Healthcare Economics Made Easy, second edition
By Daniel Jackson
Jul 2017 , 144 pp
Heres what the judges said: "This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads.
Healthcare Economics Made Easy 2e is a clear and concise text written for healthcare professionals and students who need to understand the basics of the subject but who do not want to wade through a specialist health economics text.
This new edition builds on the success of the first edition
by adding new chapters which provide a comparison across several western
economies, as well as a consideration of the US healthcare system.
Healthcare Economics Made Easy 2e will equip the reader with the necessary skills to make valid decisions based on the economic data and with the background knowledge to understand the health economics literature.
This book provides insight into the economic methods that are used to promote public health policies, the techniques used for grading and valuing evidence and the statistics relied upon, without trying to re-train the reader as a health economist.If you are left bemused by terms such as QALY, health utility analysis and cost minimisation analysis, then this is the book for you!
From reviews of the first edition:
This is a clearly written and accessible introduction to health economics
This book should prove useful to all those responsible for planning and delivering health service. It is a quick read but also a useful reference for the desk
. I would commend this book as a means by which people
. can better understand both the impact of their own practice on our health economy and also appreciate the methods that are being adopted to determine clinical practice at a regional and super-regional level.
Ulster Medical Journal, 2014
2. Thinking like an economist
3. Cost minimization analysis
4. Cost-effectiveness analysis
5. What do we mean when we say value? NEW
6. Quality of life
7. Health utilities
8. The infamous quality-adjusted life year (QALY)
9. Cost utility analysis
10. Evidence-based medicine
11. Critical appraisal
12. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
13. Health technology assessment and the UKs approach
14. Health technology assessment an international comparison NEW
15. Health technology assessment in the USA NEW
16. Health technology assessment and medical devices NEW
Great for Understanding Key Terms "This book enabled me to understand public health economics including key terms such as cost-effectiveness, societal perspective, health utility, discounting, ICER, sensitivity analysis and the welfarist approach." Amazon reviewer
Well-written and easy to grasp primer on Health economics "Outstandingly clear and well-written health economics text for non-specialists. Economics garduates would find it a very quick take on an increasingly important study area." Amazon reviewer