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  • Health at a Glanceby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 25.00

    This fourth edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and economies. Drawing on a wide range of data sources, it builds on the format used... more...

  • A Safety Net That Worksby Robert Doar

    AEI Press 2017; US$ 39.99

    This is an edited volume reviewing the major means-tested social programs in the United States. Each author addresses a major program or area, reviewing each area?s successes and recommending how to address shortcomings through policy change. more...

  • Health Care as a Right of Citizenshipby Gunnar Almgren

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    While the Obama Administration?s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to all. In Health Care as a Right of Citizenship , Gunnar Almgren argues that the ACA?s primary significance is not in its expansion of health care entitlements... more...

  • Building an Inclusive Mexicoby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 29.00

    Mexico is slowly advancing on the path to gender equality. Many public policies aimed at empowering women are now in place: over the past two decades, Mexico has increased investments in girls' education, greatly expanded childcare and preschool, improved gender mainstreaming in government, and ensured that female politicians are well-represented... more...

  • Tackling Wasteful Spending on Healthby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 50.00

    Following a brief pause after the economic crisis, health expenditure is rising again in most OECD countries. Yet, a considerable part of this health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people's health. In some cases, it even results in worse health outcomes. Countries could potentially spend significantly less on health care... more...

  • New Health Technologiesby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 37.00

    This report discusses the need for an integrated and cyclical approach to managing health technology in order to mitigate clinical and financial risks, and ensure acceptable value for money. The analysis considers how health systems and policy makers should adapt in terms of development, assessment and uptake of health technologies. The first chapter... more...

  • Caring for Quality in Healthby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    Over the past four years, the OECD has conducted a series of in-depth reviews of the policies and institutions that underpin the measurement and improvement of health care quality in 15 different health systems. This synthesis report draws on key lessons from the OECD Health Care Quality Review series. The objective is to summarise the main challenges... more...

  • The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People It's Supposed to Helpby Phil Harvey; Lisa Conyers

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    Unlike other books on welfare, this one draws on the stories of more than 100 welfare recipients who are trapped in a system that keeps them underemployed and unemployed. The authors present case studies that show that being a part of a welfare program can actively result in the recipient having to limit their job efforts for fear of losing government... 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...

  • 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...