Health Economics Worldwide

Health Economics Worldwide

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401050555
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Series: Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy , #1
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 365
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Issues in health insurance.- 1. Pricing and imperfections in the medical care market place.- 2. How can we prevent cream skimming in a competitive health insurance market? The great challenge for the ’90s.- 3. The impact of utilization review on costs and utilization.- 4. The normative and positive economics of minimum health benefits.- II. Criteria for allocating health care resources.- 1. Cost-effectiveness analysis of strategies for screening prostatic cancer.- 2. The validity of the MIMIC health index — some empirical evidence.- 3. Welfare economics and cost-utility analysis.- III. Administrative and market allocation in health care.- 1. Excess demand and patient selection for heart and liver transplantation.- 2. Non-price allocative procedures: Scottish solutions to a National Health Service problem.- 3. Priorities among waiting list patients.- 4. Consumer information, price, and nonprice competition among hospitals.- IV. Health care in the political arena.- 1. Cost containment in health care. Justification and consequences.- 2. Political economy of hospital financing.- 3. A pooled cross-sectional analysis of the health care expenditure of the OECD countries.- 4. Is there a Sisyphus syndrome in health care?.- 5. Deaths from gastrointestinal cancer in Mexico: Probable cause for water sampling.- Index of names.- Index of subjects.

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