Health Economics and Policy / Edition 2

Health Economics and Policy / Edition 2

by James W. Henderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0324063652

ISBN-13: 9780324063653

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Health Economics and Policy is a basic introduction to the microeconomics of health, health care, and health policy. This edition demonstrates how economic principles apply to health-related issues. It explains the social, political, and economic contexts of health care delivery and explores the changing nature of health care. Students learn to analyze public policy

Overview

Health Economics and Policy is a basic introduction to the microeconomics of health, health care, and health policy. This edition demonstrates how economic principles apply to health-related issues. It explains the social, political, and economic contexts of health care delivery and explores the changing nature of health care. Students learn to analyze public policy from an economic perspective. While the text was written for non-economics majors, it includes enough economic content to challenge majors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324063653
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

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. PART II: DEMAND-SIDE CONSIDERATIONS. 4. Demand for Health and Medical Care. 5. The Market for Health Insurance. PART III: SUPPLY-SIDE CONSIDERATIONS. 6. Managed Care 7. The Market for Health Care Professionals. 8. The Market for Hospital Services. PART IV: CONFOUNDING FACTORS — SALT. 9. Socio-Cultural Considerations. 10. The Aging of the Population. 11. The Legal System: Medical Malpractice. 12. Technology in Medicine. PART V: PUBLIC POLICY IN MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY. 13. Policies that Enhance Access. 14. Policies to Contain Costs. 15: Medical Systems Worldwide. 16. Medical Care Reform in the United States. 17. Lessons for Public Policy.

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