Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance

Strength in Numbers

Author: Alexander S. Preker,Peter Zweifel,Onno P. Schellekens

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821376775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Financial protection against the cost of illness and inclusion of vulnerable groups will require better mobilization and use of private means. Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in mobilizing additional resources to the health sector and protecting against the catastrophic cost of illness in some countries. This review explores the context under which private voluntary health insurance could contribute to an improvement in the sustainability of the health sector and financial protection in other countries.

World Scientific Handbook Of Global Health Economics And Public Policy (A 3-volume Set)

Author: Scheffler Richard M

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814612332

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1628

View: 3333

This Handbook covers major topics in global health economics and public policy and provides a timely, systematic review of the field. Edited by Richard M Scheffler, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Handbook features academics and practitioners from more than a dozen countries. Contributors are from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, University of York, University of Oslo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of California - Berkeley, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, OECD, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, many of whom have also acted as economic and policy advisors to government and non-governmental organizations across the world. Experts in these areas who provide critical analyses and relevant data for further exploration and research include: Thomas E Getzen, Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); Douglas E Hough, Associate Scientist and Associate Director of the Master in Healthcare Management programme at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of John Hopkins University; Guillem López-Casasnovas, former President of iHEA and member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Health and Social Welfare Ministry and of the Advisory Council of the Catalan Health Ministry since 1984; Alistair McGuire, Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political and advisor to a number of governments and governmental bodies across Europe; Tor Iversen, Research Director at the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo and former member of the iHEA Arrow Award Committee 2007-2011; William H Dow, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at University of California ,Berkeley and former Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors (White House); Audrey Laporte, the Director of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics; Alexander S Preker, President and CEO of Health Investment & Financing Corporation; Ayda Yurekli, who initiated and developed the World Health Organization TaXSiM simulation model that has been used by many Ministries of Finance around the world for the development of tax policies; Marko Vujicic, Managing Vice President of the Health Policy Resources Center at the American Dental Association; Mark Sculpher, Director of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the University of York and former President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) (2011-2012); and Peter Berman, who has had almost 40 years of experience in global health and was formerly a Lead Health Economist at the World Bank. The Handbook spans across three volumes. The chapters deal with key global issues in health economics, are evidence-based, and offer innovative policy alternatives and solutions. The Handbook's approach toward global health economics and public policy will make it a useful resource for health economists, policymakers, private sector companies, NGOs, government decision-makers and those who manage healthcare systems.

Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

Staying the Course

Author: Alexander S. Preker,Marianne E. Lindner,Dov Chernichovsky,Onno P. Schellekens

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821385798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 778

View: 2289

This book presents an in-depth review on the role of health care financing in improving access for low-income populations to needed care, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs.

Social Policy in a Developing World

Author: Rebecca Surender,Robert Walker

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809933

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3264

ÔThis volume makes a valuable contribution to the dynamic and expanding field of scholarship on social policy in developing countries. In combining analytical frameworks used in comparative social policy analysis with an examination of key areas of policy and provision in selected countries, it will be a key resource for anyone interested in current debates in international social policy and welfare.Õ Ð Nicola Yeates, Open University, UK There is increasing interest in the significance of social policy in the management of welfare and risk in the developing world. This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global south, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In particular, the text explores the extent to which the analytic models and concepts for the study of social policy in the industrialised North are relevant in a developing country context. The volume analyses the various institutions, actors, instruments and mechanisms involved in the welfare arrangements of developing countries and provides a study of the contexts, development and future trajectory of social policy in the global South. The bookÕs comparative and interdisciplinary approach will be of interest to anyone involved in social policy research and analysis and current welfare debates.

Handbook of Health Economics

Author: Mark V. Pauly,Thomas G. McGuire,Pedro Pita Barros

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444535926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1126

View: 7988

What new theories, evidence, and policies have shaped health economics in the 21st century? Editors Mark Pauly, Thomas McGuire, and Pedro Pita Barros assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In 16 chapters they cover recent developments in health economics, from medical spending growth to the demand for health care, the markets for pharmaceutical products, the medical workforce, and equity in health and health care. Its global perspective, including an emphasis on low and middle-income countries, will result in the same high citations that made Volume 1 (2000) a foundational text. Presents coherent summaries of major subjects and methodologies, marking important advances and revisions. Serves as a frequently used non-journal reference. Introduces non-economists to the best research in health economics.

Business Aspects of Optometry E-Book

Association of Practice Management Educators

Author: APME,John G. Classe,Lawrence S. Thal,Roger D. Kamen,Ronald S. Rounds

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145572825X

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 638

Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies

Congressional Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: INIAP Archivo Historico

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Marketplace

Author: A. Smith-Hunter

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782548211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1327

ÔThis nine-country study draws on government reports, books and journal articles to underpin unique empirical data that helps highlight the economic impact of women entrepreneurs. The book aims to improve womenÕs position as entrepreneurs globally and, in this regard, draws attention to the need to alleviate womenÕs poverty levels in some of the less developed economies. Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Marketplace should be of value to both scholars and policy makers by not only enhancing their understanding of womenÕs entrepreneurship, but also by helping them realise that a complex support matrix is required to ensure womenÕs future advancement.Õ Ð Colette Henry, Tromso University Business School, Norway This groundbreaking book examines the status of female entrepreneurs across the world, analyzing the social, political, cultural and economic factors that affect their positions in society and their contributions to entrepreneurship and innovation within their respective countries. Using a combination of original data and detailed statistics drawn from reports by government agencies and international organizations, Andrea E. Smith-Hunter discusses the accomplishments and challenges of women entrepreneurs in nine countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Sweden and the United States. This geographic diversity provides a complete and comprehensive picture of women entrepreneurs worldwide Ð both their shared experiences and the specific conditions they face on a regional level. Following a detailed discussion of the current status of female entrepreneurs, the author offers a number of thoughtful recommendations for improving their opportunities and positions across the world. This innovative volume will prove highly useful for international organizations that assist women, as well as for professors and students of entrepreneurship studies and anyone else interested in the unique conditions faced by women entrepreneurs of the world.

Health Care Economics

Author: Paul J. Feldstein

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111313261

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 2863

Delivering the most detailed and exhaustive content available, market-leading HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS, 7th Edition demonstrates how basic economic concepts, principles, and theories can be used to think about and illustrate various health care issues. This introductory economics text is geared toward graduate students who will be medical and health services managers, administrators, or executives. The seventh edition of HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS includes recent data on the medical sector, updated figures and tables, the latest information on legislative changes affecting this industry, and new literature and research. It also provides an insightful historical perspective within which these changes are occurring. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Navigating Health Insurance

Author: Alexis Pozen,Jim P. Stimpson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284113124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 9340

Navigating Health Insurance examines health insurance from the perspective of the consumer. Students are introduced to basic health insurance principles and terminology as well as types of insurance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap, Exchanges, and others.The impacts of the ACA on health insurance are explored as well as essential services and coverage decisions, long term care, workers compensation, administration/paper work, filing claims and more.Students will also be challenged to consider market and social justice philosophies, for example the impact on health insurance and access to health care services, international comparisons, and advantages and disadvantages of the U.S. system.