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Economics, Medicine and Health Care - Gavin H. Mooney

Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1986, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Actually, this is a nice copy but has had the to 1" of the first blank roughly clipped. Text complete, clean and tight else.

From the cover: “This book — written by a leading commentator on health services — seeks to reconcile the ethics of medical practice with economic realities. It attempts not only to diagnose some of the ills of health care, but also to suggest some appropriate treatment. Gavin Mooney demonstrates the ways in which economic analysis is vital to health service policy making, whatever the nature of the health care system. He examines the bases for different health care markets and confronts the problems of first, determining and measuring the output of the health care sector, and second, valuation of these outputs. Health needs cannot always be met in a world of scarce resources. The medical profession can no longer afford to ignore economic realities which create choices fundamental to human welfare. Gavin Mooney examines the central concerns of medical ethics and equity. Both tend to conflict with efficiency, and while that may be acceptable in the case of equity, doubt is expressed about the appropriateness of the inefficiencies created by medical ethics. The book will be essential reading for all those in the medical profession and other health service staff who require understanding of the economics of health care. Gavin Mooney offers plans for a better, more efficient and fairer delivery of health care.”
Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼")
Number of Pages: 171
ISBN: 0745000363

£7.50 (Now Sold)