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Viewing: HSML 6268 : Health Economics & Quantitative Methods

Last approved: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:08:58 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 08 Aug 2015 17:13:40 GMT

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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Health Policy and Management (HPM)
Health Economics & Quantitative Methods
Health Econ & Quant Methods
Summer 2015
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Letter Grade
For students in the executive MHA program
HSML 6264, HSML 6265, HSML 6266, HSML 6267


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A multidisciplinary course designed around two important and closely related components: quantitative methods; and the key health economics concepts, applications, and tools relevant to health care managers who are seeking to better understand, respond to, and influence a constantly evolving health care marketplace.
• Better understand core microeconomic concepts as well as that underlie health economics as well as those aspects of the health care field that distinguish it from other economic sectors • Analyze the factors that influence the demand, supply, and resultant expenditures for health care services in the United States and the broader economic context in which these expenditures are often viewed • Recognize and respond to the important role that market characteristics and dynamics play in the health sector and be able to use this information in formulating pricing policies and making other strategic decisions • Apply economic theory in assessing the impacts and implications of alternative reimbursement approaches on the behavior of consumers, providers, and third-party payors • Understand trends in the design of benefit packages, including consumer cost-sharing provisions, that seek to align incentives for seeking high value care • Utilize economic analysis skills to critically evaluate and respond to current and future developments and trends in the financing, organization, and delivery of health care services • Understand basic epidemiology and biostatistics concepts including descriptive and analytic approaches • Formulate research questions and apply epidemiologic and statistical analysis tools to health care management topics • Develop intermediate level skills in data analysis and presentation in Excel • Analyze and interpret study findings, both from raw data and in the scientific literature
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twilson (Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:25:51 GMT): updated department to Health Policy and Management
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