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Health Care Economics




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Course level: Doctorate Courses

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.


This doctorate level course requires proof of completion of a Master's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the role and applications of the economic principles and tools required to address complex issues for in U.S. healthcare delivery system.
  • Compare and contrast the impact of economic policies of state and federal government economic policies on health and medical care.
  • Assess how competitive markets, labor market, market power, and health insurance impact healthcare delivery system.
  • 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.
  • Examine evolving issues in health care and future economic challenges in the national and global health care markets.


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