NURS-624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
This course provides an introduction to healthcare organization, financing and delivery in the United States, to include the role of public policy, advocacy and industry regulation. Health policy perspectives and the analytical tools to understand the national policy making environment will be integrated throughout the course. Key policy issues and core constructs for analysis include national health expenditures and cost containment strategies, patient access and health disparities, health care quality and performance improvement, and workforce policy. Health care reform, future directions and trends, and policy innovations will be examined for their impact on advanced practice, service delivery, and health outcomes.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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