You can get thereWhere do you want to go? You might already be working in the health care field and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in health care management.Wherever you want to go, Health Care Economics will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental health care economic concepts; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book's brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies.With this book, you will be able to: Learn how funds move through the health care system Review the physician payment system and the physician marketplace Examine all factors of hospital financing Explore the pros and cons of managed care Examine the flow of funds in the pharmaceutical and research industries Learn how to read a demand curve and use marginal revenue to make business decisions Make the most of limited funds using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis Assess the benefits of risk pooling, and follow the flow of insurance funds Review global disparities in health care spending and health throughout the worldWiley Pathways helps you achieve your goalsNot every student is on the same path, but every student wants to succeed. The Health Care Management series in the new Wiley Pathways imprint helps you achieve your goals. The books in this series--Introduction to US Health Care, Health Care Management, and Health Care Economics--offer a coordinated curriculum for learning health care management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways .Getzen, Thomas E. is the author of 'Health Care Economics ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780471790761 and ISBN 0471790761.