78838 - Health Systems Organization

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  • Teacher Federico Toth

  • Credits 3

  • SSD SPS/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Health Professions of Prevention Sciences (cod. 8878)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Mar 30, 2022 to May 30, 2022

SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students are introduced to the principles of healthcare organization and policy in a comparative perspective.

By the end of the course, the student is able to: 1) Identify the key characteristics and components of healthcare systems. 2) Assess each healthcare systems strengths and weaknesses.

Special attention is paid to the analysis of the Italian healthcare system.

Course contents

The course is divided into two parts.

The first part deals with the different models through which health services can be funded and delivered. The health systems of the major OECD countries will be compared.

The second part focuses on the analysis of the Italian healthcare system. We will start from the history of the Italian health system. We’ll then analyze the architecture and the basic principles of the Italian National Health Service, the various regional systems, the problems and challenges the Italian health system is currently tackling.

Readings/Bibliography

Required readings:

F. Toth (2014), La sanità in Italia, Bologna, il Mulino.

Toth, F. (2016), Non solo Bismarck contro Beveridge: sette modelli di sistema sanitario, in Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, vol. 11, n. 2, pp. 279-305.

Toth, F. (2011), Yes, we did? Luci ed ombre della riforma sanitaria di Obama, in Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, anno XLI, n. 1, pp.105-130.

Toth, F., Lizzi, R. (2019), Le trasformazioni «silenziose» delle politiche sanitarie in Italia e l'effetto catalizzatore della grande crisi finanziaria, in «Stato e Mercato», vol. 39, n. 2, pp. 297 – 320.

Teaching methods

Teacher lectures and classroom discussions. Class attendance is strongly recommended.

Assessment methods

Written examination (75 minutes), held in class. The exam consists of 5 open questions.

Teaching tools

Teaching material can be downloaded through Virtuale (access restricted to UNIBO students).

Office hours

See the website of Federico Toth