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Health Care Delivery

  • The $800 Million Pillby Merrill Goozner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    Why do life-saving prescription drugs cost so much? Drug companies insist that prices reflect the millions they invest in research and development. In this gripping exposé, Merrill Goozner contends that American taxpayers are in fact footing the bill twice: once by supporting government-funded research and again by paying astronomically high prices... more...

  • The 'Fat' Female Bodyby Dr Samantha Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Exploring the rapidly increasing interest in obesity and fatness, this book engages with dominant ideas about 'fatness' and analyses the assumptions that inform anti-fat attitudes in the West, looking at the intersection of medicine and morality in pathologising 'fat' bodies. more...

  • (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settingsby Dr Amélie Perron; Professor Dave Holmes; Professor Trudy Rudge

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This comprehensive volume explores various forms of violence in health care settings. Using a broad range of critical approaches in the field of anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, political philosophy and sociology, it examines violence following three definite yet interrelated streams: institutional and managerial violence against health... more...

  • 2008 UNAIDS Annual Reportby UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2009; US$ 10.00

    In November 2007, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) published data showing that HIV prevalence has stabilized, even though the number of people living with HIV continues to rise. The following year, a joint UNAIDS, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and WHO report announced that 3... more...

  • 2030 - The Future of Medicineby Richard Barker

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    It is 2030. What are the new technologies that have advanced healthcare? What are the new or strengthened demands placed on the healthcare systems of the world? Is the future affordable, or do we see drastic rationing of care or the collapse of healthcare insurance?This book tackles these questions, and provides some answers. It does not shrink from... more...

  • 21st Century Global Health Diplomacyby Thomas E. Novotny; Ilona Kickbusch

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 140.00

    Health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are ethically carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences. Health diplomacy focuses on the interplay of health assistance, economic inequities, and enlightened self-interests of nations. While encompassing... more...

  • 24 hours to save the NHSby Nigel Crisp

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    "24 hours to save the NHS". It was a political slogan but it hid a deeper question. Could the NHS survive? Could it continue to offer free health care for every citizen regardless of their ability to pay? Could the extraordinary, liberating ambition and dream of its founders 50 years before be maintained in the 21st Century - that everyone,... more...

  • 50 Policies and Plans for Outpatient Servicesby Carole Guinane; Joseph Venturelli

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 115.95

    Since more and more surgeries and procedures are being performed in outpatient settings, the policies, plans, and procedures for these services are of increasing importance. 50 Policies and Plans for Outpatient Services details commonly used policies and plans in free-standing ambulatory care centers. Included are plans and policies concentrating... more...

  • 531 System: The Doctorby Terence Monaghan

    Original Writing 2015; US$ 4.49

    This is the story of a doctor who is overworked, with little time off to enjoy life. He knows he?s a great doctor, but he?s getting run down trying to keep on top of it all. A chance meeting with Terence, a self-made multi-millionaire who can turn a business from bust to booming, changes everything. Terence teaches Jack the systems he has developed... more...

  • 5S for Healthcareby Thomas L. Jackson

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 35.95

    While there are a growing number of books based on the Toyota Production System, or lean, focused on healthcare, there are very few that detail the tools that make lean more than just a way of thinking and put the methodology into practice. Based on Hiroyuki Hirano's classic 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace and modeled after the Shingo Prize-winning... more...