Health Outcomes: Biological, Social, and Economic Perspectives

Hardcover | July 15, 1996

EditorHelen Macbeth

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The costs of health care are much debated, but any study of these costs require measurement of what has been achieved by the health care. The results of health care have come to be known as 'health outcomes' and this book discusses the multiple angles involved in defining and measuring theseoutcomes. This book is deliberately cross-disciplinary, and looks at the topic thoroughly from the perspectives of different academic and practical angles.

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The costs of health care are much debated, but any study of these costs require measurement of what has been achieved by the health care. The results of health care have come to be known as 'health outcomes' and this book discusses the multiple angles involved in defining and measuring theseoutcomes. This book is deliberately cross-d...

Helen Macbeth, Principal Lecturer in Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:July 15, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198548796

ISBN - 13:9780198548799

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Table of Contents

1. David Armstrong: Health outcomes: the socio-historical context2. Michael Goldacre: Health outcomes from a medical perspective3. Philip Davies: Sociological approaches to health outcomes4. Paul a. Fenn and Alistair McGuire: Valuation as measurement: an economist's approach to rendering health care outcomes commensurable