ECU Libraries Catalog

Health policy issues : an economic perspective / Paul J. Feldstein.

Author/creator Feldstein, Paul J. author.
Other author/creatorAssociation of University Programs in Health Administration, issuing body.
Format Book and Print
EditionSeventh edition.
Publication Info Chicago, Illinois : Health Administration Press (HAP) ; Washington, DC : Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), [2019]
Descriptionxxxiv, 707 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents The rise of medical expenditures -- How much should we spend on medical care? -- Do more medical expenditures produce better health? -- In whose interest does the physician act? -- Rationing medical services -- How much health insurance should everyone have? -- Why are those who most need health insurance least able to buy it? -- Medicare -- Medicaid -- How much does Medicare pay physicians? -- The impending shortage of physicians -- Why is getting into medical school so difficult? -- The changing practice of medicine -- Physician malpractice reform -- Do nonprofit hospitals behave differently than for-profit hospitals? -- Competition among hospitals: does it raise or lower costs? -- The future role of hospitals -- Cost shifting -- Can price controls limit medical expenditure increases -- The evolution of managed care -- Has competition been tried, and has it failed, to improve the US healthcare system? -- Comparative effectiveness research -- Who bears the cost of employee health benefits? -- Will a shortage of registered nurses occur? -- The high price of prescription drugs -- Ensuring safety and efficacy of new drugs: too much of a good thing? -- Why are prescription drugs less expensive overseas? -- The pharmaceutical industry: a public policy dilemma -- Should kidneys and other organs be bought and sold? -- Should profits in healthcare be prohibited? -- The role of government in medical care -- Health associations and the political marketplace -- Medical research, medical education, alcohol consumption, and pollution: who should pay? -- The Canadian healthcare system -- Employer-mandated national health insurance -- National health insurance: which approach and why? -- Financing long-term care -- The Affordable Care Act: did it achieve its goals?
Abstract Healthcare affects the lives of most Americans and absorbs a large portion of the United States' resources. It also is continually debated, prompting ongoing legislative changes and market restructuring. One of the best ways to understand healthcare, in all its complexity, is from an economic perspective -- that is, from the perspective of the financial self-interest of all involved parties. "Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective" takes just such an approach. Paul J. Feldstein describes the forces that press for change in healthcare and explains why the US health system has evolved to its current state. The book's 38 concise, issue-oriented chapters cover various aspects of the US health system, including the cost of medical care, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, physician and nursing shortages, medical school admittance, malpractice reform, prescription drug prices, and more. -- From publisher's description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Feldstein, Paul J. Health policy issues. Seventh edition. Chicago, Illinois : Health Administration Press (HAP) : Washington, DC ; Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), [2019] 9781640550117
LCCN 2018034249
ISBN9781640550100 (print ; alk. paper)
ISBN1640550100 (print ; alk. paper)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks RA410.53 .F455 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold