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Registration

Registration now open for WS 2017/2018

If you wish to attend the course please send an email with your institution of affiliation and matriculation number to our secretariat at . Due to organizational changes, there is only limited capacity for the upcoming semester. The seminar is open for our cooperation partner from Ghana.

Content

Health care systems are complex and usually not well understood. This course provides a structured introduction into how health care systems are organized, financed and regulated. Units will provide a general introduction into the framework and functions of health care systems, into coverage (of persons and benefits), into resource mobilization, pooling and allocation to third-party payers, purchasing and third party payer-provider relationships, regulation of health care providers as well as questions regarding the public-private mix. Well-known types of health care systems ("Bismarck", NHs etc.) will be presented and discussed. Participants should have a prior knowledge of health care and are expected to read and discuss the course material (literature listed below and presentation slides as they are made available during the course).

Titel
Type
SWS
LP (ETCS)
P, WP
Semester (WS/SS)
Managing and researching health care systems
Lecture
2
3
P
WS

Timetable

Date:
block course for 2 weeks
Start
20.11.2017
End
01.12.2017
Place:
C 313
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Busse

Please note that the course will be held as a block course and ordering of topics is likely to change. More information will be given during the first course.


The following topics were addressed in the previous course and will be updated and reprised this year:

Date
Subject
20.11.2017
Outline of health care system functions, organizational structure and major system designs
21.11.2017

Population coverage and benefit package
22.11.2017
Raising, pooling and allocating resources
23.11.2017
Purchasing health care

24.11.2017
Information sources for the term paper
Regulation and governance of providers
27.11.2017
Tax-funded and fragmented health systems

28.11.2017
Social health insurance – an introduction and status in selected countries

29.11.2017
Public-private mix in health finance and provision: does it make a difference?

30.11.2017
Health structures and incentives and their connection to inequities
01.12.2017
Summary of the course


Students wishing to receive a graded certificate

Please choose a country (your own, one you have recently been to, are currently in or are about to go). Describe and analyse the health care system in that country along the following lines:

  1. Outline the organization, regulation and financing of health care. Please be sure to incorporate a discussion of the various actors, the various functions of health care systems (resource generation, pooling etc.) and on the public-private mix as discussed during the course.
  2. What, if any, major reforms have been introduced recently or are about to be introduced? What will be the likely effect on the population and the various actors?
  3. What, in your opinion, are the main problems currently facing the health care system? Are they appropriately addressed by current health care reforms?

Be sure to make good use of the material collected during the course (slides and reading material) as well as other material, especially that provided by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
Please aim at a length of approx. 3000-4000 words. Assignments must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 31.05.2018; submission per email to

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