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Course Description

This course provides an overview of the economics of health care. The various payers are examined, including private, state, and federal entities. Issues such as the cost effectiveness of prevention, the management of patients and their diseases, as well as the cost of treatment settings are discussed. Third party reimbursement from various sources, ranging from for-profit insurance carriers to charitable donations, are reviewed. The health care system's use of grant funding and research dollars is described.


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Course Materials

Getzen, T. E., & Allen, B. H. (2007). Health care economics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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