Handbook of Health Economics: v. 2

Handbook of Health Economics: v. 2

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What new theories, evidence, and policies have shaped health economics in the 21st century? Editors Mark Pauly, Thomas McGuire, and Pedro Pita Barros assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In 16 chapters they cover recent developments in health economics, from medical spending growth to the demand for health care, the markets for pharmaceutical products, the medical workforce, and equity in health and health care. Its global perspective, including an emphasis on low and middle-income countries, will result in the same high citations that made Volume 1 (2000) a foundational text. This book: presents coherent summaries of major subjects and methodologies, marking important advances and revisions; serves as a frequently used non-journal reference; and, introduces non-economists to the best research in health economics.

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  • Hardback | 1152 pages
  • 190.5 x 238.76 x 60.96mm | 2,449.39g
  • North-Holland
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0444535926
  • 9780444535924
  • 667,355

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"The Handbook of Health Economics has been at the core of the reading list for our graduate programme since its original publication. This new volume will enhance its position as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the literature and broadens the scope of the original Handbook." --Andrew M. Jones, University of York "This wholly-new Handbook is wonderfully up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, and destined to be widely read by researchers, students, and policymakers. Kudos for having commissioned such outstanding authors and chosen these topics for coverage." --Randall P. Ellis, Boston University, and President, American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) "An absolutely vital must-have reference volume. The sixteen chapters provide detailed, thorough and readable surveys of current conceptual and empirical issues, each written by distinguished active researchers." --Ernst R. Berndt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology "Volume 1 of the Handbook rapidly gained a place amongst the most used - and borrowed - books on the shelf. Now Volume 2 looks certain to match that success, comprehensively covering more recent developments and the burgeoning international health economics literature with authority, concision and verve. Essential." --Alastair Gray, University of Oxford

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About Mark V. Pauly

Mark Pauly is Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, Professor of Business and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, and Professor of Economics at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Thomas McGuire is Professor of Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Economics. Pedro Pita Barros is the 2005 winner of the "Grande-Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique," awarded by the President of Portugal. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Economia da Saude - Conceitos e Comportamentos."

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Table of contents

1. Medical Spending Growth 2. Geographic Variation in Spending and Outcomes 3. Health Behaviors and Prevention 4. Health Economics of Economic Development 5. Demand for Health Insurance and Health Care 6. Demand for Health Care 7. Issues in Cost Effectiveness Cost Benefit and Cost Utility Analysis 8. Cost Effectiveness and Payment Policy 9. Competition in Health Care Supply 10. Reporting on and Paying Health Care Providers 11. Health Insurance, Health Plans and Risk Variation 12. Markets for Pharmaceutical Products 13. Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Biomedical Research and Marketing of Patented Products 14. Medical Workforce 15. Public and Private Sector Interface 16. Equity in Health and Health Care 17. Health Care Disparities

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