US Health Care Systems

The study of economic and financial issues arising from the unique nature of health care. Topics include the role of government in health care, legal and regulatory issues unique to health care, reimbursement and reform issues, quality improvement initiatives, and the impact of a dynamic health care system on patients, payers and providers including nursing and allied health professionals. Health care costs and outcomes in the United States are contrasted with those of other industrialized countries.
Code: HSC301
Credit hours: 3