Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention: An International Approach to Priorities in Medicine by U. LaaserCosts and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention: An International Approach to Priorities in Medicine by U. Laaser

Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention: An International Approach to Priorities in…

EditorU. Laaser, E.J. Rocella, J.B. Rosenfeld

Paperback | September 7, 1990

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One of the main purposes of medical cost-benefit analyses isto define the rational priorities in health care. This bookambitiously undertakes to compare the cost-benefit analysesof three countries: the United States, Germany and Israel.Cardiovascular disease is focused on to provide a model casestudy, but other areas also provide examples. The contribu-tions consider in particular two recent developments. Theseare the increase in comprehensive epidemiological data, es-pecially with regards to risk factors, and improved methodo-logy for measuring the quality of life. The contributionsstem from clinicians, epidemiologists and health economistswho give an overall picture of these complex issues and theprospects for the future.
Title:Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention: An International Approach to Priorities in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:179 pages, 9.53 × 6.69 × 0.03 inPublished:September 7, 1990Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540527087

ISBN - 13:9783540527084

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Contents: Introduction.- Concepts.- Experience: 1. The Case of a Risk Factor: Hypertension. 2. The Case of Clinical Disease.- The New Dimension: Quality of Life.- Comments on the State of the Art.