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HLTH 8420 Health Economics: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HLTH 8420 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Anderson, G. F., Frogner, B. K., & Reinhardt, U. E. (2007). Health spending in OECD countries in 2004: An update. Health Affairs, 26(5), 1481–1490.

Buerhaus, P. (2009). The shape of the recovery: Economic implications for the nursing workforce. Nursing Economics, 27(5), 338–340, 336.

Fuchs, V. A. (2009). Cost shifting does not reduce the cost of health care. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(9), 999–1000.

Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010, March). The registered nurse population: Initial findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses.

Pauly, M. V. (2007). Risks and benefits in health care: The view from economics. Health Affairs, 26(3), 653–662.

Snyderman, R., Sheldon, G. F., & Bischoff, T. A. (2002). Gauging supply and demand: The challenging quest to predict the future physician workforce, Health Affairs, 21(1), 167–168.

Stone, R., & Harahan, M. (2010). Improving the long-term care workforce serving older adults. Health Affairs, 29(1), 109–115.

Vladeck, B., & Rice, T. (2009). Market failure and the failure of discourse: Facing up to the power of sellers. Health Affairs, 28(5), 1305–1315.

Weinstein, M. C., & Skinner, J. A. (2010). Comparative effectiveness and health care spending—Implications for reform. New England Journal of Medicine, 362, 460–465.

Zuger, A. (2008, September 30). Healthy right up to the day you’re not. New York Times, p. F.3

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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