In this course, we examine the U.S. healthcare system in some detail, with some attention to useful international comparisons. We will start with the questions: What makes healthcare provision different from that of other goods and services? And how are these differences reflected in the structure of the healthcare industry in the U.S.? We will use our new understanding of the U.S. health system to evaluate various reforms that have been proposed. Other questions that we will address include, What is health? How is it measured and valued? What do we get for the money that we spend on health care? And how do we decide whether what we get is a "good value" or not?
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: (ECON300 AND ECON301)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Journal Articles and online resources are the primary reading material for the course. The textbook "Health Economics, 5th Edition" by Charles Phelps is highly recommended.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Examinations, a substantial research paper, and course participation are the basis for grading.
|Instructor(s): Sheehan-Connor,Damien Francis Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 15||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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