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Spring 2014
Sep 25, 2017
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RDS 282 - Economic Evaluation of Health Policy & Program Management
This course features case studies in the application of health decision science to policymaking and program management at various levels of the health system. Both developed and developing country contexts will be covered. Topics include: [1] theoretical foundations of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA); [2] controversies and limitations of CEA in practice; [3] design and implementation of tools and protocols for measurement and valuation of cost and benefit of health programs; [4] integration of evidence of economic value into strategic planning and resource allocation decisions, performance monitoring and program evaluation; [5] the role of evidence of economic value in the context of other stakeholder criteria and political motivations.

Course Prerequisites: Students must have taken RDS280 or RDS286. Prior coursework in Microeconomics is recommended.

2.500 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate - Non-Degree, Graduate
Schedule Types: Case Study

Health Policy & Management Department

Course Attributes:
Biostatistics, Global Health & Population, Health Policy & Management, Risk & Decision Sciences

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