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Should health gains by children be given the same value as health gains by adults in an economic evaluation framework?

Stavros Petrou

in Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199547494
eISBN:
9780191720055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547494.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evidence suggesting that a unit of health gain by a child is not of equal value to a unit of health gain by an adult would suggest that age should be considered as an important criterion in health ... More


Equity issues: going beyond CBA and ICER

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses distributive implications of some parameters inside the economic evaluation formulae, as well as some priority-relevant issues that lie outside these formulae. It argues that ... More


The objectives of preventive medicine

Geoffrey Rose

in Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630971
eISBN:
9780191723551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630971.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the scope and reasons for preventive medicine. It argues that the knowledge that we already possess is sufficient, if put into practice, to achieve great health gains for all ... More


What does it produce?

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health is not the only sort of wealth which the NHS produces, but like all health care systems, whether for fees, profit or public service, this purports to be its principal product. For commercial ... More


How does it produce?

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The NHS care system operates in ways entirely different from commodity-producing industries. Progress in health care depends on developing professionals as sceptical co-producers of health gains ... More


A space in which to learn

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book has provided evidence, derived from actual care processes, that commercial patterns, no matter how modified, are inappropriate for any health care system aiming to cover the whole lives of ... More


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