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World Scientific Handbook Of Global Health Economics And Public Policy (A 3-volume Set)

World Scientific Handbook Of Global Health Economics And Public Policy (A 3-volume Set)

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'Understanding global health economics and policy has never been so important. This remarkable three-volume collection of chapters is sure to become the standard on health economics and health policy around the world.'
David CutlerOtto Eckstein Professor of Applied EconomicsHarvard UniversityThis Handbook covers major topics in global health economics and public policy and provides a timely, systematic review of the field. Edited by Richard M Scheffler, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Handbook features academics and practitioners from more than a dozen countries. Contributors are from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, University of York, University of Oslo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of California - Berkeley, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, OECD, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, many of whom have also acted as economic and policy advisors to government and non-governmental organizations across the world. Experts in these areas who provide critical analyses and relevant data for further exploration and research include: Thomas E Getzen, Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); Douglas E Hough, Associate Scientist and Associate Director of the Master in Healthcare Management programme at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of John Hopkins University; Guillem López-Casasnovas, former President of iHEA and member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Health and Social Welfare Ministry and of the Advisory Council of the Catalan Health Ministry since 1984; Alistair McGuire, Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political and advisor to a number of governments and governmental bodies across Europe; Tor Iversen, Research Director at the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo and former member of the iHEA Arrow Award Committee 2007-2011; William H Dow, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at University of California ,Berkeley and former Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors (White House); Audrey Laporte, the Director of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics; Alexander S Preker, President and CEO of Health Investment & Financing Corporation; Ayda Yurekli, who initiated and developed the World Health Organization TaXSiM simulation model that has been used by many Ministries of Finance around the world for the development of tax policies; Marko Vujicic, Managing Vice President of the Health Policy Resources Center at the American Dental Association; Mark Sculpher, Director of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the University of York and former President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) (2011-2012); and Peter Berman, who has had almost 40 years of experience in global health and was formerly a Lead Health Economist at the World Bank. The Handbook spans across three volumes. The chapters deal with key global issues in health economics, are evidence-based, and offer innovative policy alternatives and solutions. The Handbook's approach toward global health economics and public policy will make it a useful resource for health economists, policymakers, private sector companies, NGOs, government decision-makers and those who manage healthcare systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814612319
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Series: World Scientific Series In Global Health Economics And Public Policy , #3
Pages: 1628
Sales rank: 731,739
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.00(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1 — The Economics of Health and Health Systems: Health System Performance (Peter Berman); Transformation of the Healthcare Delivery System (William D White and Stephen M Shortell); Healthcare Spending and Economic Growth (Edit V Velé nyi and Abdo S Yazbeck); Resource Allocation and Priority Setting (Guillem Lopez-Casasnovas and Laura Pellisé -Urquiza); Measuring and Forecasting National Health Care Expenditures (Thomas E Getzen); Measuring and Forecasting Health Care Costs (Alistair McGuire); Public and Private Financing of Health Systems (Alexander S Preker); Alternative Strategies for Universal Health Care Coverage (Joseph Kutzin, Cheryl Cashin and Winnie Yip); Disparities and Inequalities in Health Care (Marisol Rodriguez and Rosa M Urbanos-Garrido); Pay for Performance in Health Systems Around the Globe (Richard Scheffler and Jed Friedman); Risk-Adjusted Payment Models (Camilo Cid Pedraza, Randall Ellis, Jeurgen Wasem and Veró nica Vargas); Macroeconomics and Health (Richard Smith, Johanna Hanefield and Marcus Keogh-Brown); Volume 2 — Health Determinants and Outcomes: Mental Health (Martin Knapp); Aging and Long Term Care (Audrey Laporte and Meghan McMahon); Social Capital and Health (Lorenzo Rocco and Eline Aas); The Economics of Women's Health and Healthcare: From Conception to Grave (Marcella Alsan, Felicia M Knaul, Corinna A Haberland, Patricia Foo and Afsan Bhadelia); Healthcare for Children (Flavia Bustreo); Smoking (Ayda Yurekli, Teh-wei Hu, Evan Blecher, Anne-Marie Perucic, Frank J Chaloupka, Mark Goodchild, Niger Nargis, Sophia Delipalla, Chonlathan Visaruthvong and Anita H Lee); Alcohol (Johan Jarl); Obesity (Franco Sassi, Marion Devaux and Michele Cecchini); Genetics and Genome Mapping (Kathryn A Phillips, Katherine Payn and Ken Redekop); Conditional Cash Transfers and Health Outcomes (William H Dow); Behavioral Economics Applications in the US (Douglas E Hough); Behavioral Economics Applications in the UK (Adam Oliver); Volume 3 — Characteristics of Health Systems: Primary Care: Effectiveness and Costs (Tor Iversen); Medical Education and Training of Health Professionals (Fethiye Gülin Gedik and Kate Tulenko); Impact and Costs of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology (Panos Kanavos); Technological Innovation in Health Care (Sheila D Smith and Jonathan Cylus); Evaluation of Medical Technology (Mark Sculpher, Paul A Revill and Beth Woods); Medical Tourism (Johanna Hanefeld, Helena Legido-Quigley and Richard Smith); Hospital Performance and Quality (Barbara McPake); Public Private Partnerships in Global Health (Pedro Pita Barros and Rui Monteiro); Global Human Resources for Health (Joanne Spetz, Michelle S Téllez and Brent D Fulton); Dental Care (Marko Vujicic); Translational Health Economic (Wolf H Rogowski and Maarten J Ijzerman).

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