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  • The Elements of Vital Statistics (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1889, this book provides a guide to vital statistics- the science of numbers applied to the life-history of communities and nations- in relation to medical problems. Chapters cover a wide variety of categories including population, births and deaths, sickness, occupation and mortality, and mortality from special diseases. more...

  • Prospects for the National Healthby Paul Atkinson; Robert Dingwall; Anne Murcott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The British National Health Service celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1978. A Royal Commission was set up to consider the role of the National Health Service, and it is the debates that surrounded this Royal Commission that form the basis for the twelve topics covered by this book. The economic difficulties that the country was facing when this... more...

  • The COPD Solutionby Dawn Lesley Fielding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    A proven 12-week program for sufferers of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which affects nearly 24 million Americans. more...

  • The Affordable Care Actby Purva Rawal

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 63.00

    The Affordable Care Act?also known as Obamacare?is one of the most controversial and politicized topics in the United States today. This timely book examines prominent claims about the legislation's drafting, debate, passage, and implementation, and discerns what is true and false about the law. Each of the text's eight chapters delves into the common... more...

  • Obesity Discourse and Fat Politicsby Lee Monaghan; Rachel Colls; Bethan Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ?obesity time-bomb? are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is fundamentally unhealthy and damaging to national economies. With... more...

  • Health Care Budgeting and Financial Management, 2nd Editionby William Ward

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Today's health care managers, frequently, were yesterday's technicians, physicians, and nurses. This puts them in an interesting predicament, since they know the health care side of the business but often lack the financial management skills necessary to create budgets and manage finances in a health care setting. In this guide, William J. Ward Jr.... more...

  • Big Data in Medical Science and Healthcare Managementby Peter Langkafel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Big Data is about the collection, storage, search, distribution, statistical analysis and visualization of large amounts of data. This is especially relevant in healthcare management, as the amount of digital information is growing exponentially and can only be handled with IT technologies. This book provides the new possibilities of networked... more...

  • Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizationsby Anders Örtenblad; Carina Abrahamson Löfström; Rod Sheaff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Innovations in management are becoming more numerous and diverse, and are appearing in organizations providing many different kinds of products and services. The purpose of this book is to examine whether some widely-promoted examples of these management innovations ? ranging from techniques such as Kaizen to styles of leadership and the management... more...

  • A Patient-Centered Approach for the Chronically-Illby Irene S. Switankowsky

    UPA 2015; US$ 24.99

    A Patient-Centered Approach to the Chronically-Ill addresses the unique needs of chronically-ill patients and the challenges they present for medical doctors. This book features four principles of the patient-centered approach that can be used by physicians in treating chronically-ill patients. more...

  • Medicine on the Peripheryby David Sowell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán?s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán?s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico. more...