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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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STS 220 - The Political Economy of Health Care

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as ECON 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.



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