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Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course

Module 1, Part 1: The Scope of Health Economics

Module 1, Part 1: Summary

Health economics:

  • is a broad-based subdiscipline of economics
  • is concerned with maximizing benefits within available resources
  • overlaps with a number of topics, both within and apart from, health and medicine
  • interacts with many other disciplines
  • encompasses more than economic evaluation alone
  • has a significant role in health care decision-making at policy and clinical level

On to Module 1, Part 2: Key Information Sources

Part 2 of this module:

  • outlines the range and type of information relevant to health economics
  • outlines and highlights key sources and tools which may be used in accessing information for health economics

 

 

 

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