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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

Costa-Font Joan

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

ISBN:
9781108468251

125,96 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Joan CostaFont is an associate professor of the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a research fellow of IZA and CESIfo and has been Harkness Fellow at Harvard University Massachusetts and Visiting Fellow at Paris Dauphine University the University of California Los Angeles Boston College Massachusetts and the University of Oxford University amongst other universities.Provides an international unifying perspective based on the public choice tradition to explain how patientcitizens interact with political institutions to determine health policies.Provides an international unifying perspective based on the public choice tradition to explain how patientcitizens interact with their countrys political institutions to determine health policies and outcomes. This volume will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students studying health economics health policy and public policy.Provides an international unifying perspective based on the public choice tradition to explain how patientcitizens interact with their countrys political institutions to determine health policies and outcomes. This volume will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students studying health economics health policy and public policy.The healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing areas of social and public spending worldwide and it is expected to increase its government shares of GDP in the near future. Truly global in its scope this book presents a unified structured understanding of how the design of a countrys health institutions influence its healthcare activities and outcomes. Building on the public choice tradition in political economy the authors explore how patientcitizens interact with their countrys political institutions to determine the organisation of the health system. The book discusses a number of institutional influences of a health system such as federalism the nature of collective action electoral competition constitutional designs political ideologies the welfare effects of corruption and lobbying and more generally the dynamics of change. Whilst drawing on the theoretical concepts of political economy this book describes an institutiongrounded analysis of health systems in an accessible way. We hope it will appeal to both undergraduate and graduate students studying health economics health policy and public policy. More generally it can help health policy community to structure ideas about policy and institutional reform.Part I. Political incentives in healthcare systems: 1. The political design of health systems: Part II. The political contexts of health care policies: 2. The multilevel nature of health care governance: 3. Collective Action and global health care: Part III. Political institutions and health: 4. Constitutional health system design: 5. Democracy and the health of the patient citizen: 6. Political markets in health care: 7. Ideology and h

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