Health Care Finance and Economics

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Business & Economics - 285 pages
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In terms of health care, Americans want incompatible results—unlimited access to the best care at affordable prices. With health care assuming an increasing proportion of the American economy, it is vital that health care managers and providers have a comprehensive understanding of finance and economics. This text will help you meet the considerable challenge of cutting costs while enhancing service quality.Health Care Finance and Economics provides a complete understanding of financial management and health economics. You’ll develop your role as a manager by learning how to: enhance productivity, market strategy, quality, and profitability; manage capital structure, investment decisions, and financial decisions; improve access to health care, promote managed care, and learn from technology assessment studies; and evaluate what a payer can do to buy prudently yet preserve the biomedical strength of the nation.
 

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Contents

Taste for Managed Care
12
Discounting
18
ProductLine Specialization and Standard
25
References
59
Productivity Enhancement and
87
Define Necessary Staff Qualifications
93
Production Functions
111
Technology Assessment and CostEffectiveness
125
References
159
Capital Finance
193
Seeking a Turnaround
214
References
220
Marketing the Debt
232
How Much Risk Can You Take?
241
References
247
Future Issues and Alternatives
249

The Merits of More Medicine
144
Hypothetical WTP Survey Techniques
151

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About the author (2004)

STEVEN R. EASTAUGH is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University.

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