Health: What Is It Worth?

Health: What Is It Worth?

Measures of Health Benefits

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Selma J. Mushkin, David W. Dunlop
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188935

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Health: What Is It Worth?: Measures of Health Benefits is a collection of papers that tackles concerns in health care services and health benefit systems. The title first deals with the measure of health status, along with the policy that governs it and the results of contemporary biomedical research. The text also covers the approaches for the assessment of long-term care. The next part talks about valuing health and health benefits. Next, the selection deals with a method for the computation of the social rate of returns derived from investments in biomedical research. The last part discusses the concerns in health resource allocation. The book will be of great interest to the legislative bodies of governments, health officials, and health professionals.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors




    Measure of Health Status

    Health Status Measures, Policy, and Biomedical Research

    An Approach to the Assessment of Long-Term Care

    Valuing Health and Health Benefits

    The Social Value of Saving a Life

    Social Valuation of Life- and Health-Saving Activities by the Demand-Revealing Process

    The Willingness-to-Pay Criterion and Public Program Evaluation in Health

    Issues in the Conceptualization and Measurement of Value Placed on Health

    Willingness to Pay for Probabilistic Improvements in Functional Health Status: A Psychological Perspective

    Returns to Biomedical Investments

    Measuring Returns to Technical Innovation in Health Care: The Utility Theory Approach

    Economics and Epidemiology: Application to Cancer

    Health Resource Allocations

    Allocation and Priority Setting in Research

    Returns to Biomedical Research in Chronic Diseases: A Case Study of Resource Allocation

    The Relationship Between Children's Health and Intellectual Development

    Health Indexes for Health Assessments



Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188935

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Selma J. Mushkin

David W. Dunlop

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