Who Shall Live

Author: Victor R. Fuchs
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814354872
Format: PDF, Docs
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Problems and choices -- Who shall live? -- The physician : the captain of the team -- The hospital : the house of hope -- Drugs : the key to modern medicine -- Paying for medical care.

Irrationality in Health Care

Author: Douglas E. Hough
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804785740
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results—and we don't know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to simple questions, such as "Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make us better off?" Drawing on behavioral economics as an alternative to the standard tools of health economics, author Douglas E. Hough seeks to more clearly diagnose the ills of health care today. A behavioral perspective makes sense of key contradictions—from the seemingly irrational choices that we sometimes make as patients, to the incongruous behavior of physicians, to the morass of the long-lived debate surrounding reform. With the new health care law in effect, it is more important than ever that consumers, health care industry leaders, and the policymakers who are governing change reckon with the power and sources of our behavior when it comes to health.

Healthcare Economics Made Easy

Author: Daniel Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781907904974
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First edition Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2013! Here's what the judges said: "This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads." From reviews of the first edition: "This is a clearly written and accessible introduction to health economics... This book should prove useful to all those responsible for planning and delivering health service. It is a quick read but also a useful reference for the desk.... I would commend this book as a means by which people .... can better understand both the impact of their own practice on our health economy and also appreciate the methods that are being adopted to determine clinical practice at a regional and super-regional level." Ulster Medical Journal, 2014 Healthcare Economics Made Easy, second edition, is a clear and concise text written for those working in healthcare who need to understand the basics of the subject but who do not want to wade through a specialist health economics text. This new edition builds on the success of the first edition by adding new chapters which provide a comparison across several western economies, as well as a consideration of the US healthcare system. Healthcare Economics Made Easy, second edition, will equip the reader with the necessary skills to make valid decisions based on the economic data and with the background knowledge to understand the health economics literature. This book provides insight into the economic methods that are used to promote public health policies, the techniques used for grading and valuing evidence and the statistics relied upon, without trying to re-train the reader as a health economist. If you are left bemused by terms such as QALY, health utility analysis and cost minimization analysis, then this is the book for you!

Total Cure

Author: Harold S. Luft
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674040368
Format: PDF
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Proposals to reform the health care system typically focus on either increasing private insurance or expanding government-sponsored plans. Guaranteeing that everyone is insured, however, does not create a system with the quality of care patients want, the flexibility clinicians need, and the internal dynamics to continually improve the value of health care. Luft presents a comprehensive new proposal, SecureChoice, which does all that while providing affordable health insurance for every American.

High Impact Human Capital Strategy

Author: Jack Phillips
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814436072
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traditionally, human resources has focused on recruiting good people, preparing them for assignments, motivating them to perform, and retaining them. These functions remain essential, but to be successful in turbulent times like ours, human capital strategy needs to be broader and much more far-reaching. High-Impact Human Capital Strategy examines 12 critical forces that must be considered: globalization, changes in workforce demographics, skill shortages and mismatches in labor markets, environmental matters, and more. It shows how to incorporate each into an effective overall plan, and how to translate that plan into action. You'll learn to design human capital programs that: Connect with business measures * Achieve positive ROI * Ensure critical talent is in place * Boost engagement * Address work/life balance and other social issues * Reduce the need to outsource Case studies and step-by-step guidelines help you move beyond hiring-training-benefits functions, to develop human capital strategies that deliver measurable value in the face of ongoing challenges.

India s Economic Prospects

Author: Thampy Mammen
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810232337
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This book provides a macroeconomic analysis of the Indian economy. It is a long-run study that spans the period from 1950-51 to 1992-93, encompassing the various turning points in India's economic policy and development strategies. The macroeconometric model used in the book integrates the monetary and real sectors of the economy. In order to provide theoretical underpinnings for the model, the book traces the development of macroeconomic theory including Keynesian, structuralist, and supply-side economics. The model explains the public sector's current and capital expenditures, rather than treating them as exogenous variables. A subrecursive system of prices is formulated in terms of unit cost based on the flow of factor income generated in the process of production, monetary variable, and agriculture supply factors. The model analyzes and evaluates policy changes in India, particularly since 1984. It is used to derive the appropriate mix of fiscal, monetary, and trade policies needed to generate significant economic growth in 1997-2000 in a non-inflationary environment. While fiscal and monetary discipline is vital in this regard, public-sector investment plays an important role in capital formation and economic growth.

Consumer Economics A Practical Overview

Author: Steven Dale Soderlind
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315291592
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This work focuses on the service economy, it introduces the fundamentals of markets, consumer choice, financial assessment, risk avoidance, and other topics.

American Economic Policy in the 1990s

Author: Jeffrey A. Frankel
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262561518
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An examination of U.S. economic policy in the 1990s, by leading policy makers as well as academic economists.

Health Economics Theory Insights and Industry Studies

Author: Rexford E. Santerre
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285402626
Format: PDF
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Develop with a solid understanding of the costs and benefits associated with today's health care choices using the current, comprehensive coverage found only in HEALTH ECONOMICS: THEORY, INSIGHTS, AND INDUSTRY STUDIES, 6E. Readers develop a practical, powerful knowledge of today's health care systems as the text builds upon only the core foundation of economic theory. This new edition reflects the latest updates and contemporary developments in insurance and health care reform, including a thorough update of the Nyman Theory and a new appendix covering the Grossman Model. Using a lively, inviting writing style, the book presents all topics in an easy-to-understand format with numerous real-world applications that readers can readily apply to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.