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Health Economics - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0324273816

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ISBN13: 978-0324273816
ISBN10: 0324273819
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Health Economics - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324273816

Rexford E. Santerre

ISBN13: 978-0324273816
ISBN10: 0324273819
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Authors Santerre and Neun take a fresh contemporary approach to health economics. The writing style is lively and inviting to students that are intimidated by the term "economics." The authors use several real-world applications to make the economic theory more approachable to students. The central theme of Health Economics, 3e relates to the costs and benefits associated with various health care choices. Using this theme, the book covers the many changes that have taken place in the field of health care in both the public and private sectors.

Table of Contents

PART 1: BASIC HEALTH CARE ECONOMIC TOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS.

1. Introduction.
2. Health and Medical Care: An Economic Perspective.
3. Cost and Benefit Analysis.
4. Health Care Systems and Institutions.
5. The Demand for Medical Services.
6. Demand for Medical Insurance: Traditional and Managed Care Coverage.
7. Medical Care Production and Costs.
8. Structure, Conduct, Performance and Market Analysis.

PART 2: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT.

9. Government, Health and Medical Care.
10. Government as a Health Insurer.

PART 3: INDUSTRY STUDIES.

11. The Private Health Insurance Industry.
12. The Physician Services Industry.
13. The Hospital Services Industry.
14. The Pharmaceutical Industry.
15. The Long-Term Care Industry.

PART 4: HEALTH CARE REFORM.

16. Health Care Reform.

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