Pay for performance: learning about quality
- The Pay for Performance Puzzle. Carlson, Ann H. // Imaging Economics;Sep2007, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p22
The article focuses on the challenges posed by a fragmented health care system to the implementation of fair initiatives in the U.S. The concept of rewarding physicians for providing quality health care efficiently may seem straightforward, however, putting that rewards system into realization...
- SCHOOL BRIEFS. // Free Press (Buda, TX);8/6/2008, Vol. 105 Issue 18, p3B
The article offers news briefs related to health services in Texas, which include a three-day clinic sponsored by Hays High School's varsity cheer coach Shelley Plumley, services offered by an Austin non-profit agency, and the funding grant received by the Kyle Elementary Environmental Study Center.
- Opinion: Inside Commissioning - The latest thinking on redesigning healthcare. // GP: General Practitioner;10/24/2012, p25
The article reports on the latest thinking on redesigning healthcare.
- MEDICINE VS. RELIGION: THE CASE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES. Anderson, Gary R. // Health & Social Work;Winter1983, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p31
When a Jehovah's Witness refuses to consent to needed medical treatment on religious grounds, a hospital's treatment team confronts a variety of ethical, legal, and medical dilemmas. This article explores the background and issues relating to cases in which Jehovah's Witnesses have refused...
- Welsh GPs handed flexible 'menu' of enhanced services. Ireland, Tom // GP: General Practitioner;10/3/2008, p12
The article reports on a deal announced by the Welsh Assembly Government that allows general practitioners (GPs) to choose from a menu of directed enhanced services (DESs). According to physician David Bailey, Welsh General Practitioners Committee (GPC) chairman, the deal will improve services...
- The Aftermath of Road Trauma: Survivors' Perceptions of Trauma and Growth. Harms, Louise; Talbot, Michelle // Health & Social Work;May2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p129
For many survivors of serious road trauma, the physical and psychological consequences are complex and lifelong. The longer-term psychosocial recovery experience for survivors, however, is rarely documented in the social work literature. This article reports on findings from a study of road...
- For the best outcomes, consider patients' culture. // Patient Education Management;Oct2009, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p116
The article discusses the importance of cultural competency to the success of patient care and treatment plan.
- Integration new normal for Canty. Tophain-Kindley, Liane // New Zealand Doctor;1/30/2013, p13
The article reports on the applicability of the concept integrated family health centre, which include the New Zealand healthcare provider Pegasus.
- Interventional Cardiology. // Medical Economics;4/3/2009, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p31
The article provides information about the development of interventional cardiological centers in the U.S. Intervention centers in the country have become successful in providing cardiology treatments, research development and patient care, as well as recognized as clinical centers of...