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ECON 376 - Health Care Economics

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ECON 101
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the application of economic theories in the health care sector. Information will be provided on how the health care system can be analyzed, developed and improved by using different economic theories and techniques. Topics include the definition and scope of health care economics; importance of studying health care economics; health care trends in the USA; factors responsible for increases in health care costs; supply of and demand for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health personnel; the quality of medical care and economics of health care plans; and consumer demand for health care and medical facilities. Offered annually. (Formerly ECON 337)