Financing Social Health Protection

Target Group: Social protection sector professionals, Public health professionals, policy makers, private companies and relevant public administrations, project planners and coordinators, independent of the geographical origin.

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DURATION:
90h inverstment time
ID:
self E-learning course / direct contact to the main tutor through electronic platforms
CREDIT:
3 ECTS

THE VISIBLE HAND- THE MANY FACETS OF FINANCING HEALTH CARE AND
SOCIAL HEALTH PROTECTION

The course is organized in four main modules. It gives very comprehensive overview on the role of economics in dealing with scarce resource and fair allocation of goods and services in health care. The course provides an introduction into measuring the flow of funds in a health system through different forms of health care financing arrangements. It discusses why health care should not be left to the market allocation mechanism and why government might intervene.

The course reflects on uncertainty both with regard to accident or disease and the effectiveness of treatment and what this means for financing health care. Health insurance theory and in particularly moral hazard and adverse selection are discussed. The major forms of financing health care are reviewed, including the role of private health insurance. One module reflects on Universal Health Coverage and the need for a moral basis when justifying large-scale government intervention.

For AGEP-students the course is free, the regular course fees do not apply.

Lecturer: PD Dr. Svetla Loukanova

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