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The Resource Irrationality in health care : what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why, Douglas E. Hough, (electronic book)

Irrationality in health care : what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why, Douglas E. Hough, (electronic book)

Label
Irrationality in health care : what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why
Title
Irrationality in health care
Title remainder
what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why
Statement of responsibility
Douglas E. Hough
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results-and we don't know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to such simple questions as 'Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make all of us better off?' The standard tools of health economics can only take us so far. This book draws on behavioral economics as an alternative lens to provide more clarity in diagnosing the ills of health care today. A behavioral perspective makes sense of key contradictions-from the seemingly irrational choices that we sometimes make as consumers, to the incongruous behavior of providers, to the morass of the long-lived debate surrounding reform. With the new health care law in effect, it is more important than ever that consumers, the health care industry, and the policymakers who are governing change reckon with the power and sources of our behavior when it comes to health"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hough, Douglas E
Dewey number
338.4/73621
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
RA410.53
LC item number
.H669 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical economics
  • Medical care
  • Health behavior
  • Economics
Label
Irrationality in health care : what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why, Douglas E. Hough, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is behavioral economics--and why should we care? -- Keeping what we have, even if we don't like it -- Managing expectations and behavior -- Understanding the stubbornly inconsistent patient -- Understanding the stubbornly inconsistent consumer -- Understanding the medical decision making process, or, Why a physician can make the same mistakes as a patient -- Explaining the cumulative impact of physicians' decisions -- Can we use the concepts of behavioral economics to transform health care?
Control code
ebr10692203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 291 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780804785747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Irrationality in health care : what behavioral economics reveals about what we do and why, Douglas E. Hough, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is behavioral economics--and why should we care? -- Keeping what we have, even if we don't like it -- Managing expectations and behavior -- Understanding the stubbornly inconsistent patient -- Understanding the stubbornly inconsistent consumer -- Understanding the medical decision making process, or, Why a physician can make the same mistakes as a patient -- Explaining the cumulative impact of physicians' decisions -- Can we use the concepts of behavioral economics to transform health care?
Control code
ebr10692203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 291 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780804785747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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