Measurement of Cost and Economic Efficiency in Healthcare

Measurement of Cost and Economic Efficiency in Healthcare

Panagiotis Danilakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) and Pericles Robolas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-982-3.ch053
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Abstract

The developments in new sectors, as in medical physics and biomedical technology, contributed a lot to the progress and especially to the medical practice. However, these developments created a complicated and costly environment in which health services have to take place. This chapter reports on the sensitive sector of finances of health and particularly the ways of cost assessment. Furthermore, it presents the significance of efficiency and effectiveness of technology that is used in the area of health.

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