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LESE221 - Health Economics , Fall 2009

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Discussion of health care arouses great passion - who gets health care and how much they get is both a moral and practical challenge to a civilized society and of personal interest to all. We don't want to get ill and we want to be properly treated if we do. Economics as a discipline can provide great insight into these issues. The fundamental problem of scarcity requires choices. Even if our preference is to spend more on health care, there are limits as to how much of our personal and national income we can spend on it. However we do decide to spend and we want to spend it efficiently so that we get more health care for a given commitment of resources. To answer these questions we need to introduce and apply a range of economic concepts.

Level

Undergraduate

Instructor

Professor Jae Young Lim, Ph.D.
Division of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University
E-mail. jylimecon@korea.ac.kr

Course Description

Discussion of health care arouses great passion - who gets health care and how much they get is both a moral and practical challenge to a civilized society and of personal interest to all. We don't want to get ill and we want to be properly treated if we do. Economics as a discipline can provide great insight into these issues. The fundamental problem of scarcity requires choices. Even if our preference is to spend more on health care, there are limits as to how much of our personal and national income we can spend on it. However, we do decide to spend and we want to spend it efficiently so that we get more health care for a given commitment of resources. To answer these questions we need to introduce and apply a range of economic concepts.

Course Structure

75 minute long classes, twice weekly

 

Copyright 2009, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. Lim, J. Y., kuocw. (2009, December 30). Health Economics . Retrieved October 25, 2014, from Korea University OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.korea.edu/ocw/college-of-life-sciences-and-biotechnology/health-economics. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License