Different countries have different health care systems, due to historical developments and political and societal structures. In this course we teach our students conceptual frameworks to describe and understand the structural and economic aspects of different health care systems. Health care systems may largely differ from each other in terms of their delivery-, financing- and regulation-structures. Policy issues will be analysed such as the private/public mix in finance and provision, regulation, solidarity. Students will become acquainted with some fundamental aspects of the market-oriented healthcare reforms that are taking place in the Netherlands as well as in many other countries. Students will deal with topics such as: structure of health care systems; health insurance; regulated competition in health care and finance of health care. Furthermore, students will focus on the national and international assessment of health equity and inequality.
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Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing