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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


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


Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics

Dan Brock

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Brock's comprehensive study of measures of quality of life in the area of healthcare shows that doctors and philosophers, in their quest for the best way to assess the quality of patients’ lives, ... More


Well Beyond Market Failure

in Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780544
eISBN:
9780804781916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780544.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the theoretical lens of evolutionary developmental states and highlights the need to move beyond traditional market-failure approaches evaluating the health sector in late ... More


Economy-Wide and Sectoral Policies

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Anti-poverty policymaking cannot be shy about influencing the outcomes of market processes, and rely solely on “post-market” redistribution. The interactions between market failures and inequality ... More


Health and Healthcare in Ghana, 1957–2017

Ama de-Graft Aikins and Kwadwo Koram

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter charts population health changes in Ghana since 1957 and associated health systems responses. The analysis suggests that structural investments in healthcare delivery in ... More


Social Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflections on Policy Challenges *

Joachim von Braun

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the formal elements of social-security provision, as these may form important building blocks of social-security systems in the long run. It points out that for a considerable ... More


Health Services

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers health services as a basic good that satisfy critical basic human needs for maintaining minimal levels of well-being. It considers the widespread nature of health services ... More


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