© 1998

Health, the Medical Profession, and Regulation

  • Peter Zweifel

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jes Søgaard, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen
      Pages 51-74
    3. Gun Sundberg
      Pages 95-112
    4. Ulf-G Gerdtham, Bengt Jönsson, Maitland MacFarlan, Howard Oxley
      Pages 113-134
  3. The Medical Profession

  4. Regulation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About this book


Health, The Medical Profession, and Regulation presents new evidence concerning health and the environment, inequality of health in many countries, and the compatibility of different quality of life measurements, along with new solutions to problems of health policy. The book is grouped into three sections. Section I, comprising six papers, looks into the determinants of people's health. Section II consists of three papers and deals with the supply side of the market for health care services. Finally, Section III contains three contributions devoted to health regulation. The intended market for this volume includes, but is not limited to, health economists, policy makers, insurers, and governmental advisors who need to stay abreast of the latest developments in health services research worldwide.


competition economics efficiency health health care health policy hospital quality of life regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Zweifel
    • 1
  1. 1.Socioeconomic InstituteUniversity of ZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Health, the Medical Profession, and Regulation
  • Editors Peter Zweifel
  • Series Title Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8101-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7601-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5681-7
  • Series ISSN 0927-4987
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 263
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microeconomics
    Finance, general
    Industrial Organization
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