Syllabus-410-fa-09 - San Francisco State College of Health...

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San Francisco State Health Education 410 Fall, 2009 SYLLABUS Professor Ramón Castellblanch, Ph.D. (415) 405-2151 ramonc@sfsu.edu Office: HSS 318 Office hours: Mondays, Thursdays, 3-4 PM Interns To Be Announced Course Objective In a market-driven system such as the US, the health care we receive and that some of us provide very much is shaped by who handles the money coming into our health care system. For example, since World War II, private insurers have heavily financed hospital care and, so, we have many for-profit hospitals and high technology health care facilities. Insurers have shied away from financing for home care and other programs to help frail elders and, so, the programs that provide these services have long been marginal. In this course, we will discuss the key sources of financing of health care in the US. In conjunction with this discussion, we will go over the major programs of our health care system (hospitals, long-term care, etc.) with particular attention to how they reflect health care financing priorities. We will note changes in health care financing currently taking place in the US and consider how these changes will affect the delivery of health care. This course is designed to help students better understand how US health care financing (resources) affects health care delivery (processes). In particular: Student will be able to better see this relationship in outpatient & primary care services. Student will be able to better see this relationship in inpatient facilities & services. Student will be able to better see this relationship in long-term care. GE Segment III This course can be used to satisfy GE Segment III in the following clusters: AIDS: The Modern Epidemic,
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