It has become trite to observe that increases in health care costs have become unsustainable. How best for policy to address these increases, however, depends in part on the degree to which they represent increases in the real quantity of medical services as opposed to increased unit prices of existing services. And an even more fundamental question is the degree to which the increased spending actually has purchased improved health.
Accounting for Health and Health Care addresses both these issues. The government agencies responsible for measuring unit prices for medical services have taken steps in recent years that have greatly improved the accuracy of those measures. Nonetheless, this book has several recommendations aimed at further improving the price indices.
Table of Contents
|1 Health Data and Health Policy||17-26|
|2 Medical Care Accounts and Health Accounts: Structure and Data||27-70|
|3 Allocating Medical Expenditures: A Treatment-of-Disease Organizing Framework||71-94|
|4 Measuring Prices and Quantities of Medical Care: Improving Medical Care Price Indexes||95-118|
|5 Defining and Measuring Population Health||119-142|
|6 Linking Population Health to the Array of Health Inputs||143-186|
|Appendix A: The Potential Role of Various Data Sources in a National Health Account||205-210|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff||211-214|
|Committee on National Statistics||215-216|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for Accounting for Health and Health Care: Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement...