Theories, Insights, and Industry Studies
REXFORD E. SANTERRE
Professor of Finance and Healthcare Management Programs in Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies Department of Finance School of Business University of Connecticut
STEPHEN P. NEUN
Professor of Economics Dean of Academic Affairs Anna Maria College
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Lecture Health economics - Chapter 2: Health, medical care, and medical spending. This chapter presents the following content: An economic model of utility, health, and medical care, measuring health status, empirical evidence on health production, health care expenditures.
Lecture Health economics - Chapter 7: Market structure in the healthcare industry. This chapter presents the following content: Defining perfect competition; the market structure continuum; monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, the market for organs.
Lecture Health economics - Chapter 8: The physician market (Part 1). This chapter presents the following content: Physician market structure, conduct in the physician market, physician market performance, physician practice management companies.
Lecture Health economics - Chapter 12: The pharmaceutical industry (Part 2). This chapter presents the following content: Pharmaceutical industry conduct, pricing behavior, promotion strategies, Are DTC ads reaching consumers? Ads are read and acted upon, misconceptions abound,...
Lecture Health economics - Chapter 15: Medicaid. This chapter presents the following content: Coverage and financing, current challenges, medicaid financing, state variations, medicaid & the nursing home market, was the expansion worth it?
Because resources are limited, health economists are concerned with determining what medical services to produce, how they should be produced, and who should receive them. As we will see in this lecture, the tools of economics can be applied to the health care sector to derive valuable insights about our health care system.
This chapter presents the following content: Theoretical derivation of the demand curve for medical services, economic and noneconomic variables that influence demand, elasticities, the impact of health insurance on demand.
This chapter presents the following content: Empirical estimates of demand from the literature, practice problems, the RAND health insurance experiment, example: interpreting results from a regression on abortion demand.
Chapter 13 - Government regulation and intervention (Part 1). This chapter presents the following content: Introduction, criteria for perfect competition, types of government intervention, public goods, externalities, smokers also impose health care costs on nonsmokers,...
Antoñanzas and Rodríguez-Ibeas Health Economics Review 2011, 1:4 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/4
Healthy vs. unhealthy food: a strategic choice for firms and consumers
Fernando Antoñanzas* and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas
Abstract In this paper, we carry out a theoretical analysis of the strategic choice made by firms regarding the type of food they market when they face consumers who care about the healthy/unhealthy attributes of the product but incur in emotional/health costs when the food they consume has unhealthy attributes.
Schoder and Zweifel Health Economics Review 2011, 1:2 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/2
Flat-of-the-curve medicine: a new perspective on the production of health
Johannes Schoder* and Peter Zweifel
Abstract Health economists have studied the determinants of the expected value of health status as a function of medical and non-medical inputs, often finding small marginal effects of the former. However, medical inputs may have an additional benefit in the form of a reduced variability of health status.
Hodek et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:6 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/6
Measuring economic consequences of preterm birth - Methodological recommendations for the evaluation of personal burden on children and their caregivers
Jan-Marc Hodek1, J-Matthias von der Schulenburg2 and Thomas Mittendorf3*
Abstract This study aims to identify the impact of a preterm birth on financial and emotional burden from the families’ perspective.
Kifmann and Scheuer Health Economics Review 2011, 1:14 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/14
Balance billing: the patients’ perspective
Mathias Kifmann1* and Florian Scheuer2
Abstract We study the effects of ‘balance billing’, i.e., allowing physicians to charge a fee from patients in addition to the fee paid by Medicare. First, we show that on pure efficiency grounds the optimal Medicare fee under balance billing is zero. An active Medicare policy thus can only be justified when distributional concerns are accounted for.
Plagemann et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:1 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/1
Considerations about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of therapies in the treatment of hyperphosphataemia
Thomas Plagemann1, Anne Prenzler2* and Thomas Mittendorf1
Abstract Because of an elevated serum phosphate level, patients who suffer from chronic kidney failure frequently tend to have cardiovascular calcification and are therefore exposed to a higher probability of a fatal event. Phosphate binders are able to reduce these negative effects.
Veisten et al. Health Economics Review 2011, 1:3 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/3
Cycling and walking for transport: Estimating net health effects from comparison of different transport mode users’ self-reported physical activity
Knut Veisten*, Stefan Flügel, Farideh Ramjerdi and Harald Minken
Background: There is comprehensive evidence of the positive health effects of physical activity, and transport authorities can enable this by developing infrastructure for cycling and walking.