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  1. Sick of Inequality?

    Sick of Inequality?

    Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, Daniel Waldenström
    There is a clear trend in rich countries that despite rising incomes and living standards, the gap between rich and poor is widening. What does this mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being? Are rich and poor groups affected in the same ways? This book reviews the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. It provides the reader with a pedagogical introduction to the tools and knowledge required to understand and assess the issue. Main conclusions from the literature are then summarized and discussed critically. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  2. The Economic Crisis and Occupational Stress

    The Economic Crisis and Occupational Stress

    Ritsa Fotinatos-Ventouratos, Cary L. Cooper
    The global economic crisis of 2008 caused the collapse of the world’s financial institutions, large-scale unemployment, the devaluing of housing stocks leading to mortgage defaults and left many countries in debt, unable to meet their financial obligations. The consequences of this in the workplace were substantial and for those who remained employed, longer working hours, heavier workloads, an insecure working environment and micro-management became manifest. Examining the impact of the recession on organizations and individuals at work, this book explores the long lasting effect the crisis will have on workplaces for the future. An insightful and thorough account of how the economic crisis has unfolded on an international scale is presented and the profound psychological impact that this recession has had on the workplace assessed. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  3. Cost–Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations, Second Edition

    Cost–Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations, Second Edition

    Robert J. Brent
    Cost–benefit analysis is the only method of economic evaluation that can effectively indicate whether a health care treatment or intervention is worthwhile. In this thoroughly updated and revised second edition, Robert Brent expands the scope of the field by including the latest concepts and applications throughout all regions of the world. This book attempts to strengthen the link between cost–benefit analysis and the mainstream health care evaluation field, which is dominated by non-economists. The need to build a bridge between the two is more important than ever before, as the general understanding of cost-benefit analysis appears to have regressed. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  4. Regulating Health Foods

    Regulating Health Foods

    Jill E. Hobbs, Stavroula Malla, Eric K. Sogah, May T. Yeung
    With ageing populations, rising incomes and a growing recognition of the link between diet and health, consumers are interested in new food products, supplements and ingredients with purported health benefits. The food industry has responded with new food innovations, formulations and enhancements that comprise the growing health food market, manifesting the need to design regulatory frameworks to govern valid health claims. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  5. Well-Being and Beyond

    Well-Being and Beyond

    Edited by Timo J. Hämäläinen, Juliet Michaelson
    This book will broaden the public and policy discourse on the importance of well-being by examining psychological, social, environmental, economic, organizational, institutional and political determinants of individual well-being. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. Trade in Health

    Trade in Health

    David Reisman
    Once exports and imports meant agriculture and industry. Today, in the global economy and the electronic age, trade is also expanding into the service sector. This timely book closely examines trade in health. Professor David Reisman offers a comprehensive and searching multidisciplinary account of the way in which medical services, patients, capital and professionals make up a global healthcare economy that crosses borders. Combining theory and empirical evidence from economics, tourism, and medical care, scholars involved in health economics and social administration will find much of significance in this authoritative study. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Improving Health Services

    Improving Health Services

    Walter Holland
    This insightful book describes how Health Services Research (HSR) can be developed and used to evaluate, advance and improve all aspects of health services. It demonstrates the need for good HSR to avoid the continuation or development of ineffective or cost-inefficient services. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  8. The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations

    The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations

    Edited by Peter Spurgeon, Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper
    Health systems in the western world face increasingly intense pressure to contain or reduce costs, while countries such as China and India move towards universal coverage. The contributors illustrate that radical gains in efficiency and innovative practice are required internationally in health care systems. They argue that the high proportion of health care system costs invested in staffing place the human resource function at the forefront of meeting this challenge. Sustained system change and productivity gains, more effective management of staff and work climate are essential elements of reform and are all covered in this book. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. Health Care, the Market and Consumer Choice

    Health Care, the Market and Consumer Choice

    Alain C. Enthoven
    In this well-documented book, Alain Enthoven develops the ideas of consumer choice and managed competition of alternative health care financing and delivery systems, as well as describing ways to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. He demonstrates how these ideas could be applied in the American employment-based health insurance model, how similar ideas have been introduced in the British National Health Service; how these ideas have been applied in the Netherlands; and the need for integrated comprehensive care systems. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  10. Contingent Valuation

    Contingent Valuation

    Richard T. Carson
    This major reference work – the first of its kind – provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the large and growing literature on contingent valuation. It includes entries on over 7,500 contingent valuation papers and studies from over 130 countries covering both the published and grey literatures. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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  11. Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health

    Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health

    Edited by Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzmán , Narayanan Lalitha
    This up-to-date book examines pharmaceutical development, access to medicines, and the protection of public health in the context of two fundamental changes that the global political economy has undergone since the 1970s, the globalization of trade and production and the increased harmonization of national regulations on intellectual property rights. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 52.00   Web: $ 41.60
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  12. Maternal Employment and Child Health

    Maternal Employment and Child Health

    Yana van der Meulen Rodgers
    As women’s labor force participation has risen around the globe, scholarly and policy discourse on the ramifications of this employment growth has intensified. This book explores the links between maternal employment and child health using an international perspective that is grounded in economic theory and rigorous empirical methods. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness

    The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness

    Edited by Plácido Rodríguez , Stefan Késenne, Brad R. Humphreys
    Including an array of distinguished contributors, this novel book fills a gap in the literature by addressing an important, yet under-researched, issue in the field of sports economics. It places great emphasis on the notion that sport is a significant component for improving the happiness, health and well-being of citizens, communities and society as a whole. In so doing, it addresses whether, in an environment of increasing pressure on public spending, governments should continue to subsidize sporting activities at the expense of other public resources. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  14. Welfare States and Public Opinion

    Welfare States and Public Opinion

    Claus Wendt, Monika Mischke, Michaela Pfeifer
    Welfare States and Public Opinion comprises an informed inquiry into three fields of social policy – health policy, family policy, and unemployment benefits and social assistance. Though the analyses stem from research spanning fifteen countries across Europe, the conclusions can be applied to social policy problems in nations worldwide. Combining a detailed analysis of the institutional structure of social policy with the study of public attitudes toward healthcare, family policy, and benefits for the unemployed and poor, this book represents a new stream in public opinion research. The authors demonstrate that the institutional designs of social policies have a great impact on inequalities among social groups, and provide best practices for gaining public support for social policy reform. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  15. Innovation and Health

    Innovation and Health

    Thomas Grebel
    Innovation and Health investigates both the origin and the diffusion of novelty in the field of health. It also provides a critical discussion of the methodology and theory of health economics. Neoclassical and evolutionary elements are combined to produce a comprehensive view of the commodity of ‘health’ beyond a pure ‘market’ perspective. Thus, the intangible dimension of health is taken into account. The methodological framework developed serves as a basis for several theoretical and empirical applications such as the creation of medical knowledge, the evolution of networks and the process of invention, innovation and diffusion in the health care sector. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  16. Democratizing Health

    Democratizing Health

    Edited by Hans Löfgren, Evelyne de Leeuw, Michael Leahy
    This book examines the important role of consumer activism in health policy in different national contexts. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

    Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

    Franco Sassi
    The authors, including special contributions from health and obesity experts Marc Suhrcke, Tim Lobstein, Donald Kenkel and Francesco Branca, challenge the perception that explanations for the obesity epidemic are simple and solutions are within reach. A detailed look at the data reveals a more complicated picture, one in which even finding objective evidence on the phenomenon is a difficult task. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  18. Health Tourism

    Health Tourism

    David Reisman
    In this unique and pathbreaking book, David Reisman examines the relatively new phenomenon of health travel. He presents a multidisciplinary account of the way in which lower costs, shorter waiting times, different services, and the chance to combine recreational tourism with a check-up or an operation all come together to make medical travel a new industry with the potential to create jobs and wealth, while at the same time giving sick people high-quality care at an affordable price. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  19. Migration and the Globalisation of Health Care

    Migration and the Globalisation of Health Care

    John Connell
    The international migration of health workers has been described by Nelson Mandela as the ‘poaching’ of desperately needed skills from under-privileged regions. This book examines the controversial recent history of skilled migration, and explores the economic and cultural rationale behind this rise of a complex global market in qualified migrants and its multifaceted outcomes. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  20. Setting Priorities for HIV/AIDS Interventions

    Setting Priorities for HIV/AIDS Interventions

    Robert J. Brent
    HIV/AIDS is much too complex a phenomenon to be understood only by reference to common sense and ethical codes. This book presents the cost–benefit analysis (CBA) framework in a well-researched and accessible manner to ensure that the most important considerations are recognized and incorporated. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
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