The Health Economy

Front Cover
Harvard University Press, 1986 - Medical economics - 401 pages
The author provides not only facts but a perspective on the issue of cost, efficiency, access, and quality - and a simple framework for thinking about them. He adresses a broad range of questions, including the following: What determines health care costs? Is medical care taking the place of religion in postindustrial society? Why doesn't the United States have national health insurance? How can we balance market competition and government regulation in medical care? Why are physicians losing their control of medical care? Why is there such a strong corelation between education and health?

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

The health economy

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Questions of equity and efficiency have always plagued our national health-care system. Not all the billions spent in this area go for actual restoration of health. Many of the expenditures are for ... Read full review


Surgical Work Loads in a Community

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information