Essentials of Health Economics

Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Essentials of Health Economics, Second Edition examines the public health care system through the lens of economic theory. Through the use of numerous examples and profiles related to the field, students will learn the importance health economics and its relevance to more general analysis of health policy issues.

This text is ideal for courses in programs of public health, health administration, and allied health professions as it conveys the essence of the economic issues at hand while avoiding complicated methodological issues that would interest only students of economics.

Written with the non-specialist in mind, the book focuses on how to do descriptive, explanatory and evaluative economics in a systematic way.

The Second Edition features:
Highly accessible content
Ideal for students with a modest quantitative background
Real world examples throughout, giving the student hands-on experience in actual policy-related issues as economic concepts are introduced.
Comprehensive coverage of the specifics of the health care markets, the evaluation of health care services delivered, and health care reform
Updated statistics and references throughout
New chapters on Noncompetitive Market Models and Market Failures; International Health System Issues and Reform; and National and State Health Care Reforms
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About the Author
Part I What is Health Economics?
Chapter 1 Overview of the U.S. Health Care System
Chapter 2 The Role of Economics
Part II Health Care Markets
Chapter 3 The Competitive Market
Chapter 4 Noncompetitive Market Models and Market Failures
Chapter 5 The Role of Government
Part III Demand
Chapter 6 The Demand for Health
Chapter 7 The Demand for Health Care
Chapter 8 The Market for Health Insurance
Chapter 9 Health Disparities
Part IV Supply
Chapter 10 Health Care Supply
Chapter 11 Health Care Production and Costs
Chapter 12 The Health Care Workforce Market
Chapter 13 Technology Transfer in Health Care
Part V Evaluating the Health Care System
Chapter 14 Economic Evaluation Methods
Chapter 15 Comparing Health Care Systems
Chapter 16 International Health System Issues and Reforms
Chapter 17 National and State Health Care Reforms
Chapter 18 Public Policy and Health Economics

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