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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 2007

Dr. D. Studdert
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course surveys the field of health law and policy. The goals is to familiarize students with the key legal issues in health care today, including the regulation of managed care, provider oversight, access to care, medical malpractice, antitrust law, and fraud and abuse.Two topics introduced in HPM 213 - privacy law and the role of the tort system - will be explored in greater depth. The course emphasizes health law in the United States, but involves some consideration of legal issues in other countries. Readings are drawn from health economics and policy literature, as well as cases and commentary. No previous background in law is required. (5.06)

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