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Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Japan

by Naoki Ikegami

The goals of universal health coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment...


Debates in personalisation

by Catherine Needham & Jon Glasby

The first book to bring together both advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues.


Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Third Edition

by Gordon Guyatt, Drummond Rennie & Maureen Meade

The streamlined companion to the classic Users' Guides to the Medical Literature--fully updated and revised

This compact guide condenses the most clinically relevant content of the landmark Users' Guides to...


Interprofessional education and training

by John Carpenter & Helen Dickinson

Published in association with Community Care This book provides a thorough introduction to inter-professional education in health and social care, examining the issues in detail and providing much needed practical...


Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium : Can We Explain the Differences?

by Igor Lebrun & Esther Pérez Ruiz

The need to revive Euro area growth highlights the importance of the evolution of domestic and external demand in the core. This paper puts recent demand patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium into historical...


Debating Human Genetics

by Alexandra Plows

This book examines contemporary public debate on emerging developments in medical genetics, including cloning, gene therapy, gene patenting, biobanks, genetic testing and screening, and pharmacogenomics.


Health Spending in Japan : Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options

by Masahiro Nozaki & Kenichiro Kashiwase

Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990–2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing...


Moving Toward Universal Coverage of Social Health Insurance in Vietnam: Assessment and Options

by Aparnaa Somanathan & Ajay Tandon

Over the past two decades Vietnam has made enormous progress towards achieving universal coverage (UC) for its population. Significant challenges remain, however, in terms of improving equity with continuing...


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...


Regulating Medicines in Europe: Competition, Expertise and Public Health

by John Abraham & Graham Lewis

This Book explains and investigates how medicines are controlled in Europe, especially the EU. Based on penetrating documentary and interview research with the pharmaceutical industry, regulators and consumer...


Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World

by Debasis Bagchi

This fully revised and updated edition begins with insights into the scope, importance and continuing growth opportunities in the nutraceutical and functional food industries and explores the latest regulatory...


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...


Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...


Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make Our Jobs Safer

by Howard Dean, Igor Volsky & Faiz Shakir

"What would real healthcare reform look like? And how can everyday Americans trump big money and put healthcare back on track? Howard Dean speaks out."The success of healthcare reform legislation rises and falls...


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...


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

by Charles Abraham, Paul Norman & Mark Conner

The identification of the factors predicting health behaviour has become a major focus of research in the field of health psychology and related disciplines. This awareness not only increases our understanding...


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...


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...


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...