Journal of Medical Economics

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Journal of Medical Economics

The Journal of Medical Economics (JME) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research on the economic aspects of healthcare. It is published by Taylor & Francis and the editor-in-chief is Paul Scuffham.


Journal of Medical Economics: /ˈdʒɜːrnl ɒv ˈmɛdɪkəl ɪˈkɒnəmɪks/


The term "Journal of Medical Economics" is derived from the English words "journal" (a periodical publication), "medical" (pertaining to the science of medicine), and "economics" (the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services).

Related Terms

  • Health economics: A branch of economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value and behavior in the production and consumption of health and healthcare.
  • Pharmacoeconomics: A sub-discipline of health economics that evaluates the cost (expressed in monetary terms) and effects (expressed in terms of monetary value, efficacy or enhanced quality of life) of pharmaceutical products.
  • Outcomes research: A branch of public health research, which studies the end results (outcomes) of the structure and processes of the health care system on the health and well-being of patients and populations.
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis: A form of economic analysis that compares the relative costs and outcomes (effects) of different courses of action.
  • Health technology assessment: The systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology.

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