ECON3815Introduction to Health Economics3 ch (3C)

The course discusses applications of economic principles and empirical analysis to health and health policy. It considers such matters as the demand for health care, and the supply of health services – both through health practitioners and hospitals; the economic effects of health insurance, health economic evaluation techniques, and public policy formulation. Emphasis is on Canadian health programs and policies.

Prerequisite: 3 ch of first-year microeconomics (ECON 1001, or ECON 1013, or ECON 1014), or ECON 1073.