||Health economics in developing countries.
||Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Workers Conference,
22nd, Hyderabad, India, 3-6 Feb 1967, p. 301-311.
It is now widely recognised that investment in
health fields contributes to economic growth of countries by stimulating
growth in human capital formation and by preventing
economic loss due to sickness, disability, premature death and cost
of treatment. An integrated plan, in which investment in certain
key areas in health field is made side by side with investment in
similar areas in other social and economic fields, is essential
for reversing the vicious circle of poverty and sickness in developing
countries. Health economists will have to work in close collaboration
with social planners in other fields in order to develop certain
common units for measuring health and other social and economic
problems and to identify those areas for investment in health fields
which have considerable bearing on social and economic development.
|KEYWORDS: HEALTH ECONOMICS; SOCIOMETRY; INDIA.