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Purchasing To Improve Health Systems Performance

Author : Figueras
ISBN : 9780335225002
Genre : Medical
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This book addresses the gap of areas of the central role the purchasing function plays in many health system reforms and provides an up-to-date analysis of the evidence on different approaches to purchasing and support for policy-makers and practitioners as they formulate purchasing strategies.

Purchasing To Improve Health Systems Performance

Author : Josep Figueras
ISBN : 0335213685
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book aims to provide a systematic overview on the theory and practice of purchasing for health services in Europe. Contents: Part one. R. Robinson, E. Jakubowski, J. Figueras: 1) Introduction. 2) Organization of purchasing in Europe. 3) Purchasing to improve health systems performance: drawing the lessons. Part two. 4) J. Forder, R. Robinson, B. Hardy: Theories of purchasing. 5) P.C. Smith, A.S. Preker, D.W. Light, S. Richard: Role of markets and competition. 6) A.P. den Exter: Purchasers as the public's agent. 7) M. McKee, H. Brand: Purchasing to promote population health. 8) D.J. Hunter, S. Shishkin, F. Taroni: Steering the purchaser: stewardship and government. 9) A. Duran, I. Sheiman, M. Schneider, J. Øvretveit: Purchasers, providers and contracts. 10) M. Velasco-Garrido, M. Borowirz, J. Øvretveit, R. Busse: Purchasing for quality care. 11) J. Langenbrunner, E. Orosz, J. Kutzin, M. Wiley: Purchasing and paying providers. 12) H. Maarse, T.A. Rathwell, T. Evetovits, A.S. Preker, E. Jakubowski: Responding to purchasing: provider perspectives.

Paying For Performance In Health Care Implications For Health System Performance And Accountability

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264224568
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This report examines recent activation policies in the United Kingdom aimed at moving people back into work. It offers insight into how countries can improve the effectiveness of their employment services and also control spending on benefits.

The World Health Report 2000

Author : World Health Organization
ISBN : 924156198X
Genre : Medical
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This report examines and compares aspects of health systems around the world. It provides conceptual insights into the complex factors that explain how health systems perform, and offers practical advice on how to assess performance and achieve improvements with available resources.

Health System Innovations In Central America

Author : Gerard Martin La Forgia
ISBN : 082136278X
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Designing And Implementing Health Care Provider Payment Systems

Author : Jack Langenbrunner
ISBN : 9780821378243
Genre : Medical
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Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom these should be purchased, and how to pay for them. In such an arrangement, the passive cashier is replaced by an intelligent purchaser that can focus scarce resources on existing and emerging priorities rather than continuing entrenched historical spending patterns.Having experimented with different ways of paying providers of health care services, countries increasingly want to know not only what to do when paying providers, but also how to do it, particularly how to design, manage, and implement the transition from current to reformed systems. 'Designing and Implementing Health Care Provider Payment Systems: How-To Manuals' addresses this need.The book has chapters on three of the most effective provider payment systems: primary care per capita (capitation) payment, case-based hospital payment, and hospital global budgets. It also includes a primer on a second policy lever used by purchasers, namely, contracting. This primer can be especially useful with one provider payment method: hospital global budgets. The volume's final chapter provides an outline for designing, launching, and running a health management information system, as well as the necessary infrastructure for strategic purchasing.

Health Systems Performance Assessment

Author : Christopher J. L. Murray
ISBN : 9241562455
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This publication explores a range of issues regarding health systems performance assessment with the aim of promoting evidence-based policies for health systems development. It contains performance reviews from WHO regional offices, a report of a scientific peer review group, and a number of expert consultation reports. Issues discussed include: methods of measuring efficiency and responsiveness of health systems, financing and resource generation, stewardship, population health statistics, and health inequalities.

Health Benefits Guarantees In Latin America

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ISBN : 9211215919
Genre : Medical
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This study considers the introduction of health benefits guarantees in highly underdeveloped health systems, analyzing with more detail the case of Guatemala and briefly, Bolivia. Afterwards, a thorough analysis of Chile is done, showing how the health guarantees imply a partial overcome of the fundamental duality of the health system. Finally, the recent experience of the popular health insurance in Mexico is considered.

Ethics In Public Health And Health Policy

Author : Daniel Strech
ISBN : 9789400763746
Genre : Philosophy
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Ethical issues associated with public health and health policy--related, for example, to pandemic plans and vaccination policies (c.f. SARS or pandemic influenza), preventive measures like screening (e.g. for breast cancer or dementia) or health information campaigns, social inequalities or health care rationing--are increasing in worldwide importance. Evidence-based information for valid benefit-harm assessment is often rare and hard to get for participants in public health interventions. Program implementation often disregards requirements of fair decision-making processes (like public participation, transparency, etc.). Originating from an international conference (based on a call for abstracts and external review), this volume contains contributions from a group of experts from multiple disciplines and countries. It covers (i) conceptual foundations of public health ethics, (ii) methodological approaches and (iii) normative analyses of specific issues and cases. Bridging theoretical foundations with practical applications, this volume provides a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with public health practice and policy.

Health Systems Improvement Across The Globe

Author : Jeffrey Braithwaite
ISBN : 9781317123279
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Following on from 2015’s Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries, this book encompasses a global perspective on healthcare while shifting the focus from reform to showcasing success stories of healthcare systems worldwide. It provides explanations of why various facets of healthcare systems work well in different contexts and offers the reader alternative models for consideration. The book features contributions from 60 countries, going much further than the common practice of focusing on affluent Western nations, to provide a comprehensive exploration of the success of healthcare systems globally. The majority of literature on health-sector improvement attempts to address the problems within systems, relating the errors that can and do occur, for example, and offering solutions and preventative strategies. This book of country case studies will approach the enhancement of health systems, patient safety and the quality of care in a new and innovative way, comprehensively surveying and synthesizing the success stories of healthcare systems around the world, utilizing Hollnagel’s Safety-II approach to acknowledge the importance of exploring what goes right, what works well, and why it works. These success stories may include reference to macro, meso or micro levels of healthcare systems, various sectors (e.g., aged care, acute care or primary care), or specific programs or projects. Health System Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries is unprecedented in terms of both reach and positive emphasis, and as such will be instrumental in changing ways of thinking about and guiding health-sector improvement.

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