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This is for a Dr PH Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems course
Discussion: Public and Private Goods
To what extent are various public health goods public or private? Why is it important for you, given your current or future professional role, to understand this distinction on how various public health goods and services are delivered?
In Canada, public health services are free to the public. These services are available for anyone who wants or needs them. The public good of health is consumed by the citizen. In the United States, the vast majority of public health services are paid for by consumers through employee group plans or by the individual. This is a private good that falls on the shoulders of citizens. Review the examples of public and private goods. Consider how you would determine which is a public or a private good.
• Pertussis vaccine
• Human papillomavirus vaccine
• Information about the prevention of pregnancy geared toward those younger than age 18 years
• Medical care for a 35-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with cancer; she has two children and is homeless
• Electronic health record
• Nutritional advising for parents of young children
• End-of-life or palliative care for an elderly person with dementia
• Mental health care for a group of former U.S. military personnel injured in battle
• Safe labeling of pharmaceuticals
• The Da Vinci robot (surgery medical technology)
• In-patient treatment for heroin addiction
For this Discussion, review the media, “Health and Health Economics,” and Learning Resources. Select one item from above, and determine whether it should be a public or private good. Think about the influence of this public or private good on public consumption.
With these thoughts in mind:
Please use subtitles
Write a description of the good you selected. (HPV)
Then explain whether you would deem the good to be public or private, and why.
Finally, explain what economic impact this determination may have.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Please incorporate the below resources:
Getzen, T. E. (2013). Health economics and financing (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
• Chapter 2.9, “Efficiency”
• Chapter 14, “The Role of Government and Public Goods”
Pauly, M. V. (2007). Risks and benefits in health care: The view from economics. Health Affairs, 26(3), 653–662.
Trochim, W. M., Cabrera, D. A., Milstein, B., Gallagher, R. S., & Leischow, S. J. (2006). Practical Challenges of Systems Thinking and Modeling in Public Health. American Journal of Public Health, 96(3), 538–546.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Health and health economics. Baltimore, MD: Author.