9780324063653

Health Economics and Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324063653

  • ISBN10:

    0324063652

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-27
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Health Economics and Policy is a basic introduction to the microeconomics of health, health care, and health policy. This edition demonstrates how economic principles apply to health-related issues. It explains the social, political, and economic contexts of health care delivery and explores the changing nature of health care. Students learn to analyze public policy from an economic perspective. While the text was written for non-economics majors, it includes enough economic content to challenge majors.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Relevance of Economics in Health and Medical Care
U.S. Medical Care: Crisis or Conundrum
1(25)
Using Economics to Study Health Issues
26(50)
Analyzing Medical Care Markets
76(54)
Part 2 Demand-Side Considerations
Demand for Health and Medical Care
130(40)
The Market for Health Insurance
170(34)
Part 3 Supply-Side Considerations
Managed Care
204(24)
The Market for Health Care Professionals
228(41)
The Market for Hospital Services
269(30)
Part 4 Confounding Factors---SALT
Sociocultural Considerations
299(34)
The Aging of the Population
333(19)
The Legal System and Medical Malpractice
352(33)
Technology in Medicine
385(39)
Part 5 Public Policy in Medical Care Delivery
Policies That Enhance Access
424(29)
Policies to Contain Costs
453(25)
Medical Care Systems Worldwide
478(44)
Medical Care Reform in the United States
522(41)
Lessons for Public Policy
563(8)
Glossary 571(8)
Index 579

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