The Economics of Health in Developing Countries
Kenneth Lee, Anne Mills
Oxford University Press, 1983 - Medical - 245 pages
This useful collection examines the ways in which economic concepts and techniques can be applied to health and health services in developing countries, indicating the present scope of economic analysis and its potential use in the future planning and management of the health sector. Written by experts in the field, each essay presents theoretical developments and research findings, providing a state of the art review of the uses of economic analysis in such areas as health insurance, primary health care, immunization programs, and the interrelationship between health sector and national development planning.
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Health sector financing and expenditure surveys
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