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.
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.
James W. Henderson is the Ben H. Williams Professor of Economics at Baylor University, where his teaching and research center on health economics and policy. Before joining the Baylor faculty, he was Vice President of Finance and Management at the Dallas Minority Business Center. Dr. Henderson's economic research has appeared in Health Care Financing Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Rural Health, and PharmacoEconomics. He has lectured in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, and Ukraine. Dr. Henderson earned his PhD at Southern Methodist University.
Part I: THE RELEVANCE OF ECONOMICS IN HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE. 1. U.S. Medical Care: Crisis or Conundrum. 2. Using Economics to Study Health Issues. 3. Analyzing Medical Care Markets. 4. Economic Evaluation in Health Care. Part II: DEMAND-SIDE CONSIDERATIONS. 5. Demand for Health and Medical Care. 6. The Market for Health Insurance. Part III: SUPPLY-SIDE CONSIDERATIONS. 7. Managed Care. 8. The Physicians' Services Market. 9. The Hospital Services Market. 10. The Market for Pharmaceuticals. 11. Confounding Factors. Part IV: PUBLIC POLICY IN MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY. 12. Policies that Enhance Access. 13. Policies to Contain Costs. 14. Medical Care Systems Worldwide. 15. Medical Care Reform in the United States. 16. Lessons for Public Policy.