This best-seller examines health care economics through core economic themes rather than concepts unique to the health care economy. The Sixth Edition updates content to reflect the major changes in the health policy arena.
Introduction; Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics; Statistical Tools for Health Economics; Economic Efficiency and Cost Benefit Analysis; Production of Health; The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care; Demand for Health Capital; Demand and Supply for Health Insurance; Consumer Choice and Demand; Asymmetric Information and Agency; The Organization of Health Insurance Markets; Managed Care; Nonprofit Firms Nonprofit Firms; Hospitals and Long-term Care; The Physician’s Practice; Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training; The Pharmaceutical Industry; Equity, Efficiency and Need; Government Intervention in Health Care Markets; Government Regulation: Principal Regulatory Mechanisms; Social Insurance; Comparative Health Care Systems and Health System Reform; Health System Reform; The Health Economics of Bads; Epidemiology and Economics: HIV/AIDS in Africa
MARKET: A useful reference for health service researchers, government specialists, and physicians and others in the health care field.
New edition of an introduction to the economics of health and health care that develops and explains economic ideas and models and reflects the full spectrum of the most current health economics literature. In the 26 chapters, Folland (economics, Oakland U.), Allen C. Goodman (economics, Wayne State U.) and Miron Stano (economics and management, Oakland U.) provide analytic tools of economics and econometrics as applied to contemporary health issues. Topics include basic economic tools, supply and demand, information, insurance and organization of health providers, technology, labor, hospitals and nursing homes, social insurance, and policy issues and analyses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)