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HPMM 8011 Health Care Economics (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 4

Course Description:

This course builds upon graduate-level health economics to deepen student understanding of the relationship between private and public sector forces in the US healthcare system. Fundamental concepts such as supply and demand, scarcity, resource allocation, equity and redistribution, efficiency, competition, production and delivery of care and other topics are reevaluated through an exploration of how neoclassical economic assumptions may not always hold in the healthcare sector. Empirical research of both healthcare sector and non-healthcare determinants of health are reviewed. Current economic issues that impact the healthcare sector directly or indirectly are explored though application of economic tools of analysis.