Economic Evaluation in Health Care

Economic Evaluation in Health Care
Author: M. F. Drummond,Alistair McGuire
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0192631772
ISBN 13: 9780192631770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Evaluation in Health Care Book Review:

"To accompany Methods for Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes 2e', this book is a thorough and rigorous discussion of the methodological principles and recent advances in the field of theory and practice of economic evaluation in health care."--publisher website.

The Latin American Development Problem

The Latin American Development Problem
Author: Diego Restuccia,United Nations
Publsiher: UN
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435081028458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Latin American Development Problem Book Review:

Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Latin America is low -- about one fifth of that of the United States. In addition, in the last five decades, Latin America has been unsuccessful to catch-up in wealth to the United States level while other countries at similar or lower stages of development have been successful. The failure to achieve higher levels of relative income embodies so called the development problem of Latin America. According to the publication, the bulk of the difference in GDP per capita between Latin America and the United States is explained by low GDP per worker and, especially, low total factor productivity (TFP) in Latin America.

Finance for Development

Finance for Development
Author: Barbara Stallings
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006-03-08
ISBN 10: 9780815797913
ISBN 13: 0815797915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finance for Development Book Review:

Access to finance is critical in setting the course for development in emerging market economies. In this innovative study, which provides the first book-length analysis of the Latin American financial sector, Barbara Stallings and Rogerio Studart examine the dramatic changes resulting from financial liberalization in the region. The authors begin by discussing the critical transformations taking place in Latin America since 1990—a period marked by acceleration toward a new open, market-oriented development model, and away from a semi-closed model relying heavily on the state. Stallings and Studart examine changes in ownership of the financial sector and government regulation of banking, evaluate the role of capital markets as a source of finance, and compare Latin America's financial sector to that of East Asia. The second section of the book features case studies that demonstrate the changes occurring in Chile, Mexico, and Brazil with particular reference to finance for investment and access to credit. The authors conclude with a set of policy recommendations aimed at strengthening Latin American banks and capital markets so that they can play a greater role in supporting economic development.

Theory and Practice of Industrial Policy

Theory and Practice of Industrial Policy
Author: Wilson Peres
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9789211216974
ISBN 13: 9211216974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Practice of Industrial Policy Book Review:

The publication attempts to define the concept of industrial policy, to review certain relevant historical experiences, and to examine the current state of the art of industrial policy in Latin America. First section presents introductory notes regarding the importance of manufacturing in the development process. The second section defines the concept of industrial policy and its scope. The third section discusses industrial policy’s raison d’être. The fourth section provides an overview of the principal features of industrial policy at various historical times and places. The fifth section focuses on industrial policy in Latin America, presenting a balance of progresses and obstacles, and examining measures to overcome implementation problems, while the sixth section concludes.

Gender Women and Health in the Americas

Gender  Women  and Health in the Americas
Author: Elsa Gómez Gómez
Publsiher: Pan Amer Health Org
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9789275115411
ISBN 13: 9275115419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ROI in Public Health Policy

ROI in Public Health Policy
Author: Subhash Pokhrel,Lesley Owen,Kathryn Coyle,Doug Coyle
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN 10: 3319688979
ISBN 13: 9783319688978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ROI in Public Health Policy Book Review:

The demand for return in investment (ROI) analyses in public health is on the rise as a ‘business case’ needs to be presented before a public health programme can be funded. This book explains the science behind ROI analyses and shows how policy makers can learn the art of understanding and using it in the context of public health. Using examples drawn from the NICE ROI Tools, business cases for various alternative policy options around smoking cessation, improving physical activity and reducing alcohol use are presented. In addition, several examples of real-world decision problems facing public health investors are discussed to address the usefulness of ROI evidence in public health policy making.

Economic Reforms Growth and Employment

Economic Reforms  Growth and Employment
Author: Jürgen Weller,96283727X,United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publsiher: Santiago, Chile : ECLAC
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822029884756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Reforms Growth and Employment Book Review:

In the last ten to fifteen years, profound structural reforms have moved Latin America and the Caribbean from closed, state-dominated economies to ones that are more market-oriented and open. Policymakers expected that these changes would speed up growth. This book is part of a multi-year project to determine whether these expectation have been fulfilled. Analysing the impact of the reforms on employment it is argued that expectations were not fulfilled with respect to the operation of the labour markets. The reforms limited the expansion of employment in some sectors, particularly in tradeable goods. They also created a bias in labour demad for better educated workers which exacerbates inequality. It is thus made clear that the region faces major challenges both in increasing the number of jobs and improving job equality.

Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems

Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems
Author: Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 3319516736
ISBN 13: 9783319516738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems Book Review:

A comprehensive and granular insight into the challenges of promoting rational medicine, this book serves as an essential resource for health policy makers and researchers interested in national medicines policies. Country-specific chapters have a common format, beginning with an overview of the health system and regulatory and policy environments, before discussing the difficulties in maintaining a medicines supply system, challenges in ensuring access to affordable medicines and issues impacting on rational medicine use. Numerous case studies are also used to highlight key issues and each chapter concludes with country-specific solutions to the issues raised. Written by highly regarded academics, the book includes countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2000

Statistical Abstract of the United States  2000
Author: Hoover's Incorporated
Publsiher: Hoover's Business Press
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781573110631
ISBN 13: 1573110639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2000 Book Review:

Presents statistical data on social, economic, and political topics, and includes source notes for each table, guides to additional information, and a comprehensive index.

Safe Abortion

Safe Abortion
Author: Organització Mundial de la Salut,WHO,World Health Organisation Staff,World Health Organization,UNAIDS
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2003-05-13
ISBN 10: 9241590343
ISBN 13: 9789241590341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe Abortion Book Review:

At a UN General Assembly Special Session in 1999, governments recognised unsafe abortion as a major public health concern, and pledged their commitment to reduce the need for abortion through expanded and improved family planning services, as well as ensure abortion services should be safe and accessible. This technical and policy guidance provides a comprehensive overview of the many actions that can be taken in health systems to ensure that women have access to good quality abortion services as allowed by law.

INSPIRE Handbook

INSPIRE Handbook
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 9241514094
ISBN 13: 9789241514095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

INSPIRE Handbook Book Review:

The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support services; and Education and life skills. The handbook concludes with a summary of INSPIRE?s implementation and impact indicators drawn from the companion INSPIRE indicator guidance and results framework.

From Industrial Economics to Digital Economics

From Industrial Economics to Digital Economics
Author: Martin R. Hilbert
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789211212976
ISBN 13: 9211212979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Industrial Economics to Digital Economics Book Review:

This paper aims to lay a wide-ranging base for untangling the digital economy, in order to facilitate and moderate the high-speed evolution and create an awareness of the new economic coherence. It attempts to show the differences between industrial and digital economics. It finds that old models based on methods of traditional industrial economics still provide a stable framework for analysis of the new age economy whilst also highlighting the need for future refocusing.

Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation

Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation
Author: Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2006-03-23
ISBN 10: 0309133343
ISBN 13: 9780309133340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation Book Review:

This book is the seventh in a series of titles from the National Research Council that addresses the effects of exposure to low dose LET (Linear Energy Transfer) ionizing radiation and human health. Updating information previously presented in the 1990 publication, Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR V, this book draws upon new data in both epidemiologic and experimental research. Ionizing radiation arises from both natural and man-made sources and at very high doses can produce damaging effects in human tissue that can be evident within days after exposure. However, it is the low-dose exposures that are the focus of this book. So-called “late” effects, such as cancer, are produced many years after the initial exposure. This book is among the first of its kind to include detailed risk estimates for cancer incidence in addition to cancer mortality. BEIR VII offers a full review of the available biological, biophysical, and epidemiological literature since the last BEIR report on the subject and develops the most up-to-date and comprehensive risk estimates for cancer and other health effects from exposure to low-level ionizing radiation.

Reintroduction Biology

Reintroduction Biology
Author: John G. Ewen,Doug P. Armstrong,Kevin A. Parker,Philip J. Seddon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 1405186747
ISBN 13: 9781405186742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reintroduction Biology Book Review:

This book aims to further advance the field of reintroduction biology beyond the considerable progress made since the formation of the IUCN/SSC Re–introduction Specialist Group. Using an issue–based framework that purposely avoids a structure based on case studies the book′s central theme is advocating a strategic approach to reintroduction where all actions are guided by explicit theoretical frameworks based on clearly defined objectives. Issues covered include husbandry and intensive management, monitoring, and genetic and health management. Although taxonomically neutral there is a recognised dominance of bird and mammal studies that reflects the published research in this field. The structure and content are designed for use by people wanting to bridge the research–management gap, such as conservation managers wanting to expand their thinking about reintroduction–related decisions, or researchers who seek to make useful applied contributions to reintroduction.

Managing for Development Results

Managing for Development Results
Author: Roberto García López,Mauricio García Moreno
Publsiher: Inter-American Development Bank
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1597821284
ISBN 13: 9781597821285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing for Development Results Book Review:

Results-based management (RBM) is a public management strategy that involves decision making based on reliable information regarding the effects of governmental actions on society. It has been adopted in various developed countries as a way of improving efficiency and effectiveness in public policy. In Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, governments and public managers show increasing interest in this management strategy. Given the relative novelty of RBM in the region, however, there is scant literature on the subject. This book is intended to fill this gap in two ways. First, it seeks to describe some of the basic RBM concepts and adapt them according to regional characteristics. Second, it presents an assessment, based on studies carried out in 25 countries, of the challenges facing LAC countries and their capacity to implement results-based public management.

Sanitation in Panama

Sanitation in Panama
Author: William Crawford Gorgas
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN 10: 9780526010271
ISBN 13: 0526010274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanitation in Panama Book Review:

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A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases

A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on a National Surveillance System for Cardiovascular and Select Chronic Diseases
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN 10: 0309212197
ISBN 13: 9780309212199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases Book Review:

Chronic diseases are common and costly, yet they are also among the most preventable health problems. Comprehensive and accurate disease surveillance systems are needed to implement successful efforts which will reduce the burden of chronic diseases on the U.S. population. A number of sources of surveillance data--including population surveys, cohort studies, disease registries, administrative health data, and vital statistics--contribute critical information about chronic disease. But no central surveillance system provides the information needed to analyze how chronic disease impacts the U.S. population, to identify public health priorities, or to track the progress of preventive efforts. A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases outlines a conceptual framework for building a national chronic disease surveillance system focused primarily on cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases. This system should be capable of providing data on disparities in incidence and prevalence of the diseases by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, along with data on disease risk factors, clinical care delivery, and functional health outcomes. This coordinated surveillance system is needed to integrate and expand existing information across the multiple levels of decision making in order to generate actionable, timely knowledge for a range of stakeholders at the local, state or regional, and national levels. The recommendations presented in A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases focus on data collection, resource allocation, monitoring activities, and implementation. The report also recommends that systems evolve along with new knowledge about emerging risk factors, advancing technologies, and new understanding of the basis for disease. This report will inform decision-making among federal health agencies, especially the Department of Health and Human Services; public health and clinical practitioners; non-governmental organizations; and policy makers, among others.

Sentinel for Health

Sentinel for Health
Author: Elizabeth W. Etheridge
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1992-02-20
ISBN 10: 9780520910416
ISBN 13: 0520910419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sentinel for Health Book Review:

In the only history of its kind, Etheridge traces the development of the Centers for Disease Control from its inception as a malaria control unit during World War II through the mid-1980s . The eradication of smallpox, the struggle to identify an effective polio vaccine, the unraveling of the secrets of Legionnaires' disease, and the shock over the identification of the HIV virus are all chronicled here. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and source documents, Etheridge vividly recreates the vital decision-making incidents that shaped both the growth of this institution as well as the state of public health in this country for the last five decades. We follow the development of the institution as it was transformed by the will and the imagination of remarkable individuals such as Dr. Joseph Mountin, one of the first heads of the CDC. Often characterized as abrasive and impatient, Mountin pushed the CDC to become a vital player in eradicating the threat of communicable disease in the United States. Others such as Dr. Alexander Langmuir brought the expertise necessary to establish epidemiology as one of the primary functions of the CDC. Created to serve the states and to answer any call for help whether routine or extraordinary, the CDC is now widely recognized as one of the world's premier public health institutions.

The Evolution of Drug Discovery

The Evolution of Drug Discovery
Author: Enrique Ravina
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 3527326693
ISBN 13: 9783527326693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Drug Discovery Book Review:

Based on his profound knowledge of past and present paradigms in the development of medicines, the author takes the reader from the very beginnings of pharmacology to the multibillion-dollar business it represents today. Recounting the often spectacular successes and failures of innovative drugs as well as the people who discovered them, he brings abstract science to life in anecdotal form. The book is beautifully illustrated, containing historical photographs of drugs and their discoverers, and abounds with references to the primary literature, listing seminal publications alongside more modern reviews for readers seeking further details. For anyone with a more than superficial interest in the science of drugs: instructive and enjoyable for a broad audience of students, instructors and professionals in pharmacy, the pharmaceutical chemistry and related fields.

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries
Author: Dean T. Jamison,Joel G. Breman,Anthony R. Measham,George Alleyne,Mariam Claeson,David B. Evans,Prabhat Jha,Anne Mills,Philip Musgrove
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 1452
Release: 2006-04-02
ISBN 10: 0821361805
ISBN 13: 9780821361801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Book Review:

Based on careful analysis of burden of disease and the costs ofinterventions, this second edition of 'Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition' highlights achievable priorities; measures progresstoward providing efficient, equitable care; promotes cost-effectiveinterventions to targeted populations; and encourages integrated effortsto optimize health. Nearly 500 experts - scientists, epidemiologists, health economists,academicians, and public health practitioners - from around the worldcontributed to the data sources and methodologies, and identifiedchallenges and priorities, resulting in this integrated, comprehensivereference volume on the state of health in developing countries.