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Fat Economics: Nutrition, Health, and Economic Policy

Mario Mazzocchi, W. Bruce Traill, and Jason F. Shogren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213856
eISBN:
9780191695902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213856.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The obesity epidemic and the growing debate about what, if any, public health policy should be adopted is the subject of endless debates within the media and in governments around the world. Whilst ... More


Justice, Capability, and Health Policy

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides a workable operationalization of health capabilities, and seeks a shared standard of health based on the demands of social justice and the right to health in terms of health ... More


Trade in Health Services and the GATS

Richard Smith, Chantal Blouin, Nick Drager, and David P. Fidler

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Services of many kinds play important roles in the protection of public health and the delivery of health care to individuals. The GATS affects health-related services in many ways for health ... More


Political and Moral Legitimacy: A Normative Theory of Health Policy Decision‐Making

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Many countries, including the United States, lack consensus about the core ethical principles concerning health and health care, beyond a market‐based approach to resource allocation. This chapter ... More


A future health policy: nationally and internationally

Gavin Mooney

in Challenging Health Economics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199235971
eISBN:
9780191717086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235971.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines how public health and healthcare might be better delivered, both at a national level and globally. It looks at health policy globally, going beyond considerations of formal ... More


Allocating Resources: A Joint Scientific and Deliberative Approach

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the question of priority setting for competing needs when resources are scarce. It begins with the broader societal perspective, because fair decisions must balance spending on ... More


Some Further Implications for Health Economics and the Economics of Health Policy

Gavin Mooney

in Challenging Health Economics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199235971
eISBN:
9780191717086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235971.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers a few more issues both in health economics per se and in the economics of health policy, where the adoption of the paradigm of this book might make a difference. It examines ... More


Some Problems in Existing Health Economics

Gavin Mooney

in Challenging Health Economics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199235971
eISBN:
9780191717086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235971.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter demonstrates how health economics has had only limited success in policy and in practice. Debates about choices of health care systems, priorities for resource use, alternative funding ... More


Population, Health and the Environment

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in India: Development and Participation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199257492
eISBN:
9780191717826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257492.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the impact of India's population, health, and environment on development. Topics covered include: Malthusian fears and the real issues; gender equity and the demographic ... More


Equity under the New Paradigm

Gavin Mooney

in Challenging Health Economics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199235971
eISBN:
9780191717086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235971.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines equity in different conceptual and policy settings, arguing for the abandonment of a universal construct of access, and a universal construct of equity more generally. The need ... More


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