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An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Andrew Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This text, the latest edition, explains the importance of health planning in both developing regions such as Africa, and those in transition, such as Central and Eastern Europe. It stresses the ... More


The future of planning and planning for the future

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter brings together some of the themes that have been discussed earlier in the book, and focuses on the management of the planning process. It first looks at appropriate criteria and ... More


What is planning, and why plan?

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a general introduction to the rationale for planning as a means of making decisions about the future. It examines the arguments as to why planning, rather than a market ... More


How the Government Created Private Health Insurance

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Private health insurance emerged from the efforts of hospitals and physicians to devise alternative payment arrangements during the Great Depression. Two federal policiesfostered its spread during ... More


Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Peter J. Neumann

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171860
eISBN:
9780199865345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is widely agreed that cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) could shed light on ways for the U.S. health care system to achieve better value. However, to date American policy makers have largely ... More


Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Raj Bhopal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199543144
eISBN:
9780191723995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the science that underpins health and health care, and is concerned with the pattern, frequency, and causes of disease. This book describes and illustrates epidemiology and its ... More


Information for planning

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces a number of issues in the area of information. It discusses in general terms a number of characteristics of information. It then turns to the information systems that provide ... More


Financing health-care

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the financing aspect of health-care planning. It outlines the pressures that have led to the current interest in health-care financing, and argues that country-specific ... More


The Obligation to Recognize the Right to Health by All Appropriate Means

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter seeks to identify the meaning of the obligation on states to ‘take steps’ to realize the right to health by ‘all appropriate means’. It shows that the work of the human rights treaty ... More


The Changing Relationship between Health Plans and Their Members

Charles M. Cutler

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.16
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Managed care organizations (MCOs) provide a unique service by monitoring and assessing areas for improvement in healthcare. A brief historical account of the development of health insurance in the ... More


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