Health Economics / Edition 1

Health Economics / Edition 1

by Barbara McPake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415277361

ISBN-13: 2900415277364

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This popular textbook provides a comprehensive but accessible coverage of health economic principles and applications. It provides an introduction for those with no previous knowledge of economics, but also more advanced material suitable for those with a background in economics. Now into its second edition, Barbara McPake and Charles Normand have incorporated

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This popular textbook provides a comprehensive but accessible coverage of health economic principles and applications. It provides an introduction for those with no previous knowledge of economics, but also more advanced material suitable for those with a background in economics. Now into its second edition, Barbara McPake and Charles Normand have incorporated developments in economic evaluation and economics of health systems from recent research and experience while retaining an accessible approach and style.


The book starts with a section on basic economic principles as applied to health and health care, and goes on to discuss economic evaluation in health care, the economics of health systems and health care finance. Examples and illustrations are taken from a wide range of settings and world regions, reflecting the authors' belief that the same principles apply, and that it is useful to have some understanding of how different countries organise the health system. It provides an understanding of the performance of different health systems from the insurance based approaches in the United States to government funding that is common in Canada and most countries in Europe, and the mixed systems that operate in most low-income countries.


This book is ideal for students in public health and related courses, for health care professionals and those studying health economics at a more advanced level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415277364
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
280

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Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroductory Health Economics
1Introduction: Health Economics in International Perspective3
2The Demand for Health and Health Services12
3Demand, Elasticity and Health20
4Production, Health and Health Care: Efficient Use of Inputs26
5Cost of Delivering Health Services33
6Basic Market Models39
7Supplier-induced Demand and Agency48
8Market Failure and Government55
Pt. IIEconomic Evaluation
9The Theoretical Bases of Economic Evaluation67
10Issues in the Measurement of Costs82
11Measuring Benefits in Economic Evaluation93
12Practical Steps in Economic Evaluation108
13Economic Evaluation as a Framework for Choice116
Pt. IIIFurther Economics of Markets and Market Intervention
14Contracting125
15Market Structures135
16Hospital and Health Provider Behaviour and Motivation147
17The Economics of Regulation155
18Incentives and Agency166
Pt. IVThe Economics of Health Systems
19Health Systems: a Framework for Analysis183
20Health Systems around the World: an Introduction to Variation and Performance191
21Reliance on the State: Public Health Service Systems201
22Voluntary Insurance-based Systems208
23Social Insurance Systems215
24Parallel Systems221
25Trends in Health Sector Reform235

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