9780130122155

The Economics Of Health And Health Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130122155

  • ISBN10:

    0130122157

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-07-01
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Summary

Core text for courses in health care economics found in Departments of Economics, Health Administration, Public Health, nursing and medical programs. This best-selling comprehensive introduction to the economics of health and health care thoroughly develops and explains economic ideas and models and reflects the full spectrum of the most current health economics literature. It provides students with a solid working knowledge of the analytical tools of economics and econometrics as applied to contemporary health care issues.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
PART I: BASIC ECONOMIC TOOLS
Introduction
1(19)
Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics
20(33)
Statistical Tools for Health Economics
53(21)
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Other Tools of Economic Evaluation
74(23)
PART II: SUPPLY AND DEMAND
The Production of Health
97(23)
Demand for Health Capital
120(21)
Demand and Supply of Health Insurance
141(23)
Consumer Choice and Demand
164(23)
PART III: INFORMATION
Asymmetric Information and Agency
187(17)
Imperfect Information: Supplier-Induced Demand and Small Area Variations
204(23)
PART IV: INSURANCE AND ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH PROVIDERS
The Organization of Health Insurance Markets
227(21)
Managed Care
248(33)
PART V: TECHNOLOGY
The Production and Cost of Health Care
281(28)
Technology
309(14)
PART VI: LABOR
Labor Markets and Professional Training
323(24)
The Training and Practice of Physicians
347(26)
PART VII: HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES
The Role of Nonprofit Firms
373(26)
Hospitals and Long-Term Care
399(20)
PART VIII: SOCIAL INSURANCE
Equity, Efficiency, and Need
419(26)
Government Intervention in Health Care Markets
445(25)
Government Regulation-Principal Regulatory Mechanisms
470(32)
Social Insurance
502(26)
Comparative Health Care Systems
528(27)
PART IX: POLICY ISSUES AND ANALYSES
Health Systems Reform
555(16)
The Health Economics of Bads
571(12)
The Pharmaceutical Industry
583

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