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Health Economics - 4th edition

Health Economics - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780321594570

ISBN10: 0321594576

Health Economics by Charles E. Phelps - ISBN 9780321594570
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2010
International: No
Health Economics by Charles E. Phelps - ISBN 9780321594570

ISBN13: 9780321594570

ISBN10: 0321594576

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 10

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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 Applications; 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Why Health Economics? 2. Utility and Health 3. The Transformation of Medical Care to Health 4. The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework 5. Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications 6. The Physician 7. Physicians in the Marketplace 8. The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care 9. Hospitals in the Marketplace 10. The Demand for Health Insurance 11. Health Insurance in the Marketplace 12. Government Provision of Health Insurance: Medicare and Its Revisions 13. Other Government Health Care Programs 14. Medical Malpractice 15. Externalities in Health and Medical Care 16. Regulation in the U.S. Health Care Sector 17. Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems Author's Postscript Appendix: Introduction to Basic Economics Concepts Answers to Selected Problems Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
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