Health economics is concerned with the alternative uses of
resources in the health services sector and with the efficient
utilization of economic resources such as Human resource,
material and financial resources. Every health worker needs
to acquaint him/ her self with the basic concepts of economics
and its application to the health sector in order to manage
health institutions and health delivery system efficiently.
“Health economics” as a course is meant to give medical,
health officer and other paramedical students basic principles
regarding economics and its application to the health sector.
Therefore, this material should be regarded as an introduction
to health economics rather than to economics.
The lecture note on “
is prepared in line with
the set curriculum, which is currently in use in health
professionals training institutes.