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The Economics of Health and Health Care

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780136080305

ISBN10:
0136080308
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/30/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This best-seller examines health care economics through core economic themes rather than concepts unique to the health care economy. The Sixth Edition updates content to reflect the major changes in the health policy arena. Key Topics: Introduction; Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics; Statistical Tools for Health Economics; Economic Efficiency and Cost Benefit Analysis; Production of Health; The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care; Demand for Health Capital; Demand and Supply for Health Insurance; Consumer Choice and Demand; Asymmetric Information and Agency; The Organization of Health Insurance Markets; Managed Care; Nonprofit Firms Nonprofit Firms; Hospitals and Long-term Care; The Physicianrs"s Practice; Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training; The Pharmaceutical Industry; Equity, Efficiency and Need; Government Intervention in Health Care Markets; Government Regulation: Principal Regulatory Mechanisms; Social Insurance; Comparative Health Care Systems and Health System Reform; Health System Reform; The Health Economics of Bads; Epidemiology and Economics: HIV/AIDS in Africa MARKET: A useful reference for health service researchers, government specialists, and physicians and others in the health care field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2:  Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics

Chapter 3: Statistical Tools for Health Economics

Chapter 4: Economic Efficiency and Cost Benefit Analysis

Chapter 5: Production of Health

Chapter 6: The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care

Chapter 7: Demand for Health Capital

Chapter 8: Demand and Supply for Health Insurance

Chapter 9: Consumer Choice and Demand

Chapter 10: Asymmetric Information and Agency

Chapter 11: The Organization of Health Insurance Markets

Chapter 12: Managed Care

Chapter 13: Nonprofit Firms Nonprofit Firms

Chapter 14: Hospitals and Long-term Care

Chapter 15: The Physician’s Practice

Chapter 16: Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training

Chapter 17: The Pharmaceutical Industry

Chapter 18: Equity, Efficiency and Need

Chapter 19: Government Intervention in Health Care Markets

Chapter 20: Government Regulation: Principal Regulatory Mechanisms

Chapter 21: Social Insurance

Chapter 22: Comparative Health Care Systems and Health System Reform

Chapter 23: Health System Reform

Chapter 24: The Health Economics of Bads

Chapter 25: Epidemiology and Economics: HIV/AIDS in Africa



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