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|All Authors / Contributors:||
William J Baumol; David M De Ferranti; et al
|ISBN:||9780300179286 0300179286 9780300198157 0300198159|
|Description:||xxi, 249 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Part I: 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 --
Part 2: Technical aspects of the cost disease. Hybrid industries and the cost disease ; Productivity growth, employment allocation, and the special case of business services --
Part 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 ... [et al.].|
"It's a testament to Professor Baumol's lucid prose, though, that economists and noneconomists alike will find it easy to grasp his surprisingly comforting argument for why we shouldn't panic. . .
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