Fin. & Econ. Org. of Healthcare Markets

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode EBM194A05
Vaknaam Fin. & Econ. Org. of Healthcare Markets
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Financial and Economic Organization of Healthcare Markets
Leerdoelen After completion of this course in health economics you are able to:
1. Explain and evaluate the economics behind health insurance, from an individual, firm and societal perspective.
2. Outline, and explain possible reactions to, incentives faced by physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry.
3. Discuss how regulation can and should affect incentives faced by these actors.
4. Outline how the pharmaceutical industry carries out and makes decisions regarding research and development.
Omschrijving This course incorporates an advanced perspective on the economics behind organizations operating in the health and healthcare sectors. We recap the individual decision to buy health insurance and discuss the social benefits and costs arising from its provision. We explain why health insurance markets may fail, and solutions that may arise to obviate such market failure. We then discuss major actors in health and healthcare markets: physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry. We examine how principal-agent problems characterize the patient-physician relationship. We examine funding methods for hospitals and their impact on physician's incentives. We finally examine the role of the pharmaceutical industry in researching and developing new health technologies and treatments, as well as the process of getting drugs to market.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm ►hoorcollege ,  ►werkcollege
(and seminars)
Toetsvorm ►schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. U.C.P. Schneider
Docent(en) H.H. Dijk, MSc. ,dr. U.C.P. Schneider
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Health Economics Bhattacharya, Jay, Timothy Hyde, Peter Tu 9781137029966 ca. €  77,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretary: Grietje Pol, g.pol@rug.nl, phone +31 (0)50 3633685, room 5411.0836
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