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Author : World Bank. Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. Human Development Sector Management Unit
ISBN : OCLC:1078845762
Genre : Health care reform
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Category: Health care reform

District Of Columbia Hospital And Health Facility Construction And Modernization

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Public Health, Education, Welfare, and Safety
ISBN : LOC:00171219334
Genre : Federal aid to health facilities
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Considers S. 1228, to authorize grants for construction and modernization of hospitals and medical facilities in D.C.
Category: Federal aid to health facilities

Republic Of Nicaragua Health Sector Reform Project

Author : World Bank. Latin America and Caribbean Country Department II. Human Resources Operations Division
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173005204410
Genre : Health care reform
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Category: Health care reform

The Modernization Of The Nursing Workforce

Author : Ian Kessler
ISBN : 9780191651861
Genre : Medical
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The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce: Valuing the healthcare assistant is based on recently completed research exploring the role of healthcare assistants (HCA) in acute hospitals. Whilst a support role working alongside registered nurses has been a longstanding feature of the NHS, the contemporary HCA role has become increasingly central to the process of health service modernization. The role is now assuming even greater importance as the ramifications of financial constraints, restructuring and other pressures on the NHS play out. The issue is becoming increasingly relevant as the government has commissioned an independent review into the role of healthcare assistants, the Cavendish Review, which uses this book extensively. The HCA role is unregulated and low paid, but by taking-on direct care tasks from registered nurses, the role has become politically sensitive. The HCA remains a cheap and flexible source of labour, but the unregulated role encourages dilemmas and public scrutiny over risk and patient safety. The book explores how public policy reform of the health service feeds through to impact upon the management and structure of the healthcare workforce. More specifically, the book provides a timely evidence base for the extended and growing use of the HCA role. The book draws upon a multi-method research design from four geographically located hospital trusts in England, which during a three year period saw over 270 staff interviewed, focus groups and interviews with over 100 patients, some 275 hours of ward-based observation, and detailed survey responses from over 3,000 members of staff and hospital patients. The unusual richness of the data allows a definitive examination of who undertakes the HCA role, its shape, nature and diversity, along with the consequences for those with a stake in the role - hospital managers, the assistants themselves, the patients they care for and the nurses they work alongside, making The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce: Valuing the healthcare assistant essential reading for health care studies and public management communities, and those charged with training and education policy.
Category: Medical

Idb Projects

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172144052399
Genre : Economic development projects
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Category: Economic development projects

Development Business

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ISBN : NYPL:33433082965538
Genre : Economic assistance
File Size : 69.87 MB
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Category: Economic assistance

Health Care Reform In Central America

Author : Alberto José Frick Cardelle
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173017104184
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 28.9 MB
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Explores how health policies in El Salvador and Guatemala have created new types of NGO's and new forms of NGO-government cooperation.
Category: Political Science

Unhealthy Health Policy

Author : Arachu Castro
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114512937
Genre : Medical
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This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal the prevailing social inequalities that often represent significant threats to the health and well being of the poor, ethnic minorities, and women. The authors define an 'anthropology of policy' concerned with decision-making and the impact of health policy on human lives. It will be a critical resource for researchers and practitioners in medical anthropology, medical sociology, public policy, and public health care.
Category: Medical

Modernizing Infrastructure In Transformation Economies

Author : Christian von Hirschhausen
ISBN : NWU:35556034592345
Genre : Business & Economics
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''This book should be thought-provoking reading for academics and practitioners with a professional interest in infrastructure services, policy design, and the agenda for infrastructure reform in transition economies. Christian von Hirschhausen''s rigorous, multi-sector analysis provides a first-time attempt at a balanced assessment of conceptual and practical issues regarding a critical area of the transition to markets. The book also questions some of the generally accepted findings regarding what works and what doesn''t in the restructuring of infrastructure in the former centrally-planned economies, with special attention to the political economy of reform.'' - José Carbajo, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London, UK ''The theoretical basis is impressive and the empirical evidence authentic: the book breathes the dust of Hungarian highways and the rust of Estonian power plants. In over five years of field research, the author has acquired an unmatched understanding of the topic and provides clear-cut, highly relevant policy conclusions for EU-enlargement.'' - Axel Siedenberg, Deutsche Bank Research / Economics, Germany ''This book is an insightful study of the neglected issue of the infrastructure of transition economies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It chronicles the socialist infrastructure''s incompatibility with a market economy and its collapse using aggregate data and valuable case studies, particularly of the energy and transport sectors. Although there have been clear transition successes, the search for an optimal infrastructure policy has been elusive. Although market-based solutions have delivered less than promised due to political-economy and technological factors, their results have not proven inferior to more conservative regulatory approaches. Modernizing Infrastructure in Transformation Economies rounds out our knowledge of a key aspect of the transition process and is to be recommended to all serious scholars of transition and European integration.'' - Paul Gregory, University of Houston, US ''This is the first comprehensive treatment of a highly topical issue. The message of this book is that transition economies need a substantial overhaul of their infrastructure, but that they should ponder gradual rather than radical ways for deregulation and privatization. Institutional, technical and financial constraints should not be ignored and" one-fits-all" type policies are inappropriate.'' - Irina Akimova, Institute for Economic Research, Ukraine The design of infrastructure policies is a controversial issue in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, where the dismal state of infrastructure was widely regarded to be one of the major obstacles to economic recovery and sustained growth. With the imminent enlargement of the EU, Christian von Hirschhausen provides a detailed, reflective analysis of the state of infrastructure development in Eastern Europe. The author illustrates the different approaches to modernizing infrastructure and the successes that have been achieved in terms of fiscal relief, private investment and increased efficiency. Based upon a comparative institutional analysis and extensive field research and case studies, he provides empirical evidence from different sectors (power, gas, railways, roads, R&D), with particular emphasis on countries such as Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Baltics and Russia. Given the substantial institutional instability of the early years of transition, the author promotes a gradual but time-consistent approach to liberalization as a more promising path towards a market economy and increased efficiency. The author offers sound policy recommendations on how best to achieve the successful modernization of East European infrastructure in the course of EU-enlargement. This book will be indispensable to all researchers and academics of European integration and transition economics, policymakers in the EU, and institutions such as development banks which are active in the restructuring process in Eastern Europe and EU-enlargement.
Category: Business & Economics

Caribbean Update

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113343482
Genre : Caribbean Area
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Category: Caribbean Area