PHS 31000 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System

This course examines the organization, financing, and delivery of preventive, acute and tertiary health care in the U.S. The effects of market competition and government regulation on healthcare will be explored. Reimbursement mechanisms for medical providers, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry are examined as well as the major issues currently facing these groups. The effects of health care reform on healthcare spending, quality of care, and access to care will be discussed.




PHS 20000 with a C or better.