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. First, health care changes fast so things get out of date (for example, my favorite health economics textbook was published in 2005 so it doesn’t mention the Affordable Care Act). Second, I view health care through an economist’s lens and economists don’t write enough 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 Statistics. Source: World Health Organization
- Pharmaceutical Industry Reports. Source: IQVIA
- 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.
- A health economics textbook by my friends Frank Sloan and Chee-Ruey Hsieh which I have used in the past.
- Books by Peter Ubel who is my friend and colleague, smart and wise about health care, and more skeptical of market-based solutions in health care than I am.
- Books by Regina Herzlinger who is enthusiastic about market-based solutions in health care.
- Health Affairs
- JAMA Health Forum
- Health Economics
- Journal of Health Economics
- American Journal of Health Economics
- I teach a 4-day online executive education course called “Navigating Health Care Trends” which is available to Duke alumni and other professionals.