The Economics of Health Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

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Teh-wei Hu, Chee-Ruey Hsieh
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
In order to control ever-increasing health care expenditure, Western and Asian countries are seeking to develop more efficient health care models. Studies on health care that focus specifically on Asian countries are rare, rendering this a unique and welc
 

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Contents

1 Editors introduction
1
Health Care Reform
13
what we can learn from each other
15
a survey of the literature
33
consolidation of funds
63
Production of Health
83
5 Is rehabilitation following an acute hospital stay productive? Evidence from elderly patients in the United States
85
6 Do investments in child education and nutrition improve adult health? Evidence from Indonesia
111
empirical evidence from Taiwan
159
9 Demand for supplemental health insurance and health care utilization in Taiwan
177
Hospital Behavior
191
the case study of surgically treated workers compensation back pain patients
193
transition from a feeforservice to a capitation system
213
Health Care Financing
239
will an aging population end health for all in South Korea?
241
13 Monitoring and enforcement in federal alcohol and drug abuse block grants
257

Health Care Utilization
141
cost and utilization analyses
143

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