Healthcare Economics and Finance


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A central concern in the health care system is the rising cost of services and the growing realization that resources are limited. The Sheps Center Program on Healthcare Economics and Finance focuses on both the general economics of personal health services as well as the specifics of program and organizational finance. In the former category, the Center’s emphasis is on issues of fair and effective distribution of resources, both public and private. In the financial sector, issues of efficiency and productivity in delivery units and targeted programs are examined.

Program Directors:
Sandra Greene, DrPH and Brad Wright, PhD

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For those interested in doing economics and finance research using health claims data, please visit our data resources section.