Essentials of Health Economics

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book-author

Diane M. Dewar

publisher

Jones – Bartlett Publishers

file-type

PDF

pages

167 pages

language

English

isbn10

763737976

isbn13

9780763737979


Book Description

Essentials of Health Economics (PDF) takes a timely approach to the study of the public health care system via the lens of economics. With the use of many examples and profiles related to the field; faculty and students  will be able to grasp the importance and relevance of health economics along with how it relates to more general analysis of health policy issues. This ebook has massive appeal among students of public health and health administration; since it delivers the essence of the economic issues at hand while avoiding complex methodological issues that would interest only students of economics. It is written with the non-specialist in mind; while emphasizing on how to do explanatory; descriptive; and evaluative economics in a systematic way.

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book-author

Diane M. Dewar

publisher

Jones – Bartlett Publishers

file-type

PDF

pages

167 pages

language

English

isbn10

763737976

isbn13

9780763737979

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
title page……Page 2
copyright page……Page 3
table of contents
……Page 8
prologue……Page 16
preface……Page 18
about the author……Page 20
PART I – WHAT IS HEALTH ECONOMICS?……Page 22
SYSTEM IN NEED OF REFORM……Page 24
SUMMARY……Page 27
BIO: KENNETH J. ARROW……Page 28
WHAT IS HEALTH ECONOMICS?……Page 30
KEY ECONOMIC CONCEPTS……Page 31
SUMMARY……Page 34
BIO: JONATHAN FIELDING……Page 35
PART II DEMAND……Page 36
HEALTH AS A FORM OF HUMAN CAPITAL……Page 38
ADDITIONAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE INVESTMENT IN HEALTH……Page 41
UNDERSTANDING THE INVESTMENT ASPECTS OF THE GROSSMAN MODEL……Page 42
SUMMARY……Page 43
BIO: FRANK A. SLOAN……Page 44
THE DEMAND FOR HEALTH CARE……Page 46
ASYMMETRY OF INFORMATION AND IMPERFECT AGENCY……Page 47
AGGREGATE DEMAND FOR HEALTH CARE……Page 48
SUMMARY……Page 49
BIO: MARK V. PAULY……Page 50
THE INSURANCE MARKET……Page 52
EMPLOYER-BASED INSURANCE……Page 55
REIMBURSEMENT……Page 56
INTEGRATION BETWEEN THIRD PARTY PAYERS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS……Page 57
HEALTH INSURANCE AND THE CONSUMPTION OF HEALTH CARE……Page 58
SUMMARY……Page 60
BIO: GARY S. BECKER……Page 61
PART III SUPPLY……Page 64
THE NATURE OF PRODUCTION……Page 66
SHORT RUN COSTS FOR A MEDICAL FIRM……Page 67
THE NATURE OF SUPPLY……Page 69
BIO: RICHARD G. FRANK……Page 72
THE PHYSICIAN’S MARKET……Page 74
PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE?……Page 75
PROJECTIONS ABOUT THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF PHYSICIANS: ECONOMIC AND HEALTH PLANNING VIEWPOINTS……Page 77
IS THERE A NURSING SHORTAGE?……Page 78
THE MONOPSONISTIC MARKET FOR NURSES……Page 79
SUMMARY……Page 80
REFERENCES……Page 81
BIO: THOMAS RICE……Page 82
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE……Page 84
TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFUSION……Page 85
MEASURING THE CONTRIBUTION OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE……Page 86
SUMMARY……Page 87
BIO: PAUL J. FELDSTEIN……Page 88
PART IV HEALTHCARE MARKETS……Page 90
THE PERFECTLY COMPETITIVE MARKET……Page 92
SUMMARY……Page 94
BIO: MICHAEL CHERNEW……Page 95
EXTERNALITIES……Page 96
INFORMATION IMPERFECTIONS……Page 97
THE MONOPOLY MODEL……Page 98
MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION……Page 99
OLIGOPOLY……Page 101
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT……Page 102
SUMMARY……Page 104
BIO: THOMAS G. MCGUIRE……Page 105
PART V ISSUES IN HEALTH ECONOMICS……Page 106
TYPES OF SOCIETAL PROBLEMS……Page 108
DRUG ABUSE……Page 110
SUMMARY……Page 115
REFERENCES……Page 116
BIO: ALAIN ENTHOVEN……Page 117
A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN HOSPTIALS……Page 118
THE U.S. INSTITUTIONAL SETTING……Page 120
THE ROLE OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THE HOSPITAL INDUSTRY……Page 122
ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF HOSPITAL BEHAVIOR……Page 123
THE TREND TOWARD MULTIHOSPITAL SYSTEMS……Page 124
SUMMARY……Page 125
REFERENCES……Page 126
BIO: UWE E. REINHARDT……Page 127
THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY……Page 128
GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES……Page 129
DEMAND FOR PHARMACEUTICALS……Page 131
PRICING ISSUES……Page 132
SUMMARY……Page 133
REFERENCES……Page 135
BIO: VICTOR R. FUCHS……Page 136
PART VI EVALUATING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM……Page 138
WHAT DO ECONOMIC EVALUATIONS ADDRESS?*……Page 140
TYPES OF ECONOMIC ANALYSES……Page 141
ASSESSMENT OF AN ECONOMIC EVALUATION……Page 145
SUMMARY……Page 146
REFERENCES……Page 147
BIO: JOSEPH P. NEWHOUSE……Page 148
ELEMENTS OF A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM……Page 150
SUMMARY OF VARIOUS HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS……Page 152
PERFORMANCE OF THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM……Page 153
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN CANADA, GERMANY, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED STATES……Page 154
CONSUMER SATISFACTION WITH THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN CANADA, GERMANY, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED STATES……Page 155
SUMMARY……Page 156
BIO: JOHN K. IGLEHART……Page 157
THE NATURE OF REFORM……Page 158
THE GOALS OF REFORM……Page 159
INDIVIDUAL STATE INITIATIVES……Page 160
UNITED STATES REFORM ALTERNATIVES……Page 162
SUMMARY……Page 164
BIO: ANTHONY J. CUYLER……Page 165
THE MARKET-BASED SYSTEM……Page 166
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM……Page 168
SUMMARY……Page 169
BIO: JOHN C. GOODMAN……Page 170
Glossary……Page 172
Index……Page 176
inside back cover……Page 190

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