Health Economics and Healthcare Reform Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Economics and Business

Health Economics and Healthcare Reform :
Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Digital Television Strategies: Business Challenges and Opportunities by Alan Griffiths
Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat by Fran Hawthorne
Doing Business in 2004: Understanding Regulation: Understanding Regulations by World Bank
Risk Analysis of Complex and Uncertain Systems

Health Economics and Healthcare Reform :
Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1522531688 | 491 Pages | PDF | 8.04 MB

The effective delivery of healthcare services is vital to the general welfare and well-being of a country’s citizens. Financial infrastructure and policy reform can play a significant role in optimizing existing healthcare programs.

Health Economics and Healthcare Reform: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive source of academic material on the importance of economic structures and policy reform initiatives in modern healthcare systems. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as clinical costing, patient engagement, and e-health, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, researchers, professionals, and students interested in the optimization of healthcare delivery.

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA’s primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.

Digital Television Strategies: Business Challenges and Opportunities by Alan Griffiths

Palgrave Macmillan | January 18, 2003 | English | ISBN: 0333992954 | 196 pages | PDF | 10 MB

In Britain, America, and many other countries, television audiences and advertising revenues are declining. At the same time digital television and new models are emerging. This book looks at the reinvention of television, and answers many essential questions about the future of this fickle industry.

Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat by Fran Hawthorne

English | 11 Feb. 2005 | ISBN: 0471610917 | 338 pages | PDF | 1.89 MB

The forces that shape America′s most powerful consumer agency
Because of the importance of what it regulates, the FDA comes under tremendous political, industry, and consumer pressure. But the pressure goes far beyond the ordinary lobbying of Washington trade groups. Its mandate–one quarter of the national economy–brings the FDA into the middle of some of the most important and contentious issues of modern society. From “designer” babies and abortion to the price of prescription drugs and the role of government itself, Inside the FDA takes readers on an intriguing journey into the world of today′s most powerful consumer agency.
In a time when companies continue to accuse the FDA of nitpicking and needlessly delaying needed new drugs, and consumers are convinced that the agency bends to industry pressure by rushing unsafe drugs to market, Inside the FDA digs deep to reveal the truth. Through scores of interviews and real–world stories, Hawthorne also shows how and why the agency makes some of its most controversial decisions as well as how its recent reaction to certain issues–including the revolutionary cancer drug Erbitux, stem cell research, and bioengineering of food–may jeopardize its ability to keep up with future scientific developments.
Inside the FDA takes a closer look at the practices, people, and politics of this crucial watchdog in light of the competing pressures and trends of modern society, revealing what the FDA is supposed to do, what it actually does–and fails to do–who it influences, and how it could better fulfill its mandate. The decisions that the FDA makes are literally life and death. Inside the FDA provides a sophisticated account of how this vitally important agency struggles to balance bureaucracy and politics with its overriding mission to promote the country′s health.

Doing Business in 2004: Understanding Regulation: Understanding Regulations by World Bank

English | 31 Jan. 2004 | ISBN: 0821353411 | 216 Pages | PDF | 3.3 MB

An important new annual publication from the World Bank, Doing Business in 2004 provides both qualitative and quantitative information on the business climate in over 130 countries. Doing Business constructs a new set of indicators on the regulatory environment for private sector development and provides a collection of informative case studies of real-life experiences.
Doing Business in 2004 covers the fundamental aspects of a business life cycle, from starting a business to bankruptcy. Topics include access to credit, bankruptcy, entry regulations, contract enforcement, and labour regulations. Unique in its approach, Doing Business provides both the accurate data and in-depth analysis necessary to assess the environment for doing business, and offers answers to these critical questions:
Which is the most expensive country for starting a new business?
Which countries have the most rigid regulations on hiring and firing?
Which countries have the most extensive business entry procedures?
Why does heavy regulation lead to inefficiency and corruption?
What countries are most efficient in the area of contract enforcement?
How do clearly-defined property rights enhance prosperity?
What are the most successful regulatory models? Why?
Through its ambitious agenda, Doing Business will provide an understanding of business environments throughout the world, the factors that influence them, and how conducive they are to private sector development.
Doing Business is a comprehensive resource for investors, economic advisers, business developers and policymakers.

Risk Analysis of Complex and Uncertain Systems

English | 2009 | ISBN: 0387890130. 1441947035 | PDF | 453 Pages | 2.6 MB

In Risk Analysis of Complex and Uncertain Systems acknowledged risk authority Tony Cox shows all risk practitioners how Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) can be used to improve risk management decisions and policies. It develops and illustrates QRA methods for complex and uncertain biological, engineering, and social systems – systems that have behaviors that are just too complex to be modeled accurately in detail with high confidence – and shows how they can be applied to applications including assessing and managing risks from chemical carcinogens, antibiotic resistance, mad cow disease, terrorist attacks, and accidental or deliberate failures in telecommunications network infrastructure.? This book was written for a broad range of practitioners, including decision risk analysts, operations researchers and management scientists, quantitative policy analysts, economists, health and safety risk assessors, engineers, and modelers.