Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy

Health Economics Worldwide

Editors: Zweifel, Peter, Frech, H. E. (Eds.)

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This volume reflects both the main issues confronting health economics and the state of the art in health economics a decade before the end of the twentieth century. It contains a selection from almost 150 papers presented at the Second World Congress on Health Economics, held at the University of ZUrich, Switzerland, 10-14 September 1990. This is ten years after the last Congress (held in Leiden, The Netherlands) and more than 17 years after the Tokyo meeting organized by the International Economic Associ­ ation (which might be called the First World Congress were it not for its small size and symposium-like character). Out of the 16 papers appearing in this book, only four were invited, and they were refereed like all the others. The remaining contributions are survivors of stiff competition. However, in spite of the large sample of papers we were able to draw from, certain gaps of coverage persist. In particular, environmental impacts on health were designated as a field of priority interest in the call for papers to this Congress. Yet, not even half a dozen contribu­ tions were submitted, which is remarkable in view of the intense interest of the public in the health effects of environmental degradation, ranging from noise level to ozone concentration. Another specially designed field was the political economy of health, dealing with the behavior of policy makers when deciding about changes in the health care systems. It did not attract as many contributions as we had hoped for or expected.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Pricing and imperfections in the medical care marketplace

    Newhouse, Joseph P.

    Pages 3-22

  • How can we prevent cream skimming in a competitive health insurance market?

    Ven, Wynand P. M. M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-46

  • The impact of utilization review on costs and utilization

    Khandker, Rezaul K. (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • The normative and positive economics of minimum health benefits

    Pauly, Mark V.

    Pages 63-78

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of strategies for screening prostatic cancer

    Launois, R.

    Pages 81-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Economics Worldwide
Editors
  • Peter Zweifel
  • H. E. Frech
Series Title
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2392-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2392-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1219-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5055-5
Series ISSN
0927-4987
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 365
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