ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section: 002 Organization of Health Policy
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor; Restricted to Organizational Studies concentrators who have completed the core course requirements.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The U.S. healthcare system delivers some of the best and worst healthcare in the world. While our country spends more than twice what other developed nations spend, we lag behind them in efficiency, safety and access to care—according to a 2006 study supported by the Commonwealth Fund. On the other hand, we offer the most sophisticated technology available in the world for treating specific diseases and for prolonging life near its end. In this class, we will explore how the organization of our healthcare delivery system has contributed to this dilemma. We will explore why the United States is one of the only developed countries not to have universal health insurance and how health insurance and health professional have contributed to the unique design of the U.S. healthcare system. We will explore the delivery of care in areas where the United States does not excel — such as in mental health service — and in those in which we do excel — such as in hospice care for cancer patients. Students will learn to identify critical elements of the U.S. healthcare system, compare its quality and efficiency to other nations, and evaluate how and what types of improvements are needed to achieve the maximum benefit for our population.

ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
21563
Open
2
1ORGSTDY - SR COHORT
5ORGSTDY JR COHORT
20ORGSTUDY Majors
-
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
22274
Open
4
 
8ORGSTDY JR COHORT
18ORGSTUDY Majors
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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