The 5th Edition of HEALTH ECONOMICS AND POLICY (WITH ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS) thoroughly demonstrates how microeconomic principles apply to health care delivery and its policies. The text explores the changing nature of health care, as well as the social and political sides of issues, and teaches students to analyze public policy from an economic perspective. Written for non-economics majors, HEALTH ECONOMICS AND POLICY (WITH ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS) delivers significant economic content and is also appropriate for economics majors.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE RELEVANCE OF ECONOMICS IN HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE.
1. U.S. Medical Care: Crisis or Conundrum.
2. Using Economics to Study Health Issues.
3. Analyzing Medical Care Markets.
4. Economic Evaluation in Health Care.
Part II: DEMAND-SIDE CONSIDERATIONS.
5. Demand for Health and Medical Care.
6. The Market for Health Insurance.
Part III: SUPPLY-SIDE CONSIDERATIONS.
7. Managed Care.
8. The Physicians’ Services Market.
9. The Hospital Services Market.
10. The Market for Pharmaceuticals.
11. Confounding Factors.
Part IV: PUBLIC POLICY IN MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY.
12. Policies that Enhance Access.
13. Policies to Contain Costs.
14. Medical Care Systems Worldwide.
15. Medical Care Reform in the United States.
16. Lessons for Public Policy.