Williams Schematic of Health Economics

A comprehensive taxonomizing framework that systematically embraces the various topics studied by health economists. Its form is as in the 'plumbing diagram'. The letter labels for each box in the schematic indicate the (ap-

370 Willingness to Accept proximate) order in which things flow, with various feedbacks and so on indicated by the arrows.

Source: Adapted from Alan Williams (2003), 'Health economics: a bird's eye view of the structure of the discipline', in Health Care Economics for Health Care Professionals: Module 1, Basic Economic Concepts (Module Workbook), York: University of York, p. 132.

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