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Being reasonable about the economics of health : selected essays by Alan Williams

Author: Alan Williams; A J Culyer; Alan Maynard
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Lyme, NH : Edward Elgar, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book gathers together, for the first time, a selection of the most important works of one of the world's most distinguished health economists - Alan Williams.

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Genre/Form: Collected Work
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Williams; A J Culyer; Alan Maynard
ISBN: 9781858986487 1858986486
OCLC Number: 36521102
Description: xvi, 371 pages : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Economic Approaches to Health and Social Welfare. 1. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Bastard Science and/or Insidious Poison in the Body Politick? 2. The Cost-Benefit Approach. 3. One Economist's View of Social Medicine. 4. Health Economics: The Cheerful Face of the Dismal Science? 5. Priority Setting in Public and Private Health Care: A Guide Through the Ideological Jungle. 6. Natural Selection, Health Economics and Human Welfare. 7. Measuring the Effectiveness of Health Care Systems --
pt. 2. The Measurement and Valuation of Health. 8. Welfare Economics and Health Care Status Measurement. 9. Valuation of Quality of Life: Some Psychometric Evidence. 10. The Measurement and Valuation of Health: A Chronicle.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by A.J. Culyer and Alan Maynard.

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`The articles combine a moral approach to health economics with theoretical clarity and careful empirical application.' -- Public Administration, Development, and Environment

 
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