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Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Ian McDowell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One effect of rising health care costs has been to raise the profile of studies that evaluate care and create a systematic evidence base for therapies and, by extension, for health policies. All ... More


Measuring Preferences for Health States

Diana B. Petitti

in Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133646
eISBN:
9780199863761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133646.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the concept of utility as it is applied in decision analysis and cost analysis. It introduces quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) as an outcome metric that is commonly used in ... More


Comparing health and employment in England and the United States

David Lain

in Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428080
eISBN:
9781447305637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores how health influences employment past age 65 in the United States and England. This is of policy interest, because England followed the United States by extending ... More


Introduction

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter explains the structure of the book, and describes how the instruments were selected for review and how the reviews were prepared.


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In nearly every industrialized country, large aging populations and increased life expectancy have placed enormous pressure on social security programs—and, until recently, the pressure has been ... More


The First Nixon Administration: Treatment and Rehabilitation

David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer

in The Quest for Drug Control: Politics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963-1981

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090369
eISBN:
9780300137842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090369.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter continues the discussion of the efforts of the Nixon administration to curb the drug use issue, but this time with a focus on treatment and rehabilitation. From the initial efforts to ... More


Why Are People Working Longer in the Netherlands?

Adriaan Kalwij, Arie Kapteyn, and Klaas de Vos

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226619293
eISBN:
9780226619323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619323.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Labor force participation at older ages has been rising in the Netherlands since the mid-1990s. Reforms of the social security and pension systems have often been put forward as main explanations for ... More


The Efficiency of Medicare

Jonathan Skinner, Elliott S. Fisher, and John E. Wennberg (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates the efficiency of Medicare using the idea of natural randomization. It examines whether the Medicare program is consistent with the efficiency criterion commonly used in public ... More


The Badness of Death: Implications for Summary Measures and Fair Priority Setting in Health Care

Ole Frithjof Norheim

in Saving People from the Harm of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190921415
eISBN:
9780190921446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921415.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, I discuss the Time-Relative Interest Account (TRIA) and the Life Comparative Account (LCA) and their implications for summary measures of population health and fair priority setting ... More


Why Measure Health?

Daniel M. Hausman

in Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers generic health measures that permit consideration of sums and averages of the health of members of a population and of the distribution of health within a population. It begins ... More


Introduction *: What’s Wrong with Health Inequalities?

Nir Eyal, Samia Hurst, Sara H. Marchand, Ole F. Norheim, and Daniel Wikler

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Essays in this book address a wide range of ethical issues that bear on health inequalities. This introduction identifies these issues and discusses them in relation to broader notions of ... More


Analytic considerations in a life course perspective

Leah Li

in A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199657018
eISBN:
9780191748097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Using a life course approach to study mental health presents methodological challenges due to the complexity of life course hypotheses and longitudinal data. Measures of mental well-being are age ... More


. Disability Insurance Programs in Canada

Michael Baker and Kevin Milligan

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines disability insurance programs in Canada, and analyzes the long-run trends in Canada’s Pension Plan Disability Insurance participation. It relates these trends to changes in ... More


Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Daniel M. Hausman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Those who are responsible for health policy want to know how seriously diseases, injuries, and risk factors diminish health and how significantly different policies improve health. To provide this ... More


Quality: Are We Up to Scratch?

Julie Sin

in Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the topic of health services quality from a commissioning and whole population perspective. Quality is noted to be a multidimensional concept and dimensions of quality are ... More


Mongolia: After Successful Containment, Challenges Remain

Charles Krusekopf and Mendee Jargalsaikhan

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on Mongolia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mongolia was highly successful in containing Covid-19 and preventing community outbreaks. It worked closely and successfully with ... More


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