MBA 546 Healthcare Economics, 3 credits
(Also offered as OM 546) This course is an introduction to the economics of health and health care. It provides applications of microeconomic principles to understand health and health care issues. It provides applications of microeconomic principles to understand health and health care issues. The production of health and the provision of health care have different properties and incentives from other consumer goods, making health-related markets unique topics for study. Topics covered in this course include microeconomic tools for health economics; cost benefit analysis; production of health and demand for health care; issues in health care insurance; equity, efficiency and need; government's role in health care; health care reform.