Examines the determinants of supply and demand in the health services industry and the causes of medical cost inflation. Introduces economic models of physician and hospital behaviour and uses case studies to consider the influence of health insurance, reimbursement schemes, and practitioners' discretion on the delivery system.
Prerequisite: AK/ECON 1000 3.00 or equivalent. Course credit exclusions: None.
PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AK/ECON 3510 3.00.