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Financing Health Care: New Ideas for a Changing Society

Financing Health Care: New Ideas for a Changing Society

Mingshan Lu (Editor), Egon Jonsson (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32027-1

Feb 2008

291 pages

In Stock

$159.95

Description

Discussing international issues of health care financing, this is the first volume in a completely new public health book series, edited by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Edmonton, Canada.
Starting with various funding methods, the reference also features sections on different health care payment and purchasing mechanisms, as well as equity issues.
Of interest to medical and allied health professionals, and those working in health care industries, insurance, and economics.
FUNDING METHODS
Social Health Insurance: Government Funding of Health Care
Private Financing Outside the Publicly Funded Systemmedical Savings Accounts: Promises and Pitfalls
The Economics of Consumer Directed Health Care
DIFFERENT PURCHASING/PAYING MECHANISMS OF HEALTH CARE
Physician Payment Mechanisms
Risk Adjustment in Health Care Markets: Concepts and Applications
Inducing Quality from Health Care Providers in the Presence of Adverse Selection
Prescription Drug Financing
EQUITY ISSUES IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
Equity of health and health care in Canada in International Perspective
“This book is an invaluable resource for all medical and allied health professionals, and those working in health care industries, insurance, and economics. This is a fine edited book that provides a number of useful contributions to the field of health economics.” (Doody's, February 2009)