Description

This volume is unique in its systematic approach to these three pillars of health systems analysis will give readers of various backgrounds authoritative material about subjects adjacent to their own specialties. Assembling such comparative materials is usually an onerous task because so many programs possess their own vocabularies, goals, and methods. This book will provide common grounds for people in programs as diverse as economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences, including psychology.

Key Features

This volume is unique in its systematic approach to these three pillars of health systems analysis will give readers of various backgrounds authoritative material about subjects adjacent to their own specialties. Assembling such comparative materials is usually an onerous task because so many programs possess their own vocabularies, goals, and methods. This book will provide common grounds for people in programs as diverse as economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences, including psychology.

Readership

Graduate students and professionals in economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences.

Table of Contents

Part I Health policy and public health

  1. Health policy: Overview C Paton;  2. Agenda setting in public health policy J Shiffman;  3. Politics and public health policy reform A Glassman and K Buse;  4.  Evidence-based public health policy V Lin;  5. Planning for public health policy A T Green and T N Mirzoev;  6. Role of the State in public health A Alvarez-Rosete;  7. Alma Ata and primary health care: an evolving story J H Bryant and J B Richmond;  8. Health issues of the UN Millennium Development Goals M Claeson and P Folger;  9. Health inequalities P Braveman;  10. Resource allocation: Justice and resource allocation in public health R Rhodes;  11. Human rights approach to public health policy D Tarantola and S Gruskin;  12. Interest groups and civil society in public health policy N Mays; 13. People's Health Movement R Nayaran and C Schuftan;  14. Global health initiatives and public health policy R Brugha;  15. Corruption and the consequences for public health T Vian

 

Part II Health financing

  1. Health care financing and the health system C Normand and S Thomas; 2. Health care costs, structures and trends T Tan-Torres Edejer, C Garg, P Hernandez, N Van de Maele and C Indikadahena; 3. Determinants of national health expenditure A K Nandakumar and M E Farag;  4. Resource allocation: international perspectives on resource allocation D K Martin and S R Benatar; 5. Cost-influenced treatment decisions and cost-effectiveness analysis D B Evans;  6. Decision analytic modelling P Muennig;  7. Equity in health finance D De Graeve and K Xu;  8. Governance issues in health financing M Lewis and P Musgrove;  9. Transition to universal coverage in developing countries T Ensor;  10. Insurance Plans and Programs: an overview S Gress and J Wasem;  11. Communi

Details

No. of pages:
464
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123757081
Print ISBN:
9780123750877
Print ISBN:
9780323164108

About the editors

Kristian Heggenhougen

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Stella R. Quah

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine Singapore