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Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention

An International Approach to Priorities in Medicine

Editors: Laaser, U., Rocella, E.J., Rosenfeld, J.B., Wenzel, H. (Eds.)

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One of the main purposes of medical cost-benefit analyses is to define the rational priorities in health care. This book ambitiously undertakes to compare the cost-benefit analyses of three countries: the United States, Germany and Israel. Cardiovascular disease is focused on to provide a model case study, but other areas also provide examples. The contribu- tions consider in particular two recent developments. These are the increase in comprehensive epidemiological data, es- pecially with regards to risk factors, and improved methodo- logy for measuring the quality of life. The contributions stem from clinicians, epidemiologists and health economists who give an overall picture of these complex issues and the prospects for the future.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Epidemiology and Economy, and the Appraisal of Human Life: Ethical and Practical Limitations of how to Value Health Benefits

    Pages 1-5

    Laaser, U.

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Value of Life in Health Care and Prevention

    Pages 6-19

    Ginsberg, G. M.

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care: Opportunities and Challenges to International Comparisons

    Pages 20-26

    Stason, W. B.

  • The Feasibility of Willingness-To-Pay Measurement in Health Services Research

    Pages 27-34

    Thompson, M. S. (et al.)

  • The Willingness-To-Pay Approach: Caveats to Biased Application

    Pages 35-40

    Galler, H.-P.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-75781-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-52708-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention
Book Subtitle
An International Approach to Priorities in Medicine
Editors
  • U. Laaser
  • E.J. Rocella
  • J.B. Rosenfeld
  • H. Wenzel
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-75781-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-75781-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-52708-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 160
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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