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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; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different economic analyses of healthcare interventions.


Major topics taught in this course 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).