Part I: Basic Economics Tools. Introduction Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics Statistical Tools for Health Economics Economic Efficiency and Cost Benefit Analysis. Chapter I Introduction. The Relevance of Health Economics
Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics
Statistical Tools for Health Economics
Economic Efficiency and Cost Benefit Analysis
=> Is care costlier, higher quality or more simply being consumed in the US?
The choice of a health care treatment seems purely medical to many people, but physicians are also increasingly sensitive to the economic side of the patient-physician relationship
The emergency medical need does not fit in the these economic analysis.
An example: Does price matter? (Figure 1.2)
The negative sloping curve means that people consuming more care as the care becoming less costly to the consumer in terms of dollars paid out-of-pocket
Managed care has profoundly influenced the US health system. Analysts use economic models to predict its impact on health care spending.