Economics and health promotion

Connelly, Luke B. (2004) Economics and health promotion. European Journal of Health Economics, 5 3: 236-242. doi:10.1007/s10198-004-0229-2

Author Connelly, Luke B.
Title Economics and health promotion
Journal name European Journal of Health Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1618-7598
Publication date 2004-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10198-004-0229-2
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 236
End page 242
Total pages 7
Editor G. J-M von der Schulenburg
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Language eng
Subject CX
340204 Health Economics
730308 Health policy economic outcomes
Abstract Health promotion activities consume a growing proportion of health sector spending in most developed countries. Yet, there is still considerable debate in the non-economic literature about exactly what health promotion constitutes and precisely how its role is to be conceived. This paper provides one economic answer to such questions. It sets out an argument that health promotion may be viewed, through the lens of traditional welfare economics, as a response to problems of market failure. A Grossman-type health investment model is invoked to analyse individual deviations from equilibrium and the possible instruments and targets of health promotion policy. The paper concludes by suggesting some of the alternative conceptual approaches that might be brought to bear, as well as some ideas for empirical research.
Keyword Welfare economics
Health promotion
Q-Index Code CX
Institutional Status UQ

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