Prof. Paul Kind is presenting at the International Student Research Conference
Prof. Paul Kind is giving talk "Health Economics - Helping Us Deliver a More Effective and Efficient Healthcare Systems" at the International Student Research Conference
Health economics is a new academic discipline. It combines the ideas and concepts of economics with those of its more “respectable” neighbours, for example psychology, mathematics, philosophy, politics. The business of health economists has been described as “shining a light into dark places”. We work with evidence about the costs and consequences of healthcare but sometimes this leads to difficult decisions about whether to provide treatment and if so, should it be for all patients. Every healthcare system faces the same challenge – how to deliver effective care within affordable limits. Can health economics in Russia help deliver that goal ?
Paul Kind began his academic career by chance with his research placement as a Masters student nearly 40 years ago. He is still learning about the most important question that he encountered then, namely, how to measure and value the benefits of healthcare.
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