Health Care in the U.S.

Health Care in the U.S.
At a time when achieving consensus on anything is close to impossible, nearly everyone believes our current healthcare system is broken. In this course we will examine trends in health and in healthcare in the United States over the last 30 years. Through reading and discussion of original sources, as well as vignettes selected from the instructor’s career as an anesthesiologist, students in this seminar will explore the complexities of our current healthcare system, evaluate its attributes and failings, compare it with other systems around the world, and wrestle with questions posed by our current trajectory.
Richard Finkelstein had a 30+ year career as an anesthesiologist, taking care of patients in the operating room, ICU, ER, and obstetric ward. He also was on the Board of the local physician-owned insurance company that administered the Medicaid plan for their county./
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INTD 1258

All Sections in Winter 2023

Winter 2023

INTD1258A-W23 Lecture (Finkelstein)