Medicine and the market : equity v. choice / Daniel Callahan, Angela A. Wasunna.

Author
Callahan, Daniel, 1930- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Description
x, 320 p. ; 24 cm.

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"Tracing the path that market practices have taken from Adam Smith in the eighteenth century into twenty-first century health care, Daniel Callahan and Angela A. Wasunns add a fresh dimension: they compare the different approaches taken in the market debate by health care economists, conservative market advocates, and liberal supporters of single-payer or government-regulated systems." "In addition to laying out the market-versus-government struggle around the world they assess the leading market practices, such as competition, physician incentives, and co-payments for their economic and health efficacy to determine whether they work as advertised."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-310) and index.
Contents
Introduction : of money, the market, and medicine -- 1. From Adam Smith to HMOs : the origins of medicine and the market -- 2. A tale of two cultures : Canada and the United States -- 3. The endurance of solidarity : universal health care in western Europe and elsewhere -- 4. The market in developing countries : an ongoing experiment -- 5. The market wild card : pharmaceuticals -- 6. The value of the market : what does the evidence show? -- 7. The future of the market in health care : undercurrents from the past, riptides from the future.
ISBN
0801883393 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005023384
OCLC
61334488
International Article Number
  • 9780801883392
RCP
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