Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention

Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention

One of the main purposes of medical cost-benefit analyses is to define the rational priorities in health care. This book ambitiously undertakes to compare the cost-benefit analyses of three countries: the United States, Germany and Israel.

Author: U. Laaser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642757815

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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One of the main purposes of medical cost-benefit analyses is to define the rational priorities in health care. This book ambitiously undertakes to compare the cost-benefit analyses of three countries: the United States, Germany and Israel. Cardiovascular disease is focused on to provide a model case study, but other areas also provide examples. The contribu- tions consider in particular two recent developments. These are the increase in comprehensive epidemiological data, es- pecially with regards to risk factors, and improved methodo- logy for measuring the quality of life. The contributions stem from clinicians, epidemiologists and health economists who give an overall picture of these complex issues and the prospects for the future.
Categories: Medical

Prevention of Occupational Injuries Caused by Manual Handling in Health Care Settings

Prevention of Occupational Injuries Caused by Manual Handling in Health Care Settings

Author: Kim-Ching Ng

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 1374801496

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This dissertation, "Prevention of Occupational Injuries Caused by Manual Handling in Health Care Settings: Costs and Benefits" by Kim-ching, Ng, 吳劍青, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4299757 Subjects: Industrial accidents Lifting and carrying
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Prevention Effectiveness

Prevention Effectiveness

These methods have become standard practice in clinical medicine and health services research. This book , now in its second edition, was written in an effort to apply and adapt that experience with public health situations.

Author: Anne C. Haddix

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938063

Category: Medical

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As public accountability has increased and resources have become scarcer, public health, like clinical medicine, has been forced to re-examine the benefits and costs of its activities. Decision and economic analysis are basic tools in carrying out that mission. These methods have become standard practice in clinical medicine and health services research. This book , now in its second edition, was written in an effort to apply and adapt that experience with public health situations. The book was originally written to introduce Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff to the concepts of decision and economic analysis, to provide guidance on methods to maximize comparability of studios, and to provide access to frequently used reference information. It has been adapted to meet the needs of scientists and managers in state and local health departments and managed care organizations as well as students in schools of public health and clinicians for an introductory text --a text that shows how these methods can be applied in population-based practice, to facilitate better comparability of studies, and to solidify understanding of the scientific basis for use of these tools in decision making. Decision makers will learn how these studies are conducted so they can be critical consumers-- understanding the strengths and limitations- and apply findings to policy and practice. The second edition updates and expands upon the standard methodology for condcuting prevention effectiveness analyses. Each chapter has been revised or re-written. The chapters on measuring effectiveness, decision analysis, and making information useful for decision makers as well as several appendices are entirely new.
Categories: Medical

Cracking Health Costs

Cracking Health Costs

This book proposes multiple, practical steps that you can take to control costs and increase the effectiveness of the health benefit. The book is all about rolling back health care costs to save companies and employees money.

Author: Tom Emerick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118710913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Cracking Health Costs reveals the best ways for companiesand small businesses to fight back, right now, against risinghealth care costs. This book proposes multiple, practical stepsthat you can take to control costs and increase the effectivenessof the health benefit. The book is all about rolling back health care costs to savecompanies and employees money. Working hand-in-hand with theiremployees, businesses need to ensure that, whenever feasible,employees with the most expensive diagnoses get optimal treatmentat hospitals not practicing “volume-driven” medicinefor higher profits. Less than 10% of employees incur 80% of costs.About 20% of patients have been completely misdiagnosed, while manyothers are simply the victims of surgeons who are either practicingbad medicine or overtreating for profit. For example, some companies, such as Walmart and Lowe’s,are turning to the “Centers of Excellence” approachauthor Tom Emerick helped to pioneer while running benefits forWalmart. By determining which hospitals are adopting the higheststandards of care, benefits managers can reduce the number ofunnecessary high-cost surgeries and improve employees’overall health. The solution-based approach offered by the book isunique, because it can be implemented by businesses today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Inequalities in Preventive Health Services Offered Federal Employees

Inequalities in Preventive Health Services Offered Federal Employees

Here we would like to ask your assistance in examining critically the view that the value , cost , and benefits of occupational health programs and of preventive health services are essentially separable , or that they can be readily ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Retirement and Employee Benefits

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754078079617

Category: United States

Page: 88

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Categories: United States

HEALTHY PEOPLE

HEALTHY PEOPLE

Goldschmidt , P . G . " A Cost - Effectiveness Model for Evaluating Health Care Programs : Application to Drug Abuse Treatment . ” Inquiry 13 : 29 - 47 , 1976 . Hansen , E . L . and J . K . Graham . " A Cost - Benefit Study of a ...

Author: David A. Hamburg,M.D. U.S.Dept. of HEW

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ISBN: STANFORD:24501041101

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The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare associated Infections in U S Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare associated Infections in U S  Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

"This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the United States.

Author: R. Douglas Scott

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ISBN: OCLC:503114876

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"This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the United States. Applying two different Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments to account for the rate of inflation in hospital resource prices, the overall annual direct medical costs of HAI to U.S. hospitals ranges from $28.4 to $33.8 billion (after adjusting to 2007 dollars using the CPI for all urban consumers) and $35.7 billion to $45 billion (after adjusting to 2007 dollars using the CPI for inpatient hospital services). After adjusting for the range of effectiveness of possible infection control interventions, the benefits of prevention range from a low of $5.7 to $6.8 billion (20 percent of infections preventable, CPI for all urban consumers) to a high of $25.0 to $31.5 billion (70 percent of infections preventable, CPI for inpatient hospital services)." - summary
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The Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine Opportunities and Dilemmas

The Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine Opportunities and Dilemmas

Cost benefit and cost effectiveness analyses in the health field : an introduction . Inquiry 3 : 3–13 . Grosse , RN 1972. Cost benefit analysis of health service . Ann Amer Acad Political and Soc Sci 399 : 89-99 .

Author: Robert L. Kane

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ISBN: UCSD:31822024413049

Category: Medicine, Preventive

Page: 261

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Categories: Medicine, Preventive

The Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine

The Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Cost benefit and cost effectiveness analyses in the health field : an introduction . Inquiry 3 : 3–13 . Grosse , RN 1972. Cost benefit analysis of health service . Ann Amer Acad Political and Soc Sci 399 : 89-99 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015003813733

Category: Child health services

Page: 261

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Categories: Child health services