Principles in health economics and policy / Jan Abel Olsen
- Olsen, Jan Abel
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Health and health care -- Economics and efficiency -- What makes the market for health care different? -- Equality and fairness -- The health environment -- Health-related lifestyle -- Uncertainty and health insurance -- Compulsory insurance -- Patient payment -- Primary care -- Secondary care : reimbursing hospitals -- Integrating the health care provider system -- Non-monetary effects and monetary benefits -- Costs and discounting -- Equity issues : going beyond CBA and ICER.
- "Principles in Health Economics and Policy is a clear and concise introduction to health economics and its application to health policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for health care, and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and health care." "Written for students and health professionals with no background in economics, the book takes a policy-oriented approach, emphasizing the application of economic analysis to universal health policy issues. It explores the key questions facing health policy-makers across the globe right now. With relevant exercises and suggested further reading lists at the end of each chapter, Principles in Health Economics and Policy is the ideal resource for both students and health professionals."--Jacket.
- 9780199237814 (alk. paper)
0199237816 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Harrisburg copy: Purchased with funds from the Highmark Blue Shield Education Fund; 2011.
- Endowment Note:
- Highmark Blue Shield Education Fund
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