Rice, Thomas H.

The economics of health reconsidered / Thomas Rice and Lynn Unruh. - 3rd ed. - Chicago : Health Administration Press, c2009. - xv, 475 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-455) and index.

Why should the economics of health be reconsidered? -- The traditional competitive model -- Assumptions underlying the competitive model and the role of government -- Demand for health, insurance, and services -- Special topics in demand : externalities of consumption and the formation of preferences -- How competitive is the supply of healthcare? -- The profit motive in healthcare -- The healthcare workforce -- Equity and redistribution -- Healthcare systems in developed countries : organization, outcomes, costs, and lessons.



9781567933284 (alk. paper)

2009001073


Medical economics--Mathematical models.
Medical care--Cost effectiveness.
Economics, Medical--United States.
Cost-Benefit Analysis--United States.
Models, Economic--United States.

RA410 / .R53 2009

338.433621 RIE / 2009

W 74 AA1 / R497e 2009

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