This text is appropriate for a wide range of courses in health economics including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA. It is also suitable for Medicine and Nursing courses, BSc/MSc in Health Management and for health professionals on post experience courses. It is also a major text on the Curtin University Masters Course in Health Economics.
This book outlines how economics can assist in the planning, financing and delivery of health care. The book aims to encourage policy makers and planners, as well as those at the sharp end of health care, to understand the merits of using and embracing health economics. With this goal in mind, Economics, Medicine and Health Care introduces simple economic concepts and highlights some of the ways in which economic analysis can contribute to health service policy-making.
The third edition of this text has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes and developments in the field and it continues to be an indispensable guide to health economics for all those concerned with health care management.