The Economics of Health and Health Care: Pearson New International Edition, 7th Edition (e-Book) book cover

The Economics of Health and Health Care

Pearson New International Edition, 7th Edition

By Sherman Folland, Allen Charles Goodman, Miron Stano


624 pages

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pub: 2016-05-23
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For courses in Health Economics, U.S. Health Policy/Systems, or Public Health, taken by health services students or practitioners, the text makes economic concepts the backbone of its health care coverage.

Folland, Goodman and Stano's book is the bestselling Health Care Economics text that teaches through core economic themes, rather than concepts unique to the health care economy.

This edition contains revised and updated data tables, where applicable. The advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010 has also led to changes in many chapters , most notably in the organization and focus of Chapter 16.

Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Economics Tools 1. Introduction 2. Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics 3. Statistical Tools for Health Economics 4. Economic Efficiency and Cost-Benefit Analysis Part Two: Supply and Demand 5. Production of Health 6. The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care 7. Demand for Health Capital 8. Demand and Supply of Health Insurance 9. Consumer Choice and Demand Part Three: Information and Insurance Markets 10. Asymmetric Information and Agency 11. The Organization of Health Insurance Markets 12. Managed Care 13. Nonprofit Firms Part Four: Key Players in the Health Care Sector 14. Hospitals and Long-Term Care 15. The Physician's Practice 16. Health Care Labor Markets and Professional Training 17. The Pharmaceutical Industry Part Five: Social Insurance 18. Equity, Efficiency, and Need 19. Government Intervention in Health Care Markets 20. Government Regulation: Principal Regulatory Mechanisms 21. Social Insurance 22. Comparative Health Care Systems 23. Health System Reform Part Six: Special Topics 24. The Health Economics of Bads 25. Epidemiology and Economics: HIV/AIDS in Africa

About the Authors

Sherman Folland is Associate Professor of Economics at Oakland University, Michigan, USA

Allen C. Goodman is Professor of Economics at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

Miron Stano is Professor of Economics at Oakland University, Michigan, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Insurance / Health