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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...


The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

by T.R. Reid

Bestselling author T. R. Reid guides a whirlwind tour of successful health care systems worldwide, revealing possible paths toward U.S. reform.

In The Healing of America, New York Times bestselling author T....


The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

by Bloomsbury Publishing

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine-keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though...


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.


The New Politics of the NHS 7e

by Rudolf Klein

The New Politics of the NHS has become established over 30 years as the key overview of the NHS, its processes and paths of influence. The seventh edition remains a clear, easy-to-read guide to often complex...


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.


Vaccine Injuries: Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines

by Lou Conte & Tony Lyons

Reveals the truth behind the controversial issue of vaccine-related injuries.

Proponents declare that vaccines have saved millions of lives. Critics claim that the success is overstated and that vaccines may...


Medical Technology in Japan: The Politics of Regulation

by Christa Altenstetter

Compared to its American and European counterparts, Japan lags in adopting innovative medical devices and making new treatments and procedures available. Christa Altenstetter examines the contextual conditions...


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...


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 History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

by William H. Schneider

This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in modern medicine from the period of colonial rule to independence and the...


Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System

by Phil Bredesen

Last spring, after congress passed sweeping legislation to reform our nation’s health care system, the editorial board of the New York Times wrote: “Just as Social Security grew from a modest start in 1935...


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...


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...


Curing Camden: How One City Became a Model for Smarter, More Affordable Healthcare

by Christina Hernandez Sherwood

As the federal health reform debate played out in the national media spotlight, author Christina Hernandez Sherwood was reporting on the American medical system from the street level. From 2010 to 2012, she...


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...


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...