U.S. RESEARCH ON HEALTH SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH REFORM Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the goals, rationale, and major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including deficiencies in U.S. health system performance it was designed to address
- Describe the predicted impact of the ACA on coverage and access to care; quality, patient outcomes and care experiences; and projected cost/savings by major source of financing
- Analyze early evidence on U.S. health system performance and contrast predicted ACA impact with early trends in U.S. health system performance on insurance coverage, access to care, quality, and cost
- Indicate the types of research that will help inform future health reform policy
Course DescriptionExplores the research that formed the basis of the Affordable Care Act, its major provisions, early evidence on its impact and trends in U.S. health system performance, and future research analyses that will inform its evaluation and evolution of the U.S. health system.
Intended AudienceDoctoral students and advanced masters students interested in conducting research on U.S. health system performance and implementation of health reform (The Affordable Care Act, CHIPRA, and HITECH Act)
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation is based on class participation (10%), one written assignment outlining a research project on health reform/health system performance (25%), midterm exam (30%) and final exam (35%)
PrerequisitesConcurrent enrollment in 300.651 or prior course work on the U.S. Health System
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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