Chapter 6. Understanding Concepts Related to Health Economics

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Mark Hlatky

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch6

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hlatky, M. (2002) Understanding Concepts Related to Health Economics, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882

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Keywords:

  • economics;
  • medical care;
  • cost determination;
  • charges;
  • cost estimation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General concepts

  • Determination of costs

  • Costs v charges

  • Estimation of costs

  • International perspectives

  • Cost effectiveness analysis

  • Measuring effectiveness

  • Calculation of cost effectiveness

  • Patient selection and cost effectiveness

  • Diagnostic tests and cost effectiveness

  • Conclusions