What new theories, evidence, and policies have shaped health economics in the 21st century?
Editors Mark Pauly, Thomas McGuire, and Pedro Pita Barros assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In 16 chapters they cover recent developments in health economics, from medical spending growth to the demand for health care, the markets for pharmaceutical products, the medical workforce, and equity in health and health care. Its global perspective, including an emphasis on low and middle-income countries, will result in the same high citations that made Volume 1 (2000) a foundational text.
- Presents coherent summaries of major subjects and methodologies, marking important advances and revisions.
- Serves as a frequently used non-journal reference.
- Introduces non-economists to the best research in health economics.
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1. Medical Spending Growth
2. Geographic Variation in Spending and Outcomes
3. Health Behaviors and Prevention
4. Health Economics of Economic Development
5. Demand for Health Insurance and Health Care
6. Demand for Health Care
7. Issues in Cost Effectiveness Cost Benefit and Cost Utility Analysis
8. Cost Effectiveness and Payment Policy
9. Competition in Health Care Supply
10. Reporting on and Paying Health Care Providers
11. Health Insurance, Health Plans and Risk Variation
12. Markets for Pharmaceutical Products
13. Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Biomedical Research and Marketing of Patented Products
14. Medical Workforce
15. Public and Private Sector Interface
16. Equity in Health and Health Care
17. Health Care Disparities
Mark Pauly is Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, Professor of Business and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, and Professor of Economics at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
McGuire, Thomas G.
Thomas McGuire is a Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on the design and impact of health care payment systems, the economics of health care disparities, and the economics of mental health policy and drug regulation and payment. McGuire has contributed to the theory of physician, hospital, and health plan payment. McGuire was a co-editor of the Handbook of Health Economics Volume 2 (2012) and recently completed ten years as an editor of the Journal of Health Economics.
Barros, Pedro Pita
Pedro Pita Barros is the 2005 winner of the "Grande-Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique," awarded by the President of Portugal. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Economia da Saude - Conceitos e Comportamentos."