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The Elgar Companion To Health Economics, Second Edition

Andrew M. Jones

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

2012 640 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 267 3
2013 Paperback 978 0 85793 766 7
ebook isbn 978 0 85793 813 8

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‘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

Contents
Contributors: T. Adam, H. Al-Janabi, M.C. Auld, P.P. Barros, A. Basu, S. Birch, D. Bishai, H. Bleichrodt, W.D. Bradford, J. Brazier, F. Breyer, A. Briggs, J.F. Burgess Jr, L. Burgess, M. Chalkley, D. Chisholm, K. Claxton, J. Coast, P. Contoyannis, R. Cookson, G. Currie, D. Dawson, P. Deb, C. Donaldson, B. Dowd, M. Drummond, T.T.-T. Ensor, S.L. Ettner, D.B. Evans, D. Feeny, R. Feldman, E. Fenwick, A. Gafni, P.-Y. Geoffard, K. Gerard, J. Glazer, D.C. Grabowski, H. Gravelle, P. Grootendorst, P.J. Huckfeldt, T. Iversen, A.M. Jones, D. Kenkel, A.N. Kleit, D.N. Lakdawalla, M. Lindeboom, P. Lorgelly, J. Louviere, H. Lurås, W. Manning, X. Martinez-Giralt, H. Mason, A. McGuire, T.G. McGuire, D. Meltzer, A. Mills, C. Mitton, S. Morris, J. Mullahy, D. Nair, E.C. Norton, J.A. Nyman, O. O’Donnell, T. Olmstead, N. Palmer, S.J. Peacock, T.J. Philipson, J.L. Pinto, D. Polsky, C. Propper, M. Raikou, R. Rannan-Eliya, N. Rice, T. Rice, J. Roberts, D. Rowen, C.J. Ruhm, M. Ryan, M. Schoenbaum, M.J. Sculpher, P. Shackley, L. Siciliani, J.L. Sindelar, P.C. Smith, R. Smith, A. Somanathan, A. Street, D.J. Street, M. Sutton, R. Thompson, P.K. Trivedi, A. Tsuchiya, E. van Doorslaer, C.H. Van Houtven, D.J. Vanness, S. Venkatapuram, R. Viney, A. Wagstaff, M.C. Weinstein, J.A. Williams, D. Wilson, P. Zweifel

Further information

‘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

This comprehensive collection brings together more than 50 contributions from some of the most influential researchers in health economics. It authoritatively covers theoretical and empirical issues in health economics, with a balanced range of material on equity and efficiency in health care systems, health technology assessment and issues of concern for developing countries. This thoroughly revised second edition is expanded to include four new chapters, while all existing chapters have been extensively updated.

The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition intends to take an audience of advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers to the current frontier of research by providing concise and readable introductions to key topics.

Full table of contents

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 Lurås

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

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