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Health Economics and Financing, 4th Edition



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Health and medical professionals rely on Getzen for its engaging introduction to the economic analysis of medical markets. It is updated with the latest information in the field including a detailed look at health care reform and the emergence of Barack Obama's plan. The developing health care system in China is covered to provide a more global perspective. Investment cases along with a look at the ROI of specialty medical education are also presented. And new C-B and CEA case studies help health and medical professionals see how to effectively apply the principles and concepts.

Author Biography

Thomas E. Getzen is Professor of Risk, Insurance and Health Management at Temple University and the founder and Executive Director of iHEA, the International Health Economics Association. After receiving an undergraduate degree in literature from Yale University, he worked for the U.S.P.H.S. Centers for Disease Control Venereal Disease program in New York and Los Angeles, and then obtained an MHA degree in Medical Care Organization and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington. Dr. Getzen's main research contributions have been in the areas of contracting, price indexes and forecasting of health care spending. His consulting work has included employee benefit negotiations, projections of health care cost trends and premiums, laboratory diagnostics, risk assessment, and capital financing for managed care. Dr. Getzen has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, the Center for Health and Wellbeing of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of York (UK). He has served on the boards of Covenant House, a local community health center in northwest Philadelphia, MSI, a venture-capital financed managed behavioral health care corporation, and CHE, a multi-institutional health provider system with over 60 hospitals and nursing homes. Dr. Getzen has written more than 80 papers in the field and serves on the editorial board of the journal Health Economics.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Choices: Money, Medicine, and Health
Demand and Supply
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Health Insurance: Financing Medical Care
Insurance Contracts and Managed Care
Medical Education, Organization, and Business Practices
Management and Regulation of Hospital Costs
Long-Term Care
Capital Financing and Ownership of Health Care Providers
Macroeconomics of Medical Care
The Role of Government
Public Goods and Public Health
History, Demography, and the Growth of Modern Medicine
International Comparisons of Health and Health Expenditures
Value for Money in the Future of Health Care
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