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The growing public concern over rapidly rising health care costs, particularly hospital care, is understandable, with direct and indirect expenditures now amounting to about $100 billion each year. In this book, economist Paul Joskow explores the reasons for these increasing costs, the burdens of excessive hospital expenditures on the economy; and the government's role in reducing them and eliminating inefficiencies that plague the system.
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Paul L. Joskow is Professor of Economics at MIT.Review:
"Paul L. Joskow has written an easily readable book about two regulatory weapons aimed at slowing the growth of hospital expenditures—certificate of need (CON) and rate review programs. The volume examines causes of skyrocketing expenses, discusses an eleven-point framework for assessing direct economic regulatory programs, presents the theoretical foundations of these programs, and analyzes their effects. People familiar with the subject matter will probably go right to the analysis, partly because of its timeliness."
—Journal of Economic Issues
"This is one of the more valuable contributions to a literature which is growing as fast as its subject matter... [It] should be of value to policy makers and students of policy analysis alike. It is rigorous in its attention to technical and institutional detail but highly readable. In both content and style it is sensible and to the point."
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Book Description The MIT Press, 1981. Condition: Good. First. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13870999
Book Description MIT Press. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G026210024XI5N10