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Foundations of Health Services Research

This course introduces students to critical issues in health care organization, financing and policy, which constitute the core of health services research topics including: access and equity issues, costs of care, health care markets, health care quality and medical outcomes, health insurance and managed care effects on patient and physician behavior, and the evaluation of health care technologies and innovations. Models for understanding institutional behavior and behavior within organizations are reviewed. By the end of the course, students are able to use the concepts to develop approaches to solving health care problems.

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Weill Cornell Medicine
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
1300 York Ave. Box 65 New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6565 Fax: (212) 746-5981