Choices for Health Care
Contents: Choices for health care. The framework for choice. A frame- work for evaluation. Techniques for evaluation. A case study in pro- gramme budgeting. Marginal analysis: A case study in care of the el- derly. Some case studies in the application of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. The structure of the national health service. The operation of the service. Planning and health care.
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The Framework for Choice
A Framework for Evaluation
Techniques for Evaluation
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