Week 4 Assignment – Implications of Health Economic Concepts for Health Care
In this assignment you will examine how health care professionals and decision makers evaluate health care economics to understand the economic dynamics of health care systems. Consider the complexity of providing health care and the intricate relationship between the fundamentals of economics and the elements of health care systems. Understanding this relationship is vital for informed decision making and optimization of health care systems. You will write a paper about health economics in relation to health care professionals, delivery, and government and private sector involvement.
Write a 4–6-page paper in which you:
Assess the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.
Defend or critique the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.
Analyze the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.
Analyze the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.
Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Assess the implications of health economics in relation to health care professionals, delivery, and government and private sector involvement.