Health economics is the application of various economic disciplines in the field of health, which is also closely related to medicine, hygiene, demography, and sociology. With the further development of China’s health economic system reform, the role of economic management in the overall framework has become increasingly important. The so-called health economic management refers to the supervision and management of various economic activities in the operation process of health service institutions; and according to the relevant financial management system, to further ensure its normal operation, thereby improving the overall efficiency of the health system.
This book consists of six chapters. The introduction section briefly introduces the concepts and basic conditions of health and economics, health economics and health economic management, and then focuses on the basic theories of health economics (health service demand, supply, market, and health financing & total costs), health economic policies (public health service system, medical service system, health security system and medical insurance), health economic resources and allocation, health economic management (cost and price management of medical services, drug market and price control, budget and management of health institutions, financial management and analysis of health, asset management of health institutions), health economic management in the new era (reform of economic compensation mechanisms in public hospitals, primary health economic management, and application of community health service system management and information technology in health economic management).
Yao-Hui Tong, senior economist, Party Branch Committee Members of the unit, chief of veteran cadre section, director of the Women’s Committee, person in charge of the supervision office, and CPC member of the Communist Party of China. She works at the Jinan Health Science and Technology Exchange Service Center, and participates in the formulation of her units’ development plan, work plans, and the research and deployment of major issues. She has compiled the Compilation of Party Construction and Civilization Work of the unit in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She has been awarded the honorary titles of advanced individual of Jinan Health System Hospital Culture, Jinan Daily’s outstanding correspondent, excellent female cadre of Jinan’s health system, and advanced individual of old cadre work of Jinan health system.