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Week 1 Resources

  • Essentials of Health Economics

Dewar, D. M. (2017). Essentials of health economics (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Part 1: What is Health Economics? Chapter 1: Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System (pages 1-7). Chapter 2: The Role of Economics (pages 9-14).

  • Economics of Health and Medical Care

Hicks, L.L. (2021). Economics of health and medical care (7th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Introduction, Chapter 1: Overview of Economics (pages 1-7). Part I, Descriptive Economics (page 9). Chapter 2: Output of the Healthcare Sector (pages 11-24). Chapter 3: Economic Dimensions of the Healthcare System (pages 27-40).

To access the Redshelf book, click on the book link located in the Getting Started module or the Bookshelf link on the top navigation bar of the course. 

Use the above website to sign up for a free account from the home page. Once you reach the home page you will see a pop-up. Use this pop-up to receive Becker’s Hospital Review by providing your email, name, and job title. By signing up for this free account, you will get daily emails for podcasts, blogs, and other current information about the health services industry. Becker’s Hospital Review has gained a reputation as one of the most trustworthy sources of credible information and reliable research on healthcare delivery for managers and administrators. You will use this resource for all assignments to find an example of the topic for the week’s assignment. Identify your selection by the title of the article, provide a brief explanation of the relation to the week’s assignment, and a link. The instructor’s assessment of this component of the assignment will be under the critical thinking criterion.

Optional Resources

Listl, S., Grytten, J. I., & Birch, S. (2019). What is health economics? Community Dental Health, 36, 263–275.

This article describes the economic factors of oral health. It details the principles of economics and their application to the promotion, protection, and restoration of oral health in populations, and the planning, management, and delivery of oral health care.

Duong, J., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2016). Household income level as a moderator of associations between chronic health conditions and serious mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(3), 367-387.

Discusses the relationship between income as an input to health and as it relates to physical and mental health.

This is a good informational credible source but not a scholarly source because the information is not peer-reviewed. This source should be used as a supplement to your texts because it provides simplified explanations of difficult concepts.

This is a brief video that provides a clear explanation of the use of economic theory.