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The political economy of health care / David Reisman.


New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
ISBN 031209986X, 0333585798

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Subjects Medical economics.
Medical policy.
Description v, 267 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259) and index.
Summary Health care is a social concern, closely connected to the pursuit of collective goals. That is why some have said that mortality and morbidity, too important to be left to the individual and the market, are properly the focus for public policy. One reason for intervention might be equity: the nation might take the view that none of its citizens, irrespective of economic status or geographical location, ought to be denied adequate access to medical attention. Another reason might be economy: the cost of care is rising and a rational society will want to ensure that the rise is not excessive. A third reason might be efficacy: scarce inputs should not be wasted, and that means economic analysis as well as scientific testing in order to identify value for money. The Political Economy of Health Care examines the potential contribution of state intervention to health care. Impartial and unbiased, it reaches the conclusion that a wide range of differing opinions must be carefully considered if informed debate is ever to lead to consensus in this complex, confusing but vitally important area of social life.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Equality and Health -- 3. Health Status and Social Life -- 4. Society, Health and Policy -- 5. Geographical Location -- 6. The Cost of Care -- 7. Charges and Fees -- 8. Purchasers and Providers -- 9. State Regulation -- 10. Effectiveness -- 11. Efficiency.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27896387
(OCoLC)ocm27896387
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WorldCat Identities Reisman, David A.
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