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Week 5 Resources

  • Essentials of Health Economics

Dewar, D. M. (2017). Essentials of health economics (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 5, The Role of Government, pages, 33-38. Chapter 17, National and State Healthcare Reform pages 141-148. Chapter 18, Public Policy and Health Economics, 149-155.

To access Redshelf book, click on the book link located in the Getting Started module or the Bookshelf link on the top navigation bar of the course. 

You will use this resource for all assignments to find an example of the topic for the week’s assignment. Identify your selection by the title of the article, provide a brief explanation of the relation to the week’s assignment, and a link. The instructor’s assessment of this component of the assignment will be under the critical thinking criterion.

Optional Resources

Cabral, M., & Cullen, M. R. (2017). The effect of insurance coverage on preventive care. Economic Inquiry, 55(3), 1452-1467

This article points out how covering preventive care will lead to a healthier population.

Barber, S. L., Lorenzoni, L., & Ong, P. (2019). Price setting and price regulation in health care: Lessons for advancing Universal Health Coverage. Geneva: World Health Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. 

This resource discusses how price stabilization will create an environment more conducive to universal coverage.

Lavigne, J. E., Brown, J., & Matzke, G. R. (2017). Population health and medicine: Policy and financial drivers. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 74(18), 1413–1421.

This article probes the benefits of the affordable care act’s emphasis on preventative care for the pharmacist to promote healthier outcomes through patient education.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. (2019). Hospital value-based purchasing. 

This is a CMS commentary on the origins and impact of linking quality to reimbursement.