Economics of Health and Health Care / Edition 6

Economics of Health and Health Care / Edition 6

by Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136080308

ISBN-13: 9780136080305

Pub. Date: 08/14/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Totally re-written chapter on managed care.
  • New analyses on "who pays" for health insurance.
  • New chapter on economic "bads" (Chapter 25). Most analyses look at things that are good for us - "bad" items such as cigarettes are usually not covered.
  • New chapter on pharmaceuticals (Chapter 26).

Overview

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Totally re-written chapter on managed care.
  • New analyses on "who pays" for health insurance.
  • New chapter on economic "bads" (Chapter 25). Most analyses look at things that are good for us - "bad" items such as cigarettes are usually not covered.
  • New chapter on pharmaceuticals (Chapter 26). Rather than a simple "industry study," the text examines portions of the pharmaceutical industry with important economic content. These include questions as to the optimal combinations of drug therapies and other economic technologies, patent protection issues, and price discrimination by pharmaceutical firms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136080305
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/14/2009
Series:
Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

I. BASIC ECONOMIC TOOLS.

1. Introduction.
2. Microeconomic Tools.
3. Statistical Tools.
4. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Other Tools of Economic Evaluation.

II. SUPPLY AND DEMAND.

5. The Production of Health.
6. Demand for Health Capital.
7. Insurance.
8. Consumer Choice and Demand.

III. INFORMATION.

9. Asymmetric Information and Agency.
10. Imperfect Information: SID and SAV.

IV. INSURANCE AND ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH PROVIDERS.

11. The Organization of Health Insurance Markets.
12. Managed Care.

V. TECHNOLOGY.

13. The Production and Cost of Health Care.
14. Technology.

VI. LABOR.

15. Labor Markets and Professional Training.
16. The Training and Practice of Physicians.

VII. HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES.

17. Nonprofit Firms.
18. Hospitals and Long Term Care.

VIII. SOCIAL INSURANCE AND HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM.

19. Equity, Efficiency and Need.
20. Government Intervention.
21. Government Regulation.
22. Social Insurance.
23. Comparative Health Care Systems.

IX. POLICY ISSUES AND ANALYSES.

24. Health Systems Reform.
25. Advertising, Health Goods and Bads.
26. The Pharmaceutical Industry.

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