Health Care Economics –
This courses focuses on the application of macro and micro economic tools to the health care industry. Content includes demand management; concepts of efficiency, production and distribution of health care services; impact of regulation and reimbursement; and economic incentives in health care. Students apply principles to a variety of business models.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Overview of Health Care Economics
- Describe key economic terms and their health care application
- Identify the impact of economics in the current health care environment
- Differentiate between the balance of funding and economic resources
- Identify the key implications of supplier-induced demand in health care
- Examine the use of economic tools to forecast supply and labor needs
- Compare the utilization of supply to various population bases and socioeconomic factors
- Evaluate consumerism as a critical value in current health care delivery
- Describe the impact of supply resources on consumer demand
- Detail the concepts of production and distribution to the business of health care
Health Care Delivery Systems
- Describe current health care delivery structures
- Profile the impact of licensing and regulatory factors on health care delivery requirements
- Compare government and private delivery systems
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics in Health Care
- Examine the macroeconomic relationship to health care resources
- Discuss the utilization of microeconomic indicators within health care delivery systems
Health Care Markets, Economic Incentives, and Competition
- Analyze benefits of economic incentives and competition in the health care market
- Examine the impact of competitive and regulated pricing funding sources
- Analyze organizational interventions to minimize the impact of scarce resources and maintain market competitiveness
Global Implications and the Future of Health Care
- Examine the impacts of global market initiatives on the US health care delivery systems
- Compare and contrast the differences in expenditures for health care with middle and high income countries
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- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.