Econometrics of Health Care

  • G. Duru
  • J. H. P. Paelinck

Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Supply and demand

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Wynand P. M. M. van de Ven, Evelien M. Hooijmans
      Pages 19-29
    3. Guy Carrin, Jaak van Dael
      Pages 59-78
    4. John R. Roy, Miles Anderson
      Pages 79-94
  4. Functioning: cost and financing

  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. J.-P. Auray, G. Duru, M. Terrenoire, D. Tounissoux, A. Zighed
      Pages 227-235
    3. Manas Chatterji, Jean H. P. Paelinck
      Pages 237-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 250-250

About this book


Econometrics of Health Care - which we have sometimes called 'medico­ metrics' - is a field in full expansion. The reasons are numerous: our knowl­ edge of quantitative relations in the field of health econometrics is far from being perfect, a large number of analytical difficulties - combining medical (latent factors, e. g. ) and economic facts (spatial behaviour, e. g. ) are faced by the research worker, medical and pharmaceutical techniques change rapidly, medical costs rocket more than proportionally with available resources, of being tightened. medical budgets are in the process So it is not surprising that the practice of 'hygieconometrics' - to produce a neologism - is more and more included in the programmes of econometri­ cians. The Applied Econometrics Association has devoted to the topic two symposia in less than three years (Lyons, February 1983; Rotterdam, December 1985), without experiencing any difficulties in getting valuable papers: on econometrics of risks and medical insurance, on the measurement of health status and of efficiency of medical techniques, on general models allowing simulation. These were the themes for the second meeting, but other aspects of medical-economic problems had presented themselves already to the analyst: medical decision making and its consequences, the behaviour of the actors - patients and physicians -, regional medicometrics and what not: some of them have been covered by the first meeting. Finally, in July 1988 took place in Lyons the Fourth International Conference on System Science in Health Care; it should not be astonishing .


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Duru
    • 1
  • J. H. P. Paelinck
    • 2
  1. 1.LyonsUK
  2. 2.RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7420-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2051-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-5811
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