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Title Economic analysis for management and policy / Stephen Jan [and others]
Published Maidenhead, England : Open University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages) : illustrations
Series Understanding public health
Understanding public health.
Summary As issues of resource scarcity become more explicitly acknowledged in the health sector, public health practitioners are recognizing that economics can form a vital part of their professional toolkit. Economic analysis provides a way of thinking about problems in which the issues of resource scarcity, opportunity cost and broader social objectives such as efficiency and equity can be explicitly taken into account. However, while economics can certainly play an important role in policy and management, its application is often complicated. This book discusses theoretical perspectives in health economics by developing an appreciation of how economic concepts and techniques can be applied in policy making and management in the health sector. The book examines: Demand analysis; Markets and competition; Regulation; Contracts; and, Equity in health care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical economics.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics.
Health Policy -- economics.
Public Health Administration -- economics.
Form Electronic book
Author Jan, Stephen.
ISBN 0335218466
0335225934 (electronic bk.)
9780335225934 (electronic bk.)