Physicians play a critical role in shaping the U.S. health care system. The purpose of this course to introduce students to the key features of the current U.S. health care delivery and financing system and to analytic concepts needed to evaluate current health care policy issues. This course will: (1) provide an overview of health care services are organized, delivered and financed; (2) cover political and economic concepts central to health policy debates; and (3) provide students with practice in critically evaluating pressing health policy problems. Faculty from throughout Harvard University will lead discussions on specific health care policy topics, including recent changes in the health care market, physician payment arrangements, factors affecting quality of care, and approaches to expending insurance coverage. Most sessions will include both a lecture and a tutorial with a case study discussion.
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Updated: 2/9/2012 4:20:00 PM