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…  See more details below

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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

Pt. 1The Relevance of Economics in Health and Medical Care
Ch. 1U.S. Medical Care: Crisis or Conundrum1
Ch. 2Using Economics to Study Health Issues26
Ch. 3Analyzing Medical Care Markets76
Pt. 2Demand-Side Considerations
Ch. 4Demand for Health and Medical Care130
Ch. 5The Market for Health Insurance170
Pt. 3Supply-Side Considerations
Ch. 6Managed Care204
Ch. 7The Market for Health Care Professionals228
Ch. 8The Market for Hospital Services269
Pt. 4Confounding Factors - SALT
Ch. 9Sociocultural Considerations299
Ch. 10The Aging of the Population333
Ch. 11The Legal System and Medical Malpractice52
Ch. 12Technology in Medicine385
Pt. 5Public Policy in Medical Care Delivery
Ch. 13Policies That Enhance Access424
Ch. 14Policies to Contain Costs453
Ch. 15Medical Care Systems Worldwide478
Ch. 16Medical Care Reform in the United States522
Ch. 17Lessons for Public Policy563
Glossary571
Index579

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