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 ~Key Features *Written by the leading name in health economics. *Takes an international approach. *Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in health economics and health policy. *Now includes review questions at end of each chapter.~his 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.G ~avin Mooney is Professor of Health Economics at Curtin University in Perth and Visiting Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark. He was previously Director of HERU at the University of Aberdeen, before moving to Australia to take up a position with the University of Sydney in 1994. He has acted as a consultant to the WHO many times and to the OECD.