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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 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


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


What We Know and Don’t Know about the Effects of Cost Sharing on the Demand for Medical Care—and So What?

Joseph P. Newhouse and Anna D. Sinaiko

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on the effects of cost sharing on the demand for medical care based on the results of the Rand Health Insurance Experiment (HIE) conducted in the 1970s and 1980s to investigate ... 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


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