Health Economics

  • Nicholas Graves
  • William Jarvis
  • Kate Halton


  • The origins of health economics and the work health economists do are described.

  • The parts of health economics that are useful to infection control professionals are highlighted.

  • A particular interpretation of health economics that makes decision-making easier is described.


Infection Control Scarce Resource Competitive Market Quality Adjusted Life Year Health Care Program 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyInstitute of Health & Biomedical InnovationKelvin GroveAustralia
  2. 2.Hilton HeadUSA

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