Summary: Health Economics combines 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 thirteen years of service as Provost of the University of Rochester.
Accessible and intuitive, early chapters use recent empirical studies to develop essential methodological foundations. Later chapters build on these core concepts to focu ...show mores on key policy areas, such as the structure and effects of Medicare reform, insurance plans, and new technologies in the health care community. ...show less