Health and Healthcare Systems in East AsiaCourse number(s): EASTASN 117/217
Offered Winter quarter in the 2011-2012 academic year
This course will discuss population health and healthcare systems in contemporary China, Japan, and Korea (north and south), in comparative perspective with other health systems. Using primarily the lens of social science, especially health economics, we will analyze recent developments in East Asian health policy, including economic development, population aging, infectious disease control, chronic non-communicable diseases, social health insurance, health service delivery, payment incentives, competition, pharmaceutical policy, long-term care, and regulation. Although some background in Asian Studies, international health, and/or economics will be useful, no prior knowledge of economics or healthcare is required.
Graduate and undergraduate