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Overview

Learn to analyze public policy from an economic perspective with HEALTH ECONOMICS AND POLICY WITH ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS, 4th Edition. The author explains how the theories work and how health care financial systems operate in the real world. You'll develop an understanding of the social, political, and economic contexts of health care delivery, as well as the changing nature of health care.

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This introductory health economics textbook examines the relevance of economics to health and medical care; discusses the mechanisms of health care delivery in the U.S. within broad social, political, and economic contexts; explores the changing nature of health care and its implications; and analyzes public policy from an economic perspective. Includes end-of-chapter questions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324063653
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

James W. Henderson earned his Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University and is Ben H. Williams Professor of Economics at Baylor University. His teaching and scholarly research focus on health economics and health policy. Before joining the Baylor faculty, he served as vice president of finance and management at the Dallas Minority Business Center. Professor Henderson's economic research has appeared in a variety of professional journals, including HEALTH CARE FINANCING REVIEW, JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, and PHARMACOECONOMICS. He also has lectured in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, and the Ukraine.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Relevance of Economics in Health and Medical Care
Ch. 1 U.S. Medical Care: Crisis or Conundrum 1
Ch. 2 Using Economics to Study Health Issues 26
Ch. 3 Analyzing Medical Care Markets 76
Pt. 2 Demand-Side Considerations
Ch. 4 Demand for Health and Medical Care 130
Ch. 5 The Market for Health Insurance 170
Pt. 3 Supply-Side Considerations
Ch. 6 Managed Care 204
Ch. 7 The Market for Health Care Professionals 228
Ch. 8 The Market for Hospital Services 269
Pt. 4 Confounding Factors - SALT
Ch. 9 Sociocultural Considerations 299
Ch. 10 The Aging of the Population 333
Ch. 11 The Legal System and Medical Malpractice 52
Ch. 12 Technology in Medicine 385
Pt. 5 Public Policy in Medical Care Delivery
Ch. 13 Policies That Enhance Access 424
Ch. 14 Policies to Contain Costs 453
Ch. 15 Medical Care Systems Worldwide 478
Ch. 16 Medical Care Reform in the United States 522
Ch. 17 Lessons for Public Policy 563
Glossary 571
Index 579
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