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Provides a review and analysis of Medicare health maintenance organizations in the USA. The Porter model of industry structure is used. Discusses the issues of suppliers, buyers, market entry and substitutes. Indicates there is currently no intense rivalry among Medicare risk‐based HMOs....
Discusses the need for reliable research‐based evidence detailing the costs and benefits provided by different operational and strategic structures of renal replacement therapy. Suggests that in choosing the most appropriate form of dialysis the treatment options may be limited for clinical,...
Acknowledges that progress in health care depends on achievements in biomedical research. Discusses the continuing professional development of research workers and the role of international organizations such as the WHO and UNESCO. Argues that a creative approach is necessary to ensure stability...
There is widespread recognition that simply publishing research findings is not enough to ensure that they are carried into clinical practice. One response to this has been the burgeoning “guidelines movement” of recent years, which has now reached the stage of generating guidelines for the...
In 1988, Israel’s largest sick fund embarked on a process of decentralization, which consisted of the delegation of authority from central management to two regions that were chosen as demonstration sites. Aims to examine the extent to which the decentralization plan was implemented, to...
The behaviour of health care professionals is known to be influenced, in part, by their method of remuneration and the financial incentives they face. Describes how the Medical Corps of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) went about choosing a reimbursement method to increase incentives for dentists...
Reports the results of a survey of 209 senior registrars and 269 consultants throughout Wales to identify the management development needs of doctors and ascertain their views of the value and utility of current management development course offerings in Wales. Finds that, currently, management...
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