The Economics Of Infectious Disease by Jennifer A RobertsThe Economics Of Infectious Disease by Jennifer A Roberts

The Economics Of Infectious Disease

EditorJennifer A Roberts

Paperback | July 19, 2006

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Infectious diseases once considered vanquished in the developed world now represent a growing challenge to public health care systems. Not only do we face threats from new diseases such as AIDS, MRSA, SARS and Avian Flu, but old scourges such as tuberculosis are returning in drug resistantforms. Food-borne infections are common, encompassing both common bacterial infections that are associated with gastro-enteritis and new diseases that have crossed the species barriers, such as BSE and the resultant new variant CJD. SARS and Avian Flu are the newest threats and have an increasinglyhigh public profile. These diseases present complex and as yet unresolved problems for those involved in the control of infectious disease.Jennifer Roberts and her international team present the contribution economists can make to the management and control of infectious diseases. The book leads the reader through the economic evaluation of specific diseases, chosen to reflect some of the great challenges to those aiming to controlinfectious disease in both developed and developing countries. It then examines the wider issues involved in the economics of infectious disease; modelling, governance and the control of outbreaks, risk assessment models for food safety, the global perspective and the role of internationalregulatory co-operation, and the effect on trade.Contagion is an ever-present threat to public safety, particularly high on the international policy agenda in the current climate of fears of bioterrorism and the return of diseases thought eradicated. This introduction to the methods and techniques of economics as applied to infectious diseaseswill make fascinating reading for those involved from both perspectives, and is a timely contribution to a major issue.
Jennifer Roberts has taught economics to public health professionals at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for over three decades. She became involved with the economics of infectious disease in the late 1980s, producing work on salmonella, E.coli O157, infectious intestinal disease, hepatitis, flu, and latterly hospi...
Title:The Economics Of Infectious DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:July 19, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Jennifer A. Roberts: Introduction to economics of infectious disease2. Catherine Goodman, Salim Abdulla, Paul Coleman, Godfrey Mubyazi, Nassor Kikumbih, Tuoyo Okorosobo and Anne Mills: Choosing the first line drug for malaria treatment - how can cost-effectiveness analysis inform policy?3. Ramanan Laxinarayan: Economic issues related to antimicrobial resistance4. Lilani Kumaranayake, Charlotte Watts, Peter Vickerman and Fern Terris-Prestholt: Economic evaluation of HIV prevention activities: dynamic challenges for cost-effectiveness analysis5. Richard Grieve: Modelling the cost-effectiveness of the new interventions: how can technological change be incorporated?6. Nicholas Graves and Diana Weinhold: Complexity and the attribution of cost to hospital acquired infection7. Joao G. Q. Costa, Laura C. Rodrigues, Andreia C. Santos and Maurice L. Barreto: Decision analysis of strategies to deal with non- compliance with TB treatment8. Ros Plowman: Economic evaluations of HAI9. Punam Mangtani and Amishi Shah: The socio-economic burden of influenza: costs of illness and "willingness to pay" in a publicly funded health care system10. Mrigesh Bhatia and Julia Fox-Rushby: Willingness to pay for insecticide-treated nets in Surat, India11. Joanna Coast, Richard Smith and Michael Millar: Disentangling value: assessing the benefits of containing antimicrobial resistance12. Ana Riviere-Cinnamond: Economics of animal health: implications for public health13. Tanya Roberts: Economic analysis, and food safety risk assessment models14. Azermeen Jamasi-Pavri: Governance and the control of outbreaks15. Pauline Allen and Bronwyn Croxson: Governance arrangements for the control of infectious disease16. Jean Buzby, Felix Spinelli and Clark Nardinelli: Evaluating U.S. regulations for food safety issues, using benefit and cost information17. Liliani Kumaranayake: Global governance of international public health: the role of international regulatory cooperation18. Vasant Narasimhan: Trade and infectious disease outbreaks: ensuring public health without comprising free trade19. Jennifer A. Roberts: Epilogue: applications of economics to contemporary concerns: MRSA and Avian Flu