Introduction; P. Zweifel. 1. Health. The Impact of the Environment on the Demands for Health, and Health Care. An Empirical Analysis for Germany; M. Erbsland, et al. The Demand for Health. An Empirical Test of the Grossman Model Using Panel Data; S. Nocera, P. Zweifel. Counting and Discounting Gained Life-Years; J. Søgaard, D. Gyrd-Hansen. Inequality in Infant Mortality in Portugal, 1971-1991; J. Pereira. Health, Work-Hours and Wages in Sweden; G. Sundberg. The Determinants of Health Expenditure in the OECD Countries: A Pooled Data Analysis; U. Gerdtham, et al. 2. The Medical Profession. Clinical Response of Salaried Consultants to a Change in Relative Fees; T. Iversen. The Use of Multilevel Analysis in Health Economics: An Application to Examine the Effect of Competition on General Practitioners' Behaviour; A. Scott, A. Shiell. A Comparative Application of Econometric Frontier and DEA Methods for Assessing Cost Efficiency of Finnish Hospitals; M. Linna, U. Häkkinen. 3. Regulation. Financial Incentives and Primary Care Provision in Britain: Do General Practitioners Maximise their Income? M. Lynch. Cream-Skimming in Deregulated Social Health Insurance: Evidence from Switzerland; K. Beck, P. Zweifel. Modeling Cross-Border Care in the EU Using a Principal-Agent Framework; L. Crivelli, P. Zweifel.
Health, The Medical Profession, and Regulation presents new evidence concerning health and the environment, inequality of health in many countries, and the compatibility of different quality of life measurements, along with new solutions to problems of health policy. The book is grouped into three sections. Section I, comprising six papers, looks into the determinants of people's health. Section II consists of three papers and deals with the supply side of the market for health care services. Finally, Section III contains three contributions devoted to health regulation. The intended market for this volume includes, but is not limited to, health economists, policy makers, insurers, and governmental advisors who need to stay abreast of the latest developments in health services research worldwide.
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