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The Political Economy of Health Care - David Reisman

The Political Economy of Health Care

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Published: 27th August 1993
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Some goods and services are normally left to the market mechanism. Health care is often described as an exception to the rule. Society wants care to be allocated equitably; it wants the financial burden to be kept within bounds; it wants treatments to be both medically effective and economically efficient. These shared concerns lead to a demand for State intervention which this book seeks impartially to appraise and evaluate.

Introduction - PART 1: EQUITY - Equality and Health - Health Status and Social Life - Society, Health and Policy - Geographical Location - PART 2: ECONOMY - The Cost of Care - Charges and Fees - Purchasers and Providers - State Regulation - PART 3: EFFICACY - Effectiveness - Efficiency - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333585795
ISBN-10: 0333585798
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 27th August 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 11