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Health policy issues : an economic perspective

Author: Paul J Feldstein
Publisher: Chicago : Health Administration Press ; Washinbgton, DC : AUPHA Press, ©2003.
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Feldstein, Paul J.
Health policy issues.
Chicago : Health Administration Press ; Washinbgton, DC : AUPHA Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)988919660
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Feldstein
ISBN: 1567932010 9781567932010
OCLC Number: 50192141
Description: xviii, 483 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Rise in medical expenditures --
How much should we spend on medical care? --
Do more medical expenditures produce better health? --
In whose interest does the physician act? --
Rationing medical services --
How much health insurance should everyone have? --
Why are those who most need health insurance least able to buy it? --
Medicare --
Medicaid --
How does Medicare pay physicians? --
Does a physician surplus exist? --
Changing practice of medicine --
Malpractice crisis --
Do nonprofit hospitals behave differently than for-profit hospitals? --
Competition among hospitals: does it raise or lower costs? --
Cost shifting --
Can price controls limit medical expenditure increases? --
Managed care competition --
How will the internet change health care? --
American competitiveness and rising health costs --
Why is getting into medical school so difficult? --
Shortage of nurses --
High price of prescription drugs --
Ensuring safety and efficacy of new drugs: too much of a good thing? --
Why are prescription drugs less expensive overseas? --
How should a Medicare prescription drug benefit be designed? --
Should kidneys and other organs be bought and sold? --
Role of government in medical care --
Medical research, medical education, alcohol consumption, and pollution: who should pay? --
Canadian health care system --
Employer-mandated national health insurance --
National health insurance: which approach and why? --
Financing long-term care --
Politics of health care reform.
Responsibility: Paul J. Feldstein.
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