Who Shall Live? Health, Economicsnd Social Choice (Expanded Edition) / Edition 1

Who Shall Live? Health, Economicsnd Social Choice (Expanded Edition) / Edition 1

by Victor R. R. Fuchs, Victor R. Fuchs
     
 

In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance,… See more details below

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In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance, poverty and health, and other policy issues, including his 1996 presidential address to the American Economic Association, accompany the original 1974 text. Health professionals, policy-makers, social scientists, students and concerned citizens will all benefit from this highly readable, authoritative, and nuanced discussion of the difficult choices that lie ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810241834
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the Paperback Edition (1982)
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Health and Economics3
Ch. 1Problems and Choices9
Ch. 2Who Shall Live?30
Ch. 3The Physician: The Captain of the Team56
Ch. 4The Hospital: The House of Hope79
Ch. 5Drugs: The Key to Modern Medicine105
Ch. 6Paying for Medical Care127
Conclusion: Health and Social Choice143
What Every Philosopher Should Know About Health Economics155
Poverty and Health: Asking the Right Questions165
From Bismarck to Woodcock: The "Irrational" Pursuit of National Health Insurance177
National Health Insurance Revisited192
The Clinton Plan: A Researcher Examines Reform203
Economics, Values, and Health Care Reform217
Notes251
Index263

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