Book , Print in English

The economics of health and health care

Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano.
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2007.
  • 5th ed.
  • xxvii, 607 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • Lehrbuch.
  • Lehrbuch.
Summary
  • Introduction to the economics of health and health care thoroughly develops and explains economic ideas and models to reflect the full spectrum of the most current health economics literature. This book uses core economic themes as basic as supply and demand, as venerable as technology or labor issues, and as modern as the economics of information. Chapter topics include health care, health capital, information, health insurance markets, managed care, nonprofit firms, hospitals, physicians and labor, the pharmaceutical industry, government intervention and regulation, and epidemiology and economics. Useful as a reference work for health service researchers, government specialists, and physicians and others in the health care field.
Contents
  • note: Pt. I Basic economics tools
  • Ch. 1 Introduction
  • Ch. 2 Microeconomic tools for health economics
  • Ch. 3 Statistical tools for health economics
  • Ch. 4 Economic efficiency and cost benefit analysis
  • Pt. II Supply and demand
  • Ch. 5 production of health
  • Ch. 6 production, cost, and technology of health care
  • Ch. 7 Demand for health capital
  • Ch. 8 Demand and supply of health insurance
  • Ch. 9 Consumer choice and demand
  • Pt. III Information and insurance markets
  • Ch. 10 Asymmetric information and agency
  • Ch. 11 organization of health insurance markets
  • Ch. 12 Managed care
  • Ch. 13 Nonprofit firms
  • Pt. IV Key players in the health care sector
  • Ch. 14 Hospitals and long-term care
  • Ch. 15 physician's practice
  • Ch. 16 Health care labor markets and professional training
  • Ch. 17 pharmaceutical industry
  • Pt. V Social insurance
  • Ch. 18 Equity, efficiency, and need
  • Ch. 19 Government intervention in health care markets
  • Ch. 20 Government regulation : principal regulatory mechanisms
  • Ch. 21 Social insurance
  • Ch. 22 Comparative health care systems and health system reform
  • Pt. VI Special topics
  • Ch. 23 health economics of bads.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 566-593) and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the President Gilman Fund; FY2007.
  • OCLC
ISBN
  • 0132279428
  • 9780132279420
  • 9780132342520
  • 0132342529
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006044808
  • OCLC: 68800440
  • OCLC: 68800440