Health economics in the UK: Capacity, constraints and comparisons to US health economists

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of a survey of the demographics, appropriate training and professional perceptions of UK health economists. In addition, information on what motivates health economists to enter the discipline and views on how to motivate individuals to study health economics were obtained. This was done with the intention of contributing to the debate on ways of increasing capacity for health economics across the UK. Information on appropriate training, the working environment and working activities was revealed by this survey. Where possible, the results are compared to a similar survey (Morrisey and Cawley, 2008) of US health economists.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Review of Economics Education
    Volume12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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