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Intermediate Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction and overview

1 video (Total 5 min)
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Why government intervention is necessary & waves of health care reform

6 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
How did governments intervene in health care systems? - Three waves of health care reform2m
First wave of health care reform: Social health insurance4m
First wave of health care reform: National health service4m
Second wave of health care reform: how did governments realize cost containment?5m
Third wave of health care reform: how did governments increase incentives for efficiency?5m
1 reading
Equality, Efficiency, and Market Fundamentals: The Dynamics of International Medical-Care Reform2h
1 practice exercise
Waves of health care reform40m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Market & government failure in healthcare

2 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Is competition among providers of health care helpful or harmful?5m
1 reading
Competition among health care providers: helpful or harmful?1h
2 practice exercises
Market & government failure8m
Competition in health care8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Theory of regulated competition in healthcare systems

4 videos (Total 15 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
How consumer choice of insurance plan can promote efficiency3m
How can insurers improve the efficiency of healthcare?3m
Tools for the regulator to manage competition and to make health insurance affordable for all4m
1 reading
Regulated Competition in Health Insurance Markets: Paradigms and Ongoing Issues1h
1 practice exercise
Regulated competition: background, principles and tools15m

Instructors

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Erik Schut

Professor
Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management
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Marco Varkevisser

Prof. dr.
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management

About Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University: a top-100 ranked international research university based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our academic teaching and research focuses on four areas: health, wealth, culture and governance. Erasmus University Rotterdam: make it happen. ...

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