Series Editor: Michael Rigby This completely up-to-date resource equips readers with practical tools to understand and apply health economic methods. It introduces the key economic tools and the data available that can assist an economic decision and covers a range of areas from primary care and national data to global indicators of health. The information presented is applicable to all economic issues - at individual practice or nationwide policy level. Harnessing Information for Health Economics Analysis is a vital handbook for all clinicians, managers, and policy makers and shapers who make decisions about planning, commissioning and delivering healthcare. It will also be of great value to health economists, and postgraduate students in health economics and related disciplines.
Techniques of economic appraisal. UK National data. Secondary care data. Primary care data. Organisations providing health economics information. Measuring benefit and preferences. Resources and costs. Reflections and futures.