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1CORNELLUNIVERSITYCOLLEGE OFHUMANECOLOGYDEPARTMENT OFPOLICYANALYSIS ANDMANAGEMENTPAM 3780Sick Around the World?Comparing Health Care Systems around the WorldSpring 2020Instructor:Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Associate ProfessorPhone: (607) 255-1180Office: 426 Kennedy HallE-mail:[email protected]Office Hours: Monday 4:30pm - 6pm or by appointmentClass Times: Monday & Wednesday 10:10am - 11:25amClass Room: G73 MVRClass webpage:(after logging in, select PAM 3780)Sloan Teaching Assistants:Payton Isner[email protected]Raina Jain[email protected]Madison McGeehan[email protected]Kamila Votavova[email protected]Quan Zhou[email protected]Undergraduate Teaching Assistants:Miara Handler[email protected]James Kim[email protected]Corey Nessim[email protected](graduated)Cameron Swift[email protected]TA Office Hours (all in King Shaw Hall 325):Madison: Monday 3-5pmPayton: Monday 3-5pmQuan: Tuesday 8:30-9:30amJames: Tuesday 10am-12pmMiara: Tuesday 12-2pmCameron: Tuesday 12-2pmCorey: Tuesday 2-4pmRaina: Wednesday 8-10amKamila: Wednesday 8-10amQuan: Thursday 8:30-9:30am
2Course PrerequisitesOne introductory statistics course (e.g. PAM 2100, 2101; AEM 2100; ECON 3190; ILRST 2100;MATH 1102; SOC 3010; STSCI 2100)Course DescriptionThis course makes students familiar with comparative health care system analyses. Students learnabout basic methodological tools to analyze and compare different health care systems using the U.S.as a reference. We learn about a unifying framework that allows us to categorize health care systemsand benchmark them against each other.The first part of the course introduces comparative health care system analysis by studying the issueof rising health expenditures. Although the level of health expenditures is substantially higher in theU.S. as compared to other countries, we observe almost exponentially rising health expenditures in allindustrialized countries. The literature has identified various driving forces of rising healthexpenditures that are common to all industrialized countries. We will discuss these common drivingforces in detail. Afterwards, we briefly discuss U.S.-specific driving forces.The second part of the course makes students familiar with graphical, quantitative and qualitativemethods that simplify the unique and complex structures of national health care systems. We willacquire these tools by analyzing a health care system that students might already be familiar with: theU.S. health care system. Applying such a structural categorization and framework to familiarinstitutions facilitates the learning process. Therefore, PAM 2350 (U.S. Health Care System) isrecommended, but not a mandatory pre-requisite. However, the successful completion of anintroductory statistics course is mandatory.

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