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Title
Alexander Sutherland : a forgotten pioneer of health economics in Australia?
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Abstract
Here we highlight a neglected contribution of Alexander Sutherland (18521902) to Australian health economics. Sutherland read a paper on health insurance at the Melbourne Social Science Congress that was organised in the context of the International Exhibition of 18801881. He proposed combining life and health insurance into a single product and to require those who are insured to obtain regular medical check-ups. The aim was to provide the insurer with information on the behaviours of the insured and to promote healthy lifestyles. These proposals were not well received at the time and have been largely forgotten, but may be relevant today.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The Australian economic review. - Parkville, 1968, currens
Publication
Parkville : 2016
ISSN
0004-9018 [print]
1467-8462 [online]
Volume/pages
49:2(2016), p. 169-173
ISI
000383592900004
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Last edited 28.03.2017
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