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Maternal Transition: A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth

by Candace Johnson

What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women's preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman...


Analyzing Markets for Health Workers: Insights from Labor and Health Economics

by Barbara McPake & Anthony Scott

This publication is part of the Bank's multiyear program to enhance its knowledge of HRH policies. The program's ultimate objective is to strengthen knowledge and capacity to collect evidence, analyze, and evaluate...


The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care

by Jack Cochran & Charles C. Kenney

Calming fears, alleviating suffering, enhancing and saving lives—this is what motivates doctors virtually every single day. When the structure and culture in which physicians work are well aligned, being a...


Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Ine

by Ezekiel Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health...


The Bahamas: Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Obamacare: What's in It for Me?: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act

by Wendell Potter

On January 1, 2014, the most important consumer protections in ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) go into effect. With both supporters and opponents of the law debating its merits and its controversial rollout,...


Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour: From Health Beliefs to Self-Regulation

by Charles Abraham, Paul Norman & Mark Conner

Focuses on a range of key social cognitive factors in interventions to change health behaviour, using examples from an impressove breadth of applied settings. The book features contributions from some of the...


Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors

by Damien de Walque

Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly...


Private Health Sector Assessment in Tanzania

by James White & Barbara O'Hanlon

Mainland Tanzania exemplifies the developing world's struggle to achieve middle-income status while confronting widespread poverty and substantial health challenges. Tanzania's struggle with HIV/AIDS, reproductive...


Eight Questions You Should Ask about Our Health Care System: (Even If the Answers Make You Sick)

by Charles E. Phelps

Charles E. Phelps provides a comprehensive look at our health care system, including how the current system evolved, how the health care sector behaves, and a detailed analysis of "the good, the bad, and the...


Entitlement Spending: Our Coming Fiscal Tsunami

by David Koitz

David Koitz clarifies misconceptions and presents the facts on the impending fiscal crisis driven by spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Although these programs are idolized as pillars of the...


In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight on America's Health Care

by Scott W. Atlas

In Excellent Health offers an alternative view of the much maligned state of health care in America, using facts and peer-reviewed data to challenge the statistics often cited as evidence that medical care in...


Reforming America's Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of Obamacare

by Scott W. Atlas

Health policy experts from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe discuss both what to expect from the recent health reform legislation and alternatives that should still be considered. The contributors...


Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: 5 Steps to a Better Health Care System, Second Edition

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard & Daniel P. Kessler

In this second edition of their 2005 work, the authors offer market-based alternatives to recent health care reforms that center on tax changes, insurance market changes, and the redesign of Medicare and Medicaid....


Health Reform Without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance

by Mark V. Pauly

Mark V. Pauly offers a detailed look at the individual insurance market in the United States. He explains how it works, suggests approaches to improvement that build on what currently works well, and provides...


Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

by Merrill Singer & Arachu Castro

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...


MEDICAL FUTILITY: A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY: A Cross-National Study

by ALIREZA BAGHERI

Medical futility is a controversial issue not only in its definition but also in its application. There are few books on the subject, and those in existence mostly focus on the situation in the United States....


Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Bangladesh: Now Is the Time

by Sameh El-Saharty & Karar Zunaid Ahsan

Bangladesh is undergoing a double transition-demographic and epidemiological. Increasing life expectancy and declining fertility entail a demographic transition fueling a shift in the disease burden toward noncommunicable...


The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

by Clifton Leaf

A provocative, eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Doses asks why we are losing this essential fight and charts a path forward.

OVER THE PAST HALF CENTURY, deaths from heart disease,...


The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa