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Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds / Edition 2
     

Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds / Edition 2

by Thomas E. Getzen
 

ISBN-10: 0471432032

ISBN-13: 9780471432036

Pub. Date: 06/16/2003

Publisher: Wiley

What is the value of life? What does it mean to trust a surgeon who profits in crises? Why does health care cost so much? Is insurance the solution to the high cost of health care, or is it part of the problem? Questions like these make health care economics one of the most fascinating fields to study. You don't need a background in economics or a degree in

Overview

What is the value of life? What does it mean to trust a surgeon who profits in crises? Why does health care cost so much? Is insurance the solution to the high cost of health care, or is it part of the problem? Questions like these make health care economics one of the most fascinating fields to study. You don't need a background in economics or a degree in mathematics to explore issues associated with allocating resources to medical care. With Thomas Getzen's clearly written, down-to-earth approach to health economics, you can develop a thorough and practical understanding of the principles and concepts of how funds flow through the health care system. Getzen, a leader in the field of health economics and current director of the International Health Economics Association, traces the economic rationale and development of medical care organizations, as well as the economic and political factors that have influenced them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471432036
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

The Flow of Funds Through the Health Care System.
Economic Evaluation of Health Services.
Insurance.
Health Insurance Contracting and Flow of Funds.
Physicians.
Medical Education and Licensure.
Physician Organization and Business Practices.
Hospitals.
Management and Regulation of Hospital Costs.
Managed Care.
HMO Ownership and Growth: Risk, Capital, and Competition.
Long-Term Care.
The Pharmaceutical Industry.
Introduction to the Macroeconomics of Health.
Economic History, Population Growth, and Medical Care.
The Role of Government.
Public Goods and Public Health.
Dynamics of National Health Spending.
International Comparisons of Health and Health Expenditures.
Value for Money in the Future of Medical Care.

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