ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CONSUMERS
Spring 2011, T-TH 12:30 - 1:50 pm, Solis 104
Dr. Melissa Famulari
Economics Bldg, 221
There are two inclass midterm exams,
Thursday, April 21
, each of which is worth 25% of your grade.
The final exam is cumulative and is worth 50%
of your grade.
The final is
Monday, June 6 from 11:30a-2:30p.
This course will examine the health care sector and health policy from an
The focus of this course will be on the consumer side of the health
the demand for health and 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, medical errors and the quality
of care, and the pharmaceutical industry).
Required reading are listed below and are available on WebCT.
This is where you access the syllabus, problem sets, old exams, class handouts,
readings, your grades, a discussion board, etc.
Exams are closed book and electronic free:
you may not use any notes, electronic
devices, books or consult other classmates.
Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty will earn a failing grade for the course.
In addition to this academic sanction, the Council of Deans of Student Affairs will
impose a disciplinary penalty.
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