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Module (6 Credits)

Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments

Name in diploma supplement
Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments
Responsible
Admission criteria
See exam regulations.
Workload
180 hours of student workload, in detail:
  • Attendance: 60 hours
  • Preparation, follow up: 60 hours
  • Exam preparation: 60 hours
Duration
The module takes 1 semester(s).
Qualification Targets

Students taking the course will

  • Understand the differences between health, health care goods and other goods.
  • Be able to assess health care systems and the need for regulation in such systems from an economic perspective
  • be able to critically assess problems and provide suggestions with respect to the health care markets as discussed in the media or in the public policy debate
  • have the tools to understand the empirical association between health, individual health production, medical infrastructure as well as environmental factors, as discussed in health economic journals
Relevance

This modul provides a coherent introduction to health economics, focusing especially on health care demand and payment schemes in health care systems. It provides the tools to understand and evaluate current health economic problems as discussed in the media or in the public policy debate.

Module Exam

Final written exam on lecture and tutorial content (usually 90-120 min.).

Die Prüfung in diesem Modul darf nicht abgelegt werden, wenn "Gesundheitsökonomik I" oder "Gesundheitsökonomik: Gesundheitsnachfrage und Vergütung der Leistungserbringer" bereits bestanden ist.

Usage in different degree programs
  • GOEMIK-Ma-2016Pflichtbereich1st-2nd Sem, Compulsory
  • LA-gbF-kbF-BK-Ma-2014Masterprüfung in der kleinen beruflichen FachrichtungSektorales ManagementWahlpflichtbereich Kleine berufliche Fachrichtung "Sektorales Management"1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
  • MedMan-MedGW-Ma-2014Wahlpflichtbereich IBereich Gesundheitsökonomie1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
  • MedMan-WiWi-Ma-2014Wahlpflichtbereich IBereich Gesundheitsökonomie1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
  • VWL-Ma-2009-V2013Wahlpflichtbereich I1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
Elements
Name in diploma supplement
Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments
Organisational Unit
Lecturers
SPW
4
Language
English
Cycle
winter semester
Participants at most
no limit
Preliminary knowledge

Good knowledge of microeconomics required.

Abstract

This course covers several basic health economic concepts, focusing especially on health care demand and payment schemes in health care systems. Students should be ready for a rigorous application of microeconomic models.

Contents
  • Economic Evaluation of Life and Health
  • Individual Health Production
  • Empirical Evidence on Individual Health Production
  • Peculiarities of Health and Health Care Goods and their allocative consequences
  • Payment Systems: Regulating Incentives for Health Care Providers
  • Risk-Selection and Competition between Health Insurers
Literature
  • Zweifel, P. / Breyer, F. /Kifman, M.  (2009): Health Economics, 2nd edition, Springer, Berlin.
Participants
  • GOEMIK-Ma-2016PflichtbereichModul "Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments"1st-2nd Sem, Compulsory
  • LA-gbF-kbF-BK-Ma-2014Masterprüfung in der kleinen beruflichen FachrichtungSektorales ManagementWahlpflichtbereich Kleine berufliche Fachrichtung "Sektorales Management"Modul "Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments"1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
  • MedMan-MedGW-Ma-2014Wahlpflichtbereich IBereich GesundheitsökonomieModul "Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments"1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
  • MedMan-WiWi-Ma-2014Wahlpflichtbereich IBereich GesundheitsökonomieModul "Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments"1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
  • VWL-Ma-2009-V2013Wahlpflichtbereich IModul "Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments"1st-3rd Sem, Compulsory
Lecture with integrated exercise: Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments (WIWI‑C0943)
Module: Health Economics: The Demand for Health and Health Care Payments (WIWI‑M0724)