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How Can Elimination and Eradication Initiatives Best Contribute to Health Systems Strengthening?

Stewart Tyson and Robin Biellik

in Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter examines the influence of targeted disease elimination or eradication initiatives on efforts to build sustainable health services in developing countries. It discusses the effective ... More


Health Capital: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Donna Gilleskie

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the Grossman health capital model and its theoretical extensions, including its incorporation of the effects of uncertainty and application to the study of health capital and ... More


Health Services and Mobiles: A Case from Egypt

Patricia Mechael

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explores the importance of mobile phones in health services through case studies from Egypt. It presents the benefits of mobile services for health services including helping the ... More


China: Ensuring Equal Access to Education and Health Care for Children of Internal Migrants

Kirsten Di Martino

in Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015271
eISBN:
9780262295437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015271.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the effects on children of internal migration in China, along with policy options recommended for addressing problems that Chinese migrant children are facing. Access to ... More


What We Know and Don’t Know about the Effects of Cost Sharing on the Demand for Medical Care—and So What?

Joseph P. Newhouse and Anna D. Sinaiko

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on the effects of cost sharing on the demand for medical care based on the results of the Rand Health Insurance Experiment (HIE) conducted in the 1970s and 1980s to investigate ... More


Group Report: Designing Elimination or Eradication Initiatives that Interface Effectively with Health Systems

Muhammad Ali Pate, John O. Gyapong, Walter R. Dowdle, Adrian Hopkins, Dairiku Hozumi, Mwelecele Malecela, and Stewart Tyson

in Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the optimal interface between disease eradication initiatives and health systems, and presents examples of how disease eradication programs contribute to the strengthening of ... More


An Increased Threat of Lawsuits and Higher Premiums: The Consequences

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents evidence on two of the five myths of medical malpractice listed in Chapter 1. It first addresses the myth that only “good” doctors are sued, showing that both high- and ... More


The Environmental Regulatory State

Jill Lindsey Harrison

in Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015981
eISBN:
9780262298766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015981.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Despite being the most advanced in the world, pesticide regulatory agencies in the United States and California have failed to address the pesticide drift problem properly. The history of pesticide ... More


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