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Economic appraisal in health: some conceptual and methodological issues
Durkan, Joe
The objectives of this paper are: i) to indicate the issues that are involved in the economic analysis of health care; ii) to suggest appropriate methodologies for the evaluation of health care expenditure in the light of i) . The structure of the paper is as follows. In Section I the concept of the Demand for Health is introduced formally. This is then developed to derive the demand for health care within a framework of uncertainty, the existence of an agency relationship between suppliers of health care and consumers of health services and the emergence of the state as either the main agent or a very significant agent in the supply of health care. In Section 11 the choices confronting the State in the provision of health care are examined within the framework of cost-benefit, cost minimisation, cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis. The paper draws heavily on existing published work as given in the references and is not meant to be original but highlights the issues involved in the economics of health
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Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): University College Dublin. Graduate School of Business. Centre for Health Economics
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): University College Dublin. Graduate School of Business
First Indexed: 2013-10-18 11:01:51 Last Updated: 2017-04-26 07:38:46