HS6000 Introduction to Health Economics- Organisational Problems

Task

This component is intended to assess the following outcomes:

  1. Discuss fundamental concepts in health economics, e.g. supply and demand, competition and markets, economic evaluation, and distributive justice in health care.
  2. Critically examine the different models of health care finance in terms of their sustainability, efficiency and equity.
  3. Explain the role of purchasers, consumers and commissioners in the fair allocation of resources.
  4. Analyse the methods of economic evaluation and their use in Health and resource allocation.
  5. Apply economic theory to a range of organisational problems and decisions in health and health systems.
  6. Explore wider policy and public health debates with concepts from health finance

Assessment details

Select two countries with two different main health and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the main health system funding in that country. How does the concepts of health economic such as
1) Demand for healthcare services for the selected public health disease or issue in both countries. This can be established through presenting the prevalence and (or) the burden of the disease/public health issue selected in both countries.
 
2) The concept of supply should be discussed through the availability of health services to meet the demand for healthcare in both countries.
 
3) Based on the health disease/ issues selected, what is the equity and efficiency of the health services. These include the equal access to health services to address the demand need of population living with the health disease/ issue.
4) How has the different health systems in selected countries been able to fund and distribute resource to contribute to the efficiency of the health system in both countries
 
5) What recommendations can you make to improve health systems in both countries and improve on the selected public health disease/issue outcome.

Further information is provided in the sample essay structure.

Suggested Structure 
 
Introduction:

A brief introduction stating what you are going to do in each section of your essay (approximately 200 words).

 
Background: (approximately 800)
Give a brief background history of the public health issue, the selected country, the main health system (Public or Private or Out of Pocket) used in the country selected
 
Discussion: (approximately 600)

Explain

1) Demand for healthcare services for the selected public health disease or issue in both countries. This can be established through presenting the prevalence and (or) the burden of the disease/public health issue selected in both countries.

 
2) The concept of supply should be discussed through the availability of health services to meet the demand for healthcare in both countries.
3) Based on the health disease/ issues selected, what is the equity and efficiency of the health services. These include the equal access to health services to address the demand need of population living with the health disease/ issue.
4) How has the different health systems in selected countries been able to fund and distribute resource to contribute to the efficiency of the health system in both countries 
As related to the health system in the two countries selected using the disease/condition identified as focus of discussion.

Focus on the main health system in the countries selected, this should be one of these: 

1) Private insurance
2) Public funding system
3) User-fee (Outcome of pocket) 

Recommendations:

What should policy makers, government, stakeholders do or ways to improve financial efficiency in the country and improve the treatment/management of the public health disease/condition discussed in the essay (approximately 200)

Conclusion: (approximately 200)

Briefly summarise the issue you have presented about the finance of health system of the selected country and what you have learned.

Reference:

Provide a list of literature used and properly referenced using Harvard style of referencing.(Word count: 2000)
 

Assignment 1: Country indicators

Submit the selected developing and developed countries for your assessment. Present the following details
1) How much is spent on healthcare
2) What is the percentage of the national budget spent on healthcare
3) What type of health system is practiced the selected countries
4) Population in each country

Assignment 2: Selected disease/public health issue

1. What is the disease/ public health issue selected
2. What is the prevalence, mortality
3. Any other statistical evidence available for highlighting the burden of the disease (Disability-adjusted life years lost, Quality of life, healthcare expenditure due to the disease/burden) Support with evidence as much as possible and from data that can support why this is an important public health disease or issue of concern.

Assignment 3

1. What healthcare resources are available in both countries
2. Number of hospitals
3. Number of bed
4. Number of Doctors, nurses and other health workers
5. Any other resources you can find in relation to the public health disease/ issue selected in both countries Someone asked question and i responded with this answer, hope useful for you too. 
No am asking about healthcare resources. The assignment for this week is in regard to this question, resources such as how many hospitals, doctors, nurses, amount spend on the disease condition, equipment available (if data) is available in one or both countries. This is the way to assess healthcare supply to treat/management the health of the population in one or both countries. If some of these are not available, just mention no information available for specialist resources in that country. For example, if there is no data on number of diabetes hospital or diabetes nurses in a country, just mention the information available for that country in terms of numbers of hospitals, doctors, nurses and then mention however, there are no information on specialise diabetes doctors or diabetes nurses or diabetes hospital etc.

Explain the main health system in the selected countries

1. What is the explanation for the types of health system in the countries
2. What are the advantage and disadvantages of the main type of health systems in both countries
3. How does the health system contribute to the health of the population in both countries (life expectancy, maternal mortality, infant mortality). 
4. Are the countries able to manage/treat the selected disease condition and have reduced mortality, morbidity and other burden disease burden or not due to the type of health systems operated in both countries
5. Are the health systems in both countries efficiently managing/treating people living with the disease condition selected? Explain briefly. 
6. Are there strategies (Policies, commissioning/working groups) in place to treat/manage the disease condition in both countries. 
7. Any future plan, road map or strategy to better treat/management the selected disease outcome and improve people’s life in both countries? (Total word count for all questions: 850 – 1000 words)
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