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Economic issues in health and health care (6 points)


Leader: Tony Harris

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The nature of the commodity health care and the production of health; traditional alternative theories of demand; economics of insurance and information; behaviour of health care providers including physicians and hospitals; regulation to meet social objectives including equity and justice; hospital payment systems; the role of regulation, licensure and the professions; international comparison of health system design; the technique of using economic evaluation in health care to set priorities

Assessment: Class presentations: 20% + Essay (1500 words): 15% + Examination (2 hours): 65%

Contact Hours: Two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: ECC1000

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