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HCM 101 - Health Economics

Code Start Date Duration Venue
HCM 101 13 March 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
HCM 101 08 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
HCM 101 03 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
HCM 101 28 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
HCM 101 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
HCM 101 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The course examines methods for the analysis of markets in health and medical care, describes the economics of health in low-and middle-income countries and focuses on the analysis and development of concepts and problem solving.  The participant will be imparted with all the fundamental concepts of health economics with case studies to support the theoretical principles. 

Course Objectives

  • Explaining how economics is applicable to health and health care
  • Discussing the links between economic wellbeing and health
  • Selecting appropriate analytical tools in the economic analysis of health and health care
  • Applying economic criteria of efficiency and equity to health and health care issues 

Who Should Attend?

  • Health administration professionals
  • Public health professionals
  • Doctors
  • Health promoters
  • Health policy makers
  • Those who wish to broaden their understanding of Economics of Health

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Economics, Health Economics and Development
  • An overview of the "economic problem”
  • Development and development economics
  • Understanding health systems 
  • Trends in global development

Day 2

  • Health financing
  • Different methods to fund the delivery of health care across the health sector
  • The role of incentives underlying various models and the implications these may have for achieving equity and efficiency in the health care system
  • Alternative payment mechanisms for health service consumers
  • Alternative arrangements for paying health workers
  • Methods for purchasing pharmaceuticals
  • Financing health insurance

Day 3

  • Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions
  • The technique of evaluating health programs from an economic perspective
  • Programs that return the best health gain for a given use of resources for an identified health priority
  • Methods of economic evaluation, e.g. cost effectiveness and cost benefit analyses
  • Determining the resources used and costs and outcomes of health programs
  • Interpreting the results of economic evaluation
  • Incorporating economic evaluation into health development proposals

Day 4

  • Priority Setting Tools and Methodologies- Part 1
  • Health programs competing for resources are an issue in any locality
  • This module will introduce techniques to assist decision-making in funding priorities at a provincial or national level across a variety of health programs
  • Determining local and national health issues
  • Priority setting models
  • Planning for future health investment
  • Fairness and equity in priority setting

Day 5

  • Priority Setting Tools and Methodologies- Part 2
  • Insurance and "The Safety Net"
  • Private Insurance and Managed Care
  • Social Insurance
  • Alternative Health Care Systems
  • Economics and Environmental Health