The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics

Paperback | May 23, 2013

EditorSherry Glied, Peter C. Smith

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The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of healtheconomics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economicsto problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single ormulti-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a givenarea, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.

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The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of healtheconomics reasoning on policy and practice, o...

Sherry Glied is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, where, she was department chair from 2002-2009 and has been on faculty since 1989. She served as the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from July 2010 throu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:992 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:May 23, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199675406

ISBN - 13:9780199675401

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Table of Contents

1. Sherry Glied and Peter C. Smith: Introduction2. Bianca K. Frogner, Peter S. Hussey, and Gerard F. Anderson: Health Systems in Industrialized Countries3. Anne Mills: Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries4. Carolyn Hughes Tuohy and Sherry Glied: The Political Economy of Health Care5. William Jack: The Promise of Health: Evidence of the Impact of Health on Income and Well-Being6. Kristian Bolin: Health Production7. David M. Cutler, Adriana Lleras-Muney, and Tom Vogl: Socioeconomic Status and Health: Dimensions and Mechanisms8. Michael Baker and Mark Stabile: Determinants of Health in Childhood9. Ramanan Laxminarayan and Anup Malani: Economics of Infectious Diseases10. Donald S. Kenkel and Jody Sindelar: Economics of Health Behaviours and Addictions: Contemporary Issues and Policy Implications11. Richard G. Frank: Economic and Mental Health: An International Perspective12. Ake Blomqvist: Public Sector Health Care Financing13. Peter Zweifel: Voluntary Private Health Insurance14. Michael E. Chernew and Dustin May: Health Care Cost Growth15. Erik Schokkaert and Carine Van de Voorde: User Charges16. Mark V. Pauly: Insurance and the Demand for Medical Care17. Wynand P.M.M. van de Ven and Frederik T. Schut: Guaranteed Access to Affordable Coverage in Individual Health Insurance Markets18. Laurence Baker: Managed Care19. Pedro Pita Barros and Pau Olivella: Hospitals: Teaming Up20. Anthony Scott and Stephen Jan: Primary Care21. Till Barnighausen and David E. Bloom: The Global Health Workforce22. Patricia M. Danzon: The Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry23. Jane Hall: Disease Prevention, Health Care and Economics24. Jose-Luis Fernandez, Julien Forder and Martin Knapp: Long-Term Care25. Thomas G. McGuire: Physician Agency and Payment for Primary Medical Care26. Jon B. Christianson and Douglas Conrad: Provider Payment and Incentives27. Tor Iversen and Luigi Siciliani: Non-Price Rationing and Waiting Times28. Carol Propper and George Leckie: Increasing Competition between Providers in Health Care Markets: The Economic Evidence29. Jim Burgess and Andrew Street: Measuring Organizational Performance30. Jack E. Triplett: Health System Productivity31. Simon Walker, Mark Sculpher and Mike Drummond: The Methods of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Decisions about the Use of Health Care Interventions and Programmes32. Susan Griffin and Karl Claxton: Analysing Uncertainty in Cost-effectiveness for Decision Making33. Donna Rowen and John Brazier: Health Utility Measurement34. Jan Abel Olsen: Concepts of Equity and Fairness in Health and Health Care35. Eddy van Doorslaer and Tom Van Ourti: Measuring Inequality and Inequity in Health and Health Care36. Louise Sheiner: Intergenerational Aspects of Health Care37. Andrew M. Jones and Nigel Rice: Econometric Evaluation of Health Policies38. Alan K. Maynard and Karen Bloor: Health Economics and Policy: The Challenges of Proselytising

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"A 'must have' for anyone who cares about this subject. The authors cross the full spectrum in terms of specialties, geography, and political orientation." --Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project HOPE