Introduction

Sharon Glied, Peter C. Smith

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Abstract

The discipline of health economics builds on the insights of microeconomic theory and has developed a substantial empirical basis. It has contributed significantly to addressing and understanding the profound health issues confronted in almost all countries, and has a large impact on the development, implementation, and evaluation of health systems policy. This article helps to investigate areas of interest to policymakers. It discusses the best way to organize and compensate health care providers and describes the rapid growth in expenditure in most developed countries. It discusses the factors that have driven this growth, such as population aging, general economic growth, and the adoption and use of new medical technologies. It surveys the successes and lacunae of the health economics research endeavor and hopes that such successes will be replicated and extended in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Health Economics
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743719
ISBN (Print)9780199238828
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

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Health economics
Medical technology
Health
Expenditure
Population aging
Developed countries
Microeconomics
Economic research
Politicians
Health care providers
Economic growth
Evaluation
Factors

Keywords

  • Empirical basis
  • Health economics
  • Health systems policy
  • Medical technologies
  • Population aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Glied, S., & Smith, P. C. (2012). Introduction. In The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199238828.013.0001

Introduction. / Glied, Sharon; Smith, Peter C.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Glied, S & Smith, PC 2012, Introduction. in The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199238828.013.0001
Glied S, Smith PC. Introduction. In The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199238828.013.0001
Glied, Sharon ; Smith, Peter C. / Introduction. The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Oxford University Press, 2012.
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