Table of Contents

 

1.

Modern Challenges to Health Economics and Health Management: An Introduction to Current Volume

Birch, S., Bridges, J.F.P. & Papanikos, G.T.

 

PART A: Issues of Health Economics

2.

Heterogeneities in the Production of Health: Smoking, Health Status and Place

Birch, S., Jerret, M., Law, M., Elliot, S., Eyles, J., Wilson, K.

 

3.

An Introduction to Stated Preference Methods in Health Economics and Evaluation

Bridges, J.F.P.

 

4.

Multiple Losses, Ex-Ante Moral Hazard and the Non-Optimality of the Standard Insurance Contract

Breuer, M.

 

5.

The Variability in Medical Practice and Related Costs of Some Surgical Procedures

Alba, M.R., Balzan, M., Pavanello, F., Villone, G., Poggiana, A., Fabio, P., Guisberti, C., Marcante, A., Pizzo, E.

 

6.

Are Bigger Hospitals More Efficient

Aletra, V.H.

 

7.

The Convergence of Life Expectancy in the OECD Countries

Happich, M.

 

8.

Coping with Poverty in the Health Sector: Evidence from Public Spending in Thailand

Sinnathambu, A.

 

PART B: Issues of Health Management

9.

Change Management and the Political Economy of Public Hospital Infrastructure Decisions in Australia

Bridges, J.F.P. & Fijalkovich, P.

 

10.

Introducing a Health Services Complaints Agency: Lessons from Victoria, Australia

Barraclough, S.

 

11.

Blank Cheques in Health Care: The National Service Frameworks

Rea, D.M.

 

12.

Challenges of Telemedicine: Lessons Learned from the Eastern Ontario Telehealth Network (EOTN)

Angus, D.E.