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Week 6 Resources

  • Essentials of Health Economics

Dewar, D. M. (2017). Essentials of health economics (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Part V: Evaluating the Healthcare System: 109. Chapter 14, Economic Evaluation Methods, pages 111-112 and 116-120. Chapter 15, Comparing Healthcare Systems, pages 123-131. Chapter 16, International Healthcare Systems and Reforms, pages 133-138

  • Economics of Health and Medical Care

Hicks, L.L. (2021) Economics of health and medical care (7th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Part III, Evaluative Economics, pages 215-216. Chapter 12, Economic Evaluation of Health Services, pages, 217-234. Chapter 13, Value Judgments and Economic Evaluation, pages, 235-251

To access the Redshelf book, click on the book link located in the Getting Started module or the Bookslef link on the top navigation bar of the course. 

Porter, M. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 78-93. 

In this article, Dr. Porter presents his theory of market strategy based on identifying barriers to entry and competitors.

Optional Resources

Ellis, R. P., Martins, B., & Zhu, W. (2017). Health care demand elasticities by type of service. Journal of Health Economics, 55, 232-243. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2017.07.007

This is an excellent primer for recognizing the power of the elasticity model.

Karaca-Mandic, P., Town, R.J., & Wilcock, A. (2017). The effect of physician and hospital market structure on medical technology diffusion. Health Services Research, 52(12), 579-598. 

This article suggests that the adoption and diffusion of technology is more a function of competition than market structure.

Moore, K. D., & Coddington, D. C. (2015). Market-driven health care and the affordable care act. Healthcare Financial Management, 69(8), 90-92 

This article includes a commentary on the ACA’s impact on insurance marketplaces offering levels of care and increased coverage.