Health Economics

Paperback | March 24, 2010

byJeremiah Hurley

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Hurley, Health Economics, First Edition, is unique in its focus and will provide the market with the only available Canadian book of its kind to date. The text is written with no economics prerequisites, reviewing each of the appropriate economic models as it is required. The text places strong emphasis on policy issues relating to public and private health care.

The purpose of this text is to make sense of the health sector, to be able to critically analyze, from an economic perspective, commonly debated health issues in modern societies. Its strong policy orientation emphasizes the application of economic concepts and methods to analyze policy problems in the health sector. Because health economics is an applied field, one must have some understanding of how the health system works. Consequently, although it draws examples from countries around the world, it emphasizes the design and institutional features of the Canadian health system. In this respect, it fills an important gap in the resources available to Canadian students and professors.

Author Jeremiah E. Hurley, is very well known, both in Canada and internationally. In 1999 he lead a team that produced a special program for the World Bank Institute, Washington D.C. Thousands of individuals from around the world have followed this evidence-based and case-oriented program either at Washington offices or at regional partnerships around the globe. Jeremiah Hurley is also a contributor to the prestigious Handbook of Health Economics edited by Culyer and Newhouse.

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Hurley, Health Economics, First Edition, is unique in its focus and will provide the market with the only available Canadian book of its kind to date. The text is written with no economics prerequisites, reviewing each of the appropriate economic models as it is required. The text places strong emphasis on policy issues relating to pu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.9 inPublished:March 24, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070916489

ISBN - 13:9780070916487

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Table of Contents

Part I: Essential Economic Concepts

Chapter 2: Efficiency and Equity

Chapter 2 Appendix

Chapter 3: The Basics of Markets

Chapter 3 Appendix

Chapter 4: Methods of Economic Evaluation

Chapter 4 AppendixPart II: Economics of Health

Chapter 5: Individual-level Demand for and Production of Health

Chapter 5 Appendix

Chapter 6: The Determinants of HealthPart III: Economics of Health Care

Chapter 7: The Nature of Health Care as an Economic Commodity

Chapter 7 AppendixPart IV: Demand for Health Care and Health Care Insurance

Chapter 8: The Demand for Health Care

Chapter 8 Appendix

Chapter 9: The Demand for Health Care Insurance

Chapter 9 AppendixPart V: Financial Intermediaries and the Flow of Money in a Health Care System

Chapter 10: Health Care Insurance Markets

Chapter 10 Appendix

Chapter 11: Financing Health Care

Chapter 12: Funding Health Care

Chapter 12 AppendixPart VI: The Supply-side of Health Care

Chapter 13: Physicians, Their Practices, and the Market for Physician Services

Chapter 14: Health Care Institutions: Hospitals

Chapter 15: Pharmaceuticals

Chapter 16: Aging and Technology: Do they threaten the Sustainability of the Health Care System?