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Spring 2023
Sep 26, 2022
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GLOH 517 - Health Economics & Financing I
The Health Economics and Finance course aims at equipping students with tools to assess health system performance, mostly in terms of cost effectiveness and equity. After a brief review of the main concepts used in both macro and micro economics, the course will focus on assessing the allocative and technical efficiency at all levels of the health system. This will entail analyzing the major issues facing health care systems that impact their performance. The course will stress the importance of financing scheme in the performance of a health system: the main risk pooling schemes will be presented in connection with their results in health status, patient satisfaction, efficiency, equity and capacity to contain costs. The course will explore strategies for public and private financing, providers payment and delivery options, and will conclude on a few best-practices, both in developed and developing countries.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Global Health Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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