Health economics and financing /
Thomas E. Getzen.
4th ed.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
xxv, 470 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
0470469013 (cloth : acid-free paper), 9780470469019 (cloth : acid-free paper)
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Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
0470469013 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780470469019 (cloth : acid-free paper)
contents note
Choices : money, medicine, and health -- Demand and supply -- Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis -- Health insurance : financing medical care -- Insurance contracts and managed care -- Physicians -- Medical education, organization, and business practices -- Hospitals -- Management and regulation of hospital costs -- Long-term care.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Getzen looks at health care reform and the emergence of Barack Obama's plan as well as the developing health care system in China. He also includes C-B and CEA case studies to show how to apply principles and concepts to real life scenarios.
Main Description
Health and medical professionals rely on Getzen for its engaging introduction to the economic analysis of medical markets. It is updated with the latest information in the field including a detailed look at health care reform and the emergence of Barack Obama's plan. The developing health care system in China is covered to provide a more global perspective. Investment cases along with a look at the ROI of specialty medical education are also presented. And new C-B and CEA case studies help health and medical professionals see how to effectively apply the principles and concepts.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Choices: Money, Medicine, and Health
Demand and Supply
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Health Insurance: Financing Medical Care
Insurance Contracts and Managed Care
Medical Education, Organization, and Business Practices
Management and Regulation of Hospital Costs
Long-Term Care
Capital Financing and Ownership of Health Care Providers
Macroeconomics of Medical Care
The Role of Government
Public Goods and Public Health
History, Demography, and the Growth of Modern Medicine
International Comparisons of Health and Health Expenditures
Value for Money in the Future of Health Care
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