Health Economics / Edition 3

Health Economics / Edition 3

by Charles E. Phelps
     
 

ISBN-10: 032106898X

ISBN-13: 9780321068989

Pub. Date: 07/05/2002

Publisher: Addison Wesley

Health Economics combines current economic theory, recent research, and health policy issues into an accessible overview of the field. Recent research illustrates core economic concepts, which are then used to focus on key policy areas, such as the structure and effects of Medicare reform, insurance plan design, and emerging medical technologies.  See more details below

Overview

Health Economics combines current economic theory, recent research, and health policy issues into an accessible overview of the field. Recent research illustrates core economic concepts, which are then used to focus on key policy areas, such as the structure and effects of Medicare reform, insurance plan design, and emerging medical technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321068989
Publisher:
Addison Wesley
Publication date:
07/05/2002
Series:
Addison-Wesley Series in Economics
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
671
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.39(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Health Economics? 1

Ch. 2 Utility and Health 32

Ch. 3 The Transformation of Medical Care to Health 56

Ch. 4 The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework 91

Ch. 5 Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications 126

Ch. 6 The Physician and the Physician Firm 165

Ch. 7 Physicians in the Marketplace 197

Ch. 8 The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care 238

Ch. 9 Hospitals in the Marketplace 269

Ch. 10 The Demand for Health Insurance 300

Ch. 11 Health Insurance Supply and Managed Care 345

Ch. 12 Government Provision of Health Insurance 376

Ch. 13 Medical Malpractice 420

Ch. 14 Externalities in Health and Medical Care 453

Ch. 15 Managing the Market: Regulation and Technical Change in Health Care 484

Ch. 16 Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems 529

Author's Postscript 569

App Introduction to Basic Economics Concepts 571

Bibliography 595

Acknowledgments 623

Index 625

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