Health Economics and Policy

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Cengage Learning, Aug 19, 2008 - Business & Economics - 473 pages
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Learn to analyze public policy from an economic perspective with HEALTH ECONOMICS AND POLICY WITH ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS, 4th Edition. The author explains how the theories work and how health care financial systems operate in the real world. You'll develop an understanding of the social, political, and economic contexts of health care delivery, as well as the changing nature of health care.
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Contents

US Medical Care Crisis or Conundrum
1
Using Economics to Study Health Issues
24
Analyzing Medical Care Markets
64
Economic Evaluation in Health Care
109
Demand for Health and Medical Care
140
The Market for Health Insurance
171
Managed Care
203
The Physicians Services Market
222
Confounding Factors
304
Policies that Enhance Access
335
Policies to Contain Costs
359
Medical Care Systems Worldwide
378
Medical Care Reform in the United States
419
Lessons for Public Policy
456
Glossary
463
Index
469

The Hospital Services Market
254
The Market for Pharmaceuticals
281

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About the author (2008)

James W. Henderson is the Ben H. Williams Professor of Economics at Baylor University, where his teaching and research center on health economics and policy. Before joining the Baylor faculty, he was Vice President of Finance and Management at the Dallas Minority Business Center. Dr. Henderson's economic research has appeared in Health Care Financing Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Rural Health, and PharmacoEconomics. He has lectured in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, and Ukraine. Dr. Henderson earned his PhD at Southern Methodist University.

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