Table of contents for Medical care output and productivity / edited by David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt.


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Prefatory Note
Introduction
I. Conceptual Issues in Medical Care Prices and Productivity
1. What's Different about Health? Human Repair and Car Repair in National Accounts and in National Health Accounts
2. Theoretical Foundations of Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Implications for the Measurement of Benefits and Costs of Medical Interventions
3. Medical Care Output and Productivity in the Nonprofit Sector
4. Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues
II. Current State of Measurement
5. Medical Care in the Consumer Price Index
6. Health Care Output and Prices in the Producer Price Index
7. National Health Accounts/National Income and Product Accounts Reconciliation: Hospital Care and Physician Services
III. Recent Developments
8. Pricing Heart Attack Treatments
9. Trends in Heart Attack Treatment and Outcomes, 1975–1995: Literature Review and Synthesis
10. Measuring the Value of Cataract Surgery
11. Hedonic Analysis of Arthritis Drugs
12. Treatment Price Indexes for Acute Phase Major Depression
IV. Extensions of the Frontier
13. The Value of Reductions in Child Injury Mortality in the United States
14. Patient Welfare and Patient Compliance: An Empirical Framework for Measuring the Benefits from Pharmaceutical Innovation
15. The Allocation of Publicly Funded Biomedical Research
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Medical care Cost effectiveness Econometric models Congresses, Medical care, Cost of Congresses