Semester Offered: Fall 1 unit(s)(Same as STS 220) Topics include the markets for physicians and nurses, hospital services, pharmaceuticals, and health insurance, both public and private; effects of changes in medical technology; and global health problems. A comparative study of several other countries’ health care systems and reforms to the U.S. system focuses on problems of financing and providing access to health care in a climate of increasing demand and rising costs. Shirley Johnson-Lans.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 102. Students with a strong quantitative background may enroll with the instructor’s permission.