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HMP 852 Health Economics I 3.0 Credits

This course is the first in a 2-course sequence in health economics. This course provides an introduction to the economics of health and health care. Topics covered include: the production of health, the demand for medical care, health care production and costs, determinants of the supply of medical care, payment systems, health insurance, problems in health insurance markets (adverse selection and moral hazard), and economic aspects of health care reform. Previous college-level coursework in economics is recommended but not required. Students are expected to have facility with high school algebra (including the understanding and graphing of functions).

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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