The Dictionary of Health Economics, Third Edition
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The Dictionary of Health Economics, Third Edition

Anthony J. Culyer

This third edition of Anthony Culyer’s authoritative The Dictionary of Health Economics brings the material right up to date as well as adding plentiful amounts of new information, with a number of revised definitions. There are now nearly 3,000 entries in this comprehensive work. This third edition includes 250 new references as sources for definitions and examples of practice and the bibliography comprises roughly 1,400 items. Anthony Culyer has refined and made the system of cross-references and internet links even more comprehensive than in previous editions. This Dictionary is as complete a statement as exists anywhere of what it is that every health economist ought to know.
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Economic Good

Anthony J. Culyer

A good or service of which more is wanted. It corresponds to the non-satiation axiom of economic choice theory. It is not necessarily a good or service that commands a market price. In this context ‘good’ carries no normative baggage and the reasons for wanting the good in question may themselves be good or bad or neither. Health care and health services commonly meet the definition of an economic good or service.