Health Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals by Ceri J. PhillipsHealth Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals by Ceri J. Phillips

Health Economics: An Introduction for Health Professionals

byCeri J. Phillips

Paperback | November 18, 2005

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This book provides all the necessary information in a readable style that can be understood by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of mathematics Health Economics is ideal for all health professionals who are required to make policy decisions – including hospital managers, clinical directors and partners in family practices. It is suited to health policy makers at national level as well as those in local trusts. The clear and concise way in which the book is written also makes it a perfect introductory text for students of health economics.


Health Economics provides you with the tools to:



  • Read and critique economic evaluations
  • Understand the economic forces at work in specific environments
  • Make optimum choices in terms of benefits and outcomes
Ceri Philips, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies, School of Health Science, University of Wales - Swansea
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Title:Health Economics: An Introduction for Health ProfessionalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.18 × 6.14 × 0.36 inPublished:November 18, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0727918494

ISBN - 13:9780727918499

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.

2 Organisation and funding of health care services.

3 The costs of health care.

4 The benefits of health care: outputs and outcomes.

5 Evaluating health care interventions from an economic perspective.

6 The role of health economics in decision making.

7 Conclusions and the way forward.