hcs552 | Graduate

Health Care Economics

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This course focuses on the application of macroeconomic and microeconomic 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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Overview of Health Care Economics

    • Differentiate between the balance of funding and economic resources.
    • Describe key economic terms and their health care application.
    • Identify the effect of economics in the current health care environment.

    Supply Demand

    • 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 effects 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 influence 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 effects 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 effects 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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