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A More Equitable and Efficient Approach to Insuring the Uninsurable

Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter argues that although concern for individuals with relatively high expected health care costs may justify significant cross-subsidization on normative grounds, it makes sense as a matter ... More


The Gordian Knot

David A. Shore and Eric D. Kupferberg

in High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195326253
eISBN:
9780199897285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the value in health care in the United States. Section 2.1 considers what we get for the dollars spent in the United States. Section 2.2 identifies the price inflators that are ... More


The Scientific Management of Life—and Death: Part I

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the application of scientific management in the medical sector in the U.S. The decline of the old fee-for-service system of health insurance has set the scene for the rise of ... More


Costs and discounting

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the other two key parameters in the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness formulae: how to measure costs and the principle of discounting. While cost calculations may sound like a ... More


Financial Threats and Self-Undermining Rhetoric

Adam Seth Levine

in American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book examines the political consequences of threats to Americans' financial well-being and in particular why they might not motivate ... More


Prevention vs. Cure: An Economist’s Perspective on the Right Balance

Louise B. Russell

in Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837373
eISBN:
9780199919499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837373.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Three questions are addressed in this chapter: Does prevention reduce medical costs? Does the U.S. spend too little on prevention? Should it spend more (and if so, on what)? Since much of the ... More


Introduction: The History, Policies, and Structures That Shape Health Care Regulation

Robert I. Field

in Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195159684
eISBN:
9780199864423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159684.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents background on the nature of health policy and the role of regulation in translating policy into action. It describes the fundamental policy goals of improving quality, enhancing ... More


Working toward Better Health and Greater Satisfaction

David A. Shore and Eric D. Kupferberg

in High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195326253
eISBN:
9780199897285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.003.0039
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how different purchasers have endeavored to hold down health-related expenses while purchasing health care access for their beneficiaries. It presents a case vignette about a ... More


The Role of Technology in Expenditure Growth in Healthcare

Amitabh Chandra and Jonathan Holmes

in The Future of Healthcare Reform In the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226254951
eISBN:
9780226255002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255002.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter presents a summary of the 2012 article “Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care” by Amitabh Chandra and Jonathan Skinner. It addresses the fact that most of the growth in ... More


The Ethics of America's Health Care Debate

Tsung-mei Cheng and Uwe E. Reinhardt (eds)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

American health policy is a paradox: it is extremely generous—as reflected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—yet neglects hard-working, low-income families such as those of poorly paid ... More


Palliative care in hospitals

Amy S. Kelley, Daniel J. Fischberg, and R. Sean Morrison

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0060
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses hospital-based palliative care programmes. There are rapid advances in medical therapies and, partly as a result, meeting the care needs of patients in palliative care is ... More


Institutional Discussion Guide on Resource Allocation and the Cost of Care

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Health care institutions grapple with the moral as well as the fiscal dimensions of resource allocation and health care cost. This section aims to help clinicians, administrators, trustees, and ... More


Discussion

Amy Finkelstein, Kenneth J. Arrow, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter presents the discussion between the audience members and the lecturer Amy Finkelstein, and commentators Kenneth J. Arrow and Joseph E. Stiglitz. The audience members initially raised a ... More


Introduction

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/9780226903248.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book investigates the structural characteristics of the health care systems in Japan and United States, the economic incentives underlying the systems, and how they operate in practice. The ... More


An Increased Threat of Lawsuits and Higher Premiums: The Consequences

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents evidence on two of the five myths of medical malpractice listed in Chapter 1. It first addresses the myth that only “good” doctors are sued, showing that both high- and ... More


The Sources of Cost Difference in Health Insurance Plans: A Decomposition Analysis

Matthew Eichner, Mark McClellan, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Almost two-thirds of Americans under age sixty-five are covered by employer insurance plans. Like Medicare costs, employer medical costs have also risen quickly in recent years, and in many respects, ... More


The Distribution of Public Spending for Health Care in the United States on the Eve of Health Reform

Didem Bernard, Thomas Selden, and Yuriy Pylypchuk

in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226530857
eISBN:
9780226530994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530994.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

US health care spending in 2012 totaled $2.8 trillion or 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. Given the magnitude of health care spending, the large public sector role in health care, and the ... 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


Performing Closeness, Negotiating Family Relations, and the Cost of Cancer

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the costs (medical costs, banquets and mourning costs) incurred by the cancer sufferer's nuclear and extended families in dealing with the illness by comparing Gandie's case ... 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


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