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Developing a district health care service

John Walley and Sarah Escott

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the benefits of a well-functioning district health system. It argues for a general approach to health needs assessment, selecting the best interventions, and planning and ... More


Poverty and finance

Malcolm Payne

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter argues that understanding and tackling poverty is an important aspect of end of life care, because it reduces social exclusion and forgone care. The importance of poverty as a source of ... More


Medical Education in an Era of Cost Containment and Managed Care

Kenneth M. Ludmerer

in Time to Heal: American medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181364
eISBN:
9780199850167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181364.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the mid-1980s a new paradigm became accepted, which emphasized that there were limits to what the country could spend on health care, given the reality of finite resources in the face of a ... More


Policies Affecting Health, Mental Health, and Caregiving: Medicaid

Colleen Galambos

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0080
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the historical context for the establishment of Medicaid, and explains basic standards and guidelines. It then examines programs and services available under Medicaid for older ... More


Policies Affecting Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Institutions

Li-Mei Chen

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0081
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In recent decades, the development of the long-term care (LTC) policies in the United States has lagged behind the growing care needs of older persons with chronic illnesses and mental or physical ... More


Health and Young African American Men: An Inside View

Joseph E. Ravenell

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Young and middle-aged African American men (15-45 years old) are disproportionately affected by accidental injury, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and cardiovascular disease. These conditions are ... More


Public health in practice: improving services

Alison Hill, Siân Griffiths, and Stephen Gillam

in Public Health and Primary Care: Partners in Population Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508533
eISBN:
9780191723780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508533.003.06
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the second of the three domains of public health practice — improving services. It discusses the approaches that primary care practitioners take to improve health care for ... More


Finding Care

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores how persons with disabilities find doctors and other health care professionals to provide primary and specialty care. It presents information about health care services used by ... More


Moving upstream: the dilemma of securing health in health policy

David J. Hunter

in The health debate: Policy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349293
eISBN:
9781447303855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the wider public health debates that are gathering pace in many countries that have concluded that merely funding health systems as presently configured is unsustainable. It ... More


The relationship between social and health services in care for older people

Laurel L. Hixon

in Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447305057
eISBN:
9781447311539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305057.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Dependent older people with complex needs often require integrated provision of health and social care services. This chapter shows that the huge number of studies, experimentations and polices ... More


Quality control, safety, and better practice

John Wright

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.16
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: aspects of quality in health; quality improvement methods; clinical audit; patient safety; evidence-based practice; clinical guidelines; and getting ... More


Right to Survival: Health, Nutrition, and Shelter

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter investigates the right to survival of a child, focusing on health, nutrition and shelter. The provision of health care services is the responsibility of the State governments. Abortion ... More


Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Telemedicine in the United States: Public and Private Approaches toward Health Care Reform *

Deth Sao, Amar Gupta, and David A. Gantz

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter describes how the existing state legal and regulatory regimes inhibit the full realization of the benefits of telemedicine in the United States. The chapter also concentrates on a ... More


On Public Health Care Finances

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the cost of financing public health care in Hong Kong, assuming that the present health care system remains largely unchanged. A number of simple projections regarding the ... More


Narrative, Story, and Service Evaluation—patients' Stories and their Consequences

Gail Eva

in Narrative and Stories in Health Care: Illness, dying and bereavement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199546695
eISBN:
9780191730214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the importance not only of good listening, but also of critical analysis in interpreting the meaning and effects of patient and professional narratives. The chapter begins with ... More


Clinically led commissioning: past, present and future?

Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Imelda McDermott, and Stephen Peckham

in Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330226
eISBN:
9781447330271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330226.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

One of the key elements of the Health and Social Care Act 2010 (HSCA 2012) was the transfer of responsibility for commissioning healthcare services from managerially led Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to ... More


The CASA Hospital and Professional Midwifery School: An Education and Practice Model That Works

Lisa Mills and Robbie Davis-Floyd

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA), in the state of Guanajuato, central Mexico, has developed both birth and midwifery education models with concrete practicality and a ... More


Jumping the queue? How a focus on health tourism as benefit fraud misses much of the medical tourism story

Daniel Horsfall and Ricardo Pagan

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyses ‘health tourism’ as a specific form of alleged benefit fraud. Medical tourism takes place when individuals opt to travel overseas with the primary intention of receiving medical ... 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


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


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