Health economics :
an international perspective
"In this textbook, the authors have managed to cover the emotive subject of health economics from a truly international perspective." "Health Economics begins by looking at simple models of supply and demand within health care, before moving on to techniques of cost-benefit analysis, and then compares differing health care systems around the world. With an array of case studies based on systems from all over the world, the book successfully bridges the divide between the insurance-based system employed in the United States, the publicly funded operations more common in Europe and Canada and the mixed arrangements characteristic of most developing countries." "This textbook will become required reading on the ever-growing number of health economics courses across the world. It should also be genuinely useful in other areas, such as public health studies, medicine and health science."--Jacket.