An Overview of Managerial Economics in the Health Care System

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Delmar Thomson Learning, 2001 - Medical - 158 pages
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Health care managers and students will finish this book owning a set o f tools that can help them make economic-based policy decisions in the modern health care organization. With an eye towards the future, mate rial is framed around emerging health care policy for the 21st century and how economics plays a crucial role in establishing policy. Reader s will be introduced to principles of microeconomics and decision anal ysis as a way to approach resource allocation issues within the organi zation. The primary focus is on applied rather than theoretical econom ics. Key features: *Applied abstract economical principles to real wor ld situations *Includes study questions and examples to improve unders tanding *Offers techniques for performing economic analysis *Presents material in context of emerging health care policy as of the 21st cent ury (KEYWORDS: health service administration, HSA, health care policy, microeconomics)

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Shahram Heshmat, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Public Health & Economics at the University of Illinois at Springfield and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University. His research is aimed at understanding the role of emotions in consumer behavior and well-being; applications of the principles of behavioral economics to appetitive behavior, changing health behavior, and designing prevention policies.

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