Oxford University Press health economics book published
Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research, edited by Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and HEHTA's Emma McIntosh, is the fifth in the series of Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation published by Oxford University Press, and was published in March 2019.
The book presents new research on health economics methodology and its application to the evaluation of public health interventions. Looking at traditional as well as novel methods of economic evaluation, the book covers the history of economics of public health and the economic rationale for government investment in prevention. In addition, it looks at principles of health economics, evidence synthesis, key methods of economic evaluation with accompanying case studies, and much more.
Looking to the future, Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research presents priorities for research in the field of public health economics. It acknowledges the role played by the natural environment in promoting better health, and the place of genetics, environment and socioeconomic status in determining population health.
Ideal for health economists, public health researchers, local government workers, health care professionals, and those responsible for health policy development, Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research is an important contribution to the economic discussion of public health and resource allocation.
First published: 14 March 2018