Economics of Health and Health Care / Edition 6

Economics of Health and Health Care / Edition 6

by Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano
     
 

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).

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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

Pt. IBasic economics tools1
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Microeconomic tools for health economics20
Ch. 3Statistical tools for health economics51
Ch. 4Economic efficiency and cost benefit analysis68
Pt. IISupply and demand89
Ch. 5The production of health89
Ch. 6The production, cost, and technology of health care111
Ch. 7Demand for health capital137
Ch. 8Demand and supply of health insurance153
Ch. 9Consumer choice and demand176
Pt. IIIInformation and insurance markets199
Ch. 10Asymmetric information and agency199
Ch. 11The organization of health insurance markets215
Ch. 12Managed care241
Ch. 13Nonprofit firms270
Pt. IVKey players in the health care sector294
Ch. 14Hospitals and long-term care294
Ch. 15The physician's practice313
Ch. 16Health care labor markets and professional training331
Ch. 17The pharmaceutical industry358
Pt. VSocial insurance383
Ch. 18Equity, efficiency, and need383
Ch. 19Government intervention in health care markets407
Ch. 20Government regulation : principal regulatory mechanisms430
Ch. 21Social insurance461
Ch. 22Comparative health care systems and health system reform491
Pt. VISpecial topics525
Ch. 23The health economics of bads525
Ch. 24Epidemiology and economics : HIV/AIDS in Africa541

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