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Author Reisman, David A.

Title Health care and public policy / David Reisman
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 362 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction: a thing apart?; 2. Health status and health care; 3. Needs and wants; 4. Payment for health; 5. The value of life; 6. Efficiency; 7. Utility; 8. Equity and equality; 9. Equality and health; 10. Cost; 11. Conclusion: containing the cost; Bibliography; Index
Summary Health care absorbs an increasing share of resources in all countries. This book examines the ways in which governments can keep down morbidity and mortality while also ensuring that treatments are medically justifiable, economically cost-effective and socially equitable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-351) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical policy -- Economic aspects.
Medical policy.
Economics, Medical.
Health Policy -- economics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1847207138 (electronic bk.)
9781847207135 (electronic bk.)