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Health Economics (4th Edition)

Health Economics (4th Edition)
Author: Charles E. Phelps
ISBN 13: 9780321594570
ISBN 10: 321594576
Edition: 4
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2009-02-20
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 656
List Price: $245.20

Health Economics, 4/e 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 three years of service as Provost of the University of Rochester.

Why Health Economics?; Utility and Health; The Transformation of Medical Care to Health; The Demand for Medical Care: Conceptual Framework; Empirical Studies of Medical Care Demand and Applications; The Physician and the Physician Firm; Physicians in the Marketplace; The Hospital as a Supplier of Medical Care; Hospitals in the Marketplace; The Demand for Health Insurance; Health Insurance Supply and Managed Care; Government Provision of Health Insurance; Medical Malpractice; Externalities in Health and Medical Care; Managing the Market: Regulation and Technical Change in Health Care; Universal Insurance Issues and International Comparisons of Health Care Systems.

For all readers interested in health economics.