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Who shall live? : health, economics, and social choice / Victor R. Fuchs
Bib ID 1865196
Format BookBook
Author
Fuchs, Victor R
 
Edition Expanded ed. 
Description Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, c1998 
xxiv, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9810232012
9810241836 (paperback)
Series

Economic ideas leading to the 21st century ; vol. 3.

Summary

In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance, poverty and health, and other policy issues, including his 1996 presidential address to the American Economic Association, accompany the original 1974 text. Health professionals, policy-makers, social scientists, students and concerned citizens will all benefit from this highly readable, authoritative, and nuanced discussion of the difficult choices that lie ahead.

Full contents
  • Introduction: Health and Economics
  • Ch. 1. Problems and Choices
  • Ch. 2. Who Shall Live?
  • Ch. 3. The Physician: The Captain of the Team
  • Ch. 4. The Hospital: The House of Hope
  • Ch. 5. Drugs: The Key to Modern Medicine
  • Ch. 6. Paying for Medical Care
  • Conclusion: Health and Social Choice
  • What Every Philosopher Should Know About Health Economics
  • Poverty and Health: Asking the Right Questions
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p, 244-249) and index.

Subjects Medical economics -- United States.  |  Social medicine -- United States.  |  Medical ethics -- United States.  |  Medical policy -- United States.  |  Health planning -- United States.  |  Health care rationing -- United States.  |  Health care reform -- United States.

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