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Spring 1 2010

Departments of Global Health and Population and Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Y. Liu, Dr. W. Hsiao
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course provides a comprehensive survey on the major health care financing options for developing countries. It begins with introduction of system diagnostic criteria such as equity and efficiency, as well as assessment tools such as the National Health Account technique. Drawing on economic theory and international experiences, the course analyzes strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to healthcare financing, including tax-based financing, social insurance, user fee financing, community financing and other innovative financing methods. The aim is to prepare students for applied work in policy and operational analysis related to health financing. This course makes extensive use of country case studies. (3.09)

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 1 2009

Departments of Population and International Health and Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Y. Liu, Dr. W. Hsiao
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course provides a comprehensive survey on the major health care financing options for developing countries. It begins with introduction of system diagnostic criteria such as equity and efficiency, as well as assessment tools such as the National Health Account technique. Drawing on economic theory and international experiences, the course analyzes strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to financing, including tax-based financing, social insurance, user fee financing, and community financing. The aim is to prepare students for applied work in economics and policy analysis related to health financing. This course makes extensive use of case studies. (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 1 2008

Departments of Population and International Health and Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Y. Liu, Dr. W. Hsiao
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course provides a comprehensive survey on the major health care financing options for developing countries. It begins with introduction of system diagnostic criteria such as equity and efficiency, as well as assessment tools such as the National Health Account technique. Drawing on economic theory and international experiences, the course analyzes strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to financing, including tax-based financing, social insurance, user fee financing, and community financing. The aim is to prepare students for applied work in economics and policy analysis related to health financing. This course makes extensive use of case studies. (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 1 2007

Departments of Population and International Health and Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Y. Liu, Dr. W. Hsiao
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course provides a comprehensive survey on the major health care financing options for developing countries. It begins with introduction of system diagnostic criteria such as equity and efficiency, as well as assessment tools such as the National Health Account technique. Drawing on economic theory and international experiences, the course analyzes strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to financing, including tax-based financing, social insurance, user fee financing, and community financing. The aim is to prepare students for applied work in economics and policy analysis related to health financing. This course makes extensive use of case studies. (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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