Health Economics, Management and Policy

Edited by Dr. J.N. Yfantopoulos & G.T. Papanikos

ISBN: ISBN 960-88672-6-6, 432 pages, Hardback

Price: Paperback: 50 (It includes Shipping and Handling) Hardcover: 90 (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30

Table of Contents

 

 

 

List of Contributors

vii

1.

Health Economics, Management and Policy: An Introduction

John N. Yfantopoulos and Gregory T. Papanikos

1

PART 1 HEALTH ECONOMICS

2.

The Effect of Structural Adjustment on Poverty and Health in Turkey: An Empirical Investigation

Zafer Caliskan

15

3.

Government Health Expenditure and Health Status in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Data Analysis

Oluyele Akinkugbe

39

4.

What Drives Pharmaceutical Expenditures in Greece?

Dimitra Lambrelli and Owen O Donnel

55

5.

Benchmarking and Measuring the Performance of Elderly Care Units in Finland: Productivity, Productive Efficiency and Quality of Care in 2000-2003

Juha Laine

75

6.

Economic and Policy Considerations Centered on Self-Sampling for Cervical and Vaginal Diseases in Developed and Developing Countries

Asma Aftab, Gilbert Saint-Jean and Arthur Fournier

89

7.

The Economic Burden of Chagas Disease in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review and a New Cost-Effectiveness Markov Model

Leslie Wilson, Arthur Strosberg and Kimberly Barrio

99

PART 2 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

8.

Global Boarders: Leaving Zimbabwe Factors Influencing Undergraduate Students Decision to Study Nursing in the UK

Sue Dyson

135

9.

Aspects of Health Economy and Management in Public Health Education: The Example of Study Programs at Magdeburg University of Applied Sciences

H. Kreuter and W. von Stnzner

173

10.

Organisational Learning and Care Management: A Case Study from Services for People with Learning Disabilities

David M. Rea

191

11.

An Analysis of the Strategies for Public Hospitals

Cristina Madorran-Garca and Isabel de Val-Pardo

219

12.

The Implications of UK National Health Service Managers Views

Faruk Merali

237

13.

Disaster Preparedness in Healthcare

NilgunSarp

261

14.

A Review of Decision Support Tools for Making Health Resource Allocation Decisions at the Institutional Level

Roger Chafe

277

15.

International Food Safety Standards: Science vs. Socio-economic Determinants

Tracy Murray

299

PART 3 HEALTH POLICY AND OTHER ISSUES

16.

Exploring Possibilities for Consumer Choice in the German Health Care System

Silvia Anton, Lisa Klautzer, Silke Toenshoff, Han de Vries and James P. Kahan

323

17.

Health Care Reform and Consequences for Patients with a Chronic Condition: Evidence from the Implementation of a List-patient System in Norwegian General Practice

Jon Erik Finnvold and Jrgen Svalund

329

18.

Evolution of the French Health System: A Lexical Analysis

Philippe Abecassis, Philippe Batifoulier, Isabelle Bilon, Frdric Gannon and Bndicte Martin

343

19.

Processes of Care for Cognitive Dependence in Old Age in the European Union Countries

Vincent Coutton

363

20.

Analysis of Personality Design Levels of Smoking and Non-Smoking Teenagers

Figen Grsoy and Mdriye Yildiz Biaki

387

21.

Variables Impacting Obesity among African American Women in Omaha

Shirley A. Blanchard

401

22.

Ethnic Question and Antenatal Screening for Sickle Cell/ Thalassaemia [Equans] in England

Simon M. Dyson

419