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  1. 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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  2. The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations

    The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations

    Edited by Peter Spurgeon, Ronald J. Burke, Cary 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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  3. The LSE Companion to Health Policy

    The LSE Companion to Health Policy

    Edited by Alistair McGuire, Joan Costa-Font
    The LSE Companion to Health Policy covers a wide range of conceptual and practical issues from a number of different perspectives introducing the reader to, and summarising, the vast literature that analyses the complexities of health policy. The Companion also assesses the current state of the art. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  4. The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition

    The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition

    Edited by Andrew M. Jones
    This comprehensive collection brings together more than 50 contributions from some of the most influential researchers in health economics. It authoritatively covers theoretical and empirical issues in health economics, with a balanced range of material on equity and efficiency in health care systems, health technology assessment and issues of concern for developing countries. This thoroughly revised second edition is expanded to include four new chapters, while all existing chapters have been extensively updated. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Innovation and Commercialisation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

    Innovation and Commercialisation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

    Bruce Rasmussen
    This path-breaking book addresses the ongoing implications for traditional pharmaceutical companies and biopharmaceutical start-ups of the realignment of the industry knowledge-base. The theoretical approach draws on the modern theory of the firm and related ideas in order to better define the concept of the business model, which is employed to guide the case studies and empirical analysis in the book. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 157.00   Web: $ 141.30
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  17. Handbook of Research on Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Handbook of Research on Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Robert J. Brent
    This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current research in the field of cost–benefit analysis and is designed as a starting point for those interested in undertaking advanced research. The Handbook contains major contributions to the development of the field, focussing on standard microeconomic policy evaluations, the relatively neglected area of macroeconomic policy and its integration into a formal CBA framework, and dynamic considerations in CBA Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 66.00   Web: $ 52.80
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  18. Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    David Reisman
    Around half the world’s population live in countries where the fertility rate is far below the replacement rate and where life expectancy is increasing dramatically. Using Singapore as a case study, Social Policy in an Ageing Society explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

    The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

    Edited by Benjamin Coriat
    The book is based on original data and field studies from Brazil, Thailand, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on the issue of universal and free access to treatment (a goal now taken to heart by the international community), it assesses the progress made and presents a rigorous diagnosis of the obstacles that remain, especially the constraints imposed by TRIPS and the poor state of most public health systems in Southern countries. In so doing, the book renews our understanding of the political economy of HIV/AIDS in these vast regions, where it continues to spread with devastating social and economic consequences. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  20. Distributive Justice and the New Medicine

    Distributive Justice and the New Medicine

    George P. Smith II
    The author begins by examining various economic constructs as aids for achieving a fair and equitable delivery of health care services. He then assesses their level of practical application and evaluates the costs and benefits to society of pursuing the development and use of the ‘New Medicine’. The book ends with a case study of organ and tissue transplantation that illustrates the implementation of distributive justice. The author concludes that as long as clinical medicine maintains its focus on healing and alleviating suffering among patients, a point of equilibrium will be reached that advances the common good. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 42.00   Web: $ 33.60
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