Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds / Edition 2by Thomas E. Getzen
Pub. Date: 06/16/2003
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.
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- Second Edition
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- 7.13(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.87(d)
Table of Contents
Economic Evaluation of Health Services.
Health Insurance Contracting and Flow of Funds.
Medical Education and Licensure.
Physician Organization and Business Practices.
Management and Regulation of Hospital Costs.
HMO Ownership and Growth: Risk, Capital, and Competition.
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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