Health Care Economics

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Cengage Learning, Aug 8, 2012 - Medical - 544 pages
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Delivering the most detailed and exhaustive content available, market-leading HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS, 7th Edition demonstrates how basic economic concepts, principles, and theories can be used to think about and illustrate various health care issues. This introductory economics text is geared toward graduate students who will be medical and health services managers, administrators, or executives. The seventh edition of HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS includes recent data on the medical sector, updated figures and tables, the latest information on legislative changes affecting this industry, and new literature and research. It also provides an insightful historical perspective within which these changes are occurring.
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Contents

An Introduction to the Economics of Medical Care
1
The Role of Government in Health and Medical Care
36
Health Policy and the Legislative Marketplace
52
The Production of Health The Impact of Medical Services on Health
75
An Overview of the Medical Care Sector
105
The Demand for Medical Care
114
The Demand for Health Insurance
139
The Supply of Medical Care An Overview
170
The Pharmaceutical Industry
331
Health Manpower Shortages and Surpluses Definitions Measurement and Policies
364
The Market for Physician Manpower
395
The Market for Medical Education Equity and Efficiency
412
The Market for Registered Nurses
431
National Health Insurance An Approach to the Redistribution of Medical Care
461
Concluding Comments on the Economics of Medical Care
512
Measuring Changes in the Price of Medical Care
516

Market Competition in Medical Care
182
The Market for Health Insurance Its Performance and Structure
211
The Physician Services Market
251
The Market for Hospital Services
292
Glossary
543
Index
555
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Paul J. Feldstein is Professor and Robert Gumbiner Chair in Health Care Management at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, a position he has held since 1987. He previously served at the University of Michigan as Professor in both the Department of Economics and the School of Public Health. Before that, he was Director of the Division of Research at the American Hospital Association. Professor Feldstein has written more 70 articles on health care as well as seven books, including Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective on Health Reform, 5e (2011) and The Politics of Health Legislation: An Economic Perspective, 3e (2006). During several leaves from the University, Professor Feldstein worked at the Office of Management and Budget, Social Security Administration, and the World Health Organization. He has served as a consultant to many government and private health agencies, an expert witness on health anti-trust issues--including the case of the FTC v. The AMA, which was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court--and as a member of the boards of directors of several health care firms. Professor Feldstein received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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