider behaviour: Incentives and the use of pay-for-performance (p4p)
  • Small area variations in healthcare utilization: Ubiquitous and persistent
  • Beyond QALYs: Productivity gains and other benefits from improved health
  • Equality of what? A diagrammatic comparison of alternative equity-criteria

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