Access the Getting Started Folder Week One for the reading assignments for this Module. After you have completed the readings complete and submit this assignnment.
You must submit written responses to these questions.
Assume that health production is subject to diminishing returns and that each unit of healthcare employed entails a constant rate of iatrogenic (medically caused) disease. Would the product of health function eventually bend downward? Explain.
What role did public health play in the historical decline in mortality rates?
Suppose you were hired as an adviser to a developing country and you were versed in the theory of production the historical role of medicine and the modern-day health production functions studies. Their government seeks advice on the wisdom of a relative emphasis on health and health investment versus other forms of economic investment. What would be your advice?
Contrast technical and allocative efficiency. How can technical and allocative inefficiency in healthcare firms affect patient welfare?
Which of the following types of technological change in healthcare are likely to be cost increasing: (A) threats of malpractice suits cause physicians to order more diagnostic tests on average for a given set of patient symptoms; (B) a new computer-assisted scanning device that enables physician to take much more detailed pictures on the brain: (C) the introduction of penicillin earlier in this century; (D) greater emphasis on preventive care? Discuss.
Access the Getting Started Folder Week One for the reading assignments for this Module. After you have completed the readings complete and submit this assignnment.
You must submit written responses to these questions.

Week 3 Healthcare Reform
Chapter 23 in the 7th Ed. of The Economics of Health and Health Care is devoted to Health System Reform.
The local Chamber of Commerce where you live has learned that you are taking this course. They have asked you to come and be a guest lecturer about health system reform; specifically they are very curious about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010.
For this assignment create a 9 12 slide PowerPoint solely related to healthcare reform. Be sure to focus on the PPACA. Use the notes section of the PowerPoint as needed.
Be sure to have one slide dedicated to references.
Week 4 Nursing Home Industry
In a 500 750 word assignment discuss the nursing home industry. In your paper you are to: (a) discuss the growth of the nursing home industry (b) determine if the current supply of long-term care facilities will be sufficient to meet the rapidly expanding elderly population and (c) discuss the overall quality of care in these facilities. Please submit as an APA formatted paper.