economics in healthcare policy

Discuss the role of economists in healthcare policy. Use Gail Wilensky, PhD, as a model of a health economist. Identify factors that contribute to the influence of economists in health policy.

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Note Dr. Wilensky is not a clinician but rather a commissioner on the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health and and elected member of the Institute of Medicine, former chair of the board of directors of Academy Health, and former trustee of the AHA.

The discussion question should be no more than 350 words. You must support what you say with relevant citations either from the course material, nursing journal literature, or outside sources. You must also use APA format. See the rubric for grading information.