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|All Authors / Contributors:||
William J Baumol; David M De Ferranti
|ISBN:||9780300179286 0300179286 9780300198157 0300198159|
|Description:||xxi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The survivable cost disease --
Why health-care costs keep rising --
What causes the cost disease, and will it persist? --
The future has arrived --
Yes, we can afford it --
Dark sides of the disease : terrorism and environmental destruction --
Common misunderstandings of the cost disease : cost versus quality and financial versus "physical" output measures --
The cost disease and global health --
pt. 2. Technical aspects of the cost disease --
Hybrid industries and the cost disease --
Productivity growth, employment allocation, and the special case of business services --
pt. 3. Opportunities for cutting health-care costs --
Business services in health care --
Yes, we can cut health-care costs even if we cannot reduce their growth rate --
Conclusions : Where are we headed and what should we do?
|Responsibility:||William J. Baumol ; with contributions by David de Ferranti [and others].|
"A provocative and timely critique of the fallacies in the conventional wisdom that we can no longer afford good education and decent health care."-Sir Harold Evans, author of They Made America --
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- Medical care -- United States -- Costs.
- College costs -- United States.
- Health Care Costs -- United States.
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