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Author Hough, Douglas E
Title Irrationality in Health Care : What Behavioral Economics Reveals about What We Do and Why
Imprint Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Anomalies -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: What Is Behavioral Economics-and Why Should We Care? -- Chapter 2: Keeping What We Have, Even If We Don't Like It -- Chapter 3: Managing Expectations and Behavior -- Chapter 4: Understanding the Stubbornly Inconsistent Patient -- Chapter 5: Understanding the Stubbornly Inconsistent Consumer -- Chapter 6: Understanding the Medical Decision-Making Process, or Why a Physician Can Make the Same Mistakes as a Patient -- Chapter 7: Explaining the Cumulative Impact of Physicians' Decisions -- Chapter 8: Can We Use the Concepts of Behavioral Economics to Transform Health Care? -- References -- Index
This book draws on behavioral economics to explain anomalies that are intrinsic in the U.S. health care system. Rather than focusing on promoting or analyzing policy, author Douglas E. Hough hones in on our sometimes irrational actions, their roots, and what we can do to influence our behavior, nudging the health care system towards better practices
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hough, Douglas E. Irrationality in Health Care : What Behavioral Economics Reveals about What We Do and Why Palo Alto : Stanford University Press,c2013 9780804777971
Subject Medical economics -- United States.;Medical care -- United States.;Health behavior -- United States.;Economics -- Psychological aspects
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