Hospital financing and financial analysis
At the end of the module, students should:
To know the state of the art of healthcare financing organizations;
Identify and analyze healthcare financing methods;
Understand hospital financing in Portugal: logic, advantages and limitations.
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Total - 40
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Teaching methods are based on: oral presentation, working groups and
individual investigation. The evaluation is based on individual work (70%) and
a group work (30%). The details of the evaluation are presented in the first
session of the course.
Concepts and definitions of healthcare financing.
Recent trends in hospital financing (Primary care, hospitals, long term care,
integrated delivery systems)
Hospital Financing - The state of the art.
Costing and pricing for healthcare organizations.
The hospital financing: complexity and severity.
Capitation and risk adjustment.
Indicators of financial analysis.
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