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Irrationality in health care : what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why

Author: Douglas E Hough
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book draws on behavioral economics to explain anomalies that are intrinsic in the U.S. health care system. Rather than focusing on promoting or analyzing policy, author Douglas E. Hough hones  Read more...

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Irrationality in health care.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012039953
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas E Hough
ISBN: 9780804777971 0804777977 9780804785747 0804785740
OCLC Number: 900297427
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 291 p.) illustrations
Contents: What is behavioral economics --
and why should we care? --
Keeping what we have, even if we don't like it --
Managing expectations and behavior --
Understanding the stubbornly inconsistent patient --
Understanding the stubbornly inconsistent consumer --
Understanding the medical decision making process, or, Why a physician can make the same mistakes as a patient --
Explaining the cumulative impact of physicians' decisions --
Can we use the concepts of behavioral economics to transform health care?
Responsibility: Douglas E. Hough

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