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Promoting health, preventing disease: the economic case

McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, eds. (2015) Promoting health, preventing disease: the economic case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK. ISBN 9780335262267

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Abstract

This book provides an economic perspective on health promotion and chronic disease prevention, and gives a rationale for assessing the economic case for action. It provides a comprehensive review of the evidence base in support of a broad range of public health interventions, addressing not only their effectiveness in improving population health, but also their implementation costs, impacts on health expenditures and wider economic consequences. An economic perspective is about more than counting the costs associated with poor health. It is about understanding how economic incentives can influence healthy lifestyle choices in the population. The book provides tools for developing effective and efficient policy strategies and addressing trade-offs between the goals of improving population health, while being mindful of the need to tackle inequalities in health outcomes across individuals and populations.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.mheducation.co.uk/openup-homepage
Additional Information: © 2015 World Health Organization
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 10:51
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62527

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