Economics of Health and Health Care
When I was doing my doctoral research in the area of Health Eonomics several people asked me that What does this Economics in Healthcare mean?” Health economics or Economics of Healthcare is a discipline of economics which is concerned with the association between health status and the related resources assessing the value, behavior, efficiency and effectiveness of various stakeholders in the production and consumption of healthcare. Pertaining to several factors Health Economics has not been studied well in India or in many other developing countries, unike the developed economies.
Week 1 : Introduction, Consumer Behaviour, Demand and Supply
Week 2 : Elasticity of demand and supply, Theory of Production
Week 3 : Theories of Cost and Grossman’s Demand for Healthcare
Week 4 : Market Imperfections, Healthcare Financing
Week 5 : Health Insurance
Week 6 : Impact Evaluation, Social Determinants of Health
Week 7 : Economic Externalities, Public and Private Goods
Week 8 : Population, Health and Development.