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Benefits in Medical Care Programs

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HARDCOVER

$81.50 • £65.95 • €73.50

ISBN 9780674065802

Publication Date: 01/01/1976

Short

432 pages

World

  • I. Some General Considerations
    • 1. Introduction and Background
      • Introduction
      • Background
        • Social Mandate and Objectives
        • Need, Use of Service, and Unmet Need
        • Aspects of the Medical Care Process
        • Interrelationships among Health Services
        • The Definition of a Health Service
  • II. Effects of Providing Benefits
    • 2. Use of Service
      • Theoretical Consideration
        • Short-run Effects
        • Long-run Effects
        • Normative Concerns
      • Empirical Observations
        • Price-Elasticity of Demand
        • Use of Service by Insured and Uninsured
        • Effects of Introducing Insurance
      • Policy Implications
      • Implications for Action and Implementation
        • Deductibles and Copayments
    • 3. Substitution of Services
      • Introduction
      • Theoretical Considerations
      • Empirical Observations
        • Outpatient Diagnostic Services and Hospital Use in Unorganized Settings
        • Outpatient Physician Care and Hospital Use in Unorganized Settings
        • Outpatient Physician Care and Hospital Use in Organized Settings
        • Home Care and Hospital Use in Organized Settings
        • Extended Care and Hospital Use in Organized Settings
        • Outpatient Psychiatric Care and Other Care in Organized Settings
      • Summary of Findings and Policy Implications
    • 4. Prices
      • Theoretical Considerations
        • Varieties of Price
        • Effects of Benefits on Prices
        • Factors Influencing Price Response
      • Empirical Observations
        • Recent Trends in Prices
        • Relationships of Price to State Characteristics
        • Possible Effects of Medicare and Medicaid
      • Summary of Findings and Policy Implications
        • Summary of Findings
        • Some Consequences
        • Some Implications for Action
    • 5. Redistribution
      • General Considerations
      • Empirical Observations
        • Medicare and Medicaid
        • Voluntary Health Insurance
      • Policy and Action Implications
        • Community and Experience Rating
        • Variable-Subsidy Insurance
  • III. Benefits and Program Objectives
    • 6. Client-Oriented Objectives
      • Degree of Protection
      • Stability and Continuity of Protection
      • Value for Money Spent
    • 7. Organization-Oriented Objectives
    • 8. Provider-Oriented Objectives
    • 9. Collectivity-Oriented Objectives
      • Protection Against Unpredictable Expenses
      • Production and Distribution of Health
      • Equity
      • Efficiency of Production and Allocation
      • Maintaining the Integrity of the Medical Care Process
        • Comprehensive Care and Benefits
        • Reasons for Providing Less Than Comprehensive Benefits
        • Consequences of Providing Less Than Comprehensive Benefits
      • Quality of Care
      • A Look to the Future
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • References
  • Subject Index
  • Author Index

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