Health Economics / Edition 4

Health Economics / Edition 4

by Charles E. Phelps
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321594576

ISBN-13: 9780321594570

Pub. Date: 01/16/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Health Economics, 4/e combines current economic theory, recent research, and health policy problems into a comprehensive overview of the field. This thorough update of a classic and widely used text follows author Charles E. Phelps’s three years of service as Provost of the University of Rochester. Why Health Economics?; Utility and

Overview

Health Economics, 4/e combines current economic theory, recent research, and health policy problems into a comprehensive overview of the field. This thorough update of a classic and widely used text follows author Charles E. Phelps’s three years of service as Provost of the University of Rochester. Why Health Economics?; Utility and Health; The Transformation of Medical Care to Health; The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework; Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications; The Physician and the Physician Firm; Physicians in the Marketplace; The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care; Hospitals in the Marketplace; The Demand for Health Insurance; Health Insurance Supply and Managed Care; Government Provision of Health Insurance; Medical Malpractice; Externalities in Health and Medical Care; Managing the Market: Regulation and Technical Change in Health Care; Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems. For all readers interested in health economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321594570
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Series:
Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why Health Economics?
2. Utility and Health
3. The Transformation of Medical Care to Health
4. The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework
5. Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications
6. The Physician and the Physician Firm
7. Physicians in the Marketplace
8. The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care
9. Hospitals in the Marketplace
10. The Demand for Health Insurance
11. Health Insurance Supply and Managed Care
12. Government Provision of Health Insurance
13. Medical Malpractice
14. Externalities in Health and Medical Care
15. Managing the Market: Regulation and Technical Change in Health Care
16. Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems

Author's Postscript Appendix: Introduction to Basic Economics Concepts Bibliography Acknowledgments Index

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