This title was first published in 2001: The papers in this volume, selected from nearly 100 submissions to the Fourth International Conference on Strategic Issues in Health Care Management, reflect the work taking place in health economics. The first five chapters in the collection examine the role of economics within clinical guidelines and suggest methods of improving the quality of economic evaluation which is now at the centre of decision-making in the NHS. The second section of the book is comprised of two papers on inequalities and access. The third part contains four papers, two of which cover reviews and tackle some theoretical issues regarding demand, and two are applied case studies. The fourth section assesses performance, and the final four papers review health reforms in a number of countries including the UK, Canada, France and Turkey.

section 1|84 pages

Economics and Clinical Guidelines

chapter 1|17 pages

Economics and Clinical Guidelines – Pointing in the Right Direction?

ByAnne Ludbrook, Luke Vale

chapter 2|13 pages

From Guidelines to Good Practice

Improving the Quality of Economic Evaluations
ByChristopher Evans, Lisa Kennedy, Bruce Crawford, Mo Malek

chapter 3|21 pages

The Use of Databases in Health Economics and Outcomes Research

An International Perspective
ByChristopher Evans, Lisa Kennedy, Bruce Crawford

chapter 4|13 pages

Charging Ahead

The Policy and Practice of Health Charges in Britain
ByAllan Bruce

chapter 5|18 pages

Staging Type 2 Diabetes

Future Challenges in Cost of Illness Modelling, Health Policy and Global Health
ByMarsha A. Dowell, Billie R. Rozell, Matthew Dowell

section 2|42 pages

Inequalities and Access

chapter 6|17 pages

Tackling Health Inequalities

Explaining the Outcomes of the Policy Process
ByMark Exworthy, Martin Powell, Lee Bemey

chapter 7|23 pages

Accessibility and Availability of Health Services

Has the Gap between the South and the Other Areas of Israel Diminished since Implementation of the National Health Insurance Law?
ByNurit Nirel, Dina Pilpel, Bruce Rosen, Irit Zmora, Miriam Greenstein, Sima Zalcberg

section 3|55 pages


chapter 8|17 pages

Demanding to Manage or Managing to Demand?

ByAnnabelle Mark, David Pencheon, Richard Elliott

chapter 9|12 pages

Citizen, Consumer or Both? Re-conceptualising ‘Demand’ in Health Care

ByRichard D. Smith, Brian Salter

chapter 10|14 pages

Income, Income Distribution and Hospitalisation: an Ecologic Study in Rome, Italy

ByLaura Cacciani, Enrico Materia, Giulia Cesaroni, Giovanni Baglio, Marina Davoli, Massimo Area, Carlo A. Perucci

chapter 11|10 pages

Health Care Tax Relief and the Demand for Private Health Care for the Over–60s

ByManouche Tavakoli, John O.S. Wilson

section 4|34 pages


chapter 12|18 pages

Comparative Costs and Hospital Performance

ByDiane Dawson, Maria Goddard, Andrew Street

chapter 13|14 pages

Turkish Hospital Managers’ Perceptions of their Job Satisfaction and Job Abandonment

ByYavuz Yildinm, Gülsün Erigüç

section 5|70 pages


chapter 14|18 pages

What Structures Health Care Reforms? A Comparative Analysis of British and Canadian Experiences

ByDamien Contandriopoulos, Jean-Louis Denis, Ann Langley

chapter 15|19 pages

Lessons from the Provincial Health Care Reforms in Canada: When the Same Objective of Cost Containment Leads to Heterogeneous Results

ByAstrid Brousselle, Marc-André Fournier, François Champagne

chapter 16|15 pages

The Process of Health Priority Setting in France: an Attempt at Critical Analysis

ByPascal Jamo, Françoise Riou, Jean Pascal, Christophe Lerat, Christine Quelier, Jacques Chaperon, Pierre Le Beux

chapter 17|16 pages

Turkish Healthcare Reforms and Reasons for Failure

ByMehtap Tatar, Gülsün Erigüç