Selected Publications

Before 2000


M. Schlander:

Rationing Health Care?

Rational Resource Allocation in the Health Care System:

Part 1: Why Rationing will become Inevitable.
Part 2: Spending Decisions by Patients.
Part 3: Spending Decisions by Third Parties.
Part 4: Spending Decisions by Physicians.

Medizinische Welt 50 (1999) 210-216, 140-147, 83-90, and 36-41.

Subject: Principles of health economic thinking for physicians. A series of four papers addressing fundamental problems of rational resource allocation in the health care system. Written in German; English abstracts available.


M. Schlander:

Health Economics: Integrating a New Functional Area into the Pharmaceutical Corporation.

In: W. Braun, R. Schaltenbrand (eds.): "Die Nutzung der Ressource Synergie - Zukunftssicherung für Forschung, Marketing und Vertrieb", Witten: Universität Witten-Herdecke Verlagsgesellschaft 1998, pp. 150-170.

Subject: The roles of health economics (“pharmacoeconomics”) in the pharmaceutical corporation. A paper discussing stakeholder dynamics, changes in the pricing and reimbursement environment, and the strategic role of health economics.

M. Schlander:

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Patientenselbstbeteiligung: Wirtschaftliche und medizinisch-ethische Aspekte der Selbstbeteiligung von Patienten an den Kosten des Gesundheitssystems.

In: W. Braun, R. Schaltenbrand (eds.): "Gesundheitswesen 2010: Prognosen, Trends und Chancen”, Witten: Universität Witten-Herdecke Verlagsgesellschaft 1998, pp. 82-103.

Subject: Cost-sharing policies and their effects. The paper (written in German) also includes a brief discussion of some key lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment.

M. Schlander:

The Contribution of Health Economics to Market-Oriented Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

Witten: Universität Witten-Herdecke Verlagsgesellschaft, 1998. (Monograph, 240 pages).

A monograph dating back to 1998. Written before the inception of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), it is now incomplete on an important subject matter, not to say outdated. Outsold. One of the few remaining copies may be obtained from the author.