ECON2017 Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 units)
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The primary purpose of the course is to apply basic economics concepts to the study of health and health care. In particular, emphasis would be placed on the application of microeconomic theory and statistical techniques to issues related to the production and distribution of medical services, and decision making in health care markets. Through this course, students should be able to understand the role of economic incentives, competition, and regulation on the functioning of the health care market. The exposure of analyses related to the economic evaluation of medical services provides students the knowledge of economic justification on resource allocation among different medical programmes and health care services.
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