With over 100 pages of new and updated information, this edition provides a comprehensive view of the economic forces that shape change in today's healthcare delivery system. In addition to updated information throughout the text, this latest edition includes several new chapters that discuss the Internet's effect on healthcare, behavioral differences between non-profit and investor-owned hospitals, how to design a Medicare prescription benefit, and the availability of cheaper drugs overseas.
Students need not have a background in economics to understand this text
Discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter
Paul Feldstein is a widely recognized expert on health policy and economics