Course Description


EC 444 Health Care Economics
4 cr.
Offered: Winter semester of even-numbered years
Prerequisite: EC 101 or EC 201, junior standing or instructor's permission.
An application of basic microeconomic principles to the health care sector. Topics include health care production, the demand for health care, third-party payers, health insurance, managed-care programs, hospital structure, physicians’ behavior, malpractice, regulation and international health care systems.