STRT-557 American Healthcare Marketplace
Spring for 2005-2006
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This course presents a broad overview of the business aspects of the American health care system. During the past 200 years American medicine has developed from a beneficent profession and a cottage industry into a trillion dollar conglomerate. This course begins with a historical review from Revolutionary times to the Tax Act of 1954, which may be regarded as the beginning of the modern American health care system. The course then explores the methods that have evolved to finance the American health care system. The functional organization of the health care system, the economics of healthcare, and opportunities in the future for health care are analyzed in turn. Finally the American hospital, its rise and fall as an integral part of the system, is discussed in detail. Students will be asked to give a brief oral and written presentation on an aspect of the American health care marketplace of particular interest to them.
Prerequisites: MBA Students Only
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