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PBH 105

U.S. Health Care: Myths and Realities


PBH 101
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PBH 105

PBH 105 U.S. Health Care: Myths and Realities


This course will introduce the students to important issues underlying the U.S. Health Care System - including issues of contemporary importance such as health care cost, health care quality, access to care, increasing number of uninsured, patient safety, prescription drug policies, physician-patient interaction, adoption and use of health care technologies, and end-of-life care. The course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the various actors, stakeholders, interactions, and functions of the U.S. health care system, through a case-based approach interweaving real world events, practice experience, and research on the above issues.


  • Prerequisite: None
  • Hours: 3
  • Credits: 3


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