Princeton University Library Catalog

Health economics / Charles E. Phelps.

Author:
Phelps, Charles E. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Addison-Wesley, c2010.
Εdition:
4th ed.
Description:
xvi, 640 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"Health Economics combines current economic theory, recent research, and health policy issues into an accessible overview of the field. Recent research illustrates core economic concepts, which are then used to focus on key policy areas, such as the structure and effects of Medicare reform, insurance plan design, and emerging medical technologies."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 595-621) and index.
Contents:
Ch. 1. Why Health Economics? -- Ch. 2. Utility and Health -- Ch. 3. The Transformation of Medical Care to Health -- Ch. 4. The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework -- Ch. 5. Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications -- Ch. 6. The Physician and the Physician Firm -- Ch. 7. Physicians in the Marketplace -- Ch. 8. The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care -- Ch. 9. Hospitals in the Marketplace -- Ch. 10. The Demand for Health Insurance -- Ch. 11. Health Insurance Supply and Managed Care -- Ch. 12. Government Provision of Health Insurance -- Ch. 13. Medical Malpractice -- Ch. 14. Externalities in Health and Medical Care -- Ch. 15. Managing the Market: Regulation and Technical Change in Health Care -- Ch. 16. Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems -- App. Introduction to Basic Economics Concepts.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780321594570
  • 0321594576
LCCN:
2008054676
OCLC:
276223833
RCP:
C - S