Health Care Economics

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-06-06
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Delivering the most detailed and exhaustive content available, market-leading HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS, 7th Edition demonstrates how basic economic concepts, principles, and theories can be used to think about and illustrate various health care issues. This introductory economics text is geared toward graduate students who will be medical and health services managers, administrators, or executives. The seventh edition of HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS includes recent data on the medical sector, updated figures and tables, the latest information on legislative changes affecting this industry, and new literature and research. It also provides an insightful historical perspective within which these changes are occurring.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
An Introduction to the Economics of Medical Care
Appendix: Review of Demand, Supply, Equilibrium Price, Price Elasticity, and Competitive and Monopoly Analysis
The Role of Government in Health and Medical Care
Health Policy and the Legislative Marketplace
The Production of Health: The Impact of Medical Services on Health
Appendix: Cost-Benefit, Cost-Effectiveness, and Cost-Utility Analyses
An Overview of the Medical Care Sector
The Demand for Medical Care
Appendix: The Effect of Coinsurance on the Demand for Medical Care
The Demand for Health Insurance
Risk Neutral and Risk Seeking Behavior
The Effect on the Insurance Premium of Extending Coverage to Include Additional Benefits
The Supply of Medical Care: An Overview
Market Competition in Medical Care
The Market for Health Insurance: Its Performance and Structure
The Use of Medical Loss Ratios as a Measure of Health Plan Performance
Developing Risk-Adjusted Premiums
The Physician Services Market
Appendix: How Medicare Pays Physicians
The Market for Hospital Services
Using a Physician Control Model to Increase Physician Productivity
Cost Shifting
The Pharmaceutical Industry
Health Manpower Shortages and Surpluses: Definitions, Measurement, and Policies
The Market for Physician Manpower
The Market for Medical Education: Equity and Efficiency
The Market for Registered Nurses
Appendix: Market Structure and Nurse Wages and Employment
National Health Insurance: An Approach to the Redistribution of Medical Care
Concluding Comments on the Economics of Medical Care
Appendix: Measuring Changes in the Price of Medical Care
Appendix: Health Insurance Premiums as a Measure of the Price of Medical Care
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