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This much anticipated new edition of Health Care Economics continues its legacy as a leader in its field. Written by a distinguished economist and educator, the sixth edition maintains the book's analytical approach in its treatment of political economics. Through comprehensive discussions, appendices, tables and figures, the author consistently illustrates the value of economics in understanding public policy issues that affect the medical services sector. Both veterans in the field of economics and readers who are new to this area of study will appreciate the book's in-depth and straightforward treatment of important topics.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to the Economics of Medical Care
The Production of Health: The Impact of Medical Services on Health
An Overview Of The Medical Care Sector
Measuring Changes in the Price of Medical Care
The Demand for Medical Care
The Demand for Health Insurance
The Supply of Medical Care: An Overview
Market Competition in Medical Care
The Market for Health Insurance: Its Performance and Structure
The Physician Services Market
The Market for Hospital Services
The Pharmaceutical Industry
Health Manpower Shortages and Surpluses: Definitions, Measurement, and Policies
The Market for Physician Manpower
The Market for Medical Education: Equity And Efficiency
The Market for Registered Nurses
The Role of Government in Health and Medical Care
The Legislative Marketplace
National Health Insurance: An Approach to the Redistribution of Medical Care
Concluding Comments on the Economics of Medical Care
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