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Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues

Ernst R. Berndt, David M. Cutler, Richard G. Frank, Zvi Griliches, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Jack E. Triplett

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The measurement of the output of the medical care system is necessary to assess the productivity levels and growth of a country's economy and medical care system. Medical price indexes have uses ... More


Pricing Heart Attack Treatments

David M. Cutler, Mark McClellan, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Dahlia Remler

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines price indexes for medical care, focusing on heart attacks (acute myocardial infarction). It first describes several conceptual issues related to medical care price indexes and ... More


Medical Interests and Priorities

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains the differing engagement of the medical associations with abortion politics by focusing on the ways in which they constructed their “interests” and priorities in the context of ... More


Medical Care in the Consumer Price Index

Ina Kay Ford and Daniel H. Ginsburg

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The medical care component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is evolving into a more comprehensive measure of household medical expense price movement in the economy. The personal consumption ... More


Treatment Price Indexes for Acute Phase Major Depression

Ernst R. Berndt, Susan H. Busch, and Richard G. Frank

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Much has been written in the last decade on broad trends in medical care spending in the United States. Although the most recent evidence is somewhat ambiguous, the apparent slowdown in the rate of ... More


Evaluating Japan's Health Care Reform of the 1990s and Its Efforts to Cope with Population Aging

Naohiro Yashiro, Reiko Suzuki, and Wataru Suzuki

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the basic structure of the Japanese medical care system, primarily addressing recent policy issues. It is observed that various policy reforms introduced in the 1990s did not ... More


The U.S. Medical Care System for the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter investigates the structure of the American medical care system, especially the system of care for the elderly. It concentrates on three sets of interactions: coverage rules (how people ... More


Medical Care Output and Productivity

David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

With the United States and other developed nations spending as much as 14 percent of their GDP on medical care, economists and policy analysts are asking what these countries are getting in return. ... More


An International Look at the Medical Care Financing Problem

David M. Cutler

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter emphasizes that, as populations age and medical spending rises, medical systems will account for an increasing part of economic activity. It is noted that demographic change will present ... More


The Effects of Demographic Change on Health and Medical Expenditures: A Simulation Analysis

Satoshi Nakanishi and Noriyoshi Nakayama

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the impact of the aging Japanese population on the health sector and on the economy as a whole. It focuses on (a) the effect of population aging on future medical care costs; ... More


How Well Are Social Security Recipients Protected from Inflation?

Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Nataraj Slavov

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines how well Social Security recipients are protected from inflation, shows that Social Security benefits may not be as safe from inflation as is commonly believed. Because ... More


Introduction

David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Measuring the output of the medical sector has been a long-standing policy concern. With the United States and other developed countries spending so much on medical care (7–14 percent of GDP), health ... More


Developing a Framework for Decomposing Medical-Care Expenditure Growth: Exploring Issues of Representativeness

Abe Dunn, Eli Liebman, and Adam Hale Shapiro

in Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Medical care expenditures have been rising rapidly over time and in 2009 health care accounted for 17.9 percent of GDP, but there are many areas where we have an incomplete understanding of spending ... More


Rehabilitating the Industrial Army

in War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the rehabilitation of the industrial army. Legislation that passed during the Great War for the disabled soldier was a crucial steppingstone in making rehabilitation available ... More


Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

It has been close to six decades since Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA and more than ten years since the human genome was decoded. Today, through the collection and analysis of a ... More


Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Americans are living longer—and staying healthier longer—than ever before. Despite the rapid disappearance of pensions and health care benefits for retirees, older people are healthier and better off ... More


Sickness

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

One of the problems faced by the Charleston Orphan House and its residents was health. Situated on the northern edge of a city characterized by unhealthful conditions, the orphanage witnessed the ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise (ed.)

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book confirms previous findings that households typically do not withdraw equity from housing to finance general consumption, but such withdrawal is more likely when a spouse dies or enters a ... More


Introduction: An American Perspective

Martin Feldstein

in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241081
eISBN:
9780226241913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The provision of adequate retirement income and appropriate medical care for the aged is one of the biggest social problems faced by industrial countries. This chapter begins by presenting the ... More


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