An Interdisciplinary Health Care Accounting Class: Content, Student Response, and Lessons Learned

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The increased national attention on health care issues in the United States has created the opportunity and the responsibility for action by the academic community, particularly in the fields of health care, accountancy, and finance. Innovative and creative courses must be developed and implemented to integrate acounting-related and health care-related topics. This article reports on a graduate level course in health care accounting and finance that used an interdisciplinary approach with faculty from the Department of Accountancy, the College of Nursing, and the School of Public and Allied Health. The article details the content and structure of the course, students' response, and lessons learned.