Chapter 15: Health and the Economy, 3rd Ed.
GLOBAL HEALTH: DISEASES, PROGRAMS, SYSTEMS, AND POLICIES, pp. 757-814, M. Merson, R. Black, and A. Mills, eds., Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 Last revised: 2 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 31, 2011
Health and healthcare systems interrelate with the economy in a number or ways, but the multiple causal mechanisms that define this relationship divide naturally into two categories. The first comprises the linkages between health and the growth rate and distribution of income. The second concerns the relationships among healthcare delivery institutions, health finance policies, and economic outcomes. The two major sections of this chapter follow this division of topics.
Keywords: health, health care systems, economy, economics
JEL Classification: I10, I11, I18
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