Handbook of Health Economics
This Handbook provides up-to-date reference content on the subject of Health Economics. It deals with contemporary health care issues from an economic perspective – from both Micro and Macroeconomic vantage points. It also keeps up with the ever changing fields of Health Care and Biomedical research and the concomitant shift in economic dimensions. The book covers fundamental concepts and methods in Health Economics and goes beyond that by addressing current issues in the health care sector that have great economic relevance. Spanning over 65 Chapters, the book not only explores classical concepts but also newer themes such as economics of Organ and Tissue allocation mechanisms, Genetic testing, Disability, Care management and Technological changes in the sector.
Professor Butler is a health economist and foundation Director of ACERH. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Queensland and over 30 years research experience in health economics. He has been a Wiener Fellow at Harvard University and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Australian Government’s Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) which advises the Minister for Health and Ageing on evidence relating to the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies and procedures. He has also been Chair of MSAC’s Evaluation Sub-Committee since 2009. Professor Butler was also recently appointed Chair of the Australian Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP).