Assessing the macroeconomic impact of a healthcare problem: the application of computable general equilibrium analysis to antimicrobial resistance.

@article{Smith2005AssessingTM,
  title={Assessing the macroeconomic impact of a healthcare problem: the application of computable general equilibrium analysis to antimicrobial resistance.},
  author={Richard J Smith and Milton Yago and Michael Millar and Joanna Coast},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1055-75}
}
There is a positive relationship between the health of a nation and its economic prosperity. However, in evaluating health care, economists typically concentrate on the economic impact only to the health (care) sector, which may mis-specify the social costs and benefits of a disease or intervention. This paper demonstrates the value of using a macroeconomic approach to modelling a major health problem, using the context of antimicrobial resistance and the application of the computable general… CONTINUE READING

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