Reflections on the development of health economics in low- and middle-income countries

  title={Reflections on the development of health economics in low- and middle-income countries},
  author={Anne Mills},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  • A. Mills
  • Published 22 August 2014
  • Medicine, Political Science, Economics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Health economics is a relatively new discipline, though its antecedents can be traced back to William Petty FRS (1623–1687). In high-income countries, the academic discipline and scientific literature have grown rapidly since the 1960s. In low- and middle-income countries, the growth of health economics has been strongly influenced by trends in health policy, especially among the international and bilateral agencies involved in supporting health sector development. Valuable and influential… 

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