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Living with Chronic Disease : Measuring Important Patient-Reported Outcomes

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Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek. --Singapore: Adis , c2018.
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This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstr…
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Kamudoni, Paul
Other Authors
Johns, Nutjaree
Salek, Sam
Responsibility
Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 165 p.) : 14 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811084140
9789811084133 (print ed.)
9789811084157 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Disease
Patient Reported Outcome Assessment
Quality of Life
Specialty
Patient Care
Abstract
This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstrates the importance of PROs to patients with chronic disease and how such outcomes can assist clinicians in managing patients and monitoring their response to treatment in terms of both symptoms and impacts. This book will benefit readers as a single-source practical guide on the development of modern PRO measures and may also serve as a blueprint for the conceptualization and planning of evidence generation related to PROs in various settings. Ideas and suggestions on how to navigate recent developments shaping the field of PRO measurement are also offered. Dr Paul Kamudoni (PhD MSc.) is a Scientific Associate Director in the Global Evidence and Value Developmentā€”R&D department at Merck KgaA in Darmstadt (Germany) where he leads the Centre of Excellence for Patient Reported Outcomes. Dr Kamudoni trained as a Pharmacoeconomist and a Clinical Outcome Measurement Scientist at Cardiff University. In his day to day work, he is involved in the development and validation of PRO measures, and the design and integration of PRO endpoints in clinical trials and other types of studies. He maintains an active research interest in methodological issues in the integration of electronic health records with prospective PRO assessments, and the application of item response theory in PRO measurement among others. Dr Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns (PhD PharmD) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and melatonin research group, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She has held a number of academic positions both in Thailand and abroad, including a fellowship at the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) (Olympia, WA, USA). Dr Johns has an expertise in cancer care and quality of life (QoL) research and collaborates with several cancer centres in Northeastern Thailand. She has developed and tested a number of PRO measures including cross-cultural adaptation into the Thai language. Dr Johns is also a principal investigator in many clinical trials investigating the effects of disease or interventions on QoL of cancer patients. She has been a recipient of several prestigious awards including Scholarship for Developing Country, International Society for Quality of Life Research and the Doyle Prize: Postgraduate section, Palliative Medicine Journal. Professor Sam Salek (PhD RPh FFPM FRPS MCMS FESCP) is Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, visiting Professor at the Estate of Hessen, Germany, and Director of the Institute for Medicines Development, Cardiff, UK. Professor Salek's research focuses mainly on four areas: development and application of PRO measures; drug safety evaluation and pharmacovigilance; pharmacoeconomics and economic evaluation of healthcare; and pharmaceutical regulation & medicines development in the mature and emerging markets. He has published 22 books and 600+ journal articles and abstracts. Professor Salek is a member of five Editorial Boards and an active member of several societies.
Contents
Part I: A New Roadmap for Development of a PRO Measure -- 1. Overview -- 2. Approaches to the Development and Use of PRO Measures: A New roadmap -- Part II: An Illustration of the New PRO Measure Development Roadmap Using Research in Hyperhidrosis as A Practical Example -- 3. Conceptualisation and Qualitative Development of a PRO Measure -- 4. Content Validation by Patients and Experts: Is the PRO Measure Fit for Purpose? -- 5. Applying Modern Test Theory in PRO Measure Development: Rasch Modelling -- 6. Assessing the Performance of PRO Measures Against Expectations: Psychometric Evaluation -- Part III: Practical Considerations When Applying PRO Measures -- 7. Integrating Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials, Routine Clinical Practice and Medicines Development Programmes.
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Intelligent Health Policy : Theory, Concept and Practice

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Petri Virtanen, Jari Stenvall. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a general overview of intelligence in health policy, health-care organizations and health services in the light of the current EU digital agenda, which aims to make health data and e-health tools publicly available. The first part analyses the implications of knowledge management and decision-making procedures for intelligent health policies and governance. The second part discusses in detail the concept of intelligence and illustrates why the perspective of organizational in…
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Virtanen, Petri
Other Authors
Stenvall, Jari
Responsibility
Petri Virtanen, Jari Stenvall
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 194 p.) : 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319695969
9783319695952 (print ed.)
9783319695976 (print ed.)
9783319888088 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Making, Organizational
Health Policy
Knowledge Management
Medical Informatics
Public Health Administration
Specialty
Health Planning
Health Services Administration
Policy
Abstract
This book provides a general overview of intelligence in health policy, health-care organizations and health services in the light of the current EU digital agenda, which aims to make health data and e-health tools publicly available. The first part analyses the implications of knowledge management and decision-making procedures for intelligent health policies and governance. The second part discusses in detail the concept of intelligence and illustrates why the perspective of organizational intelligence offers a solution to contemporary problems in health care, while the third part focuses on intelligent leadership models in health-care organizations. Providing a guide to new ways of understanding, developing, and reforming health policy and health services, it appeals to scholars as well as decision-makers in health governance and health-care institutions.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Systemic governance challenges and wellbeing -- 3. Intelligence in public policy -- 4. Knowledge management and the new configurations of health markets -- 5. Intelligent healthcare organizations and patient-dominant logic in the new service space -- 6. Leadership and human resource management -- 7. Intelligent evaluation and performance measurement in public health policy and public service systems -- 8. The fundaments of intelligence in the future health policy.
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Health Without Borders : Epidemics in the Era of Globalization

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Paolo Vineis. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book discusses globalization and its impact on human health. The population of the world grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012, and over the past 50 years the mean temperature has risen faster than ever before. Both factors continue to rise, as well as health inequalities. Our environment is changing rapidly, with tremendous consequences for our health. These changes produce complex and constantly varying interactions between the biosphere, economy, climate and human health, for…
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Vineis, Paolo
Responsibility
Paolo Vineis
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 108 pages)
ISBN
9783319524467
9783319524450 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Environment
Epidemics
Global Health
Health Status Disparities
Internationality
Public Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This book discusses globalization and its impact on human health. The population of the world grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012, and over the past 50 years the mean temperature has risen faster than ever before. Both factors continue to rise, as well as health inequalities. Our environment is changing rapidly, with tremendous consequences for our health. These changes produce complex and constantly varying interactions between the biosphere, economy, climate and human health, forcing us to approach future global health trends from a new perspective. Preventive actions to improve health, especially in low-income countries, are essential if our future is going to be a sustainable one. After a period of undeniable improvement in the health of the world's population, this improvement is likely to slow down and we will experience--at least locally--crises of the same magnitude as have been observed in financial markets since 2009. There is instability in health systems, which will worsen if preventive and buffering mechanisms do not take on a central role. We cannot exclude the possibility that the allied forces of poverty, social inequalities, climate change, industrial food and lack of governance will lead to a deterioration in the health of large sectors of the population. In low-income countries, while many of the traditional causes of death (infectious diseases) are still highly prevalent, other threats typical of affluent societies (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases) are increasing. Africa is not only affected by malaria, TB and HIV, but also by skyrocketing rates of cancer. The book argues that the current situation requires effective and coordinated multinational interventions guided by the principle of health as a common good. An entirely competition-driven economy cannot--by its very nature--address global challenges that require full international cooperation. A communal global leadership is called for. Paolo Vineis is Chair of Environmental Epidemiology at Imperial College. His current research activities focus on examining biomarkers of disease risk as well as studying the effects of climate change on non-communicable diseases. "From morality to molecules, environment to equity, climate change to cancer, and politics to pathology, this is a wonderful tour of global health: consistently presented in a clear, readable format. Really, an important contribution." Professor Sir Michael Marmot Director, Institute of Health Equity University College London Author of "The Health Gap". "This book is a salutary and soundly argued reminder that the "common good" is not simply what remains after individuals and groups have appropriated the majority of societal resources: it is in fact the foundation on which any society rests and without which it collapses." Rodolfo Saracci Senior Visiting Scientist International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
Contents
1. The Double Debt: Economic and Environmental -- 2. An Overview of What Global Health Is -- 3. Food -- 4. Climate Change -- 5. The Environment -- 6. The Economic Crisis -- 7. Cancer: A Time Bomb in Poor Countries -- 8. The Epigenetic Landscape -- 9. The Political Choices -- 10. Public Health as a Common Good.
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Novel Psychoactive Substances : Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation

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Ornella Corazza, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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In light of the recent emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on a global scale, this book provides a timely analysis of the social and economic impact of the NPS phenomenon, and of the global policy and regulatory responses to it. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the international regulation, policy and market structure of the NPS phenomenon, offering a guide to inform legislative discussions and demonstrating from a comparative perspective the different approaches used …
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Corazza, Ornella
Roman-Urrestarazu, Andres
Responsibility
Ornella Corazza, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages) : 8 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319606002
9783319605999 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug and Narcotic Control
Health Policy
Psychotropic Drugs
Street Drugs
Other Subjects
Europe
Abstract
In light of the recent emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on a global scale, this book provides a timely analysis of the social and economic impact of the NPS phenomenon, and of the global policy and regulatory responses to it. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the international regulation, policy and market structure of the NPS phenomenon, offering a guide to inform legislative discussions and demonstrating from a comparative perspective the different approaches used to address the rise of NPS to date. It covers topics such as organized crime, drug markets, clinical evidence on NPS, and different regulatory measures. Overall, this highly informative and well-structured repository of different experiences with NPS policy, law and regulation offers an essential primary source of evidence for anyone interested in the area of drug and NPS policy, health economics and public health.
Contents
1. The Global Emergence of NPS: An Analysis of a New Drug Trend -- 2. Legislating NPS in the European Union -- 3. Regulation as Global Drug Governance: How New is the NPS Phenomenon? -- 4. Anti-Doping Challenges with Novel Psychoactive Substances in Sport -- 5. Exploring Novel Policy Responses to NPS and "legal highs" in New Zealand, Poland, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom -- 6. Regulating NPS in the Middle East: A Critical Juncture -- 7. Finding Novel Policy Response to the Challenge of NPS in Kazakhstan: Reconsidering Existing Policy and the Work of Health Professionals -- 8. NPS Policy Pitfalls: The Implementation and Management Challenges Within the Prison, Police and Health Services in the United Kingdom -- 9. NPS: An Opportunity to Move From Blanket Prohibition to a More Functionalist Approach? -- 10. The Challenges in Interpreting National-Level Strategic Indicators: A Drug Enforcement Administration Analyst's Perspective -- 11. Harmonizing NPS Legislation Across the European Union: An Utopia? -- 12. New Psychoactive Substances: The Regulatory Experience and Assessment of Options.
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Communicating beyond language : everyday encounters with diversity

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Betsy R. Rymes. --New York, NY: Routledge , c2014.
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This new book offers a timely and lively appraisal of the concept of communicative repertoires, resources we use to express who we are when in dialogue with others. Each chapter describes and illustrates the communicative resources humans deploy daily, but rarely think about not only the multiple languages we use, but how we dress or gesture, how we greet each other or tell stories, the nicknames we coin, and the mass media references we make and how these resources combine in infinitely varied…
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Rymes, Betsy
Responsibility
Betsy R. Rymes
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Routledge
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 129 p.)
ISBN
9781136473326 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication - social aspects
Interpersonal communication - social aspects
Subjects (LCSH)
Communication -- Social aspects
Communication and culture
Discourse analysis -- Social aspects
Interpersonal communication -- Social aspects
Language and languages -- Variation
Multilingualism -- Social aspects
Rhetoric -- Social aspects
Sociolinguistics
Abstract
This new book offers a timely and lively appraisal of the concept of communicative repertoires, resources we use to express who we are when in dialogue with others. Each chapter describes and illustrates the communicative resources humans deploy daily, but rarely think about not only the multiple languages we use, but how we dress or gesture, how we greet each other or tell stories, the nicknames we coin, and the mass media references we make and how these resources combine in infinitely varied performances of identity. Rymes also discusses how our repertoires shift and grow over the course of a lifetime, as well how a repertoire perspective can lead to a rethinking of cultural diversity and human interaction, from categorizing peoples differences to understanding how our repertoires can expand and overlap with other, thereby helping us to find common ground and communicate in increasingly multicultural schools, workplaces, markets, and social spheres. Rymes affirms the importance of the communicative repertoires concept with highly engaging discussions and contemporary examples from mass media, popular culture, and everyday life. The result is a fresh and exciting work that will resonate with students and scholars in sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, applied linguistics, and education.
Contents
A Repertoire Approach -- Multilingualisms -- You Had Me At 'Hello': Sounds as Repertoire -- Mass Media and Popular Culture -- Storytelling Repertoires -- Youthy Repertoires and Adult Repertoires -- Everyday Encounters with Diversity -- Communicating Beyond Language: Repertoire and Metacommentary as Methods.
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Smoking Prevention and Cessation

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Giuseppe La Torre. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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The cravings, the compulsive behaviors, the potential fatal health consequences--once considered relatively harmless, tobacco use is now understood to have addictive properties similar to those of hard drugs. Dependence on tobacco and nicotine from smoking, chewing, or other means affects millions around the world, and for countless people it remains resistant to efforts to quit despite the level of intervention or number of attempts. Smoking Prevention and Cessation addresses this longstanding…
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La Torre, Giuseppe
Responsibility
Giuseppe La Torre
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 478 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461470465
9781461470458 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Smoking Cessation
Smoking Prevention
Tobacco Smoking - adverse effects
Tobacco Use Disorder - therapy
Abstract
The cravings, the compulsive behaviors, the potential fatal health consequences--once considered relatively harmless, tobacco use is now understood to have addictive properties similar to those of hard drugs. Dependence on tobacco and nicotine from smoking, chewing, or other means affects millions around the world, and for countless people it remains resistant to efforts to quit despite the level of intervention or number of attempts. Smoking Prevention and Cessation addresses this longstanding problem on various biological, societal, and psychological fronts. This extensively researched volume traces the mechanics of smoking initiation, nicotine dependence and withdrawal, and motivation to quit. Chapters analyze smoking as a global public health issue, review the epidemiology of smoking-related disease, and evaluate prevention and cessation interventions (pharmacology included) as applied to different settings and populations. The detailed, data-rich presentation gives readers a rounded, realistic understanding of smoking on a worldwide level as the book: Introduces measurement tools for gauging nicotine dependence; Examines the media in tobacco advertising and smoking prevention messages; Analyzes "what works" in prevention approaches; Compares the efficacy of cessation interventions; Pinpoints issues specific to smoking among health professionals and youth; Reviews economic, bioethics, and policy issues related to smoking. Researchers and graduate students in public health, health promotion, behavioral medicine, and smoking cessation will find Smoking Prevention and Cessation a unique reference packed with evidence-based insights and practical, workable ideas.
Contents
1. From nicotine dependence to motivation to stop smoking -- 1.1 Introduction: Denial and Delay -- 1.2 Tobacco and nicotine -- 1.2.1 What is Nicotine? -- 1.3 Addiction and Nicotine addiction -- 1.4 Nicotine withdrawal -- 1.5 How to measure nicotine dependence -- 1.5.1 Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire -- 1.5.2 Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence -- 1.6 Motivation to stop smoking -- 2. State of the art of smoking habits in the world -- 2.1 Introduction: the tobacco epidemic -- 2.2 Data on incidence, prevalence, by gender, age-groups, ethnic groups -- 2.2.1 Tobacco consumption by gender and adults in the six major regions of the world -- 2.2.2 Tobacco consumption by adolescents in the six major regions of the world -- 2.2.3 Ethnic groups -- 2.3 Passive smoking -- 2.3.1 Secondhand smoking -- 2.3.2 Thirdhand smoking -- 3. Smoking-related diseases epidemiology -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Cardiovascular diseases -- 3.2.1 Coronary Heart Disease -- 3.2.2 Hypertension -- 3.2.3 Cerebro-Vascular Disease -- 3.2.4 Aortic Aneurism -- 3.3 Respiratory diseases -- 3.3.1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) -- 3.3.2 Chronic Bronchitis -- 3.3.3 Emphysema -- 3.3.4 Asthma -- 3.4 Cancers: main smoking-related cancers -- 3.4.1 Lung Cancer -- 3.4.2 Cancer of the Larynx -- 3.4.3 Cancer of the Oesophagus -- 3.4.4 Lower urinary tract -- 3.4.5 Pancreatic Cancer -- 3.4.6 Stomach Cancer -- 3.4.7 Breast Cancer -- 3.4 Other diseases -- 3.4.1 Acne -- 3.4.2 Low Birth Weight -- 3.4.3 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) -- 3.4.4. Maculophaty -- 3.4.5 Smoking related allergy -- 3.4.6 Early Menopause -- 4. Smoking-related cancer epidemiology -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Cancers: main smoking-related cancers -- 4.3 Lung Cancer -- 4.4 Cancer of the Larynx -- 4.5 Cancer of the Esophagus -- 4.6 Lower urinary tract -- 4.7 Pancreatic Cancer -- 4.8 Stomach Cancer -- 4.9 Breast Cancer -- 5. Classical determinants of smoking initiation -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The role of the family -- 5.3 The peer -- 5.3.1 Peer Socialization -- 5.3.2 Peer Selection -- 5.4 The society -- 5.5 Personal characteristics -- 6. Smoking prevention -- 6.1 Introduction: Smoking prevention at school -- 6.1.1.Data on incidence and prevalence among adolescents -- 6.1.2 Smoking prevention interventions at school -- 6.1.3 Community interventions -- 6.1.4 Evidence-based recommendations and guidelines -- 6.2 Smoking prevention in the workplace: Introduction -- 6.2.1 Data on incidence and prevalence among workers -- 6.2.2 Workplace interventions for smoking cessation -- 6.2.3 Smoking-free workplace legislation -- 6.3 Smoke free legislation -- 7. Smoking Prevention Through Mass Media Campaigns -- 7.1 Mass Media campaigns -- 7.1.1 Mass Media campaigns definition -- 7.1.2 The use of mass media campaigns in Public Health -- 7.1.3 Identifying the target audience -- 7.1.4 Characteristics of the message: design, contents, emotional appeal and source -- 7.1.5 Dissemination strategy and channelá characteristics -- 7.2 Mass Media campaigns in smoking prevention strategies -- 7.2.1 Formative research, theory and evaluation -- 7.2.2 Audience segmentation -- 7.2.3 Message appeal, contents, format and tone -- 7.2.4 Channel selection and message placement -- 7.3 Overview of the theoretical approaches of tobacco control mass media campaigns -- 7.3.1 Input-output persuasion model -- 7.3.2 Health beliefs model -- 7.3.3 Theory of reasoned action (Theory of planned behavior) -- 7.3.4 Integrative model of behavior change -- 7.3.5 Trans-theoretical model (or State of Changes) -- 7.3.6 Social learning (cognitive) theory (Bandura A. 1977) -- 7.4 Mass Media Campaigns: overview of scientific evidence -- 7.4.1 Overview of scientific literature -- 7.4.2 Effectiveness, opportunities and shortcomings of mass media campaigns in preventing smoking initiation -- 7.4.3 Characteristics of Effective Mass Media Campaigns -- 7.4.4 Expert conclusions on Mass Media Public Education Campaigns -- 7.4.5 Identified research gaps -- 7.5 Mass Media Campaigns: evidence into practice -- 7.5.1 Main umbrella organizations involved (e.g.WHO,EU. OECD) -- 7.5.2 The World Health Organization -- 7.5.3 The European community -- 7.5.4 Main National Public Health Agencies, including guidance/best practices delivery agencies -- 7.6 Smoking Prevention: Mass Media campaigns worldwide -- 7.6.1 Worldwide Mass Media campaigns targeted at general population and at specific demographic groups -- 8. How to tackle smoking at the population level -- 8.1 The Tobacco free Framework -- 8.2 EU legislation on tobacco -- 8.3 Package advertising -- 9. Smoking among health professionals -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Smoking among Medical doctors -- 9.3 Smoking Prevalence among Nurses -- 9.4 Public awareness about smoking habits among Health Professionals -- 9.5 Smoking among health profession students -- 10. Basic principles of smoking cessation techniques -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Transtheoretical approach Model (TTM) -- 10.2.1 Precontemplation -- 10.2.2 Contemplation.-10.2.3 Preparation -- 10.2.4 Action -- 10.2.5 Maintenance -- 10.3 What is counseling? -- 10.3.1 Counseling for Smoking Cessation -- 10.3.2 Administrative aspects of counseling -- 10.4 The 5 As and 3As approaches -- 10.4.1 5A's -- 10.4.2 3A's -- 10.5 The evidence of counseling -- 10.6 Medication for drug cessation -- 10.6.1 First-line medications -- 10.6.1.1 Nicotine Replacement Medications -- 10.6.1.2 Products not containing Nicotine -- 10.6.1.3 The evidence of efficacy of first-line medications -- 11. Smoking cessation among different settings -- 11.1 Smoking cessation in the general population -- 11.2 Smoking cessation in the clinical setting -- 11.3 Smoking cessation in the workplace -- 11.4 Smoking cessation among healthcare professionals -- 11.4.1 Introduction -- 11.4.2 The key role of health care providers in smoking cessation -- 11.4.3 Prevalence of tobacco consumption among health care professionals -- 11.4.4 Implementation of smoking cessation strategies: a review of current scientific literature -- 11.4.5 Compared efficacy of various smoking cessation interventions -- 11.4.6 Conclusions -- 12. Media and Smoking Cessation -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 The Allen Carr book on "How to quit smoking" -- 12.3 Information on the Web -- 12.4 Web-based courses -- 13. Ethical aspects of tobacco smoking -- 13.1 Tobacco- smoking and public awareness : What Are the Risks? -- 13.1.1 Tobacco is not just killing smokers -- 13.1.2 Do Smokers Voluntarily Accept the Risks? -- 13.2 Individual rights -- 13.2.1 Types and importance of individual rights: public health and other perspectives -- 13.2.2 Human Rights -- 13.2.3 Assumption: the Concept of "Public Health" -- 13.3 Bioethical basis for global tobacco control -- 13.3.2 Principles of bioethics -- 13.3.3 Political outcomes -- 13.3.4 Legal Paternalism, Nanny-statism, and the Defense of Public Health against Environmental Tobacco Smoke -- 13.3.5 Social action: Is there a 'right' to advertise? -- 13.3.6 Tobacco taxation and public health: ethical problems, policy responses -- 13.3.7 Restrictions on smoking in public places -- 13.3.8 Education, information and physician's responsibility in promoting the patient's health in the community, strongly supported by ethical arguments grounded in medical professionalism -- 13.4 Burden of disease attributable to tobacco use and Tobacco-related costs -- 14. Economic issues related to tobacco smoking -- 14.1 Production and supply of tobacco products -- 14.1.1 Growing and manufacturing tobacco -- 14.1.2 The costs of production -- 14.1.3 Tobacco growing and manufacturing external effects -- 14.1.4 Production policies -- 14.2 Selling strategies and demand of tobacco products -- 14.2.1 Models of demand for tobacco products -- 14.2.2 Imperfectly rational addiction models -- 14.2.3 Myopic rational addiction models -- 14.2.4 Rational addiction -- 14.2.5 Behavioral models -- 14.2.6 Policy issues: prices, taxation and incentives -- 14.2.7 Advertising -- 14.2.8 Market diversification and emerging markets -- 14.3 Caring for smoking related illnesses.
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Catheter-based cardiovascular interventions : a knowledge-based approach

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Peter Lanzer, editor. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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Operator skills, and in particular decision-making and strategic skills, are the most critical factor for the outcome of catheter-based cardiovascular interventions. Currently, such skills are commonly developed by the empirical trial and error method only. In this textbook, for the first time, an explicit teaching, training, and learning approach is set out that will enable interventional operators, whether cardiologists, vascular surgeons, vascular specialists, or radiologists, to learn about…
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Lanzer, Peter
Responsibility
Peter Lanzer, editor
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 1046 p. : 442 ill., 186 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642276767
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization - methods
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Endovascular Procedures - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Angiography
Cardiology
Heart - Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Abstract
Operator skills, and in particular decision-making and strategic skills, are the most critical factor for the outcome of catheter-based cardiovascular interventions. Currently, such skills are commonly developed by the empirical trial and error method only. In this textbook, for the first time, an explicit teaching, training, and learning approach is set out that will enable interventional operators, whether cardiologists, vascular surgeons, vascular specialists, or radiologists, to learn about and to develop the cognitive skills required in order to achieve consistent expert-level catheter-based interventions. It is anticipated that adoption of this approach will allow catheter-based interventions to become a domain of excellence, with rapid transfer of knowledge, steep learning curves, and highly efficient acquisition of complex skills by individual operators' all of which are essential if we are to meet successfully the challenges of modern cardiovascular care embedded in highly competitive health care markets.
Contents
Part I. Historical Background -- Part II. Knowledge -- Part III. Skills and Expertise -- Part IV. Diagnostic Modalities -- Part V. Clinical Concepts -- Part VI. Coronary Artery Disease -- Part VII. Structural Heart Disease -- Part VIII. Cerebrovascular Disease -- Part IX. Peripheral Artery Disease -- Part X. Aortic Disease -- Part XI. Venous Disease -- Part XII. Foreign Body Retrieval -- Index.
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Healthcare finance : an introduction to accounting and financial management

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Louis C. Gapenski. (5th ed.) --Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press , c2012.
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Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, Fifth Edition is the latest book from the most trusted name in healthcare finance, Dr. Louis C. Gapenski. Like its predecessors, this book introduces readers to the basic concepts of healthcare finance, including accounting and financial management. New or expanded coverage of the impact of taxes and depreciation on for-profit providers, medical coding, Monte Carlo simulation, Form 990, and fund accounting. Recent info…
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Gapenski, Louis C
Responsibility
Louis C. Gapenski
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
Health Administration Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 724 p.)
ISBN
9781567934250 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Financial Management, Hospital
Accounting
Capital Financing
Health Facilities - economics
Subjects (LCSH)
Health facilities - Finance - Textbooks
Health facilities - Accounting - Textbooks
Financial Management, Hospital
Accounting
Capital Financing
Health Facilities - economics
Abstract
Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, Fifth Edition is the latest book from the most trusted name in healthcare finance, Dr. Louis C. Gapenski. Like its predecessors, this book introduces readers to the basic concepts of healthcare finance, including accounting and financial management. New or expanded coverage of the impact of taxes and depreciation on for-profit providers, medical coding, Monte Carlo simulation, Form 990, and fund accounting. Recent information on healthcare reform includes coverage of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes with updated real-world examples. Updated financial accounting coverage conforms to the latest AICPA formats.
Contents
Healthcare environment -- Introduction to healthcare finance -- Financial environment -- Financial accounting -- Income statement and statement of changes in equity -- Balance sheet and statement of cash flows -- Managerial accounting -- Cost behavior and profit analysis -- Cost allocation -- Pricing and service decisions -- Planning and budgeting -- Basic financial management concepts -- Time value analysis -- Financial risk and required return -- Long-term financing -- Long-term debt financing -- Equity financing and securities markets -- Capital structure and the cost of capital -- Capital investment decisions -- Basics of capital budgeting -- Project risk analysis -- Other topics -- Current asset management and financing -- Financial condition analysis -- Lease financing and business valuation.
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Health Care Financing and Insurance : Options for Design

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Francesco Paolucci. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2011.
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As a contribution to the search for suitable and sustainable solutions to finance rising medical care expenditures, the book proposes a typology of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, based on the dimensions of basic vs. supplementary services and mandatory vs. voluntary coverage, to analyse the design and the complex interactions between various financing and insurance arrangements in several OECD countries. This study provides a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of …
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Author
Paolucci, Francesco
Responsibility
Francesco Paolucci
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 115 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 10
Series Title
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
ISBN
9783642107948
9783642107931 (print ed.)
ISSN
0927-4987
Subjects (MeSH)
Financial Management
Health Services - economics
Insurance, Health - economics
Abstract
As a contribution to the search for suitable and sustainable solutions to finance rising medical care expenditures, the book proposes a typology of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, based on the dimensions of basic vs. supplementary services and mandatory vs. voluntary coverage, to analyse the design and the complex interactions between various financing and insurance arrangements in several OECD countries. This study provides a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the financial and organisational structures of different countries' healthcare financing and insurance schemes. Its main contributions are the development of a novel and rigorous theoretical framework analysing the economic rationales for the optimal design of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, and an empirical and institutional analysis investigating the consequences for efficiency and affordability of the complex interactions between basic and supplementary sources of financing. The distinction between basic and supplementary health care insurance, and how they are regulated, is of fundamental importance to health care financing. This book makes a welcome contribution to the literature on this subject, providing insights into how the problem is addressed in a number of countries. It will be of considerable interest to a wide variety of scholars and practitioners.--James RG Butler, Director, Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (ACERH), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. This book offers a detailed analysis of supplementary health insurance and its use in several nations. In doing so, it provides important insights into health insurance reform options relevant to nearly every wealthy nation.--Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, USA. Francesco Paolucci gives an interesting theoretical overview of the rationale for different systems of health care finance, focusing on the interrelationship between mandatory and supplementary or voluntary systems. He illustrates his theoretical arguments with a revealing empirical analysis, taking into account carefully the specific institutional features of the different countries. His analysis is interesting for academics as well as for policy-makers.--Erik Schokkaert, Department of Economics, KULeuven, Belgium.
Contents
General Introduction -- Economic Rationales for the Design of Health Care Financing Schemes -- The Design of Health Care Financing Schemes in Different Countries -- The Potential for Risk Rating in Competitive Markets for Supplementary Health Insurance: An Empirical Analysis -- Competition and Solidarity in in Health Insurance Markets: An Economic Analysis of the EC Legal Framework -- Risk Selection Via Health Insurance in Universal Mandatory Health Insurance for Basic Services: A Five-Country Comparison -- Conclusions and Discussion.
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