University of Technology Sydney

090043 Health Economics

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This subject provides students with an introductory understanding of economic concepts as applied to health and health care. The subject covers the principles of market behaviors, welfare economics and key topics in market failure in the health care sector. Students develop the skills to apply economic concepts to the problem of optimising health and well-being when resources are scarce, as well as understanding the need for government interventions in the health care market.

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