LECTURE N OTES
For All Health Science Students
Introduction to Health Economics
University of Gondar
In collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative, The Carter Center, the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Education
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Health economics is concerned with the alternative uses of resources in the health services sector and with the efficient utilization of economic resources such as Human resource, material and financial resources. Every health worker needs to acquaint him/ her self with the basic concepts of economics and its application to