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Health Economics and Financing 5E
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Table of Contents

Preface xxiii

Acknowledgments xxv

About the Author xxvi

Foreword xxvii

1 Choices: Money, Medicine, and Health 1

2 Demand and Supply 23

3 Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 44

4 Health Insurance: Financing Medical Care 69

5 Insurance Contracts and Managed Care 96

6 Physicians 124

7 Medical Education, Organization, and Business Practices 146

8 Hospitals 172

9 Management and Regulation of Hospital Costs 191

10 Long-Term Care 212

11 Pharmaceuticals 236

12 Financing and Ownership of Health Care Providers 259

13 Macroeconomics of Medical Care 292

14 The Role of Government and Public Goods 319

15 History, Demography, and the Growth of Modern Medicine 347

16 International Comparisons of Health and Health Expenditures 372

17 Economic Evaluation of Health Policy: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 408

18 Value for Money in the Future of Health Care 427

Glossary 443

Index 453

About the Author

Thomas E. Getzen is the author of Health Economics and Financing, 5th Edition, published by Wiley.

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