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  • OECD Health Policy Studies: Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure for Health Care Quality Governanceby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 70.00

    Health data constitutes a significant resource in most OECD countries that could be used to improve population health, the quality of health care and the performance of health systems. Rising levels of chronic diseases; concerns about the quality and safety of patient care; the need to assure value for investments in health care; and the need to allocate... more...

  • The Changing Welfare State in Europeby D. G. Mayes; A. Michalski

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The welfare state in Europe has been reformed gradually over the past two decades, with the intensification of the economic and monetary union and the addition of fifteen new members to the EU. This book explores the pressures that have been placed on the welfare state through a variety of insightful and thought-provoking contributions. more...

  • Enforcing Normalcyby Lennard J. Davis

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself. Enforcing Normalcy  surveys the emergence of a cluster of concepts around the term “normal”... more...

  • Durch die Krise kommt keiner alleinby Christian Rathner

    Styria Premium 2013; US$ 15.78

    Nein, die Krise in Griechenland ist nicht vorüber. Im Gegenteil: Wie Säure frisst sie sich in den Alltag. Menschen wie du und ich rutschen in Armut und Obdachlosigkeit. Eine Besserung ist nicht in Sicht. Was hilft gegen die Verzweiflung? Die Verführungskraft radikaler Positionen wächst. Die neonazistische Partei ?Goldene Morgenröte? wittert... more...

  • Welfare State Capitalst Societyby Ramesh Mishra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Firefightersby Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Child Custody Evaluationsby Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh

    Springer 2007; US$ 109.00

    A guide which focuses on professional ethics, children's psychological well-being, and communication among various parties as keys to resolving disputes with efficiency and thoroughness, and minimizing the chances of children and their families getting lost in red tape. more...

  • Home Telehealthby Richard Wootton; Susan L Dimmick; Joseph C Kvedar

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2006; US$ 55.98

    As demand on hospitals increases, as well as concern about the secondary infections that can be contracted during visits, health experts and government advisors are looking at ways in which the long term sick, as well as acute patients, can be treated in alternate settings. This book covers what has been done to date, as well as practical guides to... more...

  • Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 133.00

    Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does “progress” mean to the world’s citizens? For a good portion of the 20th century there was an implicit assumption that economic growth was synonymous with progress: an assumption that a growing GDP meant life must be getting better.  But we now recognize... more...

  • Indications and Results of Isolated Limb Perfusionby Eva M. Noorda

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 41.25

    The indications and results of isolated limb perfusion have varied over the years and are now mostly limited to unresectable melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities. This thesis gives an overview of the current applications of isolated limb perfusion and answers a number of questions that have arisen regarding the practice of isolated limb... more...