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Medical ‘manners’ on trial

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on so-called medical ‘manners’. It argues that as the power of interventions increase, the moral strength of medicine may come to rely on its ‘professional ... More


Evidence-Based Public Health

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, and Kathleen N. Gillespie (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195143768
eISBN:
9780199865581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Public health decisions are often based on short-term demands rather than long-term study, and policies and programs are sometimes developed from anecdotal evidence. To enhance evidence-based ... More


Primary care

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines payment schemes for general practitioners (GPs) or primary care physicians. These include fee for service, capitation, and salary. In their role as gatekeepers, GPs hold a ... More


Primary and community health care facilities

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698356
eISBN:
9780191732126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Primary and community health care facilities include GPs' surgeries, long-term facilities (e.g., nursing and residential homes), hospices, etc. The level of care provided to the clients/patients in ... More


Legal Counsel to Public Health Practitioners

Wilfredo Lopez and Thomas R. Frieden

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a practical framework for understanding and guiding the relationship between public health practitioners and legal counsel. It first suggests issues to be reviewed when a public ... More


Making health impact assessment happen

John Kemm

in Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656011
eISBN:
9780191748028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There are many situations where HIA would be useful but is not used. At the moment there is no readily available pool of trained manpower to do HIA. The skills needed for HIA are not exclusively ... More


Conclusion—where next for advocates, researchers, and policymakers trying to tackle health inequalities?

Katherine Smith, Sarah E. Hill, and Clare Bambra

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The final chapter reflects on the difficulties that appear to face researchers and others working to better understand and reduce health inequalities. After highlighting the major challenges that are ... More


Healthcare Settings

Bryan E. Christensen and Ryan P. Fagan

in The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190933692
eISBN:
9780190624279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933692.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Healthcare-associated infections (e.g., bloodstream, respiratory tract, urinary tract, or surgical site) can be common in patients. Patients receiving acute and chronic healthcare across various ... More


Primary care: paying general practitioners

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the three most widely used remuneration systems for general practitioners (GPs): fee-for-service, capitation, and salary. Each system has its pros and cons, so in practice some ... More


General practitioners’ position on problematic gambling in three European welfare states

Michael Egerer, Matilda Hellman, Michał Bujalski, and Sara Rolando

in Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198737797
eISBN:
9780191801280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737797.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the cultural embeddedness of medical expertise in three European countries by confronting medical practitioners with an issue that has yet to be integrated into medical ... More


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