Medicine and the Market: Equity v. Choice / Edition 1

Medicine and the Market: Equity v. Choice / Edition 1

by Daniel Callahan, Angela A. Wasunna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801883393

ISBN-13: 9780801883392

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Much has been written about medicine and the market in recent years. This book is the first to include an assessment of market influence in both developed and developing countries, and among the very few that have tried to evaluate the actual health and economic impact of market theory and practices in a wide range of national settings.

Tracing the path that

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Overview

Much has been written about medicine and the market in recent years. This book is the first to include an assessment of market influence in both developed and developing countries, and among the very few that have tried to evaluate the actual health and economic impact of market theory and practices in a wide range of national settings.

Tracing the path that market practices have taken from Adam Smith in the eighteenth century into twenty-first-century health care, Daniel Callahan and Angela A. Wasunna add a fresh dimension: they compare the different approaches taken in the market debate by health care economists, conservative market advocates, and liberal supporters of single-payer or government-regulated systems.

In addition to laying out the market-versus-government struggle around the world—from Canada and the United States to Western Europe, Latin America, and many African and Asian countries—they assess the leading market practices, such as competition, physician incentives, and co-payments, for their economic and health efficacy to determine whether they work as advertised.

This timely and necessary book engages new dimensions of a development that has urgent consequences for the delivery of health care worldwide.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883392
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
1,319,888
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : of money, the market, and medicine1
1From Adam Smith to HMOs : the origins of medicine and the market16
2A tale of two cultures : Canada and the United States52
3The endurance of solidarity : universal health care in western Europe and elsewhere87
4The market in developing countries : an ongoing experiment117
5The market wild card : pharmaceuticals183
6The value of the market : what does the evidence show?203
7The future of the market in health care : undercurrents from the past, riptides from the future247

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