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Summary: Beginning with the First Edition, this text has related to the costs and benefits associated with various health care choices. Continuing with this theme, the Fourth Edition addresses the many changes that have taken place in the field of health care in both the public and private sectors, allowing students to gain a very practical knowledge of today's health care systems. The authors take a fresh, contemporary approach to the content - introducing several real-world ap ...show moreplications that make economic theory very approachable. The lively and inviting writing style is perfect for students learning about health economics for the first time. Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
- CEBS Program Ready: The 4th edition text offers great support for those students who are planning to take the CEBS exam. Details about this program and how the text aligns with the CEBS objectives are included in the preface.
- Health Economics Applications throughout the text: Applications are presented with an "Insight" box throughout the text allowing students to see how the text material applied to their every day lives. Traditionally the Insights concern a detailed account of an article that empirically estimates or measures a concept discussed in the text.
- Basic Economics: The authors were very careful to use only the core foundations of economics as they examine the health care industry. This allows instructors the flexibility to use this text for a variety of courses.
- Industry Perspective: This text exposes the students to institutional arrangement, operation, and performance of a large number of health care markets including long-term care.
- Principles of Microeconomics: Throughout the text, the authors continue to stress the importance of cost-benefit analysis and that this basic micro principle is the core to understanding health economics.
- Flexible Coverage of Regression Analysis: An appendix on regression analysis is provided at the end of chapter 1. This allows the instructor the flexibility to introduce students to a more in-depth treatment of regression analysis.
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2007
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