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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 2009

Dr. K. Swartz
5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Examines issues under discussion for U.S. health care reform: health insurance, financing, methods for controlling health care costs, incentives for hospitals and physicians, medicare long-term care and the pharmaceutical industry. Competitive versus regulatory approaches are explored, as part of analyzing the role of government and the private sector. The distributional consequences of various programs and methods receive special focus. Five homework memos of 2 pages will be required in addition to a midterm and final exam.
Course Note: HPM205, HPM206 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2008

Dr. K. Swartz
5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Examines issues under discussion for U.S. health care reform: health insurance, financing, methods for controlling health care costs, incentives for hospitals and physicians, medicare long-term care and the pharmaceutical industry. Competitive versus regulatory approaches are explored, as part of analyzing the role of government and the private sector. The distributional consequences of various programs and methods receive special focus. Five homework memos of 2 pages will be required in addition to a midterm and final exam.
Course Note: HPM205, HPM206 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2007

Dr. K. Swartz
5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Examines issues under discussion for U.S. health care reform: health insurance, financing, methods for controlling health care costs, incentives for hospitals and physicians, quality of care, and long-term care. Competitive versus regulatory approaches are explored, as well as the role of government and the private sector. The distributional consequences of various programs and methods receive special focus. Five homework memos of 2-3 pages will be required in addition to a midterm and final exam.
Course Note: HPM205, HPM206 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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