Health Studies: Economics, Management and Policy

Edited by Douglas Angus and Zoe Boutsioli

ISBN: 978-960-9549-25-7, 312 pages

First published in 2011 by ATINER

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

Electronic copy: 30

Table of Contents

 

 

1.

Health Studies: Economic, Management and Policy: An Introduction

Douglas Angus and Zoe Boutsioli

1

Part A: Health Economics

2.

The Health Care Utilisation and the Demand of Private Health Insurance: A Switching Regression Analysis

Mª Luz González-Álvarez and Antonio Clavero-Barranquero

15

3.

The Cost of Integrating a Physical Activity Counselor in the Primary Health Care Team

William Hogg, Xue Zhao, Douglas Angus, Michelle Fortier, Tracy OSullivan, Ronald J. Sigal and Cris Blanchard

29

4.

Social Values, Socio-Economic Resources and Effectiveness Coefficients: An Ethical Model for Statistically Based Resource Allocation

Eike-Henner W. Kluge

39

5.

Obesity and Socio-economic Determinants: Evidence from Italy

Luca Pieroni, Donatella Lanari and Luca Salmasi

51

6.

Health Status and Social Capital of Recent Immigrants in Canada: Evidence from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada

Jun Zhao, Li Xue and Tara Gilkinson

69

7.

Environmental Exposures, Childrens Health and Parents Labor Market Decisions in the United States: The Role of Asthma

Marcella Veronesi

91

8.

Dynamic Study on the Inter-regional Distribution Equity and Forecasting of Medical Doctors in China: 1989-2015

Yan Song and Ying Bian

117

Part B: Health Management

9.

E-Health: Opportunities & Challenges of Technology-Integrated Health Management & Psychometric Assessment of Electronic Info-Decisional Health Management Support Scale

Gül Seçkin

135

10.

Patients and Physicians Perceptions of Medical Services in Germany: An Empirical Study

Constanze Sörensen and Ursula Weisenfeld

149

11.

Planning & Programming Facilities & Services with Service Science Management Engineering (SSME)

Maria-Lluïsa Marsal-Llacuna

159

12.

Nonurgent Emergency Department Use: Are things ever going to Change?

Karen C. Fox, Stephanie C. Steinberg and Teresa M. Waters

173

 

13.

Participation for Health and Wellbeing: Factors Associated with Older Peoples Participation in Remote and Rural Communities

Artur Steinerowski, Sara Bradley, Sarah-Anne Munoz,

Jane Farmer and Shona Fielding

189

14.

A Network Approach for the Healthcare Business as a Service Supply Chain

Erhan Ada, Bengu Sevil Oflac, Isik Ozge Yumurtaci

Deniz Tursel Eliiyi and Adviye Ahenk Aktan

201

15.

Determining of Job Satisfaction Levels of Midwives and Nurses

Abide Aksungur, Dilek Aslan, Bayram Goktas, Nuray Erdogan,

Ibrahim Halil Cankul and Mustafa Mahir Ulgu

215

Part C: Health Policy

16.

The Impact of Nutrient-based Standards on the School Cafeteria: Pre- and Post-implementation of a Wellness Policy

Anastasia Snelling

235

17.

State Investment in Health Sector- Good or Not? Latvian Experience

Uldis Eglitis

245

 

18.

Does Nativity affect Health Status? Health Disparities in Middle-aged and Older Migrants in Europe

Donatella Lanari and Odoardo Bussini

255

19.

The Evolution of Regional Health Services and the New Governance of the NHS in Italy

Stefano Neri

269

20.

Health Care Systems Comparison: The Case of Spain and Italy

Maria Caballer-Tarazona, David Vivas-Consuelo, Isabel Barrachina-Martinez and Francisco Reyes-Santias

283

21.

A Regional Analysis on the Activity of Transplantations in Italy: Issues Related to Demand and Supply

Amalia Donia Sofio and Lara Gitto

297