HADM 321/ECON 321 (2015): Health Care Economics Report a Broken Link

The primary purpose of HADM / ECON 321 is to introduce you to the discipline of health care economics. Like other economics courses, Health Care Economics is primarily concerned with how scarce resources are allocated. Much of the material presented in this course is similar to that found in an introductory economics course, but the emphasis here is on how concepts such as supply and demand, cost, and utility are applied to the health care sector. This course looks at how the economic behaviours of health care consumers and suppliers, particularly in Canada, affect the manner in which resources are allocated.

Unit 1


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Unit 2


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2012 Report temporary unavailable

Unit 3


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CIHI (2014). Hospital Trends in Canada
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI 2014). Data Holdings CIHI collects data on the health workforce, patient types, care settings, health spending and system performance and a range of other date related to the Canadian health system. This information is freely available, and researchers, decision-makers and health managers can also make requests for specific data from the CIHI's data holdings.



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Unit 5


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Provincial and Territorial Government Health Expenditure by Age and Sex (pages 51-58) 


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Unit 8


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Unit 9


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