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313.790.20 Economic Evaluation I

Health Policy and Management
Summer term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Thu 08/02/2012 - Sat 08/04/2012
Class Times:
  • Th F Sa,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

In light of the increasing constraints on health care resources, students learn to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies, since economic analysis of medical treatments and public health interventions is becoming an increasingly common tool in health policy decision making. Introduces students to basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, such as the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. Students then review recommendations, particularly as they apply to what students should expect to read in cost-effectiveness research reports. Finally, students discuss the relationship between cost-effectiveness results and other elements of the health care policy decision making process.

Methods of Assessment:

Method of student evaluation based on practical exercises, class participation, and final paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

Pacific Rim DrPH cohort

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

restricted to Pacific Rim DrPH cohort

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