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The Economics of Health Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

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The Economics of Health Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

9781840649291 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Teh-Wei Hu, Professor of Health Economics, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, US and Chee-Ruey Hsieh, Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 978 1 84064 929 1 Extent: 296 pp
This book presents quantitative research on various aspects of health care reform and health policy in Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US – nations diverse in their economic development, social demographic structure and health care expenditures.

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In order to control ever-increasing health care expenditure, Western and Asian countries are seeking to develop more efficient health care models. Studies on health care that focus specifically on Asian countries are rare, rendering this a unique and welcome addition to the literature.

This book presents quantitative research on various aspects of health care reform and health policy in Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US – nations diverse in their economic development, social demographic structure and health care expenditures.

The book’s main topic for discussion is the role of both government and health insurers in funding health care. The implementation of community-based, supplemental and national health insurance is explored, as are grants and the financing of hospitals and care for the elderly. The effectiveness of education as an input to health investment and the rehabilitation of patients are also examined.

Aiming to close the gap between the existing economics research and the rapid pace of the development of Asian health care markets, this unique and timely book is a must read for policymakers, researchers, academics and students with a special interest in health economics, policies and services.
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Contributors: R. Cai, S. Chao, S.-H. Cheng, M. Gaynor, P. Gertler, C.-R. Hsieh, T.-W. Hu, Y.-Y. Hung, D.H. Lee, G.G. Liu, J.-F.R. Lu, C.-t.A. Ma, T. Mark, T.G. McGuire, S. Ogura, J.W. Peabody, G.A. Picone, Y.-C.T. Shih, F.A. Sloan, R. Suzuki, D.H. Taylor, J.-D. Wang, Y. Weng, R.M. Wilson, E. Wu, X. Xiong, T. Yamada, T. Yamada, B.-M. Yang, J. Zeitlin, Z. Zhao
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Full Contents: 1. Editors’ Introduction Part I: Health Care Reform 2. Health care Reforms in Taiwan and the US: What we Can Learn from Each Other 3. Physician Contracting with Health Plans: A Survey of the Literature 4. Health Insurance Reform in Korea: Consolidation of Funds Part II: Production of Health 5. Is Rehabilitation Following an Acute Hospital Stay Productive? Evidence from Elderly Patients in the United States 6. Do Investments in Child Education and Nutrition Improve Adult Health? Evidence from Indonesia Part III: Health Care Utilization 7. China’s Urban Health Insurance Reform Experiment in Zhenjiang: Cost and Utilization Analyses 8. Catastrophic Illness Policy and Equity in Delivering Health Care: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan 9. Demand for Supplemental Health Insurance and Health Care Utilization in Taiwan Part IV: Hospital Behavior 10. Cost Shifting or Sample Selection: The Case Study of Surgically Treated Workers’ Compensation Back Pain Patients 11. Hospital Services under a National Health Insurance System: Transition from a Free-for-Service to a Capitation System Part V: Health Care Financing 12. Financing Health Care for the Elderly: Will an Aging Population End ‘Health for All’ in South Korea? 13. Monitoring and Enforcement in Federal Alcohol and Drug Abuse Block Grants Index
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