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ECONOMICS 141: ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CONSUMERS Spring 2010, MWF 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Center Hall room 119 Instructor : Dr. Melissa Famulari Office: Economics Bldg, 221 e-mail: Office Hours: Tuesdays 11-1:30 Teaching Assistants: (1) Ben Backes Office: Econ 119 Office Hrs: Mondays 9-11:00 am (2) Denise Hammock Office: Econ 112 Office Hrs: Thurs 12:20-2:20 pm (3) Matthew Niedzwiecki Office: Econ 123 Office Hrs: Thursday 9-11:00 am Prerequisites: Econ 100B Assessment: There are two inclass midterm exams, Monday, April 19 th and Wednesday, May 12 th , each of which is worth 20% of your grade. The final exam is cumulative and is worth 60% of your grade. The final is Thursday June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m . Course Objectives: This course will examine the health care sector and health policy from an economic perspective. The focus of this course will be on the consumer side of the health market: the demand for medical care, the demand for health insurance, proposals to address the uninsured, employer provision of health insurance and the effects on worker wages, the decision to change jobs and retirement, estimating the value of a life and the value of health improvements, demand for medical care when there are both time and money costs, and international comparisons of health systems. Note: 140 focuses on the suppliers of medical care (physician, nurses, hospitals, medical malpractice and the provision of the efficient quality of care, the pharmaceutical industry). Course Materials Required Readings : Required reading are listed below and are available on WebCT. Web CT: This is where you access the syllabus, class handouts, additional readings, your grades, a discussion board, etc. Administrative Issues: (1) Exams are closed book and electronic free: you may not use any notes, electronic devices, books or consult other classmates. (2)
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