This course assesses the major models for provision and financing of healthcare in the U.S. and the world today. Students gain an understanding of the health policy process, and how healthcare is financed, as well as learn to evaluate health policies according to a range of criteria for cost, quality, and equity. Advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of organizing and financing healthcare are considered. Actions taken by employers, insurers, consumers, and government, and the effects on physicians and provider organizations are analyzed.
Note: for master's students enrolled in Health Policy and Law program ONLY. For more information please check out the program website: hlaw.ucsd.edu
Course Number: HLAW-215
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)