CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Health and Health Economics: A Conceptual Framework. 3. What is the Minimum a Doctor should Know about Health Economics. 4. Public and Private Roles in Health. 5. The Rationale for Government Intervention in the Tobacco Market. 6. Measurement of Equity in Health. 7. Impact of the Economy on Health Care. 8. Health and Medical Care: An Economic Perspective. 9. Government as Health Insurer.