Health care spending rises 4.6% in 2003
- Canadian confidence in health system falters. Jones, Arthur // National Catholic Reporter;6/18/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 32, p7
Examines the health care system in the United States. Health spending; National dialogue related to the Romanov Report on its health care system's condition and its future shape; Public health system; Restructuring of the hospital systems.
- Curbing collusion. // Finance Week;9/1/2003, p42
Focuses on the impact of competitive pricing on the provision of health care in South Africa. Government strategy against collusion and price-fixing in medical care; Power of choice among consumers; Viability of medical schemes.
- Quality of Care Assessment: Its Role in the 1980s. Brook, Robert H.; Lohr, Kathleen N. // American Journal of Public Health;Jul1981, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p681
The article reflects on the quality of medical care relative to public health. It mentions that costs are normally considered to be the first priority rather than the quality of medical care. It believes that the significance of preventing a level of cuts in medical services that would push the...
- State-Funded Comprehensive Primary Medical Care Service Programs for Medically Underserved Populations: 1995 vs 2000. Wilensky, Sara; Rosenbaum, Sara; Hawkins, Dan; Mizeur, Heather // American Journal of Public Health;Feb2005, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p254
Objectives. We analyzed responses to the 2000 Comprehensive Primary Medical Care programs for Medically Underserved Populations Survey and compared them with the 1995 survey results to identify trends. Methods. Surveys were mailed to all primary care program offices. State primary care program...
- An American-Canadian Neurologist Returns to Canada. Sarnat, Harvey B. // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences;Nov2004, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p436
Recounts an authors experience on the quality of health care in various countries. Distinct advantages on the healthcare system of the U.S. in comparison to Canada; Outcome of healthcare privatization on medical costs; Creation of Canadians on an equitable and mostly functional health care system.
- Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage. SUNDARARAMAN, T.; VAIDYANATHAN, GIRIJA; VAISHNAVI, S. D.; RAHUL REDDY, K.; MOKASHI, TUSHAR; SHARMA, JITENDRA; VED, RAJANI; DASH, UMAKANT; MURALEEDHARAN, V. R. // Economic & Political Weekly;11/22/2014, Vol. 49 Issue 47, p60
This paper proposes an approach to periodically measure the extent of progress towards universal health coverage using a set of indicators that captures the essence of the factors to be considered in moving towards universalisation. It presents the rationale for the approach and demonstrates its...
- Private Physicians or Walk-In Clinics: Do the Patients Differ? Dant, Rajiv P.; Lumpkin, James R.; Bush, Robert P. // Journal of Health Care Marketing;Jun90, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p23
The authors use a consumer-oriented framework to compare patients of private physicians with those of walk-in clinics in terms of factors that influence selection of health care providers. Data suggest few differences in the way the two types of providers are perceived by their patients....
- It's The Premiums, Stupid: Projections Of The Uninsured Through 2013. Gilmer, Todd; Kronick, Richard // Health Affairs;Jan-Jun2005 Supplement Web Exclusiv, Vol. 24, p143
Increases in the cost of health care from 1979 to 1999 accounted for the decline in health insurance coverage that occurred during that time period, as our earlier work demonstrated. Here we examine whether the model we presented adequately accounts for the observed changes in health insurance...
- Cash-strapped governments turning own workers into public health consumers. Wojcik, Joanne // Workforce Management;4/24/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 8, p44
The article reports that employees go on health assistance as states and cities raise worker contribution levels and switch jobs to part-time status. In addition to being taxed by having to provide public health assistance to a growing number of working poor, government budgets are also being...