Health Care Economics
The most comprehensive in its field, this newly revised, colorful, fifth edition text examines the critical economic issues that affect the delivery of today's medical care. From the demand for medical services and the role of health insurance, to the least information on competition, regulation, and national health insurance, the book takes an analytical approach in covering a wide range of topics in detail.
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An Introduction to the Economics
An Overview of the Medical Care Sector
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