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ECON 3384 (Economic) Principles and Theory of Medical and Health Care (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The course is designed to teach students how to use basic principles and theories of microeconomics and statistics when thinking about medical and health care issues. In the course, we will use these concepts to understand the demand for health care, the supply of health care, the health insurance market, and the role of the government in health policy. We will focus on the U.S. health care industry. The market structure and the conduct and performance of the sub-sectors that compose this industry will be covered. Private insurance, pharmaceuticals, physician services, hospital service, and medical markets will be evaluated. Alternative health care systems will also be studied.

Instructor(s): Konan, Martin

Prerequisites: Must have completed ECON2201 and ECON1151.

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Comments: Not open to students who have completed ECON3385.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17