330.606.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
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    Pierre Alexandre
  • Course Learning Objectives

  • Course Description
    Uses real-world issues and case studies to analyze economic decision-making techniques in the context of behavioral health care systems and markets. Examines concepts of economic costs; measurement of mental health services utilization; modeling of mental disorders and employment; financing of behavioral health care; and payments models and insurance markets for behavioral heath. Students are introduced to (1) the principles of opportunity cost, (2) supply and demand for behavioral health, (3) imperfect information and physician-induced demand, (4) moral hazard and adverse selection in insurance markets, and (5) cost-outcome methods of mental health programs.
  • Intended Audience
    Students of the department of Mental Health, the School of Public Health, and the University, interested in health economics.”
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