Health Care Costs: Causes, Effects and Control

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Bernice R. Hofmann (Editor)

Series: Health Care Issues, Costs and Access

It is difficult to find an area of such unyielding cost increases as health care except perhaps energy costs. These costs and the underlying health care systems continue to constitute major issues around the world. This new book tackles these tough issues head on from multiple perspectives around the world.

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Chapter 0 – HEALTH TECHNOLOGY: MORAL HAZARD, INEFFICIENCIES, AND SOLUTIONS pp. 3-7
Authors / Editors: (Read G. Pierce, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Univ. of California, San Francisco, Kevin J. Bozic, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Philip R. Lee, Institute for Health Policy Studies, Univ. of California, San Francisco)

Chapter 0 – THE FUTURE OF HEALTH-CARE QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES pp. 9-16
Authors / Editors: (Brandon Roberts, Premier Insights, Inc. Canton,MS,USA)

Chapter 0 – THE ELASTICITY OF PHYSICIAN SUPPLY AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES pp. 19-31
Authors / Editors: (Brandon Roberts, Premier Insights, Inc. and Euel Elliott, University of Texas at Dallas)
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Chapter 0 – HOW DO THE DRUG ADS AND OTHER FACTORS AFFECT THE WAY DENTISTS PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS AND HAS PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE INCREASED THE OVERALL COST OF HEALTH CARE? pp. 33-37
Authors / Editors: (Kim L. Capehart, University of Phoenix)

Chapter 0 – THE AFFECTS OF CONTEMPORARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ON HEALTHCARE AND DENTISTRY pp. 39-42
Authors / Editors: (Kim L. Capehart, University of Phoenix)

Chapter 0 – AMERICA’S WEIGHTIEST HEALTH ISSUE: NOT OBESITY, BUT BLOATED HEALTH CARE EXPENSES pp. 43-48
Authors / Editors: (George Everett, Orlando, Florida)

Chapter 1 – ANALYSIS OF THE NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED FOR FULL-TIME CARE BEFORE DEATH AND THE COST OF CARE IN THE LAST MONTH OF LIFE AMONG THE CHINESE ELDERLY pp. 51-79
Authors / Editors: (Danan Gu, Medical Center, Duke Univ., Durham, NC, Donghui Gu, Dept. of Social Work, Fudan Univ., Shanghai, Jie Zhou, Beixinjing Community Center for Health Service, Changning District, Shanghai)

Chapter 2 – COSTING OF PRIMARY CARE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HOW MUCH HEALTH CAN WE BUY FOR A FEW DOLLARS? pp. 81-99
Authors / Editors: (Steffen Flessa, Univ. of Greifswald, Faculty of Law and Economics, Dept. of Health Care Management, Greifswald, Germany, Paul Marschall, Univ. of Greifswald, Faculty of Law and Economics, Dept. of Health Care Management, Greifswald, Germany)

Chapter 3 – TRUE COST OF TRANSFUSION AND MEASURES TO TAME IT pp. 101-119
Authors / Editors: (Aryeh Shander, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Axel Hoffman, Engelwood Hospital and Medical Center, USA)

Chapter 4 – SYNTHESIS OF “STATISTICAL INNOVATIONS FOR COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS” TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO POLICY AND PRACTICE (TRIPP) pp. 121-151
Authors / Editors: (Melford J. Henderson, CFACT, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Division of Socio-Economic Research, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Rockville, MD)

Chapter 5 – COSTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHANGES IN CHRONIC DISEASES IN MEXICO pp. 153-169
Authors / Editors: (Armando Arredondo, Center for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health, Emanuel Orozco, Center for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health, Edson Servan, Center for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health)

Chapter 6 – DEFICIT AND HEALTH REFORM – TWO DIFFERENT PHENOMENA? pp. 171-194
Authors / Editors: (Z. Darmopilova, Z. Zigova, Masaryk University, Brno,Czeck Republic)

Chapter 7 – SCREENING COLONOSCOPY IN GERMANY. A COST-SAVING ANALYSIS pp. 195-208
Authors / Editors: Andreas Sieg, and Hermann B(Andreas Sieg, Gastroenterology, Heidelberg, Univ. of Heidelberg, Hermann Brenner, Div. of Clin. Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany)

Chapter 8 – COSTS OF ALCOHOL MISUSE IN ENGLAND pp. 209-225
Authors / Editors: (Abiodun Olukoga, Graham Lister, Richard Fordham, Miranda Mugford, Edward Wilson and Dominic McVey, School of Medicine, Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and others)

Chapter 9 – A FULLY BAYESIAN COST–EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS USING CONDITIONALLY SPECIFIED PRIOR DISTRIBUTIONS pp. 227-241
Authors / Editors: (M. Martel, M.A. Negrin, F.J. Vazquez-Polo, Dept. of Quantitative Methods, Univ. of Las Palmas de G.C., Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Chapter 10 – MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND THE OLDER PERSON pp. 243-255
Authors / Editors: (Maggi Banning, Senior Lecturer Brunel Univ., School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Mary Seacole Building, Uxbridge)

Chapter 11 – TRAINING NEEDS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS IN ENGLAND AND IN POLAND pp. 257-281 )
Authors / Editors: (Joanna Kosmala-Anderson, Health & Lifestyles Interventions Research Centre, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK, Louise Wallace, Health & Lifestyles Interventions Research Centre, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK, Susan Law, Dept. of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK, Orla Dunn, Dept. of Psychology, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK

Chapter 12 – THE DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) ENABLED INPATIENT SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM pp. 283-307
Authors / Editors: (Chuan-Jun Su, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management, Yuan Ze Univ., Chung-Li, Taiwan, Ta-Wei Chu, National Defense Medical Center Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Armed Forces Tao-Yuan General Hospital, Taiwan)

Chapter 13 – A NOTE ON ESTIMATING A MEAN COST OF HOSPITAL STAY WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION pp. 309-317
Authors / Editors: (Isabella Locatelli and Alfio Marazzi, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Centre Hospitalier Univ. Vaudois and Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland)

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