- By: Ahmed Magdy Kassem
Healthcare delivery has become a complex process in which everything is measured by its cost effectiveness. Some might think that economics has nothing to do with medical students, but being acquainted with some of its basics issues in health is essential for every medic. The following websites may help you to find your way through health economics.
The Office of Health Economics (www.ohe.org) provides independent research services, advice, and consultancy on policy implications and economic issues in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology areas. Its most useful aspect is www.oheschools.org, an electronic resource aimed at anyone wishing to understand the basic principles of healthcare economics. This e-source is split into five units, showing how economists have approached the problem of health care. You can download the entire text in pdf format. HEED (www.ohe-heed.com) is a database of cost effectiveness studies and economic evaluations of treatments and medical interventions. It requires a