Health Economics and Health Care Financing

Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, MSc., PhD

Classification: compulsory

This course combines health economics and healthcare financial management. The health economics component of the course introduces students to important economic concepts such as opportunity cost and supplier- induced demand and illustrates how these concepts can be applied to the health sector. The financing component looks at the main models of health system funding and their implications for the structure, planning and delivery of services By the end of the course students are expected to: (1) understand the main models and debates regarding health funding and the implications for equity, delivery and governance of health services; (2) apply this knowledge to current health systems and debates over reform; (3) understand the role of economic analysis in evaluating health policy change; (4) be familiar with theoretical frameworks underlying health economics and analysis.

Session Topic
1 Introductory to health economics: macro and micro economics system
2 Basis economics concepts: efficiency, equity, demand and supply, types of goods and mark
3 Health and economic development
4 Economic analysis: unit cost analysis
5 Economic analysis: cost benefit and cost utility analysis
6 Economic analysis: cost effectiveness analysi
7 Health insurance models
8 The market for health care services and insurance
9 Role of government in health care financing
10 Health and markets
11 Pro- poor Health Fund
12 Provider Payment System (DRG)