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Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Jan Abel Olsen


Principles in Health Economics and Policy is a concise introduction to health economics and its application to health policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for health care, and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and health care. The book takes a policy-oriented approach, emphasizing the application of economic analysis to universal health policy issues. It explores the key questions facing health policy-makers across the globe right now, such as: how should society intervene in the determin ... More

Keywords: health economics, health policy, economics, health care, equity and fairness, policy-oriented approach, economic analysis, health policy-makers, society, alternative health care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Abel Olsen, author
Professor at the Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, and the Institute of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway