2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 6030 - Comparative Health Systems


This course will cover the major healthcare around the world. Students will learn to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various healthcare systems. The course will also examine a number of health care policy issues facing the United States such as rising health care costs, quality of health care services, financing of the health care system, adoption of new technologies, and the role of the public and private sectors in providing health care. The course will begin with a discussion of the different approaches and methods used in comparative health care systems and examine some of the key concepts that will allow for meaningful policy comparisons across countries. The second and main part of the course consists of in depth comparative analysis of different models of health care systems designed to draw conclusions for the United States. (4 credits)