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The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition


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Contents: Introduction Andrew M. Jones POPULATION HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS PART I: POPULATION HEALTH 1. Understanding the Relationship between Macroeconomic Conditions and Health Christopher J. Ruhm 2. The Dynamics of Health Andrew M. Jones, Nigel Rice and Paul Contoyannis 3. Health and Work of Older Workers Maarten Lindeboom 4. Using Observational Data to Identify the Causal Effects of Health-related Behaviour M. Christopher Auld 5. Economics of Public Health Interventions for Children in Developing Countries David Bishai, Divya Nair and Taghreed Adam 6. Health Behaviours Among Young People Don Kenkel 7. Economics of Obesity Peter J. Huckfeldt, Darius N. Lakdawalla and Tomas J. Philipson 8. Illicit Drugs and Drug-related Crime Jody L. Sindelar and Todd Olmstead PART II: HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND DEMAND 9. The Value of Health Insurance John A. Nyman 10. Incentive and Selection Effects in Health Insurance Pierre-Yves Geoffard 11. Prescription Drug Insurance and Reimbursement Paul Grootendorst 12. The Economics of Social Health Insurance Peter Zweifel and Friedrich Breyer 13. Competition and Health Plan Choice Bryan Dowd and Roger Feldman 14. Empirical Models of Health Care Use Partha Deb and Pravin K. Trivedi 15. Unofficial Payments in Low- and Middle-income Countries Tim Ensor and Robin Thompson 16. Trade in Health Services: Current Challenges and Future Prospects of Globalization Richard Smith PART III: EQUITY IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE 17. Decomposition of Inequalities in Health and Health Care Owen O'Donnell, Eddy van Doorslaer and Adam Wagstaff 18. Economic Studies of Equity in the Consumption of Health Care Hugh Gravelle, Stephen Morris and Matt Sutton 19. Equity in Health and Health Care Systems in Asia Ravindra Rannan-Eliya and Aparnaa Somanathan PART IV: ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE MARKETS 20. Hospital Competition and Patient Choice in Publicly Funded Health Care Richard Cookson and Diane Dawson 21. Models of Negotiation and Bargaining in Health Care Pedro Pita Barros and Xavier Martinez-Giralt 22. Contracts, Information and Incentives in Health Care Martin Chalkley 23. Contracting-out Health Service Provision in Resource- and Information-poor Settings Natasha Palmer and Anne Mills 24. Waiting Times and Waiting Lists Luigi Siciliani and Tor Iversen PART V: PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT, INCENTIVES AND BEHAVIOUR 25. The Physician as the Patient's Agent Thomas Rice 26. Capitation and Incentives in Primary Care Tor Iversen and Hilde Luras 27. Optimal Risk Adjustment Jacob Glazer and Thomas G. McGuire 28. The Role of Economic Incentives in Improving the Quality of Mental Health Care Susan L. Ettner, Michael Schoenbaum and Jessica A. Williams 29. Nursing Home Quality of Care David C. Grabowski and Edward C. Norton 30. Informal Care David C. Grabowski, Edward C. Norton and Courtney H. Van Houtven 31. Direct to Consumer Advertising for Pharmaceuticals: Research Amid the Controversy W. David Bradford and Andrew N. Kleit PART VI: ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS 32. Concepts and Challenges in Measuring the Performance of Health Care Organizations Peter C. Smith and Andrew Street 33. The Use of Performance Measures in Health Care Systems Carol Propper and Deborah Wilson 34. Productivity Analysis in Health Care James F. Burgess Jr EVALUATION OF HEALTH CARE PART VII: MEASURING BENEFITS 35. Conceptual Foundations for Health Utility Measurement Han Bleichrodt and Jose Luis Pinto 36. The Multi-attribute Utility Approach to Assessing Health-related Quality of Life David Feeny 37. Methods for Developing Preference-based Measures of Health John Brazier, Jennifer Roberts and Donna Rowen 38. Distributional Judgements in the Context of Economic Evaluation Aki Tsuchiya 39. The Capability Approach: An Alternative Evaluation Paradigm for Health Economics? Richard Smith, Paula Lorgelly, Hareth Al-Janabi, Sridhar Venkatapuram and Joanna Coast 40. Contingent Valuation in Health Care Cam Donaldson, Helen Mason and Phil Shackley 41. Using Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics Mandy Ryan, Karen Gerard and Gillian Currie 42. Design of Choice Experiments in Health Economics Leonie Burgess, Deborah J. Street, Rosalie Viney and Jordan Louviere PART VIII: MEASURING COSTS AND STATISTICAL ISSUES 43. Estimating Costs for Economic Evaluation Maria Raikou and Alistair McGuire 44. Dealing with Skewed Data on Costs and Expenditures Willard Manning 45. Future Costs in Medical Cost-effectiveness Analysis David Meltzer 46. Selection Bias in Observational Data Daniel Polsky and Anirban Basu PART IX: ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND DECISION MAKING 47. Decision Rules for Incremental Cost-effectiveness Analysis Milton C. Weinstein 48. Generalized Cost-effectiveness Analysis: Principles and Practice David B. Evans, Dan Chisholm and Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer 49. Decision Rules in Economic Evaluation Revisited Stephen Birch and Amiram Gafni 50. Statistical Methods for Cost-effectiveness Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials Andrew Briggs 51. Decision-making with Uncertainty: The Value of Information Karl Claxton, Elisabeth Fenwick and Mark J. Sculpher 52. Moving Beyond Mean-based Evaluation of Health Care David J. Vanness and John Mullahy 53. Priority Setting Methods in Health Services Stuart J. Peacock and Craig Mitton 54. Economic Evaluation and Decision-makers Michael Drummond Index

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Edited by Andrew M. Jones, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York, UK


'The Elgar Companion to Health Economics is a comprehensive and accessible look at the field, as seen by its leading figures.' -- Joseph Newhouse, Harvard Medical School, US
Acclaim for the first edition:
'This Companion is a timely addition. . . It contains 50 chapters, from 90 contributors around the world, on the topical and policy-relevant aspects of health economics. . . there is a balanced coverage of theoretical and empirical materials, and conceptual and practical issues. . . I have found the Companion very useful.' -- Sukhan Jackson, Economic Analysis and Policy
'This encyclopedic work provides interested readers with an authoritative and comprehensive overview of many, if not all, of the current research issues in health economics. Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above.' -- R.M. Mullner, Choice

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