HC 502 Fiscal Issues in Health Systems Management
This course presents the theoretical and applied aspects of health care finance. The course first examines specific economic theories and issues related to the financing and delivery of health care services. Topics include: determinants for medical care demand, issues in the supply of health care services, production theory, determinants of costs for health care services, public and private health insurance, competition in health care markets, and the political economy of health care services.
This course also provides an in-depth examination of specific health financing topics such as the use of financial information in health care decision-making, rate-setting and prospective reimbursement, and assessing new health care services and ventures.
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