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What Should Macroeconomists Know about Health Care Policy?, Peter Heller

This primer aims to provide IMF macroeconomists with the essential information they need to address issues concerning health sector policy, particularly when they have significant macroeconomic implications. Such issues can also affect equity and growth and are fundamental to any strategy of poverty reduction. The primer highlights the appropriate roles for the state and market in health care financing and provision. It also suggests situations in which macroeconomists should engage health sector specialists in policy formulation exercises. Finally, it reviews the different health policy issues that confront countries at alternative stages of economic development and the range of appropriate policy options
Table Of Contents
Contents; Preface; I. Introduction and Guide; A. The Need for a Guide for Macroeconomists; B. Unique Characteristics of Health and Health Systems; C. Challenges and Issues; D. General Findings and Policy Actions; E. Road Map to the Primer; Figures; 1. A Road Map for Reading the Primer; II. Why Macroeconomists Must Understand Health Issues; Charts; 1. Channels through which Health may Influence Macro and Microeconomic Variables; III. Facts and Myths about Health Care and Health Sector; A. Basic Facts about the Health Sector; Tables
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non fiction
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1 online resource (103 p.)
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