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Essentials of Health Economics, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Diane M. Dewar, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany
  • ISBN-13: 9781284054620
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     190 pages      © 2017
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Essentials of Health Economics, Second Edition examines the public health care system through the lens of economic theory. Through the use of numerous examples and profiles related to the field, students will learn the importance health economics and its relevance to more general analysis of health policy issues.

This text is ideal for courses in programs of public health, health administration, and allied health professions as it conveys the essence of the economic issues at hand while avoiding complicated methodological issues that would interest only students of economics.

Written with the non-specialist in mind, the book focuses on how to do descriptive, explanatory and evaluative economics in a systematic way.

The Second Edition features:

  • Highly accessible content
  • Ideal for students with a modest quantitative background
  • Real world examples throughout, giving the student hands-on experience in actual policy-related issues as economic concepts are introduced.
  • Comprehensive coverage of the specifics of the health care markets, the evaluation of health care services delivered, and health care reform
  • Updated statistics and references throughout
  • New chapters on Noncompetitive Market Models and Market Failures;  International Health System Issues and Reform; and National and State Health Care Reforms

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About the Author  
  Part  I  What is Health Economics?
    Chapter 1  Overview of the U.S. Health Care System
    Chapter 2  The Role of Economics
  Part  II  Health Care Markets
    Chapter 3  The Competitive Market
    Chapter 4  Noncompetitive Market Models and Market Failures
    Chapter 5  The Role of Government
  Part  III  Demand
    Chapter 6  The Demand for Health
    Chapter 7  The Demand for Health Care
    Chapter 8  The Market for Health Insurance
    Chapter 9  Health Disparities
  Part  IV  Supply
    Chapter 10  Health Care Supply
    Chapter 11  Health Care Production and Costs
    Chapter 12  The Health Care Workforce Market
    Chapter 13  Technology Transfer in Health Care
  Part  V  Evaluating the Health Care System
    Chapter 14  Economic Evaluation Methods
    Chapter 15  Comparing Health Care Systems
    Chapter 16  International Health System Issues and Reforms
    Chapter 17  National and State Health Care Reforms
    Chapter 18  Public Policy and Health Economics

Diane M. Dewar, PhD-Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany

Diane M. Dewar, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, and the Department of Economics at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She has over 15 years of teaching experience that includes graduate courses in health economics, health policy and economic evaluation methods; as well as undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, health economics, comparative health policy, introductory sociology and introductory psychology. Professor Dewar received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University at Albany, with concentrations in health economics and econometrics. She is a recipient of the William Waters Research Award from the Association of Social Economists, honorable mention for the Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Research on Older Women from the Gerontological Section of the American Public Health Association, and is a member of the Public Health Honor Society, Delta Omega, Alpha Gamma Chapter. She has been a Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is the Chair of the National Fellowship Panel of the American Association of University Women, has served on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant review study groups, and serves on the Health Economics Committee of the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • Front Matter
    Dedication, EPH Series Overview, Contents, Acknowledgments, Prologue, Preface, About the Author
  • Chapter 1
    Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System
  • Chapter 2
    The Role of Economics

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