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Course Number: 90-861

Health Policy

Units: 6

The aim of this survey course in health policy is to enable students to think systematically about the determinants of health, the problems of the health care system and the various strategies available to government for addressing these matters. Our discussions will touch on some broad topics, including our expectations of medical care and the appropriate role for government in the health care system. The course emphasizes contemporary topics that are important in the health policy debates of virtually all industrialized nations and provides cross-national comparisons of these health care systems. At the end of the course students will be able to describe the health care systems of most industrialized nations and compare and contrast these systems with the current health care system in the United States.

Syllabus

Prerequisites:
90-836 Health Systems 6 Credits

Faculty:
Francesca Matthews Pillemer