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Health Care Economics

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This course focuses on the application of economic theory to the amount, organization, and distribution of health care services in the United States. Students will apply principles such as supply and demand, margin analysis, and cost effectiveness analysis. Students will discuss issues and controversies surrounding the government’s role in financing and regulating health services. Competency A: Analyze the role and applications of economic principles within current health systems. Competency B: Evaluate the application of the tools to address economic issues for health care decision making. Competency C: Assess the impact and evolution of cost containment initiatives within the current health care marketplace and their impact on health care organizations and systems. Competency D: Examine current and future economic challenges in a global health care marketplace.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Economic Evaluations

    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 5]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 5]
    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 5]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 5]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 5]

    Insurance Issues in Health Care

    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 6]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 6]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 6]
    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 6]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 6]

    Impact of Government and Private Sector Economic Policy in Health Care

    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 7]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 7]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 7]
    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 7]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 7]

    Reading Week

    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 2]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 2]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 2]
    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 2]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 2]

    Production of Health, Demand, and Supply for Medical Care and Health Insurance

    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 3]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 3]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 3]
    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 3]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 3]

    Contemporary Economic Issues in Health Care

    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 8]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 8]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 8]
    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 8]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 8]

    Competitive Markets and the Labor Market

    • Competency A: Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system. [Wk 4]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care. [Wk 4]
    • Competency C: Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system. [Wk 4]
    • Competency D: Assess the impact of complex economic principles such as economic evaluation of health services and financing of health care, public health insurance, reform, and regulation and antitrust policy in health care. [Wk 4]
    • Competency E: Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets. [Wk 4]
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