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Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Jan Abel Olsen


Principles in Health Economics and Policy, second edition, 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 healthcare, and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and healthcare. The book takes a globally relevant, policy-oriented approach that emphasizes the application of economic analysis to universal health policy issues in an accessible manner. It explores four principal questions facing health policymakers all over the world. These q ... More

Keywords: health economics, health policy, public health, healthcare management, provider payment systems, healthcare priority setting, equity–efficiency in healthcare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198794837
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198794837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Abel Olsen, author
Professor of Health Economics and Chair, Health Services Research Unit, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway; and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia