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Health Economics

ISBN-10: 032106898X

ISBN-13: 9780321068989

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Charles E. Phelps

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List price: $86.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/5/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Charles E. Phelpswent to the University of Rochester in 1984 as professor and director of the Public Policy Analysis Program, a graduate program offered by the Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the Department of Economics. In 1989 he became chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He became Provost in July 1, 1994, and served until July 31, 2007. As Provost, he was responsible for overseeing the academic activity of the University, including teaching, research, and supporting services (e.g., libraries, information technology, and technology transfer) in each of the University's six schools. He currently holds the titles of University Professor and Provost Emeritus. Phelps has achieved national and international recognition for his scholarly research. In 1991 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and to the National Bureau for Economic Research. He served for six years on the Report Review Committee of the National Academies. Phelps is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (academic year 2008ndash;2009). Provost Emeritus Phelps participated from 1997 to 2007 in the Association of American Universitiesrsquo; Committee on Digital Technology and Intellectual Property Rights, and was an active participant in the AAU's work in areas involving related topics. He testified before Congress in June 1998 on issues pertaining to the implementation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty and has spoken on related matters in conferences on these issues sponsored by, among others, the Department of Commerce. In July 2005, he testified on Patent Reform for the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Provost Emeritus Phelps earned his bachelorrsquo;s degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He then earned both an MBA in hospital administration and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Before beginning his career at the University of Rochester, Phelps worked at the RAND Corporation from 1971 to 1984. Phelps served from 1998ndash;2006 on the Board of Trustees for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in Washington, DC, the last two years as Chair. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, and on the Board of Directors of VirtualScopics, Inc., a diagnostic-imaging technology company located in Rochester, New York. He also serves as an advisor to CVT, a pharmaceutical company in Palo Alto, California.

Why Health Economics?
An Overview of How Markets Interrelate in Medical Care and Health Insurance
The Transformation of Medical Care to Health
The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework
Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications
The Physician
Physicians in the Marketplace
The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care
Hospitals in the Marketplace
Health Insurance
Managed Care
Government Provision of Health Insurance: Medicare and Its Revisions
Medical Malpractice
Externalities in Health and Medical Care
Managing the Market: Regulation and Technical Change in Health Care
Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems
Author's Postscript
Appendix: Introduction to Basic Economics Concepts
Answers to Selected Problems
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index