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Economics of Health and Medical Care, 6th Edition

  • Lanis Hicks
  • ISBN-10: 144966539X
  • ISBN-13: 9781449665395
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

The Economics of Health and Medical Care is an introduction to population-based health economics as well as the traditional, market-oriented approach to health care economics. The book examines economics through the lens of descriptive, explanatory, and evaluative economics. The Sixth Edition is an extensive revision that refines its approach to evaluative economics by focusing on the tools and methods used to inform decision making, with a particular emphasis on determining alternative approaches to addressing a problem, issue, or decision and comparing the relative benefits and costs of those approaches.

Table of Contents

Part One: Descriptive Economics
Chapter 1: Output of the Health Care Sector
Chapter 2: Economic Dimensions of the Health Care System

Part Two: Explanatory Economics
Chapter 3: Demand for Medical Care: A Simple Model
Chapter 4: Additional Topics in the Demand for Health and Medical Care
Chapter 5: Health Care Production and Costs
Chapter 6: Behavior of Supply
Chapter 7: Provider Payment
Chapter 8: Competitive Markets
Chapter 9: Market Power in Health Care
Chapter 10: Health Insurance
Chapter 11: The Labor Market

Part Three: Evaluative Economics
Chapter 12: Economic Evaluation of Health Services
Chapter 13: Value Judgments and Economic Evaluation
Chapter 14: Financing Health Care
Chapter 15: Public Health Insurance
Chapter 16: Reform of the Health Care Market
Chapter 17: Regulation and Antitrust Policy in Health Care
Chapter 18: Evolving Issues in Health Care

Appendix A Glossary of Health Economics Terms
Appendix B Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions

New to this edition

  • Expanded material on health insurance, to incorporate more theory regarding insurance markets and also on the substantial implications that insurance has for efficiency in the health care industry.
  • New coverage of health care reform and its impact on different sectors of the economy and on different individuals in the system.
  • New coverage of other changes in health policy such as the implications of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act