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Essentials of Health Economics

Essentials of Health Economics (2009)
by Diane Dewar

School of Public Health Associate Professor Diane Dewar's Essentials of Health Economics offers an overview of health economic issues that examines the link between economic methods and public health policy. Dewar's topic is popular at a time when an uninsured patient can slip on ice and wind up with a $35,000 bill for back surgery. Dewar writes about the specifics of the health care markets, how to evaluate health care services, and health care reform.