HERU was established at the University of Aberdeen in 1977 to develop new methods within health economics and to encourage the use of the techniques of economic appraisal within the health service. As such, it was the first research unit in Europe focussing solely on Health Economics. The importance of the Unit′s work cannot be underestimated and all health economists as well as those working within the health service and the field of health policy will benefit from reading this text and appreciating HERU′s contribution to the field.
Advances in Health Economics does not only reflect on the past 25 years, but is also a driving force for the next 25.
- reflects the distinct and unique contribution of HERU to Health Economics
- addresses policy issues existing within the health service
- identifies a programme for future research
- performance and behaviour
- equity in health care
About the Authors.
Willingness to Pay for Health Care (C. Donaldson and P. Shackley).
Using Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics: Moving Forward (M. Ryan and K. Gerard).
Methods for Eliciting Time Preferences Over Future Health Events (M. van der Pol and J. Cairns).
Economic Evaluation for Decision–making (A. Gray and L. Vale).
Incentives in Health Care (A. Scott and S. Farrar).
The Nursing Labour Market (R. Elliott, et al.).
The Economics of the Hospital: Issues of Asymmetry and Uncertainty as they Affect Hospital Reimbursement (A. McGuire and D. Hughes).
Measuring Efficiency in Dental Care (D. Parkin and N. Devlin).
Ageing, Disability and Long–term Care Expenditures (P. McNamee and S. Stearns).
Economic Challenges in Primary Care (A. Maynard and A. Scott).
Equity in Health Care: The Need for a New Economics Paradigm? (G. Mooney and E. Russell).
Economics of Health and Health Improvement (A. Ludbrook and D. Cohen).