HERU was established at the University of Aberdeen in 1977 to develop new methods within health economics and to encourage the use of the techniques of economic appraisal within the health service. As such, it was the first research unit in Europe focussing solely on Health Economics. The importance of the Unit's work cannot be underestimated and all health economists as well as those working within the health service and the field of health policy will benefit from reading this text and appreciating HERU's contribution to the field.
Advances in Health Economics does not only reflect on the past 25 years, but is also a driving force for the next 25. *reflects the distinct and unique contribution of HERU to Health Economics
*addresses policy issues existing within the health service
*identifies a programme for future research Themes covered include *methodologies
*performance and behaviour
*equity in health care