The Economics of Health and Health Care (6th Edition)

This best-seller examines health care economics through core economic themes rather than concepts unique to the health care economy. The Sixth Edition updates content to reflect the major changes in the health policy arena.

Key Topics:

Introduction; Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics; Statistical Tools for Health Economics; Economic Efficiency and Cost Benefit Analysis; Production of Health; The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care; Demand for Health Capital; Demand and Supply for Health Insurance; Consumer Choice and Demand; Asymmetric Information and Agency; The Organization of Health Insurance Markets; Managed Care; Nonprofit Firms Nonprofit Firms; Hospitals and Long-term Care; The Physician’s Practice; Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training; The Pharmaceutical Industry; Equity, Efficiency and Need; Government Intervention in Health Care Markets; Government Regulation: Principal Regulatory Mechanisms; Social Insurance; Comparative Health Care Systems and Health System Reform; Health System Reform; The Health Economics of Bads; Epidemiology and Economics: HIV/AIDS in Africa  

MARKET: A useful reference for health service researchers, government specialists, and physicians and others in the health care field.

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By Angela (Appleton, WI) · ★★★☆☆ · April 28, 2009
Is all this health care we're providing in the U.S. improving collective health? Probably not, actually. Really interesting concepts and info; too bad the thing is nearly impossible to read. Stodgy, convoluted writing and ridiculously unnecessary econ graphs kill what could be an outstanding book... ...more