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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Jan 23, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

HCM 5210 - Foundations of the U.S. Health Care System (3)

When Offered: Fall
This course provides an overview of the evolution, determinant forces, and organizational foundations of the health care system in the United States as compared to other industrialized nations. The course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge regarding key system policy, resources, processes and outcomes in the context of the Triple Aim of providing access, ensuring quality and affordable cost. The perspectives of health and health status of Americans are examined in the context of cultural, economic, social and political forces. Health care reform, and problems and issues with the current system are analyzed to provide a critical view of the future of health care delivery, in the context of the role of the manager.
Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.