Economic evaluations and decision making in health care

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Abstract

This chapter: Explores government intervention in health care Describes principles of economic evaluations in health care, and covers topics such as health economics, scarcity and demand, and utility and efficiency Overviews the measurement of health care outcomes and healthcare costs Describes methods of economic evaluation, including cost-minimisation analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis Raises a number of ethical considerations in relation to economic decision making in health care
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth care practice in Australia: policy, context and innovations
EditorsSandra Taylor, Michele Foster, Jennifer Fleming
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages284 - 303
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-555833-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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