The Social Economics of Health Care

The Social Economics of Health Care

by John B Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415251621

ISBN-13: 9780415251624

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it.

Issues such as privacy, genetic testing and the allocation of organ transplants require a more sensitive approach to the setting of budgets, and so a more

Overview

For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it.

Issues such as privacy, genetic testing and the allocation of organ transplants require a more sensitive approach to the setting of budgets, and so a more socially responsible attitude towards health care economics is emerging. John Davis has gathered together an impressive range of contributors to explore these phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415251624
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series , #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction
Part I. Alternatives to the Market View of Health Care and Health Economics
1. Should Consumer Choice be Encouraged in Health Care? Thomas Rice
2. Communitarianism and Health Economics, Gavin Mooney
3. Social choice as the Synthesis of Incommensurable Claims, Paul Anad
4. Accounting for Fairness and Efficiency in Health Economics, Joshua Cohen and Peter Ubel
Part II Resistance to Market-Based Reform of Health Care System
5. The National Health Care Service, The "Internal Market" and Trust, Robert McMaster
6. Proletarianizing the Professionals: The Populist Assault on Discretionary Autonomy, Michael Keaney
7. Canada: More State, More Market?, Terrence Sullivan and Cameron Mustard
8Part III Issues Surrounding Health Care and Ageing
8. Age, Health, and Medical Experience, William A. Jackson
9. The Societal Costs and Implications of Using High Cost Critical Care Resources for the Elderly, Diane M. Dewar
10. Medicare HMOs: The Promise and the Reality, Rose M. Rubin and Shelley White-Means
Part IV The Challenge of Technology
11. Safeguarding Genetic Information: Privacy, Confidentiality and Security?, Robert F. Rizzo
Index

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