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Authors Santerre and Neun take a fresh contemporary approach to health economics. The writing style is lively and inviting to students that are intimidated by the term economics." The authors use several real-world applications to make the economic theory more approachable to students. The central theme of Health Economics, 3e relates to the costs and benefits associated with various health care choices. Using this theme, the book covers the many changes that have taken place in the field of health care in both the public and private sectors.
1. Introduction 2. Health and Medical Care 3. Cost-Benefit Analysis 4. Health Care Systems and Institutions 5. Demand for Medical Services and Medical Spending 6. Demand for Medical Insurance 7. Costs of Production 8. Structure, Conduct, Performance and Market Analysis 9. Government, Health and Medical Care 10. Government as a Health Insurer 11. Private Health Insurance Industry 12. Physician Services Industry 13. Hospital Services 14. Pharmaceutical Industry 15. Long-Term Care Industry 16. Health Care Reform