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Health Policy : Choice, Equality and Cost (Hardcover) (David Reisman)

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This volume considers the role of collective action in health policy and how the State, market, and citizens work together in addressing healthcare needs. The author argues that healthcare has unique properties that make it different from other commodities and that choice, equality, and cost are key issues. He discusses the balances between the patient, practitioner, and public opinion; the disparities in outcome indicators and access to care; and the rise in prices and quantities. He addresses the definitions of outcomes, inputs, and the production function; the roles of consumers, producers, and the community; the business economics of third-party reimbursement; the role of equity and equality, the right to health, and inequality; narrowing the gap and equalizing care; and cost containment. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 371
Genre: Medical, Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Health Policy, Public Policy / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Author: David Reisman
Language: English
Street Date: March 29, 2016
TCIN: 50814906
UPC: 9781785365201
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-5289
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