Health Economics / Edition 2
  • Health Economics / Edition 2
  • Health Economics / Edition 2

Health Economics / Edition 2

by Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
     
 

Health Economics presents a systematic treatment of the economics of health behavior and health care delivery. Appropriate both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, this text provides the background required to understand current research,

presenting theoretical models as well as empirical evidence and summarizing key results. Without

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Overview

Health Economics presents a systematic treatment of the economics of health behavior and health care delivery. Appropriate both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, this text provides the background required to understand current research,

presenting theoretical models as well as empirical evidence and summarizing key results. Without neglecting ethical concerns, modern microeconomic theory is applied to

formulate theoretical implications and predictions. Issues discussed include the economic valuation of life and health, moral hazard in health care utilization, supplier-induced demand, the search for remuneration systems with favorable incentives, risk selection in health insurance markets, and technological change in medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540278047
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2009
Pages:
529
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Economic valuation of life and health 17

3 Individuals as producers of their health 75

4 Empirical studies of the production of health 119

5 Health goods, market failure and justice 155

6 Optimal health insurance contracts 203

7 Risk selection in health insurance markets 253

8 Physicians as suppliers of medical services 293

9 Hospital services and efficiency 311

10 Paying providers 331

11 Forms of delivery of medical care 379

12 The market for pharmaceuticals 401

13 The political economy of health care 429

14 Future challenges to health care systems 447

References 483

Author index 505

Subject index 513

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