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Spring 2010-2011
WWS 596  

Controversies in Health Policy: Historical Perspectives

Keith A. Wailoo

Examines historical pathways in shaping recent health policies. Among the topics examined: Medicare's history, failed Clinton reforms, and 2010 health legislation as case studies of diverse pathways toward reform; Ritalin as insight into FDA policy, direct-to-consumer drug advertising, and prescription practices; recent vaccine debates which sit at the intersection of science, consumer beliefs, economics, and state health policy; and physician-assisted suicide in medicine, law, and the courts. Emphasis on analyzing role of government, political ideology, consumers, industry, scientists, and regulatory interests in health policy formation.


Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
WWS Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43769 S01 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm W   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:7 Limit:16