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Qualitative Methods for Health Economics

Joanna Coast

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Rowman & Littlefield International
15 July 2017
Health economics
Qualitative methods are increasingly used within health economics research, but there is almost no specific material to guide the use of these methods in this context; there is very little that links them to the specific questions that (health) economists ask or that provides guidance on analyzing from an `economic' or `resource-focused' perspective.

Whilst the main themes within the book will look very similar to those in many other texts on qualitative research methods, they will: *Apply the concepts familiar from qualitative methods to health economics issues in a way that is meaningful in this specific context; *Work within an economic analytical approach where the analytic focus is on issues around scarcity and resource allocation; Incorporate examples that are relevant to health economists grappling with resource allocation problems in health care.
Edited by:   Joanna Coast
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield International
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 149mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   612g
ISBN:   9781783485628
ISBN 10:   1783485620
Pages:   404
Publication Date:   15 July 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Joanna Coast is a Professor in the Economics of Health & Care at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous papers on the role and implementation of qualitative methods in health economics and one of her main research areas is in end of life care.

Reviews for Qualitative Methods for Health Economics

This work will be welcomed by so many people in health economics and beyond, as more and more we realise the fundamental contributions that qualitative research brings to our endeavours to improve efficiency and equity in health care and other health-related activities. The work presented will also be of great use to research commissioners, policy makers and, ultimately, patients and the public. This volume is the product not just of leading qualitative researchers but some of the world's best health economists; an exciting and insightful combination. -- Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University


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