PAM 2350

PAM 2350

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course examines the various stakeholders of the U.S. health care system and how the stakeholders interact with one another.  We begin by examining the role of medical care in producing health and the costs and benefits of new medical technologies (e.g., medical devices, prescription drugs, and new surgical techniques).  We then examine the objectives and behavior of key stakeholders in the system: patients, employers, and taxpayers who pay for health care; private and public (i.e., Medicare and Medicaid) health insurers who manage the funds; hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals who provide medical care; and pharmaceutical and medical device firms that supply products that providers use.  Students will also learn how to apply basic reasoning to examine health policy issues, including covering the uninsured, controlling the growth rate of medical spending, improving the quality of medical care, and reforming the malpractice system.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-HE)

Outcomes
  • Understanding the objectives and behavior of the key stakeholders in the U.S. health care system: payers, insurers, providers, and suppliers
  • Apply basic economic reasoning to examine health policy proposals.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14171PAM 2350  LEC 001

  • Students will be enrolled from the wait list in the following order: 1. HCP Majors 2. PAM Majors 3. Health Policy Minors 4. All other students. Contact jrd292@cornell.edu with wait list questions.