© 1990

Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention

An International Approach to Priorities in Medicine

  • U. Laaser
  • E. J. Roccella
  • J. B. Rosenfeld
  • H. Wenzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction

  3. Concepts

  4. Experience

  5. The New Dimension: Quality of Life

  6. Comments on the State of the Art

About this book


One of the main purposes of medical cost-benefit analyses is to define the rational priorities in health care. This book ambitiously undertakes to compare the cost-benefit analyses of three countries: the United States, Germany and Israel. Cardiovascular disease is focused on to provide a model case study, but other areas also provide examples. The contribu- tions consider in particular two recent developments. These are the increase in comprehensive epidemiological data, es- pecially with regards to risk factors, and improved methodo- logy for measuring the quality of life. The contributions stem from clinicians, epidemiologists and health economists who give an overall picture of these complex issues and the prospects for the future.


Health economy Public Health care cost-benefits-analysis epidemiology epidemiology health health care health care research health policy pharmacology prevention quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • U. Laaser
    • 1
  • E. J. Roccella
    • 2
  • J. B. Rosenfeld
    • 3
  • H. Wenzel
    • 4
  1. 1.Sozialmedizin und öffentliches Gesundheitswesen (IDIS)Universität Bielefeld und institut für Dokumentation und InformationBielefeldFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteNational Institute of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Belinson Medical CenterUniversity of Tel AvivPetah TikvaIsrael
  4. 4.Abteilung G-KBoehringer Mannheim GmbHMannheim 31Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention
  • Book Subtitle An International Approach to Priorities in Medicine
  • Editors U. Laaser
    E.J. Rocella
    J.B. Rosenfeld
    H. Wenzel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-52708-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-75781-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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