Is Health Economics “Heterodoxic” -OR- Not?

A Real or False Linguistic Conundrum?

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Heterodox Economics

Heterodox Economics refers to methodologies or schools of economic thought that are considered outside of “mainstream economics”, often represented by expositors as contrasting with or going beyond neoclassical economics. “Heterodox economics” is an umbrella term used to cover various approaches, schools, or traditions.

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Health Economics [not healthcare economics]
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Health Economics is a branch of economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value and behavior in the production and consumption of health and healthcare. In broad terms, health economists study the functioning of healthcare systems and health-affecting behaviors such as smoking.
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The “father” of health economics may just well be Ken Arrow, PhD.
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Assessment: So, is health economics now mainstream; or still heterodoxic in 2019? OR, is the definitial conundrum just a matter of linguistics and terms-of-art. Your thoughts are appreciated.
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Text or Call 988: SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

By Staff Reporters

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988, a New National Suicide Hotline, Launches on July 16th, 2022

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A new national suicide hotline, 988, becomes operational nationwide on July 16th. People experiencing a mental health emergency, such as suicidal thoughts, a substance-use crisis, or any other emotionally distressing event, will be able to call during times of crisis, but operators will also be available via text and online chat (at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat), according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The 988 hotline will essentially replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK); however, the previous hotline will not be discontinued when 988 is rolled out, and callers will be directed to the same services offered via 988. Mental health experts say the new hotline will provide necessary updates to the services currently provided by the 1-800 number, chief among them a focus on sending trained experts to respond to mental health emergencies rather than law enforcement who are unfamiliar with protocols when approaching suicidal individuals.

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READ: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988

MORE: https://www.kevinmd.com/2022/07/new-988-hotline-has-potential-to-transform-mental-health-care-but-challenges-loom.html

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