Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice

ISBN-10: 9814354880
ISBN-13: 9789814354882
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Victor R. Fuchs
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 345
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Fuchs provides clear explanations and memorable examples of the importance of the non-medical determinants of health, the dominant role of physicians in health care expenditures, the necessity of choices about health at the individual and societal levels, and many other compelling themes.

Introduction to This Edition
Preface to the Expanded Edition (1998)
Preface to the Paperback Edition (1982)
Acknowledgments
Who Shall Live?
Introduction Health and Economics
Problems and Choices
The Problems We Face
The Choices We Must Make
Who Shall Live?
The First Year of Life
Three Score and Ten
The �Weaker� Sex
A Tale of Two States
Summary
The Physician: The Captain of the Team
Caring and Curing
�I Can't Get a Doctor�
The �Surgeon Surplus�
Meeting the Challenge
The Hospital: The House of Hope
The Central Problem - High Cost
Hospitals Today
Why Are Hospital Costs So High?
How to Keep Hospital Costs from Going Higher
Drugs: The Key to Modern Medicine
Drug Manufacturing
Drug Retailing
New Drugs
Drugs and Ill Health
Drug Costs
Ethical Problems
Paying for Medical Care
The Present System
Who?
What?
How?
HMOs
Concluding Comments
Conclusion: Health and Social Choice
Review
The Limits of Economics
Recommendations
Health, Economics, and Social Choice
What Every Philosopher Should Know About Health Economics
Poverty and Health; Asking the Right Questions
From Bismarck to Woodcock: The 'Irrational' Pursuit of National Health Insurance
Economics, Values, and Health Care Reform
Further Thoughts on Health Economics and Health Policy
The Future of Health Economics
�Provide, Provide�: The Economics of Aging
Reflections on the Socio-Economic Correlates of Health
A Comprehensive Cure: Universal Health Care Vouchers
The Dedicated VAT Solution
Notes
Index

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