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The economics of health and health care

Author: Sherman Folland; Allen C Goodman; Miron Stano
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text addresses the subject of health and health care from the economist's point of view, providing complete and current statistical analyses and policy discussions.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherman Folland; Allen C Goodman; Miron Stano
ISBN: 0023385308 9780023385308
OCLC Number: 26219363
Notes: Cover title: The economics of health & health care.
Description: x, 726 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Basic economic tools --
Introduction --
Microeconomic tools for health economics --
Statistical tools for health economics --
Supply and demand --
Production of health --
Demand for health capital --
Information: asymmetric information and agency --
Consumer choice and demand --
Information: inperfect agency and supplier-induced demand --
Health, health care and advertising --
Insurance and organization of health providers --
Insurance --
Health maintenance organizations (HMO's) --
Production and cost of health care --
Technology --
Role of nonprofit firms --
Technology --
Information: physician uncertainty and small area variations --
Social insurance --
Equity, efficiency, and need --
Social insurance --
Comparative health care systems --
Labor --
Labor markets and professional training --
Training and practice of physicians --
Regulation and competition --
Government intervention in health care markets and an introduction to regulation --
Regulation of the hospital sector --
Cost-benefit analysis and applications to health care --
Antitrust in health care.
Other Titles: Economics of health & health care.
Responsibility: Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano.

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