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  • Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factorsby Alan D. Lopez

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 49.99

    This volume is a single up-to-date source on the entire global epidemiology of diseases, injuries and risk factors with a comprehensive statement of methods and a complete presentation of results. It includes refined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, and summarize the disease burden. Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors... more...

  • Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnamby Adam Wagstaff

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    Vietnam’s successes in the health sector are legendary. Its rates of infant and under-five mortality are comparable to those of countries with substantially higher per capita incomes. Vietnam continues to be an over-achiever in the health sector according to data assembled in this book. Like other countries, though, Vietnam faces challenges in... more...

  • Health Targets in Europeby M. Wismar

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 40.00

    Health targets can help to improve the governance of health systems. They express a commitment to achieve specified outputs over a defined period, and allow progress towards broad goals and objectives to be monitored.They may be quantitative or qualitative, and based on outcomes or processes.This book draws on a series of case studies on the use of... more...

  • Ziek is het woord nietby Annemarie Mol; Peter van Lieshout

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 38.50

    Taal verandert snel. Dat geldt ook voor de taal waarmee in de veertig jaar na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de Nederlandse huisartsgeneeskunde en geestelijke volksgezondheid gepraat en geschreven is over de mensen die er hulp zochten (patiënten of klanten), de zaken die ze aandroegen (ziekten, problemen, hulpvragen), de verbanden waar ze deel van uitmaakten... more...

  • Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Researchby Ralph J. DiClemente; Richard A. Crosby; Michelle C. Kegler

    Wiley 2009; US$ 90.00 US$ 81.00

    "Here is a 'must-read' for all health promotion researchers and practitioners eager to stay one step ahead of the pack. A panoply of insightful and promising new approaches is presented for consideration and exploration in our contemporary behavioral science arsenal." — M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES, Chief Executive Officer, Society for Public Health... more...

  • Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Careby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 32.00

    Rising public health care spending remains a problem in virtually all OECD and EU member countries. As a consequence, there is growing interest in policies that will ease this pressure through improved health system performance. This report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency... more...

  • Bullet with Your Name on Itby Avery Hurt

    Clerisy Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Everyone’s going to die; the only question is, how? Soldiers refer to this certainty as a bullet with your name on it.” For each person, though, there can be many bullets and by knowing where to look, and what actions to take, readers may be able to dodge most of them. Consumers looking for reliable medical advice face a barrage of uncertain, often... more...

  • Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengtheningby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2009; US$ 25.00

    Many developing countries are looking to scale-up what works through major systems strengthening investments. With leadership, conviction and commitment, systems thinking can facilitate and accelerate the strengthening of systems to more effectively deliver interventions to those in need and be better able to improve health in an equitable way. Systems... more...

  • Global Marketplace for Private Health Insuranceby Alexander S. Preker

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    Financial protection against the cost of illness and inclusion of vulnerable groups – will require better mobilization and use of private means. Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in mobilizing additional resources to the health sector and protecting against the catastrophic cost of illness in some countries. This... more...

  • Health Care in the United Statesby Howard P Greenwald

    Wiley 2010; US$ 90.00 US$ 81.00

    Health Care in the United States combines an explanation of population health with a comprehensive introduction to health services delivery. The author, an expert on health care policy and management, shows how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, financed, and evaluated. Filled with numerous examples and tables, this important resource... more...