Here are some health care resources for people that are new to the health sector or want to stay current, as viewed through the lens of an economist. Unfortunately, it isn’t an extensive list for 2 reasons: (1) health care changes fast so things get out of date (for example, my favorite health economics textbook was published in 2005 so it doesn’t mention the Affordable Care Act) and (2) I view health care through an economist’s lens and economists write few books and general-interest articles. Nevertheless, there are some reasonably good resources below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to offer recommendations and alert me to broken links.
Web pages and white papers
- Glossary. Source: CMS
- Glossary: Health Reform Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
- Very basic video: Understanding Your Health Insurance Costs Source: Consumer Reports
- World Health Report Source: World Health Organization
- Global Medicines Use Source: IMS Health
- Beyond Borders: Global Biotechnology Report Source: Ernst & Young
- Health Information Technology Source: American Hospital Association
- Medical Tourism Source: Wikipedia
- Medicare at a Glance Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
- Medicaid at a Glance Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
- There are many good Health Economics textbooks in the library.
- For class, I have used Health Economics by Frank Sloan and Chee-Ruey Hsieh, 2017.
- In the past, I used A Health Economics Primer by Shirley Johnson-Lans, 2005.
- My friend and colleague Peter Ubel is smart and knowledgable about health care, although he is less enthusiastic about market-based solutions in health care than I am.
- Regina Herzlinger is enthusiastic about market-based solutions in health care.
- Skinner and Chandra, The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act, Journal of the American Medical Association, 2016
- I teach a 4-day online executive education course called “Navigating Health Care Trends” which is available to Duke alumni and other professionals.