Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice (Expanded Edition)

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April 1998



In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance, poverty and health, and other policy issues, including his 1996 presidential address to the American Economic Association, accompany the original 1974 text.Health professionals, policy makers, social scientists, students and concerned citizens will all benefit from this highly readable, authoritative, and nuanced discussion of the difficult choices that lie ahead.


Problems and choices; who shall live?; the physician - the captain of the team; the hospital - the house of hope; drugs - the key to modern medicine; paying for medical carel health and social choice; what every philosopher should know about health economics; poverty and health - asking the right questions; from Bismarck to Woodcock - the "irrational" pursuit of national health insurance; national health insurance revisited; the Clinton plan - a researcher examines reform; economics, values and health care reform.
EAN: 9789810232016
ISBN: 9810232012
Untertitel: 'Economic Ideas Leading to the'. Expanded. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1998
Seitenanzahl: 278 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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