Principles in health economics and policy: Distributing health care / Edition 2

Principles in health economics and policy: Distributing health care / Edition 2

by Jan Abel Olsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199237816

ISBN-13: 9780199237814

Pub. Date: 10/11/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Examining the different structures and techniques involved in making decisions about who benefits from those health care resources available in a publicly funded system, this book is a concise and compact introduction to health economics and policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for health care and discusses

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Examining the different structures and techniques involved in making decisions about who benefits from those health care resources available in a publicly funded system, this book is a concise and compact introduction to health economics and policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for health care and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and health care. Written for students and health professionals with no background in economics, this new edition has been fully updated and revised. It now provides a more policy-oriented appraoch than before, emphasizing the application of economic analysis to health policy issues. User-friendly and filled with non-specialist language and easily understandable mathematics, this volume addresses a range of universal health policy issues through the application of health economic analyses. Exploring key questions currently facing health policy makers across the globe, it asks: how should society intervene in the determinants that affect health?; how should health care be financed?; how should health care providers be paind?; and how should alternative health care programs be evaluated when setting priorities? With exercises and suggested further reading lists at the end of each chapter, Principles in Health Economics and Policy , 2nd edition, is an ideal resource for students and health professionals. It is the perfect place to find a clear and concise policy relevant introduction to the application of health economics to health care funding from a unique economics perspective that cannot be found anywhere else

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199237814
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,296,886
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Health and health care 3

2 Economics and efficiency 17

3 What makes the market for health care different? 47

4 Equality and fairness 61

5 The health environment 85

6 Health-related lifestyle 95

7 Uncertainty and health insurance 107

8 Compulsory insurance 119

9 Patient payment 127

10 Primary care 139

11 Secondary care : reimbursing hospitals 153

12 Integrating the health care provider system 161

13 Non-monetary effects and monetary benefits 175

14 Costs and discounting 195

15 Equity issues : going beyond CBA and ICER 207

References 219

Index 223

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