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Economics of Health Textbook Recommendation

Was wondering if anyone who has taught a class on health economics could give some background on which textbook they used for their class and why. It seems like "Healthy Economics" by Bhattacharya, ...
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Why does Canada have only half the taxes of the UK in the OECD NTCP data?

This data sums taxes with healthcare contributions, private or not, so not surprisingly the US scores high on that measure. But why is Canada so suspiciously low? I mean Canada has less than half (11....
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Is measurement error in self-reported health a problem in this scenario…?

I am running regressions to estimate the impact of health conditions on life satisfaction. I have read a paper that showed that there is likely to be measurement error in the self-reported health ...
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why does an aging population positively impact on a decline in the smoking rate?

I've been studying the causes of a decline in the smoking rate, and I found out from the article that an aging population causes the decline. But, I'm not sure why it could happen. Is that because ...
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What is the financial incentive for physicians and hospitals to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

Accountable Care Organizations were created by the Affordable Care Act in 2011 in order to improve quality of care and reduce costs for patients and are part of a change from fee-for-service payments ...
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Why can Iceland setup and maintain a single-payer system but Vermont can't?

Vermont apparently tried to setup a single-payer healthcare system, only to have various healthcare and pharmaceutical companies threaten to ruin them if they did so, at which point Vermont, a state ...
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Is health care equal in the emergancy room? [closed]

How does financial status dictate the level of care differ? Where can you find the best healthcare income to medical service rendered? I understand that health care differs depending on a ...
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Effect of today's decision in the US to no longer mandate contraception coverage

Today the Trump administration in the USA announced they are removing the mandate that company provided health insurance include free contraception coverage. My understanding is that providing ...
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Why does the price for a prescription drug fluctuate?

"In drug price hearing, Congress tries to answer some basic questions" - dateline June 2017 CNBC. I order a brand name prescription that has no generic, that is still under patent protection, that is ...