ECONOMICS OF HEALTH AND INSURANCE Semester 7
This course demonstrates how basic micro and macro-economic concepts, principles, and theories can be used to think about and illuminate various health care and insurance issues.
Rather than focus on a few current health care problems, attention is directed toward any array of health related topics. Students are provided with a set of economic tools to evaluate a theoretical or empirical argument relating to health or medical care. This part of the course culminates with an in-depth analysis of the structure, conduct, and performance of the Health Care System in Greece for physician, hospital, pharmaceutical, and long-term care services.
The second part of this course aims to provide students with basic knowledge in general, life, health, and pension insurance both in commercial and social aspects. Topics include: market analysis of the Private Insurance sector in Greece, Greek social security system characteristics and problems, economics of life and health insurance, nature of life, health and pension insurance, types of life insurance policies, life and health insurance contract analysis, organization of commercial and social insurance framework, laws and regulations of life, health and pension insurance, , etc.