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2024 January Semester
Dec 05, 2023
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ECON 210 - Introduction to Health Economics and Policy
This course provides a general understanding of health and health care from an economic perspective. It introduces models of health production and discusses the socio- economic determinants of health. Topics considered may include the efficient and equitable allocation of scarce resources in health, alternative methods of health care financing and delivery, the effect of health uncertainty on insurance, and the effects of externalities and information asymmetries in the health sector on the behaviour of health care providers and receivers. Issues of health policy in Canada, including those for remote and rural areas, and other countries are examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

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