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From a Public Health point of view, health economics is just one of many disciplines that may be used to analyse issues of health and health care, specifically as one of the set of analytical methods labelled Health Services Research. But from an economics point of view, health economics is simply one of many topics to which economic principles and methods can be applied. So, in describing the principles of health economics, we are really setting out the principles of economics and how they might be interpreted in the context of health and health care. As Morris, Devlin Parkin and Spencer put it: Health economics is the application of economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision-making by individuals, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care. There are many different definitions of economics, but a definition given in a popular introductory textbook Begg, Fischer and Dornbusch, is instructive: The study of how society decides what, how and for whom to produce. In analysing these issues, health economics attempts to apply the same analytical methods that would be applied to any good or service that the economy produces. However, it also always asks if the issues are different in health care.
Santerre, R. Health economics: Theory, insights, and industry studies 6th ed. South-Western Cengage Learning. Santerre, Rexford E. South-Western Cengage Learning,
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Students will need a firm understanding of microeconomic theory and regression analysis in order to follow the lecture materials in this class. Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain as confidential as possible. Health economics applies the tools of economics to issues of the organization, delivery, and financing of health care. The objectives of this course are to: 1 develop an understanding of the relevance of economic concepts to the health care sector, 2 to describe the system of health care financing and delivery arrangements in the health care sector, and 3 to impart an understanding of the role of economic factors in the development of public policy concerning health and health care.
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