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Author Zweifel, Peter.

Title Health economics / Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
Edition 2nd ed
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xx, 529 pages) : illustrations
Contents Economic Valuation of Life and Health -- Individuals as Producers of Their Health -- Empirical Studies of the Production of Health -- Health Goods, Market Failure and Justice -- Optimal Health Insurance Contracts -- Risk Selection in Health Insurance Markets -- Physicians as Suppliers of Medical Services -- Hospital Services and Efficiency -- Paying Providers -- Forms of Delivery of Medical Care -- The Market for Pharmaceuticals -- The Political Economy of Health Care -- Future Challenges to Health Care Systems
Summary "Health Economics presents a systematic treatment of the economics of health behavior and health care delivery. Appropriate both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, this text provides the background required to understand current research, presenting theoretical models as well as empirical evidence and summarizing key results. Without neglecting ethical concerns, modern microeconomic theory is applied to formulate theoretical implications and predictions. Issues discussed include the economic valuation of life and health, moral hazard in health care utilization, supplier-induced demand, the search for remuneration systems with favorable incentives, risk selection in health insurance markets, and technological change in medicine."--Jacket
Analysis economie
management science
public health
sociaal beleid
social policy
Management studies, Business Administration, Organizational Science (General)
Management, bedrijfskunde, organisatiekunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-504) and indexes
Notes Translated from the German
Print version record
Subject Medical economics.
Economics, Medical
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service.
Economie de l'entreprise.
Science économique.
Medical economics.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Breyer, Friedrich.
Kifmann, Mathias.
LC no. 2009931221
ISBN 9783540685401
Other Titles Gesundheitsökonomie. English