Who Shall Live? Health, Economics And Social Choice (2nd Expanded Edition) (Hardback)Victor R. Fuchs (author)
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Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 211 x 145 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd Enlarged edition
This is simply the best book there is to introduce students and others to the issues about health services viewed from an economics perspective. It is accessible...rigorous analysis...[and] beautifully written - rare for an economist. -- Robinson Hollister "Swarthmore College"
This is deservedly a classic book...Its analysis, accessibility, and lucidity of exposition are as fresh as four decades ago...There is a spiffy new introduction that gives Fuchs' reflections on the events of the intervening years . -- Joseph P. Newhouse "Harvard University"
[This] comes at a critical time when the nation is anxious about the direction of health care. [Fuchs] has deftly re-established the context in which health policy decisions should be made. Policy experts and decision makers should pay attention to Fuchs' new edition. -- Leonard D. Schaeffer "University of Southern California"
[T]he issues Fuchs revisits...are even more salient today...he remains one of the wisest health policy thinkers as is apparent in new discussions of health care spending. I gave the first edition to medical students...Today, I'll do the same. -- Steven A. Schroeder "M.D., UC San Francisco"
Who Shall Live? provided a seminal analysis of the health care system in the US...We [must] heed Fuchs' insightful understanding of the need to marry expansions in coverage with marked changes in the financing, payment, and organization of services. -- Stephen M. Shortell "UC Berkeley"
Victor Fuchs is the most perspicacious, prolific, influential and durable of the small cadre of economists who founded the field of health economics...his analysis of health ...should be required reading for every state and federal legislator. -- Kenneth E. Warner "University of Michigan"
Thirty-seven years ago, Vic Fuchs offered common sense, keen insights, and incisive data...about American health and health care...Every doctor, policy maker, and concerned citizen should listen...Vic Fuchs' Who Shall Live? Is for you. -- Richard Zeckhauser "Harvard University"
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