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The Economics of Health and Medical Care - Philip Jacobs

The Economics of Health and Medical Care

Hardcover Published: 29th December 2003
ISBN: 9780763725952
Number Of Pages: 438

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This text strikes the necessary balance of population-based health economics and the more traditional, market-oriented approach to health care economics. The Fifth Edition provides the necessary tools to develop a systematic and disciplined approach for solving economic problems in a health care context while learning the importance of being able to identify, define, measure, explain, and predict certain economic phenomena and evaluate the relevance of end results. Fundamental, yet comprehensive in coverage, the focus is on how to think about economic problems in a systematic way--using the three major tasks of economics--Descriptive Economics, Explanatory Economics, and Evaluative Economics.

Descriptive Economics
Output of the Health Care Sector
Economic Dimensions of the Health Care System
Explanatory Economics
Demand for Medical Care: A Simple Model
Additional Topics in the Demand for Health and Medical Care
Health Care Production and Costs
Behavior of Supply
Provider Payment
Competitive Markets
Market Power in Health Care
Health Insurance
The Labor Market
Evaluative Economics
Value Judgements and Economic Evaluation
Financing Health Care
Public Health Insurance
Reform of the Health Care Market
Regulation and Antitrust Policy in Health Care
Economic Evaluation of Health Services
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ISBN: 9780763725952
ISBN-10: 0763725951
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 29th December 2003
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 18.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised