Health Economics: Theories, Insights, and Industry Studies / Edition 4

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Gain a practical knowledge of today's health care systems with HEALTH ECONOMICS, the textbook that helps you understand the costs and benefits associated with various health care choices. Your purchase includes two time-saving resources: access to InfoTrac College Edition's online university library and online study tools through Economic Applications! With Economic Applications, you'll have online access to study guides and review materials that will help you succeed in the course. And with InfoTrac College Edition, you'll save time, save money—and eliminate the trek to the library. Log in and access a library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324320718
  • Publisher: Cengage South-Western
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 586

Meet the Author

Rexford E. Santerre, Professor of Finance and Healthcare Management at the University of Connecticut, has taught at the college level for more than twenty years. In addition to co-authoring HEALTH ECONOMICS, he has written numerous articles for various general and specialty academic journals, including the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, APPLIED HEALTH ECONOMICS AND HEALTH POLICY, ECONOMIC INQUIRY, HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, HEALTH ECONOMICS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS, JOURNAL OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, MEDICAL CARE RESEARCH AND REVIEW, NATIONAL TAX JOURNAL, PUBLIC CHOICE, SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, and THE REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Stephen Neun is Academic Dean at Anna Maria College. He previously served as Professor of Economics, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the School of Graduate and Extended Studies at Utica College. In addition to co-authoring HEALTH ECONOMICS, he has published articles on Federal Reserve policy and the location decision of primary care. He also has published articles on executive compensation and corporate control in such journals as the QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND MANAGERIAL DECISION ECONOMICS, and THE REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2.Health and Medical Care: An Economic Perspective.
3.Cost and Benefit Analysis.
4.Health Care Systems and Institutions.
5.The Demand for Medical Services.
6.The Demand for Medical Insurance: Traditional and Managed Care Coverage.
7.Medical Care Production and Costs.
8.Structure, Conduct, Performance, and Market Analysis.
9.Government, Health, and Medical Care.
10.Government as Health Insurer.
11.The Private Health Insurance Industry.
12.The Physician Services Industry.
13.The Hospital Services Industry.
14.The Pharmaceutical Industry.
15.The Long-Term Care Industry.
16.Health Care Reform.

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