Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Markets and Market Failure in Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 3-11
    3. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 12-25
    4. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 26-48
  3. Health Care Systems and Their Objectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 51-67
    3. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 68-84
  4. A Review of Empirical Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 87-100
    3. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 101-115
    4. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 116-142
    5. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 143-164
  5. Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 167-182
    3. Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard
      Pages 183-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 190-217

About this book

Introduction

No two health care systems are alike yet there are many questions common to all. What is a market and how do markets work? Why do markets for health care fail so badly when left free of government intervention? If (or rather, when) governments do intervene in health care, what should be their objectives and what form should intervention take? What is the balance between efficiency and equity? Several types of systems exist along with different mechanisms within systems. These are comprehensively reviewed with an eye to their success as well as challenges for the future to both health care systems and health economics research.

Keywords

care economics efficiency eye funding hand health health care health care system health economics hospital intervention reforms research

Authors and affiliations

  • Cam Donaldson
    • 1
  • Karen Gerard
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Health Economics Research Unit, Department of Public HealthUniversity of AberdeenUK
  2. 2.Division of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of Newcastle-upon-TyneUK
  3. 3.formerly Health Economics Research UnitUniversity of AberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22512-5
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-53870-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22512-5
  • About this book
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