Course ObjectiveIn this course students learn to:
• make economic analyses of health care policies (Knowledge; Research
• analyse health care policy objectives (Research Skills);
• measure the extent in which health care policy objectives have been
reached (Research Skills);
• formulate economic requirements for effective health care systems
• identify causes of cost increase in health care (Academic Skills);
• perform longitudinal analyses of cost developments in health care
• design measures for effective cost containment (Academic Skills).
Course ContentThe central theme of this course is the economic optimalization of
health care systems. This course provides students the necessary
economic knowledge to analyse health care policy and to analyse the
economic effects of health care policy measures. The following topics
will be addressed:
• health care system’s main objectives;
• methods to evaluate the economic performance of health care;
• the analysis of the influence of market coordination;
• the causes of growth in health care expenditures;
• diversification of health care processes and ways to control this
• cost control in health care.
Method of AssessmentWritten exam - individual assessment.
Assignment (policy report).
LiteratureSelection of chapters from Bhattacharya, J., T. Hyde and T. Tu (2014):
Health Economics, Palgrave McMillan.
Papers, to be published on Canvas.
Recommended background knowledgeNone.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. M. Lindeboom|
|Examiner||prof. dr. M. Lindeboom|
You need to register for this course yourself
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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