Healthcare Economics Made Easy, third edition
By Daniel Jackson
Jun 2021 , 148 pp
Healthcare Economics Made Easy, third edition is a clear and concise text written for those working in healthcare who need to understand the basics of the subject but who do not want to wade through a specialist health economics text. It 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 new edition builds on the success of the second edition by updating the material on the NICE appraisal process and including new sections on health technology assessment in the USA and the key role of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.
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-minimization analysis, then this is the book for you!
Second edition Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards!
Heres what the judges said: This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads.
1 Health economics
2 Thinking like an economist
3 Cost minimization analysis
4 Cost-effectiveness analysis
5 What do we mean when we say 'value'?
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 UK's approach
14 Health technology assessment – an international comparison
15 Health technology assessment in the USA
16 Health technology assessment in the USA – The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)
17 Health technology assessment and medical devices