Basics of Health Economics

Why do patient advocates need a base level understanding of health economics, and where in patient advocacy work do they need it.

Presentation at the WECAN Academy 2019:

Basics of Health Economics

Presenter: Jean-Pierre Thierry, France Assos Sante

The following presentation held at the WECAN Academy 2019 will help you to understand:

  • GDP spending on health – why are countries so different, and financial capabilities so different
  • Health as an asset and cost to society
  • Basic concepts of health economics
  • What this means to patient organisations – Why do patient advocates need a base level understanding of health economics, and where in patient advocacy work do they need it

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