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Improving Health Care: Incentives, Cost Effectiveness, and Public Policy

March 17, 2010 (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland)

Presented by:
MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center
General Preventive Medicine Residency 



Dr. Kevin Frick,
Professor Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Director of the Interdepartmental Health Economics Program

Robert Murray,
Executive Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission in Maryland


These training materials are available to you free of charge; no payment is necessary.


Dr. Kevin Fick Discusses:
  • What exactly is health economics?
  • What are the many types of cost studies?
  • How could we apply these types of studies to the study of a particular intervention?
Click here to download a copy of Dr. Fick's PowerPoint
Robert Murrey Discusses:
  • Steps in developing economic policies to reduce health care costs and improve quality
  • Role of government to address market failure
  • How the Maryland all-payer hospital rate setting system is uniquely able to promote “value for money”
Click here to download a copy of Mr. Murrey's PowerPoint



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