PHTY 512. Health Care Systems. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Restricted to students in the professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Introduces students to issues in health care related to organization, finance, access and regulation of services for individuals, groups and communities. Provides a general overview of inter-relationships among health care consumers, providers, organizations, regulators and third-party payers. Discusses implications for public policy and legislative action. Critically reviews supplemental readings to illustrate key concepts and their relevance to the practice of physical therapy.