RAD420 Healthcare Delivery Systems

This course will focus on the structure, operations, and outcomes associated with the United States' healthcare system and radiology’s role within that system. Students will learn how to assess a healthcare entity’s payer mix and expenditures in relation to the cost of services; identify key benchmarks in the development of the healthcare system; locate and read sources of research and monitoring of the healthcare system; and, evaluate the impact of existing legislation on the healthcare system. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to analyze the U.S. health care system, understand policy formation and implementation, and access sources of research and monitoring in healthcare delivery.

Prerequisites: RAD400

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