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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Economics for Healthcare HSC 312


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

July 202 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: assess the value of economics for healthcare managers; apply marginal analysis to assess healthcare investment decisions; evaluate major trends in health insurance; assess how a decision tree frames a managerial choice; assess what is needed to make a healthcare organization an efficient producer; compare and contrast different strategies to realize the Triple Aim; evaluate the factors, including elasticities, that influence healthcare demand; assess the attributes of a good sales forecast; interpret demand and supply curves in a healthcare context; evaluate different strategies for increasing healthcare profitability; assess the price discrimination challenges faced by healthcare managers; and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different economic analyses of healthcare interventions.


Major topics include trends in health insurance, assessing healthcare investment decisions and the strategies to realize the Triple Aim.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Healthcare Economics, Economics, or Business (7/22).