Health Care Costs: Policies, Economics and Outcomes

Brandon Hill

Series: Health Care in Transition
BISAC: LAW046000

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Rising health care cost is a major concern for health policy makers since the 1960s. Statistical analysis of medical cost data is becoming increasingly important with heightened interests in containing healthcare cost. In order to better understand the factors associated with the growth in medical expenditures, it is important to study the longitudinal history of medical care cost data.

The research provided in Chapter One of this book is important for developing several new methods to enhance our understanding of how and why health care expenditures may change over time for an individual. It provides an excellent discussion of the contemporary issues in modeling medical costs, as well as new statistical models which are being developed for solving ongoing problems. Chapter Two and Chapter Three review the application of the da Vinci surgical system in general surgery, and discusses a cost analysis of the da Vinci robot in gynecological operations.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
Innovative Analytical Methods for Longitudinal Medical Cost Data: Translating Research to Inform Policy and Practice
(Lei Liu, Ya-Chen Tina Shih and Melford J. Henderson, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL, USA, and others)

Chapter 2
Application of da Vinci® Robot in General Surgery: A Cost Assessment
(Ioannis D. Gkegkes and Christos Iavazzo, First Department of Surgery, General Hospital of Attica "KAT", Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter 3
Cost Analysis of da Vinci® Robot Application in Gynecological Operations
(Christos Iavazzo, Ioannis D. Gkegkes, Gynaecological Oncology Department, Christie Hospital Manchester, United Kingdom, and others)

Bibliography

Index

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