Health economics is a subspecialty of economics depends, primarily, on applications of microeconomics and microeconometrics. Many of the more general fields of applied microeconomics may usefully be applied address resource allocations that concern health, health care, and health care financing. The health economics literature contains many contributions from across microeconomics and microeconometrics and, to a lesser extent, macroeconomics. Examples of the economic sub-disciplines that have contributed to the stock of knowledge in this area include labour economics, information economics, industrial economics, institutional economics, insurance economics, welfare economics, public economics, and so on.

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