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Deciding which health care treatments and interventions arebeneficial can be a challenging task for both doctors and patients. In this text, Robert J Brent considers the economics approach tocost-benefit analysis to evaluate health care decisions. One major theme in the text is Brent’s attempt to bridge economics withmainstream health care evaluation. The second edition has been expanded considerably to cover new concepts, applications, and casestudies that have developed in the decade since the first edition was published. This book will be useful to students and practitionersin the fields of health economics and public policy, as well as any one intreated in learning about cost-benefit analyses in an application driven manner.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Cost-benefit analysis is the only method of economic evaluation that can effectively indicate whether a health care treatment or intervention is worthwhile. In this thoroughly updated and revised second edition, Robert Brent expands the scope of the field by including the latest concepts and applications throughout all regions of the world. This book attempts to strengthen the link between cost-benefit analysis and the mainstream health care evaluation field, which is dominated by non-economists. The need to build a bridge between the two is more important than ever before, as the general understanding of cost-benefit analysis appears to have regressed.