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Health economics (6 points)


Leader: Professor Jeff Richardson

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A survey of theoretical issues in the economics of health systems and the major health policy issues confronting Australia. Emphasis given to theories which differ from economic orthodoxy. Topics include market characteristics; market failure and regulation; equity and issues of social justice; demand analysis and hospital payment; optimal health insurance; and alternatives to Medicare

Assessment: Written (2000-word essay): 20% + Tutorial assignments: 20% + Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Corequisites: ECC4650

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