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An Introduction To Health

Policy, Planning and Financing, 1st Edition

By Brian Abel-Smith


246 pages

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This book concerns itself with the key question: how to improve health in a cost effective and politically acceptable way. What makes people healthy? Why are the poor less healthy than the rich? Why do some countries have a better health record than others? An Introduction to Health is divided into four parts comprising the determinants of health, health service planning, health service financing, and controlling costs and securing user-friendly services.

Table of Contents

PREFACE. PART ONE: The Determinants of Health 1. Introduction

2. Inequity in Health

3. Lifestyle and Health Promotion

4. Planning Health Policy. PART TWO: Planning Health Services

5. The History of the Organisation and Financing of Services

6. Methods of Health Service Planning

7. Planning the Health Work-force

8. Planning Primary Health Care

9. Planning Pharmaceuticals

10. Planning Hospitals. PART THREE: Health Services Financing

11. Public Health Expenditure and the Economic Crisis

12. Private Health Expenditure

13. Compulsory Health Insurance.

PART FOUR Controlling Costs and Securing User-friendly Services

14. Methods of Paying Providers

15. The Efficient Use of Health Resources

16. Facing up to the Future.INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery