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- World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 24.99
Great progress has been made in recent years in securing better access and financial protection against the cost of illness through collective financing of health care. Managing scarce resources effectively and efficiently is an important part of this story. Experience has shown that, without strategic policies and focused spending, the poor are likely... more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99
Since 1978 when it embarked on sweeping agricultural and industrial reforms, Chinas economic growth has been remarkable. Its success in transforming itself within just three decades from a very poor low-income country to a successful middle-income country is unparalleled. During this period, however, and in contrast to the first 30 years of the... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99
Malaria afflicts millions in low- and middle-income countries. For centuries, it has impaired economic growth, child development, learning, health, and productivity on a large scale. In 1998 the Bank cofounded, with WHO, UNICEF, and UNDP, the global Roll Back Malaria Partnership to coordinate and enhance the global fight against malaria. There has... more...
- World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 34.99
This paper spells out the vision of the World Bank on how to strenghten worldwide health systems and ensure better responses to key challenges such as combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic, repositioning nutrition on the development agenda, and renewing commitment on population policy. This strategy also entails stronger analytical and operational work in... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00
Until the age of ten, Abby Sher was a happy child in a fun-loving, musical family. But when her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby fills the void of her loss with rituals: kissing her father's picture over and over each night, washing her hands, counting her steps, and collecting sharp objects that she thinks could harm innocent pedestrians.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 227.00
* Offers a social view of the activities leading to the timely patient access to medicines including: drug research, drug production, drug distribution, drug prescribing, drug information and drug control * Provides theoretical models to enable pharmacists to understand the organization of drug systems in their particular global territory * Written... more...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
Current integrative medicine practices in hospital settings involve some form of partnership between complementary and alternative medicine and biomedicine. This five-year study adopted a longitudinal methodology to track the establishment of a single hospital-based Integrative Medicine Center. Using extensive qualitative interview data, the project... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.99
Everyone agrees on the need to reform Medicare but not on how to do it. Some argue the program is too comprehensive, others that it is not comprehensive enough. Some suggest it pays too much for health care, others, too little. Meanwhile, the financial stakes continue to mount. Medicare spending exceeded $400 billion in 2007, making it more expensive... more...
- IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00
The principal objective of HealthGrid conference and HealthGrid Association is the exchange and debate of ideas, technologies, solutions and requirements that interest the grid and the life-science communities. This work reflects the anticipated move towards real applications, and discusses accessibility, core technologies and data integration. more...
- IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00
Cybertherapy ? the provision of healthcare services using advanced technologies ? can help improve the lives of many of us, both patients and health professionals, while tackling the challenges of healthcare system. It is recognized that integrating these new types of services in healthcare systems is a challenging task. The aim of this book is to... more...