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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Public Health (PUBH)
Health Economics and Policy: Cost Containment Strategies
Hlth Econ&Pol:Cost Containment
Fall 2017
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PUBH 6340

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Health care cost containment in the context of the current implementation of national health reform. Cost containment strategies; economic underpinnings, anticipated impacts, perspectives of and implications for health care providers and systems, and political considerations.
At the end of this course, students will be better able to: 1. Examine trends in the growth in health care spending and identify and assess the relative impact of the various factors that are driving this growth 2. Identify a range of strategies to control the growth in health care spending, including both public- and private-sector strategies and market-based vs. more regulatory approaches 3. Identify and critically assess the underlying economic concepts, relevant economic and health services research, technical issues, implications for and perspectives and role of health care providers and systems associated with different approaches 4. Examine and evaluate proposals to contain the growth in US health care spending put forth by influential policy/research organizations, as well as approaches being implemented in other countries 5. Assemble a range of policies and approaches into their own proposal for a comprehensive national strategy for controlling the growth in health care spending.
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