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The Social Economics of Health Care : Foundations of the Market Economy Series - John B. Davis

The Social Economics of Health Care

Foundations of the Market Economy Series

By: John B. Davis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th May 2001
ISBN: 9780415251624
Number Of Pages: 304

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For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it.
Issues such as privacy, genetic testing and the allocation of organ transplants require a more sensitive approach to the setting of budgets, and so a more socially responsible attitude towards health care economics is emerging. John Davis has gathered together an impressive range of contributors to explore these phenomena.

"Eleven papers examine alternatives to the market view of health care and health economics, resistance to market-based reform of health care systems, and social issues associated with health care." -Journal of Economic Literature Spet 2002

List of tablesp. vii
List of figuresp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Alternatives to the market view of health care and health economicsp. 7
Should consumer choice be encouraged in health care?p. 9
Communitarianism and health economicsp. 40
Social choice as the synthesis of incommensurable claims: the case of health care rationingp. 61
Accounting for fairness and efficiency in health economicsp. 94
Resistance to market-based reform of health care systemsp. 111
The National Health Service, the 'internal market' and trustp. 113
Proletarianizing the professionals: the populist assault on discretionary autonomyp. 141
Canada: more state, more market?p. 172
Issues surrounding health care and agingp. 193
Age, health and medical expenditurep. 195
The societal costs and implications of using high cost critical care resources for the elderlyp. 219
Medicare HMOs: the promise and the realityp. 240
The challenge of technologyp. 255
Safeguarding genetic information: privacy, confidentiality, and security?p. 257
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780415251624
ISBN-10: 0415251621
Series: Foundations of the Market Economy Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.47  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1