Conceptos básicos de economía de la salud para el médico general

De los Ángeles Rodríguez-Ledesma, María; Vidal-Rodríguez, Camilo
September 2007
Revista Medica del IMSS;sep/oct2007, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p523
Academic Journal
Economic development is one of the main contributors of the health status of the people. Health economics combines the economics perspective of production with the social objectives of health sciences. The concepts of this new discipline are common in the academic health field and in the professional literature, thus, health professionals adopt and use regularly these terms. However, previous research has shown that the average physician has poor knowledge and/or clarity about the meaning of health economics concepts. The objective of this article is to provide the basic concepts of health economics.


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