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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Public Health (PUBH)
Health Economics and Finance
Health Economics and Finance
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PUBH 6352 or an undergraduate economics course

Dor, Li, Bartlett
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Examination of economic principles as they apply to health policy in the public and private sectors. The basic framework of economics is used to analyze the behavior of consumers, hospitals, physicians, and insurers, as well as pharmaceutical companies and long-term care providers. Overview of Medicare and Medicaid. Economic analyses of current issues in the marketplace, including rising health spending in the context of the national economy and the federal budget, insurance market dynamics, key issues in the long-term care industry, shifting market forces and power within the health care arena, and new payment initiatives and delivery system models.
Course Learning Objectives – Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: • Understand the factors that are influencing the demand and supply of health care services in the United States. • Understand and critique the research design and methods of different types of cost-effectiveness analyses. • Analyze the behavior of consumers, insurers, physicians and hospitals. • Analyze public policy alternatives in attempting to achieve cost containment, quality, and access in the health care sector. • Assess the economic implications of identifiable trends in the organization and financing of private and public insurance markets. • Understand some of the key issues associated with long term care (LTC) and the market for LTC insurance. • Understand the features and roles played by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. • Assess the potential impact of health care reform on the health care system in terms of costs and access as well as on providers and consumers.
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