Incentives and Choice in Health Care

ISBN-10: 0262693658
ISBN-13: 9780262693653
Edition: 2008
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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 5/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

A vast body of empirical evidence has accumulated demonstrating that incentives affect health care choices made by both consumers and suppliers of health care services. Decisions in health care are affected by many types of incentives, such as the rate of return pharmaceutical manufacturers expect on their investments in research and development, or disincentives, such as increases in copayments patients must make when they visit physicians or are admitted to hospitals. In this volume, leading scholars in health economics review these new and important results and describe their own recent research assessing the role of incentives in health care markets and decisions people make that affect their personal health. The contexts include demand decisions--choices made by individuals about health care services they consume and the health insurance policies they purchase--and supply decisions made by medical students, practicing physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Researchers and students of health economics and policy makers will find this book a valuable resource, both for learning economic concepts, particularly as they apply to health care, and for reading up-to-date summaries of the empirical evidence. General readers will find the book's chapters accessible, interesting, and useful for gaining an understanding of the likely effects of alternative health care policies. Contributors: Henry J. Aaron, Ernst R. Berndt, John Cawley, Julie M. Donohue, Donna Gilleskie, Brian R. Golden, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Chee-Ruey Hsieh, Hirschel Kasper, Thomas G. McGuire, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sean Nicholson, Mark V. Pauly, Anna D. Sinaiko, Frank Sloan

Hirschel Kasper is Professor of Economics at Oberlin College.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
To Find the Answer, One Must Know the Question
Health Economics and Public Policy
Health Capital
Theory and Empirical Evidence
What We Know and Don't Know about the Effects of Cost Sharing on the Demand for Medical Care-and So What?
Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard
Implications for Health Insurance Markets
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising in Health Care
An Overview of Economic Issues
Reefer Madness, Frank the Tank, or Pretty Woman
To What Extent Do Addictive Behaviors Respond to Incentives?
Medical Career Choices and Rates of Return
The Effects of Incentives on Pharmaceutical Innovation
Physician Fees and Behavior
Implications for Structuring a Fee Schedule
Physician Pay for Performance
Alternative Perspectives
Competition, Information Provision, and Hospital Quality
Summing Up
References
Index

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