The Economics of Health and Health Care

The Economics of Health and Health Care : United States Edition

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For courses in Health Economics, Public Health, and Health Care Policy.This clear, step-by-step best-selling introduction to the economics of health and health care thoroughly develops and explains economic ideas and models to reflect the full spectrum of the most current health economics literature. It uses core economic themes as basic as supply and demand, as venerable as technology or labor issues, and as modern as the economics of information.show more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 196 x 236 x 30mm | 1,179.35g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • 0131000675
  • 9780131000674

Table of contents

I. BASIC ECONOMIC TOOLS. 1. Introduction. 2. Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics. 3. Statistical Tools for Health Economics. II. SUPPLY AND DEMAND. 4. The Production of Health. 5. The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care. 6. Demand for Health Capital. 7. Demand and Supply of Health Insurance. 8. Consumer Choice and Demand. III. INFORMATION AND INSURANCE MARKETS. 9. Asymmetric Information and Agency. 10. Imperfect Information: SID and SAV. IV. INSURANCE. 11. The Organization of Health Insurance Markets. 12. Managed Care. V. KEY PLAYERS IN THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR. 13. Nonprofit Firms. 14. Hospitals and Long-Term Care. 15. Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training. 16. The Pharmaceutical Industry. VI. GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION. 17. Equity, Efficiency, and Need. 18. Government Intervention in Health Care Markets. 19. Government Regulation-Principal Regulatory Mechanisms. 20. Social Insurance. 21. Comparative Health Care Systems and Health System Reform. VII. SPECIAL TOPICS. 22. The Health Economics of Bads. 23. Epidemiology and Economics: AIDS in Africa. 24. The Tools of Economic Evaluation.show more

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