Health Economies

Maria do Rosário Giraldes

Health Economies

A practical view

1999,  200  pages,  E-Book (PDF),  22,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-5796-6

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The main aim of this book is in a conceptually correct way and, at the same time, in a pleasant form, combining theoretical concepts with their practical application, to describe the main topics which are part of the subject of Health Economics.

This book is particularly addressed to economists without a training in Health Economics and to physicians, nurses, and other health profes-sionals, without an economic training.


Maria do Rosário Giraldes is economist, Professor of Health Economics, at the National School of Public Health, New Lisbon University, Portugal.

She has a post-graduation course in Health Planning at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

She has been a WHO consultant and a consultant in Portuguese speaking countries, mainly Cape Verde, Mozambique and Brazil.

She has published 80 scientific works, books and articles, mainly on the themes Health and Development, Equity in Health and Health Care and Economic Evaluation of Health Care (Cost-Benefit and Cost-Utility Analysis).