Health economics is a sub-discipline of economics. It involves a range of activities and aims to inform decision makers on how best to allocate scarce healthcare resources. It is used to inform decision making through the lens of efficiency.
For health economists who work in chronic disease prevention, there are some specific considerations to take into account. This PDF lists different types of health economic studies that inform decision-making for prevention, different types of health economic evaluations or analyses used in prevention, and further resources including reports, guidelines, books and journal articles which may be useful for those working with health economics in preventive health.
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