2. What is Health Economics(1)(1)

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Economics of Healthcare – ECO 381 August 30, 2011 Professor Pinka Chatterji Why Health Economics?
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Outline What is health economics and what types of questions do health economists seek to answer? Why is the health sector relevant? Does economics apply to health and health care? Is health care different? Health and health care from an economist’s perspective What does this mean in the real world?
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Outline What is health economics and what types of questions do health economists seek to answer? Why is the health sector relevant? Does economics apply to health and health care? Is health care different? Health and health care from an economist’s perspective
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What is Health Economics? Application of microeconomic tools to health issues and problems. Largely an empirical, policy-oriented field of economics.
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Health Economics Questions From recent issues of the WSJ and the NY Times: Does posting nutritional information in restaurants improve the healthfulness of customers’ choices? (health labels will become law soon!) How will the passage of health care reform in March 2010 affect small businesses? Why does health care for the average Medicare patient cost nearly twice as much a year in New Jersey, at $8,076, as it does in Hawaii, at $4,529?
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Health Economics Questions Titles of papers from recent issues of the Journal of Health Economics: What should (public) health insurance cover? (Hoel, 2007) Do religious nonprofit and for-profit organizations respond differently to financial incentives? The Child health and the income gradient: Evidence from Australia (Khanam et al., 2009)
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Outline What is health economics and what types of questions do health economists seek to answer? Why is the health sector relevant? Does economics apply to health and health care? Is health care different? Health and health care from an economist’s perspective
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Why is the health sector relevant? Size of the contribution of the health sector to the
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ECON 388 taught by Professor Chaka during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Albany.

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