Summary: Health Economicscombines current economic theory, recent research, and health policy problems into a comprehensive overview of the field. This thorough update of a classic and widely used text follows author Charles E. Phelps's three years of service as Provost of the University of Rochester. Why Health Economics?; Utility and Health; The Transformation of Medical Care to Health; The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework; Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applicati ...show moreons; The Physician and the Physician-Firm; Physicians in the Marketplace; The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care; Hospitals in the Marketplace; The Demand for Health Insurance; Health Insurance in the Marketplace; Government Provision of Health Insurance; Other Government Health Care Programs; Medical Malpractice; Externalities in Health and Medical Care; Regulation in the U.S. Health Care Sector; Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems. For all readers interested in health economics. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 10
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