Health Economics / Edition 4

Hardcover (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$61.05
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 09/30/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$197.75
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$150.79
(Save 38%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.49
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $24.49   
  • New (2) from $69.30   
  • Used (7) from $24.49   

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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Although other excellent textbooks have appeared since the first edition, Phelps remains the gold standard.”
—Alan Garber, Stanford University

“It is an excellent book, well written, clear, provides both a good understanding of the structure of the health care system and the stakeholders, and presents economic analyses to explain their behavior.”
—Dana Mukamel, University of California–Irvine

“I think the text is well organized. …It is more a story than a textbook in some places, and I like that feature. It is as if Phelps has taken what he knows that is appropriate for an undergraduate audience and written it down and we can just upload it. Rather than an encyclopedic attempt at covering the field (which I think many textbooks attempt, and I find less engaging).”
—Shirley Svorny, California State University–Northridge

“The greatest strength of this text is its emphasis on current research. In each chapter, Phelps includes concise and meaningful citations to the latest and most important research.”
—Jeffrey Milyo, Tufts University

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321594570
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Series: Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles E. Phelps went to the University of Rochester in 1984 as professor and director of the Public Policy Analysis Program, a graduate program offered by the Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the Department of Economics. In 1989 he became chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He became Provost in July 1, 1994, and served until July 31, 2007. As Provost, he was responsible for overseeing the academic activity of the University, including teaching, research, and supporting services (e.g., libraries, information technology, and technology transfer) in each of the University's six schools. He currently holds the titles of University Professor and Provost Emeritus.

Phelps has achieved national and international recognition for his scholarly research. In 1991 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and to the National Bureau for Economic Research. He served for six years on the Report Review Committee of the National Academies.

Phelps is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (academic year 2008–2009).

Provost Emeritus Phelps participated from 1997 to 2007 in the Association of American Universities’ Committee on Digital Technology and Intellectual Property Rights, and was an active participant in the AAU's work in areas involving related topics. He testified before Congress in June 1998 on issues pertaining to the implementation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty and has spoken on related matters in conferences on these issues sponsored by, among others, the Department of Commerce. In July 2005, he testified on Patent Reform for the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property.

Provost Emeritus Phelps earned his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He then earned both an MBA in hospital administration and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Before beginning his career at the University of Rochester, Phelps worked at the RAND Corporation from 1971 to 1984.

Phelps served from 1998–2006 on the Board of Trustees for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in Washington, DC, the last two years as Chair. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, and on the Board of Directors of VirtualScopics, Inc., a diagnostic-imaging technology company located in Rochester, New York. He also serves as an advisor to CVT, a pharmaceutical company in Palo Alto, California.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)