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Priority Setting in Action: Purchasing Dilemmas

1st Edition

Frank Honigsbaum, John Richards, Chris Ham
June 21, 1995

The power of purchasers exposes the weaknesses of conventional thinking on the costs and benefits of priorities. Health policy analysts now have to develop rational criteria to support decisions in a process which may be inherently intuitive. This authoritative and practical text points the way...

Releasing Resources to Achieve Health Gain

1st Edition

Christopher Riley, Morton Warner, Amanda Pullen
March 08, 1995

In every developed country, health care managers, clinicians, purchasers and providers are having to extract greater output from cash-limited resources. This book reviews a wide range of areas of current concern together with the practical experience of those responsible for improvement and change....

Making Sense of Pensions and Retirement

1st Edition

John Lindsay, Norman Ellis
March 01, 1995

The NHS pension scheme is the largest in Europe. This guide explains how it works and how to maximize its benefits and avoid its pitfalls. The book covers: recent changes to the scheme including new provisions for early retirement; personal pensions, financial planning and investment options;...

Health Service Public Relations: A Guide to Good Practice

1st Edition

Roger Silver
February 21, 1995

The first edition of this book was published at a time when the health service was less sensitive to its reputation and the effect this had on public confidence. Since then, health service reform, accountability and market forces have meant that all directors, managers, doctors and health...

Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete

1st Edition

Catherine G. R. Jackson
February 06, 1995

This exciting new book provides accurate and up-to-date information to both recreational athletes and to those persons who support athlete's nutritional practices. It is organized by activity rather than nutrient providing quicker and easier access to information. In addition to traditional...

Pharmacy Finance and Management: Your Questions Answered

1st Edition

Dr Terry Maguire
February 01, 1995


Interdependence: The Route to Community, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Al Condeluci
January 01, 1995

Driven from a values base, Interdependence: The Route to Community is a service system framework that interprets a new approach for the ways in which people relate and the ways our society addresses social issues. Recognizing the limitations of the medical/expert approach, the book offers a new...

Telematics for Health: The Role of Telehealth and Telemedicine in Homes and Communities

1st Edition

Marjorie Gott
December 01, 1994

Electronic communications are already revolutionizing the delivery of health care in homes and communities. The medium will have increasing impact on the delivery of health care in response to the pressure to use limited resources cost-effectively. To date much of telematics in health care has...

Priority Setting Processes for Healthcare: In Oregon, USA; New Zealand; the Netherlands; Sweden; and the United Kingdom

1st Edition

Frank Honigsbaum
October 31, 1994

In the face of the relentless rise in health costs, many countries have had to set priorities so that maximum benefit can be made of unlimited funds. This book shares the experience of those which have taken a lead in this field, and draws on models being developed in Oregon, New Zealand, The...

Nutrition Applied to Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

1st Edition

Luke R. Bucci
October 25, 1994

This timely and exciting new book brings together for the first time the readily available choices of dietary supplements and their relationship to injury rehabilitation. Nutrition Applied to Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine supports the rational use of specific nutrients for specific...

Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants

1st Edition

Shahina A. Ghazanfar
August 24, 1994

The Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants is the first illustrated reference on the uses of plants in the Arabian Peninsula. It documents and preserves the existing knowledge in a region where social patterns are rapidly changing. The book emphasizes the need for preserving social and cultural...

The Practice Manager

3rd Edition

Michael Drury
July 18, 1994

As soon as this book first appeared in 1990 it became the standard text for the new generation of practice managers with responsibility for implementing many of the radical changes taking place in general practice. It required reprinting several times to satisfy demand and has since undergone two...