Economics of Health Reconsidered

ISBN-10: 1567933289
ISBN-13: 9781567933284
Edition: 3rd 2009
List price: $94.00
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Description: This book reconsiders the field of health economics as it is traditionally taught and practiced. It critically examines economic theory as applied to the health sector and questions the prevailing belief that a competitive healthcare marketplace  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 475
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

This book reconsiders the field of health economics as it is traditionally taught and practiced. It critically examines economic theory as applied to the health sector and questions the prevailing belief that a competitive healthcare marketplace results in the best outcomes. New information, including an overview of standard microeconomic theory, makes this new edition an ideal stand-alone text for health economics and health policy courses. # Expanded and thoroughly updated, this edition features: A new chapter on traditional microeconomic theory that includes an overview of demand, supply, competition, monopoly, and social welfare # An expanded overview of the role of government # Added information about market competition and the implications for health policy # Expanded information about the demand for health insurance and health services # A new chapter discussing for-profit versus nonprofit organizations in healthcare, including specialty hospitals and the nursing home and pharmaceutical industries # A new chapter on healthcare-workforce issues including the markets for physicians and nurses # An update on the different ways developed countries can and have organized their healthcare systems

Ronald M. Andersen is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the University of California, Los Angeles, department of Health Services and Sociology. Previously he was professor at the University of Chicago and director of Center for Health Administration Studies.Thomas H. Rice is vice chancellor for academic personnel at the University of California, Los Angeles and professor of health services, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health.Gerald F. Kominski is professor in the Department of Health Services, associate dean for academic programs, and associate director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.

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