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Trade in Health Services and the GATS

Richard Smith, Chantal Blouin, Nick Drager, and David P. Fidler

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Services of many kinds play important roles in the protection of public health and the delivery of health care to individuals. The GATS affects health-related services in many ways for health ... More


Levers for change (2): incentives

Linda Marks

in Governance, commissioning and public health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447304944
eISBN:
9781447311775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304944.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter assesses the impact on performance of financial and other incentives, locating debates in a theoretical economic framework, and considers characteristics of 'incentive contracts'. At the ... More


Aligning Clinical Practice with Best Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness: Payment Policy for Evidence-Based Medical Care

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Contemporary U.S. health care is characterized by the under-use of services known to improve patients’ outcomes and the over-use of services beyond what can benefit patients. Large proportions of ... More


The pros and cons of the preventive mental health approach

Mervyn Murch

in Supporting Children When Parents Separate: Embedding a Crisis Intervention Approach within Family Justice, Education and Mental Health Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447345947
eISBN:
9781447345992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345947.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses some of the reasons why Caplanian principles of preventive mental health have not generally as yet found their way into practice and policy in England and Wales. It then ... More


Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of good communication between physician and patient, and how its promotion and enhancement can lead to a better and more efficient healthcare system. Good ... More


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