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Rx: Volunteer: A Prescription for Healthy Aging

Adam S. Hirschfelder and Sabrina L. Reilly

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter outlines one potentially useful yet, to date, virtually unexamined practical public health application of the research on the health benefits of volunteerism — the involvement of primary ... 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


Introduction: The Doctor Is Out

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book argues that primary care medicine in the United States is in crisis. Drawing on personal experience from the perspective of a solo practitioner of primary care, the book reflects on ... 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


The United Kingdom Context

Anne Slowther

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The UK health care system has at its core a universal, publicly funded National Health Service (NHS). Historically the UK has spent less on health care than many other countries. Changes to the ... More


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