Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847427533 Published January 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9781847427526 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Credit Crunch Health Care

How Economics Can Save Our Publicly Funded Health Services

Cam Donaldson

Credit Crunch Health Care
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Cam Donaldson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

141 pages | © 2011
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847427533 Published January 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9781847427526 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
World-leading health economist Cam Donaldson defends NHS-type systems on the same basis as their detractors: economic efficiency. However, protecting government funding of health care is not enough: scarcity has to be managed. Donaldson goes on to show how we can get more out of our systems by addressing issues of value for money. In particular, he demonstrates what has been achieved through health care reform but questions how much more this can deliver relative to getting serious about priority setting.The issues addressed in the book have global relevance and this accessible book will therefore appeal to the public, health professionals and health policy specialists.
Contents
List of figures, tables and boxes
About the author
Acknowledgements
Foreword

1. Introduction: the quid pro quo of health care
2. Market failure and health care
3. Charging the public: exception or anomaly?
4. Reform, privatization and those damn doctors
5. The fiscal future of health care: an economist’s rant
6. Economic evaluation
7. What’s your health worth?
8. Conclusion

Appendix: ‘What’s your health worth’? A questionnaire
Index
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