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The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics
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THE ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS ; DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH ; INSTITUTIONS OF HEALTH CARE FINANCE ; ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF HEALTH CARE FINANCE ; THE INSTITUTIONS OF HEALTH CARE SUPPLY ; ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF HEALTH CARE SUPPLY ; ASSESSING PERFORMANCE ; ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON FAIRNESS ; ECONOMIC METHODOLOGY AND HEALTH POLICY

About the Author

Sherry Glied served as chair of the Health Policy and Management Department at Columbia University's Mailman School from 1998-2009, and as Senior Economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers, under Presidents Bush and Clinton from 1992-93. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a member of the board of Academy Health, a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to the US Department of Health and Human Services and is currently awaiting Senate confirmation. Peter C. Smith is Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College London. He is a mathematics graduate from the University of Oxford, and started his academic career in the public health department at the University of Cambridge. In recent years his main research has been in the economics of health, and he was formerly Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. He has acted in numerous governmental advisory capacities, and advised many international agencies, including the World Health Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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A "must have" for anyone who cares about this subject. The authors cross the full spectrum in terms of specialties, geography, and political orientation. * Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project HOPE * A comprehensive guide to the ever-growing field of health economics: indispensable, not only for the academic researcher but also for the policy-maker. * Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics * This is a first-rate handbook - comprehensive and balanced - it is an excellent introduction to multiple aspects of health and medical care. * Victor R. Fuchs, Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor Emeritus, Stanford University (Departments of Economics and Health Research and Policy) * Comprehensively covers the multiple aspects of health and medical care ... this important handbook is a must read for the expanding masters in global health programmes * Devi Sridhar, The Lancet *

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