Health economics / Charles E. Phelps.

Author
Phelps, Charles E. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
4th ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Addison-Wesley, c2010.
Description
xvi, 640 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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"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.
ISBN
  • 9780321594570
  • 0321594576
LCCN
2008054676
OCLC
276223833
RCP
C - S

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