Health of the Individual and the Society

  • José Luis Iparraguirre


This chapter describes the interactions between economics, individual and population ageing, and health, healthcare, and health systems. Topics related primarily with an individual’s health covered in this chapter include economic models of demand for healthcare, health insurance, and adherence. Topics related to societal health covered in this chapter include public spending on health, a discussion of the so-called ‘red herring’ hypothesis, and comments about increasing life expectancy and quality of life.


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  • José Luis Iparraguirre
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  1. 1.University of MorónBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Age UKLondonUK

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