Spring 2024 Health Policy and Management P8575 section 001

Cross-National Health Policy and Managem


Call Number 17409
Day & Time
M 1:00pm-3:50pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Lawrence D Brown
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Modern industrial democracies face a range of common problems in their health care systems. These include demographic and technological pressures on costs, rising expectations of consumers, the assimilation into medical and policy practice of rapidly growing knowledge about the system's performance, and the tensions that arise when swollen public budgets, slow economic growth, and rising health care costs converge. These nations face these common pressures in quite diverse ways, however. Their responses vary with the historical, cultural, legal, social, and political character of individual countries, and embody significant strategic differences in decisions about coverage, provider payment, funding, and more.

In this course we survey the policy responses of a range of nations to the strains imposed by the evolution of modern health care systems. We isolate the most salient pressures for policy change, trace the debates over and emergence of major strategic options, seek to explain why nations differ in their policy choices, explore the pros and cons of some of these approaches, and draw implications for U.S. policy debates. Students should leave the course with an enhanced understanding of the range of strategic responses to the major policy problems facing modern societies, and this understanding should help them to comprehend more fully both the dynamic environment in which they work and the complexities of health care reform.
Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 10 students (40 max) as of 12:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8575
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Section key 20241HPMN8575P001