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The Economics of Health and Health Care : International Student Edition, 8th Edition - Sherman Folland

The Economics of Health and Health Care

International Student Edition, 8th Edition

Paperback Published: 25th May 2017
ISBN: 9781138208056
Number Of Pages: 724

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Folland, Goodman, and Stano's bestselling The Economics of Health and Health Care text offers the market-leading overview of all aspects of Health Economics, teaching through core economic themes, rather than concepts unique to the health care economy.

The Eighth Edition of this key textbook has been revised and updated throughout, and reflects changes since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to its revised treatment of health insurance, the text also introduces the key literature on social capital as it applies to individual and public health, as well as looking at public health initiatives relating to population health and economic equity, and comparing numerous policies across Western countries, China, and the developing world. It provides up-to-date discussions on current issues, as well as a comprehensive bibliography with over 1,100 references. Extra material and teaching resources are now also available through the brand new companion website, which provides full sets of discussion questions, exercises, presentation slides, and a test bank.

This book demonstrates the multiplicity of ways in which economists analyze the health care system, and is suitable for courses in Health Economics, Health Policy/Systems, or Public Health, taken by health services students or practitioners.

Industry Reviews

`A valuable text combining health economic theory and its application to real world issues in health care. Folland et al's text has become essential reading on the health economics postgraduate courses I have taught over the last fifteen years.' - Steve Parrott, Reader in Health Economics, University of York, UK

`When you think you've reached the end of the chapter, numerous references take you on a journey with further research - ...[The Economics of Health and Health Care] that evokes respect and admiration for health economics' - Sime Smolic PhD, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

`The 8th edition of The Economics of Health and Health Care provides a comprehensive survey of the field. Students in traditional economics programs as well as public health and nursing programs will appreciate the insights the book offers into the rapidly growing field of health economics.' - J. Mick Tilford, Professor and Chair at the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA.

`This comprehensive text can be adopted in whole or part for a variety of learners, from dedicated economics students to clinicians such as nurses, to engineers entering the health technology industry. Folland, Goodman, and Stano's book offers a combination of economic theory and relevant examples that bring the issues of health economics and policy to life in the classroom. The exceptional organization of the text lends itself to its use in short courses that don't allow all the content to be covered, and the clear and engaging writing encourages students to continue reading after a course is completed.' - Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, Professor of Health Economics at the University of California, San Francisco

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics Chapter 3 Statistical Tools for Health Economics Chapter 4 Economic Efficiency and Cost-Benefit Analysis Chapter 5 Production of Health Chapter 6 The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care Chapter 7 Demand for Health Capital Chapter 8 Demand and Supply of Health Insurance Chapter 9 Consumer Choice and Demand Chapter 10 Asymmetric Information and Agency Chapter 11 The Organization of Health Insurance Markets Chapter 12 Managed Care Chapter 13 Nonprofit Firms Chapter 14 Hospitals and Long-Term Care Chapter 15 The Physician's Practice Chapter 16 Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training Chapter 17 The Pharmaceutical Industry Chapter 18 Equity, Efficiency, and Need Chapter 19 Government Intervention in Health Care Markets Chapter 20 Social Insurance Chapter 21 Comparative Health Care Systems Chapter 22 Health System Reform Chapter 23 The Health Economics of Bads Chapter 24 The Economics of Social Capital and Health

ISBN: 9781138208056
ISBN-10: 1138208051
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 724
Published: 25th May 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: New edition

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