Health Economics

2019-2020
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

In this course students learn to:
• make economic analyses of health care policies (Bridging Theory and
Application - Knowledge; Academic and Research
Skills);
• analyse health care policy objectives (Academic and Research Skills);
• measure the extent in which health care policy objectives have been
reached (Academic and Research Skills);
• formulate economic requirements for effective health care systems
(Academic and Research Skills);
• identify causes of cost increase in health care (Academic and Research
Skills);
• perform longitudinal analyses of cost developments in health care
(Academic and Research Skills);
• design measures for effective cost containment (Academic and Research
Skills).

Inhoud vak

The 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
variation;
• cost control in health care.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures.
Tutorials.

Toetsvorm

Written exam - individual assessment.
Assignment (policy report).

Vereiste voorkennis

None.

Literatuur

Selection of chapters from Bhattacharya, J., T. Hyde and T. Tu (2014):
Health Economics, Palgrave McMillan.

Papers, to be published on Canvas.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

None.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EBE3_HEC
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. W. Janssens
Examinator dr. W. Janssens
Docenten

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