Health Economics

Health Economics

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Health Economics is the most thorough book available on the economics of health and health care delivery. Developing the theory necessary to examine these issues analytically, the authors present empirical evidence on each issue, summarizing results for easy comprehension. Issues discussed include the "cost explosion" in health care, the role of physician and the power of medical associations, and the control of technological change in medicine. Because the level of sophistication is rapidly expanding in health economics, this book also provides key analytic tools required to understand research that is currently in progress.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 24mm | 698.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195108132
  • 9780195108132

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PREFACE; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; 1: INTRODUCTION; 1. Health - a Priceless Commodity?; 2: ECONOMIC VALUATION OF LIFE AND HEALTH; 2.1 The Valuation of Health and its Applications; 3: THE INDIVIDUAL AS THE PRODUCER OF HIS HEALTH; 3.1 Statement of the Problem; 4: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF THE PRODUCTION OF HEALTH; 4.1 Summary of the Issue; 5: PECULIARITIES OF HEALTH GOODS AND THEIR ALLOCATIVE IMPLICATIONS; 5.1 The Issue; 6: OPTIMAL DESIGN OF HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRACTS; 6.1 The Issue; 7: THE PHYSICIAN AS A SUPPLIER OF MEDICAL SERVICES; 7.1 Introduction; 8: FORMS OF DELIVERY OF MEDICAL CARE; 8.1 The Issue; 9: HOSPITAL SERVICES AND THEIR PAYMENT; 9.1 The Issue; 10: THE MARKET FOR PHARMACEUTICALS; 10.1 Issues involved; 11: FUTURE CHALLENGES TO HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS; 11.1 The Issue; 12: SUGGESTIONS FOR POLICY; 12.1 Health as a Economic Good; AUTHOR INDEX; INDEXshow more

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