Outline

I. The Economics of Hospitals

  • Hospital quality competition
  • Patient choice
  • Hospital ownership and quality
  • Fixed prices and Pay for Performance
  • Waiting times
  • Quality of care

II. The Economics of Mental Health

  • Salient Features of Mental Illness
  • Institutions and Supply of Care
  • The Role of Government
  • Mental Health Insurance Protection
  • Provider/Insurer payment
  • Economics and Mental Health Policy