This was a great overview of the healthcare sector and establishing an understanding of payment models that are not discussed in medical school. Visual aids helped to discuss and display concepts.
Very well organised. Key concepts were explained clearly with graphics and examples. Good to obtain understanding of the fundamentals of health care delivery in the US and the insurance market.
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very nice course
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by Laurence L M•
A very informative course, for me as an octogenarian physician, working in nephrology, with very strong ideas about justice in health care, and health care as a universal entitlement in a wealthy, industrialized nation. The economic forces at work are not addressed in medical curriculum of my era, and the ethical imperatives were not addressed in this course, but to form an educated opinion, I needed to have the background that was always missing. This course addressed that gap in my knowledge, and should, with the exception of ethics and quality, not covered, perhaps by design, merit all 5 stars... perhaps even a 6th.
by Kate W•
Course was well designed and comprehensive. I was able to fill gaps I'd had on the health care industry with the content they provided. Would appreciate updates that reflect the ACA and post-ACA environment, including full-risk based provider groups, value-based insurance design and demands for price transparency in age of digital health.
by Matthew P•
Quality course with a decent over view. Could use some updateing as much of patient care and outpatient procedures have expanded agressively over the past few years. Some updates or additions discussing the trend towards Ambulatory Surgery Centers and specialty hospitals along with finaincial discussions would be great.
by Jerry H K•
This course gives a pretty good overview of how the American Healthcare system came into being. However, the lectures in week 4 were not as helpful, as they seemed to only provide general information on the Antitrust laws, but not much discussion on how they have impacted the healthcare industry specifically.
by Carlos A H•
Instruction was very good for most part; however, certain areas of improvement remain such as clarity of instruction. For example, if the costs for hospices are increasing in the first few days and the graph shows costs decreasing on the graph this discrepancy leads to confusion for the learner.
by Jennifer S Z•
Great overview of the healthcare system, I wish we went more into economics which I didn't feel like we really dove into until Week 4 (and thought that we could have dove into even more technically) like the financial aspects!
by Ernest A F•
Very conincise and straigt to the point. Infomration deleivered was very clear. I am using the foundation from this course to exlore other oprtions for further studies. Great Job!
by Dumisani K•
This course is a very good introduction to various aspects of the economics of HCD. The lectures a crisp and short. The pace is comfortable and the graphics very useful.
by LU Y•
Content is too general and covers too little. Lack of any in-depth analysis regarding the linkage between economics theory and the healthcare system.
by Yang L•
Great overview about the payment system for health care! But it has too many theories that I don't know how I can apply to real practice.
by Holly M•
A thorough analysis of healthcare economics. By far the most useful healthcare-related business course I have taken so far.
by SHANNON Y•
More theory and history than practical or hands on, but fills in blanks in the field with general knowledge.
by Ernest M•
This course is very interesting but if possible may we have the one of general not only the U.S context.
by Yadi W•
Could design a few modeling or calculation question to test students' knowledge on the pricing concepts.