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MHA-5109

Week 7 Resources

Scott, R. D., Solomon, S. L., & McGowan, J. E. (2001). Applying economic principles to health care. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 7(2), 282-285. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0702.700282.

This seminal resource explains how economic thinking can provide managers with the tools to make cost-effective decisions and provide quality patient care. Production function models are featured.

Salary data for all professions are available online by state. Type the following information into a search bar to obtain the annual salary by profession by state. Example Search: The annual salary for a general surgeon. Review the resources from the Course Resources link, located in the top navigation bar, to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

This report provides statistics for all states and counties, and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Take some time to explore this page because it contains valuable information that you may want to use for other classes and/or in your current or future positions. Data are sufficient for developing population profiles to respond to the signature assignment. These data include population estimates from the 2020 and 2019 census data. These data are stratified by multiple descriptors such as age and sex, race and Hispanic origin, population characteristics, housing, families and living arrangements, education, health, and insurance coverage. There are sufficient data to develop a population profile for the Week 7 Assignment.

Garattini, L. Padula, A. (2018). Competition in health markets: Is something rotten? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

This article explores and summarizes the limits of competition within Western European health systems. The challenges of using the competitive model to develop policy are offered. 

Goddard M. (2015). Competition in healthcare: Good, bad or ugly?. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4(9), 567–569. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2015.144

This discussion focuses on what is meant by competition in healthcare markets and provides examples as to acceptability. With a United Kingdom (U.K.) focus, there are still lessons to be learned for another health administrator.