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ADEC 7330 Health Care Economics (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how economists think about and analyze health and medical care issues. The course emphasizes the distinction between health as an output and medical care as one input into the production of health. This distinction leads to a discussion of models of the production of health, the demand for health and the demand for medical care. Specific topics include the economic, social, and demographic factors determining the demand for medical care, the production and supply of various kinds of medical care services, the financing of medical care services and alternative systems of health care delivery and financing. The role of and economic justification for government involvement in the medical care system will be analyzed. The course includes in-depth analysis of the structure, conduct, and performance of the markets for private health insurance, physician services, hospital services, and pharmaceuticals.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Louis Esposito

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17