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  • Priorities in Healthby Dean T. Jamison

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    This companion guide to Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition speeds the diffusion of life-saving knowledge by distilling the contents of the larger volume into an easily read format. Policy makers, practitioners, academics, and other interested readers will get an overview of the messages and analysis in Disease Control Priorities... more...

  • Hospital Performance in Brazilby Gerard M. La Forgia

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 29.99

    Drawing on an eclectic array of research and evaluative studies culled from a mix of sources, this volume analyzes Brazilian hospital performance along several policy dimensions including resource allocation and use within hospitals, hospital payment mechanisms, organizational and governance arrangements, management practices, and regulation and quality.... more...

  • Establishing Private Health Care Facilities in Developing Countriesby Seung-Hee Nah

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    This book is a practical guide for medical professionals with little or no business experience who are interested in establishing health care facilities in developing countries. It is an introduction to the kinds of basic research and planning required to identify viable solutions and reduce the risk of failure. Drawing on resources and lessons from... more...

  • Public Ends, Private Meansby Alexander S. Preker

    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...

  • Healthgrid Research, Innovation and Business Caseby T. Solomonides; M. Hofman-Apitius; M. Freudigmann

    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...

  • Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2009by B.K. Wiederhold; G. Riva

    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...

  • Reforming Medicareby Henry J. Aaron; Jeanne M. Lambrew

    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...

  • Infection Prevention and Controlby Debbie Weston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 74.50

    This book provides the reader with all of the background information necessary to enhance their understanding of the rationale behind the basic principles of infection control and how to apply them in every day situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within... more...

  • Pharmaceutical Systemsby John Lilja; Sam Salek; Aldo Alvarez; David Hamilton

    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...

  • Strategy for the Future of Healthby R.G. Bushko

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 195.00

    Examines the horizon of ideas and technologies which must be addressed by decision makers involved in health-related resource allocation. This book addresses the technological revolution in healthcare which is manifesting itself in the convergence of molecular biology, computer and medical science, mechanical, genetic and biomedical engineering. more...