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NLX 471 - Trends in Health Economics, Policy and Regulation

4 credits ( 4 didactic credits )


Introduction to Statistics – required Introductory Microeconomics - strongly recommended but not required


In this course, students examine major developments in the evolution, design, function, management, regulation and evaluation of national health policy and the health care system. They explore historical, social, political and economic trends in the evolution of the nation’s health delivery paradigm. Students analyze the impact of economic, political and regulatory forces on health care costs, access, quality and outcomes. Students discuss responses to economic incentives by the major players in the health care system: consumers, providers of services, insurers and payers. They also review the special roll of the government in shaping the health care system. The students examine the nature of the country’s current health ‘crisis’ and assess major proposals for crisis abatement.


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