Health Economics for Neuropsychological Diseases in China

  • Hai-lun Cui
  • Gang WangEmail author
Living reference work entry


As an important economy branch dealing with the allocation of health-related resource, health economics mainly covers studies concentrating on issues related to multiple medical actions and disease researches concerning efficiency, effectiveness, value, and behavior in the production and consumption of both health and health care. The focus of this chapter is to give a brief introduction on the notions and definitions of the modern health economies, as well as the general containment of the works underlying this specific notion of study. Two commonly seen neuropsychological or neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease), both inconvertible and with relatively lengthy process, are specifically described in order to illustrate the work of health economies in a well-understood manner. The calculation of the economic burden and the process of financial evaluation of the two examples would help demonstrate the importance of economic planning of health problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Neuroscience InstituteRuijin Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of MedicineShanghaiP.R. China

Section editors and affiliations

  • Peter Riederer
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospital, Center for Mental Health, Clinic and Policlinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University WuerzburgWuerzburgGermany

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