09.08.11.intro - Course Overview and Introduction HCMG 101...

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Course Overview and Introduction HCMG 101 Daniel Polsky September 8, 2011
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Course Learning Objectives 1) Understand the objectives and behavior of the key stakeholders in the U.S. health care system: payers, insurers, providers, and suppliers. 2) Apply basic economic reasoning to examine health policy proposals. Prerequisites: None
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Teaching Assistants Laura Peterson laurapet@wharton.upenn.edu Sebastian Aguilar saguilar@wharton.upenn.edu Office and office hours: to be announced
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Readings Students are expected to come to class having completed the readings assigned for that class. Paul J. Feldstein, Health Policy Issues: an Economic Perspective, 5th edition. Available at the Penn Bookstore. (Required text). 4 th edition can also be used. David M. Cutler, Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America’s Healthcare System. Available at the Penn Bookstore. (Required text). Assigned articles are on study.net
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Lectures • Powerpoint slides for each lecture will be posted on webcafe at least 2 hours before each class (if not earlier). If you would like to bring a copy of the slides to class, you should print them out ahead of time. https://webcafe.wharton.upenn.edu/eRoo m/hcmg/101-fa11-1 • For those who need access to webcafe: http://accounts.wharton.upenn.edu/
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Midterm and final exams: multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay. Non-cumulative, but concepts from first half are applied to second half of course Exams must be taken when scheduled and can only be made up with an excused absent pursuant to University rules.
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course ASDF 2342 taught by Professor 2adga during the Spring '11 term at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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