World Scientific Handbook Of Global Health Economics And Public Policy A 3 volume Set

Series: World Scientific series in global healthcare economics and public policy ; volume 3 | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2015040481| ISBN 9789814612319 (set : alk. paper)| ISBN 9789814612340 (v.

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Author: Scheffler Richard M

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814612333

Category: Health & Fitness

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This Handbook covers major topics in global health economics and public policy and provides a timely, systematic review of the field. Edited by Richard M Scheffler, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Handbook features academics and practitioners from more than a dozen countries. Contributors are from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, University of York, University of Oslo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of California - Berkeley, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, OECD, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, many of whom have also acted as economic and policy advisors to government and non-governmental organizations across the world. Experts in these areas who provide critical analyses and relevant data for further exploration and research include: Thomas E Getzen, Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); Douglas E Hough, Associate Scientist and Associate Director of the Master in Healthcare Management programme at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of John Hopkins University; Guillem López-Casasnovas, former President of iHEA and member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Health and Social Welfare Ministry and of the Advisory Council of the Catalan Health Ministry since 1984; Alistair McGuire, Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political and advisor to a number of governments and governmental bodies across Europe; Tor Iversen, Research Director at the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo and former member of the iHEA Arrow Award Committee 2007-2011; William H Dow, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at University of California ,Berkeley and former Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors (White House); Audrey Laporte, the Director of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics; Alexander S Preker, President and CEO of Health Investment & Financing Corporation; Ayda Yurekli, who initiated and developed the World Health Organization TaXSiM simulation model that has been used by many Ministries of Finance around the world for the development of tax policies; Marko Vujicic, Managing Vice President of the Health Policy Resources Center at the American Dental Association; Mark Sculpher, Director of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the University of York and former President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) (2011-2012); and Peter Berman, who has had almost 40 years of experience in global health and was formerly a Lead Health Economist at the World Bank. The Handbook spans across three volumes. The chapters deal with key global issues in health economics, are evidence-based, and offer innovative policy alternatives and solutions. The Handbook's approach toward global health economics and public policy will make it a useful resource for health economists, policymakers, private sector companies, NGOs, government decision-makers and those who manage healthcare systems.

Health Care Policy In East Asia A World Scientific Reference In 4 Volumes

Public. Policy. ISSN: 2010-2089 Series Editor-in-Chief: Peter Berman (Harvard) The World Scientific Series in Global Health ... 3 World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy edited by Richard M Scheffler Vol.

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Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813236127

Category: Business & Economics

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During the past three decades, health care systems in the East Asian regions of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have undergone major changes. Each system has its unique achievements and challenges. Global health care policymakers are increasingly interested in understanding the changes that have taken place in these four systems. This four-volume reference set is designed to help health care professionals, academics, policymakers, and general readers gain a good grasp of the background and latest developments in the health care systems of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. This reference set provides an in-depth comparative health policy analysis and discussion of health care reform strategies in each of these systems. One unique feature of this set is that each volume has been edited by a leading scholar who has been deeply involved in the development of the health care system in that particular region. Each of these editors also has invited both scholars and practitioners to provide a first-hand description and analysis of key health care reform issues in that system. The many examples provided in each volume demonstrate how findings of evidence-based policy research can be implemented into policy practice.Volume 1 describes and discusses China's ambitious and complex journey of health care reform since 2009. The Chinese government has achieved universal health insurance coverage and has embarked on reforms of the service delivery system and provider payment methods that are aimed at controlling health expenditure growth and improving efficiency. This volume includes pilot and social experiments initiated by the government and researchers and their evaluations that have guided the formulation of health reform policies. It provides information on how to make reforms work at the local and provincial levels. The findings detailed in this volume will contribute to a global knowledge base in health care reforms.Volume 2 provides a comprehensive review and evaluation of the Japanese health care system. Japan has a long history of health care system development and provision of universal health coverage, with a mature and well-developed health care system among East Asian countries. However, due to increases in health care costs, economic stagnation and the country's rapidly aging population, Japan has undergone significant health care reform during the last two decades, both in the delivery as well as financing of health services in its hospital sector, medical technology sector and long-term care insurance. Despite these challenges and reforms, health outcomes among the Japanese population have been progressively among the best in the world. This volume shows how policy research can lead to policy analysis, implementation and assessment. It also provides valuable lessons learnt for mutual learning among other health care systems.Volume 3 offers a comprehensive review of the developments in South Korea's national health insurance system since 1989 in terms of financing, delivery systems, and outcomes. The volume analyzes the efficiency of cost and service delivery by public sectors versus private sectors. It points out areas of challenge to future Korean health care reform. Chapter authors in this volume are leading experts involved in Korean health care policy implementation.Volume 4 reviews the development and achievements of Taiwan Health Insurance since 1995. Because of its continuous reform in payment, services delivery, and pharmaceutical technology, Taiwan has been considered a model example of universal health insurance among global health systems. This volume shows the processes used to translate policy research findings into policy changes. While the health care reform in Taiwan is ongoing, the Taiwan example provides a real-world and practical understanding of health care system changes.In summary, this four-volume set makes an outstanding contribution to health care system reform and policy research, based on solid scholarly work. It also introduces policy researchers and academic communities to current debates about health systems, health financing, and universal health coverage. This reference volume is a must for anyone keen on East Asia's health care system reform dynamics and changing scene.

Mental Health In Central And Eastern Europe Improving Care And Reducing Stigma Important Cases For Global Study

Public. Policy. ISSN: 2010-2089 Series Editor-in-Chief: Peter Berman (The University of British Columbia, Canada & Harvard ... 3 World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy edited by Richard M Scheffler Vol.

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Author: Scheffler Richard M

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811205651

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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This book provides updated coverage on the mental health systems in Eastern and Central Europe. Based on up-to-date data, field visits and case studies, the chapters present the financing, organization and public policy issues of Eastern and Central European countries. Solutions are also proposed to tackle major mental health problems facing the region. Mental Health in Central and Eastern Europe is a valuable reference for stakeholders in the mental health communities.

New perspectives on global health spending for universal health coverage

1 WHO (2017). Together on the road to universal health coverage: a call to action. Geneva: World Health Organization. ... In R. M. Scheffler, ed., World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy. Volume 1 — The ...

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Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789240040298

Category: Social Science

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Improving Effective Coverage in Health

World Bank, Washington, DC. Friedman, J., and R. M. Scheffler. 2016. “Pay for Performance in Health Systems: Theory, Evidence and Case Studies.” In World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy: Volume 3: Health ...

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Author: Damien de Walque

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464818790

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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In many low- and middle-income countries, health coverage has improved dramatically in the past two decades, but health outcomes have not. As such, effective coverage—a measure of service delivery that meets a minimum standard of quality—remains unacceptably low. Improving Effective Coverage in Health examines one specific policy approach to improving effective coverage: financial incentives in the form of performance-based financing (PBF), a package reform that typically includes performance pay to frontline health workers as well as facility autonomy, transparency, and community engagement. This Policy Research Report draws on a rich set of rigorous studies and new analysis. When compared with business-as-usual, in low-income settings with centralized health systems PBF can result in substantial gains in effective coverage. However, the relative benefits of PBF—the performance pay component in particular—are less clear when it is compared with two alternative approaches, direct facility financing, which provides operating budgets to frontline health services with facility autonomy on allocation, but not performance pay, and demand-side financial support for health services (that is, conditional cash transfers and vouchers). Although PBF often results in improvements on the margins, closing the substantial gaps in effective health coverage is not yet within reach for many countries. Nonetheless, important lessons and experiences from the rollout of PBF over the past decade can guide health financing into the future. In particular, to be successful, health financing reform may need to pivot from performance pay while retaining the elements of direct facility financing, autonomy, transparency, and community engagement.

Am liorer la couverture effective en mati re de sant

Journal of Development Economics 96 (1): 150–57. ... “Impact Evaluation of Zambia's Health Results-Based Financing Pilot Project. ... In World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy: Volume 3: Health System ...

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Author: Damien de Walque

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464818967

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Dans de nombreux pays à faible revenu et à revenu intermédiaire, la couverture sanitaire s’est considérablement améliorée au cours des deux dernières décennies, mais pas les résultats en matière de santé. Ainsi, la couverture effective — une mesure de la prestation de services qui répond à une norme minimale de qualité — demeure à un niveau inacceptable. Le rapport Améliorer la couverture effective en matière de santé examine une approche particulière visant à améliorer la couverture effective : les incitations financières sous la forme d’un financement basé sur la performance (FBP), une réforme globale qui comprend généralement la rémunération liée à la performance pour les agents de santé de première ligne ainsi que l’autonomie des établissements, la transparence et l’engagement communautaire. Ce rapport de recherche s’appuie sur un vaste ensemble d’études rigoureuses et de nouvelles analyses. Par rapport au statu quo, dans les pays à faible revenu dotés de systèmes de santé centralisés, le FBP peut entraîner des gains substantiels en matière de couverture effective. Toutefois, les avantages relatifs du FBP — la composante rémunération liée à la performance en particulier — sont moins clairs lorsqu’il est comparé à deux autres approches, à savoir : le financement direct des établissements, qui permet d’octroyer des budgets de fonctionnement aux services de santé de première ligne en accordant aux établissements l’autonomie en matière d’allocations budgétaires, mais sans rémunération liée à la performance ; et le soutien financier lié à la demande pour les services de santé (c’est-à -dire les transferts monétaires conditionnels et les vouchers). Bien que le FBP se traduise souvent par des améliorations marginales, combler les lacunes importantes de la couverture sanitaire effective n’est pas encore à la portée de nombreux pays. Néanmoins, d’importantes leçons et expériences tirées de la mise en oeuvre du FBP au cours de la dernière décennie peuvent orienter le financement de la santé à l’avenir. En particulier, pour réussir, la réforme du financement de la santé devra sans doute moins se focaliser sur la rémunération à la performance tout en conservant les éléments de financement direct des établissements, l’autonomie, la transparence et l’engagement communautaire.

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World

In World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy: Volume 3: Health System Characteristics and Performance, 333–350. World Scientific. Hembree, Wylie C., Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Louis Gooren, Sabine E. Hannema, ...

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Author: J. Michael Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429513886

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This volume seeks to explore contemporary trans lives in a world that is both global and increasingly globalizing, examining the nuances of the rights, identities, and politics that make up the varied spectrum of what has come to be included under the largely Western imposed label of "trans". Trans identities and rights have become increasingly prominent in the social imagination in recent years, and in a growing number of locales have also become hot button political issues. As trans individuals are demanding, and gaining, their rights, these debates are bringing issues of trans lives to the forefront of politics and into social discussions in nearly every country in the world today. In a series of essays covering the key themes of Identities, Rights, and Politics, this interdisciplinary collection presents an international range of topics spanning human rights and asylum seekers, to the Hijras of South Asia, and gender-affirming surgeries, all placing trans lives in a global(ized) context. This is an important contribution from a diverse group of established and emerging scholars seeking to position trans and transgender research in a global framework. It will be of key interest to researchers in Trans Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, Sociology, Politics, and Anthropology and for introductory courses in gender and LGBT issues.

World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update April 2015

“Alternative Financing Strategies for Universal Health Coverage.” In World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy, Volume 1 – The Economics of Health and Health Systems, edited by R. M. Scheffler.

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Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464806186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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The East Asia and Pacific Economic Update provides regular, biannual analyses of development trends and economic policy issues across the East Asia and Pacific region.

Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform

World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy. Volume 1. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing; 2015. 18. Newhouse JP. Medical care costs: how much welfare loss? J Econ Perspect. 1992;6(3):3–21. 19.

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Author: Richard (Buz) Cooper

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421429052

Category: Medical

Page: 305

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The first book to address the fundamental nexus that binds poverty and income inequality to soaring health care utilization and spending, Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform is a must-read for medical professionals, public health scholars, politicians, and anyone concerned with the heavy burden of inequality on the health of Americans.

Burt and Eklund s Dentistry Dental Practice and the Community E Book

Amer Assoc of Public Health Dentistry Ana Karina Mascarenhas, Christopher Okunseri, Bruce Dye. populations is similar. ... 2002;84(3):305–339. 8. ... World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy. Vol 2: Health ...

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Author: Amer Assoc of Public Health Dentistry

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323554855

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Learn about the challenges, current trends, and the positive role that you can play in improving the dental health of the community. Completely revised and updated by members of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Burt and Eklund's Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community, 7th Edition presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. Readers will learn the latest techniques of research and measurement, and how oral disease may be limited through control and prevention. This updated text also addresses the new educational competencies for predoctoral/ post-doctoral dental students and dental hygiene students with updated and new content on cultural competency, oral health literacy, social responsibility, motivational interviewing, and oral systemic associations. All in all, this text takes a comprehensive look at the social context of dental care and the difference you can make in improving the health of the community you serve. Logical four-part organization divides content into dentistry and the community; dental care delivery; methods and measurement of oral diseases and conditions; and health promotion and prevention of oral diseases. A focus on need-to-know content emphasizes the important core information while providing comprehensive coverage of dental public health. Comprehensive analysis of dentistry’s social and professional role examines issues such as epidemiology of oral diseases, prevention, and the provision of care. Evidence-based recommendations reflect the latest literature on today’s public health issues. Illustrations, tables, and graphics illustrate the key material and visually enhance discussions. NEW! Completely revised and updated content looks at populations oral health and dental care as well as how it fits into a changing world. NEW! Coverage of new educational competencies provides predoctoral/ post-doctoral dental students and dental hygiene students with updated and new content on cultural competency, oral health literacy, social responsibility, motivational interviewing, and oral systemic associations. NEW! New chapters cover the applications of epidemiology and biostatistics in dental public health, oral health as it related to quality of life, oral health education, health literacy, social determinants of health and health disparities, and delivery of oral healthcare in Canada. NEW! Newly revised competencies for the Dental Public Health specialty are incorporated throughout the book.