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ECO 333 - Health Economics
Health Economics
Prerequisites: ECO 201

A large number of factors have led to the popularity of the study of health economics in recent decades. Increasing costs of health care in general and Medicare and Medicaid in specific, increasing numbers of people with the chronic health problems such as obesity and diabetes, and increasing numbers of people without health insurance have all reinforced the interest in health economics among all interested parties such as health care providers, policy makers, and general public. In this course we will use standard economic techniques to analyze the problems that face health and health care markets. The topics will include: demand for health care; health care production; public vs. private financing of health care; government regulation vs. competition; hospital competition; public policies in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; the role of technology; and cost-benefit analysis.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Enhanced

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite ECO 333

General Requirements:
Course or Test: ECO 201
May not be taken concurrently.

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