Guías Académicas

HEALTH ECONOMICS

HEALTH ECONOMICS

GRADO ECONOMÍA

Curso 2024/2025

1. Datos de la asignatura

(Fecha última modificación: 27-05-24 13:13)
Código
103756
Plan
ECTS
6.00
Carácter
OPTATIVA
Curso
4
Periodicidad
Segundo Semestre
Idioma
ESPAÑOL
Área
ECONOMÍA APLICADA
Departamento
Economía Aplicada
Plataforma Virtual

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Datos del profesorado

Coordinador/Coordinadora
José María Elena Izquierdo
Grupo/s
Único
Centro
Fac. Economía y Empresa
Departamento
Economía Aplicada
Área
Economía Aplicada
Despacho
166 (Facultad de Derecho)
Horario de tutorías
To be determined
URL Web
-
E-mail
jomarel@usal.es
Teléfono
923.294500 ext. 1653

2. Recomendaciones previas

It is advisable to have a basic knowledge of microeconomics and the analysis of public sector intervention in the economy. Intermediate or intermediate-high level of English (B2-C1)

3. Objetivos

Students should know how to analyze the problems derived from market failures at different levels of healthcare delivery.

 Students should be able to carry out an economic evaluation of a specific health technology considering the cost-effectiveness, cost-utility or cost-benefit analysis.

Students will be able to realize informed and useful reports about a given proposal to reform the health care system or any of its elements.

4. Competencias a adquirir | Resultados de Aprendizaje

Básicas / Generales | Conocimientos.

C2, C4, C9, C17

Específicas | Habilidades.

C5, C8, C9, C18,

Transversales | Competencias.

C23, C25, C27

5. Contenidos

Teoría.

  1. Basic concepts in health economics. Measurement and determinants of health. Aggregated health indicators. Healthcare systems organization.
  2. Health as an investment: production and demand for health. The demand for health care and health insurance.
  3. Health services providers. Variations in medical practice. Financing schemes for healthcare providers.
  4. Market failures and failures of public intervention in healthcare. Attitudes towards health: rational addictions and behavioral economics in healthcare.
  5. Evidence-based medicine: costs and outcomes. Methods for the economic evaluation of health technologies.
  6. Efficiency and equity in healthcare. Healthcare policies and recent reforms in healthcare systems.

6. Metodologías Docentes

The subject pivots between theoretical classes based on general handbooks and specialized papers (presented by students in class) and practical classes reviewing concepts and applying theoretical content to case studies.

 

7. Distribución de las Metodologías Docentes

8. Recursos

Libros de consulta para el alumno.

"Health Economics", Jay Bhattacharya, Timothy Hyde and Peter Tu, Palgrave McMillan, 2014

 

“Economic analysis in health care”, S. Morris, N. Devlin, D. Parkin y A. Spencer. Ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2ª ed. 2012.

 

 

Otras referencias bibliográficas, electrónicas o cualquier otro tipo de recurso.

B. González López-Valcárcel, J. Oliva Moreno, M. Trapero Beltrán, A. Hidalgo Vega y J. E. del Llano Señarís. “Economía de la salud”, Ed.Pirámide, 2018.

 

Martínez-Giralt, X. Economía de la Salud. Una guía para no economistas. Center for the Study of Organizations and Decisions in Economics (CODE). Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Mayo 2008

9. Evaluación

Criterios de evaluación.

Class activities (active participation, solving practices and presentations) will be the main source of evaluation. Students who want to boost their continuous assessment scores can choose to take a final exam

Sistemas de evaluación.

Submission of assignment and participation in class practice-solving

Presentation of supplementary readings in class

Assistance and class participation

Recomendaciones para la evaluación.

Consideraciones Generales.

The evaluation is primarily based on active class participation, solving practices and presentations in class. A final examination to improve grades is optional.

Recomendaciones para la evaluación.

It is highly recommended to actively participate in class and present one of the readings at least

Recomendaciones para la recuperación.

The students that do not reach the minimum requirements in the continuous assessment can take the final examination (either at the ordinary or the extraordinary call)