Health care planning and management, at both macro and micro levels, is the theme of this publication, which addresses a wide range of issues relevant to the problem of efficient management of health care resources. Although the topics covered in this book often relate to particular practices, methods or procedures, the policy implications are of universal relevance. The book aims to take a broader view of the issues, and covers such diverse topics as consumer behaviour and managerial styles as well as applications and utilization of information technology.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
FUNDING HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS.
Charging for Health Services--Some Anecdotes
from the Antipodes (T. Ashton).
Economic and Health Policy Issues in
Biomedical Technology--The Case of Greece (J.
Kyriopoulos & D. Niakas).
Strategy or Tactics?
Technological Imperatives and Health Care
Cost Control (J. Seldon & G. Stoddart).
NATIONAL STANDARD AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.
Strategies for Improved Technology Assessment
Use in European Health Care (A. Szczepura).
Assessing the Quality of an Acute Medicine
for the Elderly Service (M. McMurdo & D.
HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY CARE.
More Market, Less Competition and More
Strategy in the Hospital Market (R. Janssen &
M. den Hartog).
Strategic Issues in Municipal Services for
Community Prevention in the Netherlands (A.