Economics of Health and Health Care

ISBN-10: 0135659876

ISBN-13: 9780135659878

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano

List price: $86.00
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This clear, step-by-step best-selling introduction to the economics of health and health care thoroughly develops and explains economic ideas and models to reflect the full spectrum of the most current health economics literature. This book uses core economic themes as basic as supply and demand, as venerable as technology or labor issues, and as modern as the economics of information. Chapter topics include health care, health capital, information, health insurance markets, managed care, nonprofit firms, hospitals, physicians and labor, the pharmaceutical industry, government intervention and regulation, and epidemiology and economics. Useful as a reference work for health service researchers, government specialists, and physicians and others in the health care field.
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Book details

List price: $86.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/23/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 7.80" wide x 9.53" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Basic Economic Tools
Introduction
Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics
Statistical Tools for Health Economics
Supply And Demand
The Production of Health
Demand for Health Capital
Consumer Choice and Demand
Information
Asymmetric Information and Agency
Imperfect Agency and Supplier-Induced Demand
Health, Health Care, and Advertising
Physician Uncertainty and Small Area Variations
Insurance And Organization Of Health Providers
Insurance
Managed Care and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Technology
The Production and Cost of Health Care
Technology
Labor
Labor Markets and Professional Training
The Training and Practice of Physicians
Hospitals And Nursing Homes
Hospitals and Long-Term Care
The Role of Nonprofit Firms
Social Insurance And Health System Reform
Government Intervention in Health Care Markets and an Introduction to Regulation
Equity, Efficiency, and Need
Social Insurance
Comparative Health Care Systems
Health System Reform
Policy Issues And Analyses
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Applications to Health Care
Economics of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Glossary
References
Index
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