Use of italics
Italicized terms, other than reference titles, in the text of entries are themselves entries in the Dictionary. Mention of an entry in another entry is italicized only at the first mention.
Biographical material is included only in connection with entries that themselves contain the names of individuals or that refer to named individuals as, for example, the inventors of a term.
Cross-references are provided at the end of many entries. When there is more than one they are in alphabetical order. These are cross-references to substantive entries and not, for example, to mere synonyms or antonyms. These do not repeat cross-references indicated within the entry by italicized words.
Bibliographic references are provided both for the originators of ideas and for applications in health economics, usually at the end of an entry, in the form: surname(s) (date).
Order of subject matter
Entries are in strict alphabetical order regardless of their nature.
References and websites
References are as full as it has been possible to make them. I have not included authors’ first names. Websites were current at the time of writing.