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Achieving health for all : the mental health component

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52760
prepared by Sandra Cook...[et al.]. --[Halifax, NS]: [Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness] , 1994.
Call Number
W 84 DC2.1 N9 N93540 1994 RES
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Call Number
W 84 DC2.1 N9 N93540 1994 RES
Author
Cook, Sandra
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia. Minister's Action Committee on Health System Reform
Responsibility
prepared by Sandra Cook...[et al.]
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
[Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness]
Date of Publication
1994
Physical Description
61 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Health Planning
Health Services
Mental Health Services
Health Care Reform
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Copies
1
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1 week
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The American Health Care System : A Practical Guide for Foreign Medical Graduates Who Want to Enter the System

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43156
Marco G. Patti, P. Marco Fisichella, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book collates the expertise and experience of leading medical professionals to give foreign medical graduates an understanding of the American health care system. All the fundamental stages in the preparation of a foreign medical graduate for medical training in the US are covered. The book aims to provide essential information and guidance on how to navigate the American health care system. The characteristics of it are described in this concise and easy to read volume to help foreign med…
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Other Authors
Patti, Marco G.
Fisichella, P. Marco
Responsibility
Marco G. Patti, P. Marco Fisichella, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 117 p.) : 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319675947
9783319675930 (print ed.)
9783319675954 (print ed.)
9783319884547 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Credentialing
Education, Medical
Foreign Medical Graduates
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Health Planning
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This book collates the expertise and experience of leading medical professionals to give foreign medical graduates an understanding of the American health care system. All the fundamental stages in the preparation of a foreign medical graduate for medical training in the US are covered. The book aims to provide essential information and guidance on how to navigate the American health care system. The characteristics of it are described in this concise and easy to read volume to help foreign medical graduates integrate into the American system.
Contents
Part 1. The Journey -- 1. International Medical Graduates and the American Health care System -- 2. Research training in the United States -- 3. What after training? Returning to your own country -- 4. The USLME -- 5. The National Residency Matching Program -- 6. VISA -- 7. Applying from abroad versus applying from the USA: Importance of a research fellowship -- 8. International Medical Graduates. Role of mentoring -- 9. Our Journey -- Part II. The Testimonials -- 10. Marco Allaix -- 11. Anthony Charles -- 12. Chirag Desai -- 13. Fernando Elli -- 14. Alessandro Fichera -- 15. Anthony Hodara -- 16. Thomasz Kowsloski -- 17. Fabrizio Michelassi -- 18. Luigi Pascarella -- 19. Marco Patti -- 20. Marco Zoccali -- 21. Carlos Galvani.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences : Descriptions, Predictions, and Aggregation of Expert Judgment Supporting Science Policy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45628
Paolo F. Ricci. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the con…
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Author
Ricci, Paolo F.
Responsibility
Paolo F. Ricci
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 187 p.) : 53 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480660
9783030480653 (Print ed.)
9783030480677 (Print ed.)
9783030480684 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Forecasting
Policy Making
Public Health
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Health Planning
Abstract
Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the consequences associated with the potential occurrence of these events also are discussed. The book is not about disaster planning; instead, it is focused on analysis and causation in the context of informing – rather than formulating – public health policy. The author aggregates and fuses scientific information and knowledge in public health policy-science using alternative but complementary methods. The book first focuses on the analysis of catastrophes and commonplace events; the focus then shifts to causal models of multifactorial diseases, particularly at low doses or dose-rates, associated with these events. Topics explored among the chapters include: Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making The aim of the book is to show that the analyses of events are fundamentally similar, regardless of whether the concern is a global catastrophe or commonplace. Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences is a text that should engage students, instructors, and researchers in public health, science policy, and preparedness research, as well as serve as a useful resource for policy analysts, practitioners, and risk managers.
Contents
1. Black Swans, Dragon-Kings, and Other Catastrophes: Caught Between Infinitesimals and Googols -- 2. Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices -- 3. Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment -- 4. Catastrophic Incidents: Critical Information and Knowledge -- 5. Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects -- 6. Preferences, Choices and Probabilistic Dominance: An Overview -- 7. Heterogeneous and Uncertain Knowledge: Beyond Probabilities -- 8. Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Application of the Political Economy to Rural Health Disparities

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43103
Monica M. Taylor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This thought-provoking monograph analyzes the longstanding political and economic structures underlying entrenched health inequities in rural areas worldwide. Bypassing familiar data on the subject, it critiques existing approaches to why core social determinants of health are underrepresented in rural communities, and synthesizes knowledge from health behaviors to spatial politics to make creative, equitable suggestions for intervention. The author reviews classic economic and current sociopol…
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Author
Taylor, Monica M.
Responsibility
Monica M. Taylor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 52 p.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319735375
9783319735368 (print ed.)
9783319735382 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Health Services Accessibility
Healthcare Disparities
Public Policy - economics
Rural Health Services - economics
Socioeconomic Factors
Specialty
Economics
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This thought-provoking monograph analyzes the longstanding political and economic structures underlying entrenched health inequities in rural areas worldwide. Bypassing familiar data on the subject, it critiques existing approaches to why core social determinants of health are underrepresented in rural communities, and synthesizes knowledge from health behaviors to spatial politics to make creative, equitable suggestions for intervention. The author reviews classic economic and current sociopolitical theory to pinpoint governments' decision-making processes behind resource allocation as they translate into poor service access, service quality, and health outcomes. In reply, corrective policy measures are recommended to address these conditions at the root-cause level, in keeping with global goals of improved health for all. Included in the coverage: Rural health disparities: the political economy. Rural health disparities: the economic argument. Social disorganization in rural communities. Rural health disparities and social disorder: public policy responses. The political economy: an era of institutional cynicism? With its forceful argument for dealing with a growing but often invisible crisis, Application of the Political Economy to Rural Health Disparities makes a significant text for graduate and undergraduate programs in public and international affairs, planning and public policy, public health, public administration, and economics. Public health and advocacy organizations will also benefit from the book's vision.
Contents
Rural Health Disparities: The Political Economy -- Rural Health Disparities: The Economic Argument -- Social Disorganization in Rural Communities -- Political Economy in the Era of Trump Politics -- Conclusion: Political Economy: An Era of Institutional Cynicism?
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Big Data in Healthcare : Extracting Knowledge from Point-of-Care Machines

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41863
Pouria Amirian, Trudie Lang, Francois van Loggerenberg, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book reviews a number of issues including: Why data generated from POC machines are considered as Big Data. What are the challenges in storing, managing, extracting knowledge from data from POC devices? Why is it inefficient to use traditional data analysis with big data? What are the solutions for the mentioned issues and challenges? What type of analytics skills are required in health care? What big data technologies and tools can be used efficiently with data generated from POC devices?…
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Amirian, Pouria
Lang, Trudie
van Loggerenberg, Francois
Responsibility
Pouria Amirian, Trudie Lang, Francois van Loggerenberg, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 100 pages) : 46 illus., 45 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in pharmaceutical science & drug development
ISBN
9783319629902
9783319629889 (print ed.)
ISSN
1864-8118
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Mining
Health Planning
Internet
Medical Informatics
Point-of-Care Systems
Telemedicine
Telemetry
Abstract
This book reviews a number of issues including: Why data generated from POC machines are considered as Big Data. What are the challenges in storing, managing, extracting knowledge from data from POC devices? Why is it inefficient to use traditional data analysis with big data? What are the solutions for the mentioned issues and challenges? What type of analytics skills are required in health care? What big data technologies and tools can be used efficiently with data generated from POC devices? This book shows how it is feasible to store vast numbers of anonymous data and ask highly specific questions that can be performed in real-time to give precise and meaningful evidence to guide public health policy.
Contents
Introduction: Improving Healthcare with Big Data -- Data Science and Analytics -- Big Data and Big Data Technologies -- Big Data Analytics for Extracting Disease Surveillance Information: An Untapped Opportunity -- Ebola and Twitter. What Insights Can Public Health Draw from Social Media?
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43950
Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2019.
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Open access
Location
Online
This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public he…
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Other Authors
Marselle, Melissa R.
Stadler, Jutta
Korn, Horst
Irvine, Katherine N.
Bonn, Aletta
Responsibility
Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 481 p.) : 47 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030023188
9783030023171 (Print ed.)
9783030023195 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Conservation of Natural Resources
Environmental Medicine
Health Planning
Health Promotion
Specialty
Environmental Health
Public Health
Abstract
This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity--in particular with respect to the increasing challenge of climate change. This makes the book unique to other books that focus either on biodiversity and physical health or natural environments and mental wellbeing. The book is written as a definitive ‘go-to’ book for those who are new to the field of biodiversity and health.
Contents
1. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps -- Part I. Biodiversity and Physical Health -- 2. Biodiversity, Physical Health and Climate Change: A Synthesis of Recent Evidence -- 3. Climate Change and Pollen Allergies -- 4. Vector-Borne Diseases -- 5. The Influence of Socio-economic and Socio-demographic Factors in the Association Between Urban Green Space and Health -- 6. Green Spaces and Child Health and Development -- Part II. Biodiversity, Mental Health and Spiritual Well-Being -- 7. Theoretical Foundations of Biodiversity and Mental Well-being Relationships -- 8. Biodiversity in the Context of ‘Biodiversity – Mental Health’ Research -- 9. Review of the Mental Health and Well-Being Benefits of Biodiversity -- 10. Biodiversity and Spiritual Well-Being -- Part III. Implications of the Biodiversity and Health Relationship -- 11. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Implications for Public Health -- 12. Biodiversity and Health: Implications for Conservation -- 13. Supporting Behavioural Entrepreneurs: Using the Biodiversity-Health Relationship to Help Citizens Self-Initiate Sustainability Behaviour -- 14. Global Developments: Policy Support for Linking Biodiversity, Health and Climate Change -- 15. European Nature and Health Network Initiatives -- Part IV. Planning and Managing Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Health in a Changing Climate -- 16. Nature-Based Solutions and Protected Areas to Improve Urban Biodiversity and Health -- 17. Environmental, Health and Equity Effects of Urban Green Space Interventions -- 18. Resilience Management for Healthy Cities in a Changing Climate -- 19. Linking Landscape Planning and Health -- Part V. Conclusions -- 20. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Perspectives for Science, Policy and Practice.
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Open access
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Building on values : the future of health care in Canada

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52916
Roy J. Romanow. --Saskatoon, SK: The Commission , 2002.
Call Number
WA 540 DC2 C64 2002 RES
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Call Number
WA 540 DC2 C64 2002 RES
Author
Romanow, Roy J.
Responsibility
Roy J. Romanow
Alternate Title
Romanow commission on the future of health care in Canada
Place of Publication
Saskatoon, SK
Publisher
The Commission
Date of Publication
2002
Physical Description
356 p. : ill.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Health Policy
Public Health
Health Services Administration
Delivery of Health Care
Health Services
Canada
Notes
Available on the Internet at: http://www.healthcarecommission.ca/
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Copies
2
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Canada's health care system : its funding and organization

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52926
by Anne Crichton and David Hsu ; with the assistance of Stella Tsang. --Ottawa, ON: Canadian Hospital Association Press , 1990.
Call Number
W 84 DC2 C75 1990
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 84 DC2 C75 1990
Author
Crichton, Anne
Other Authors
Hsu, David
Responsibility
by Anne Crichton and David Hsu ; with the assistance of Stella Tsang
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Canadian Hospital Association Press
Date of Publication
1990
Physical Description
289 p. : ill.
ISBN
919100902
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - economics
Health Planning
Health Services Administration
Canada
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Canadian community as partner : theory and multidisciplinary practice

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat25522
Vollman, Ardene Robinson. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , c2012.
Call Number
WY 106 C212 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WY 106 C212 2012
Author
Vollman, Ardene Robinson
Other Authors
Anderson, Elizabeth T
McFarlane, Judith
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
491 p.
ISBN
9781605477091
Subjects (MeSH)
Community Health Nursing - Canada
Community Health Planning - Canada
Health Promotion - Canada
Consumer Participation - Canada
Community Networks - Canada
Models, Nursing
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Canadian community as partner : theory and multidisciplinary practice

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat13883
Ardene Robinson Vollman, Elizabeth T. Anderson, Judith McFarlane. (4th edition) --Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer , 2017.
Call Number
WY 106 V924c 2017
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Call Number
WY 106 V924c 2017
Author
Vollman, Ardene Robinson
Other Authors
Anderson, Elizabeth T.
McFarlane, Judith
Responsibility
Ardene Robinson Vollman, Elizabeth T. Anderson, Judith McFarlane
Edition
4th edition
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
xxvi, 480 pages : illustrations
ISBN
9781496339980
Subjects (MeSH)
Community health nursing - methods
Community health planning - methods
Community Participation
Health Promotion - methods
Models, Nursing
Other Subjects
Canada
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Copies
2
Loan Period
24 hour loan
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Cancer and Society : A Multidisciplinary Assessment and Strategies for Action

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44213
Eric H. Bernicker, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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While a number of books have looked at the intersection between human health in general and other topics, such as climate change or diet, this book focuses specifically on cancer as it impacts and is impacted by social justice issues. The massive explosion of research knowledge of cancer immunology and genomics is holding out great promise of therapeutic advances, yet other human actions—climate change, pollution, business decisions, advertising – are fostering health inequalities as well as in…
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Other Authors
Bernicker, Eric H.
Responsibility
Eric H. Bernicker, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 178 p.) : 15 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030058555
9783030058548 (Print ed.)
9783030058562 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Global Burden of Disease
Health Planning
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Social Justice
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Social Medicine
Abstract
While a number of books have looked at the intersection between human health in general and other topics, such as climate change or diet, this book focuses specifically on cancer as it impacts and is impacted by social justice issues. The massive explosion of research knowledge of cancer immunology and genomics is holding out great promise of therapeutic advances, yet other human actions—climate change, pollution, business decisions, advertising – are fostering health inequalities as well as increasing risks. Those involved in cancer care and research are in a unique position to let their experiences and knowledge inform the public, yet very often have not taken strong public roles when it comes to discussing issues surrounding tobacco, climate change and health risks, financial toxicity of treatments, and diet choices. Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors and for medical oncologists, cancer researchers, occupational health workers, and related medical students, residents, and fellows, this book encourages oncologists to address public health care and the societal issues associated with cancer risk. This volume discusses the overarching theme of environmental justice and oncology, focuses on business and cancer (such as clinical trials, drug development and profits, and global disparities), as well as animals and cancer.
Contents
Tobacco and Social Justice -- Climate Change and Cancer -- Pollution, Cancer Risk, and Vulnerable Populations -- Causes, Consequences, and Control of High Cancer Drug Prices -- Clinical Trials: Not for the Poor and the Old -- Global Disparities: Can the World Afford Cancer? -- Cancer Quackery and Fake News: Targeting the Most Vulnerable -- The Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Imaging -- The Hippies Were Right: Diet and Cancer Risk -- Protons and Prejudice: Finding Sense and Sensibility in the Development of a Costly Medical Therapy -- The Ethics of Animal Use in Cancer Research -- The Ecology of Cancer.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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--Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , c2010.
Call Number
QZ 200 C215 2010
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
QZ 200 C215 2010
Other Authors
Elwood, J. Mark
Sutcliffe, Simon B
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
469 p.
ISBN
9780199550173
Subjects (MeSH)
Early Detection of Cancer
Health Planning
Health Promotion
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Preventive Health Services
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Changing Nova Scotia's healthcare system : creating sustainability through transformation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52994
--[Halifax, NS]: Corpus Sanchez , 2007.
Call Number
WA 540 DC2 C64 2007
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 540 DC2 C64 2007
Other Authors
Corpus Sanchez
Alternate Title
[Corpus Sanchez report]
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Corpus Sanchez
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
383 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Regional Health Planning
Health Planning
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Clear directions : a summary of south shore health's clinical services plan

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat42314
South Shore Health. --[South Shore, NS]: [CDHA] , 2003.
Call Number
W 84 S726 2003
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
W 84 S726 2003
Corporate Author
South Shore Health
Place of Publication
[South Shore, NS]
Publisher
[CDHA]
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
15 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Services

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44528
edited by Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev. --New York, NY: Springer , c2016.
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Location
Online
The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn ab…
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Other Authors
Levy, Adrian
Sobolev, Boris
Responsibility
edited by Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (500 p.)
Series Title
Springer reference
Health services research
ISBN
9781489975867
ISSN
2511-8293
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Health Services Research
Outcome Assessment, Health Care
Research Design
Specialty
Health Planning
Health Services Administration
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the Handbook helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of the Handbook of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. The Handbook of Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.
Contents
Applications of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Reform in the USA -- Comparative Effectiveness Research and Priority Setting -- Comparative Effectiveness Research in Developing Countries: Example of Brazil -- Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Technology Assessment -- Comparative Effectiveness Research: Overview -- Comparing Drug and Non-Drug Technologies in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Costs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Coverage with Evidence Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Ethical Frameworks and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Implementation Science and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Incorporating Patient and Public Input for Treatment in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Indirect Comparisons and Network Meta-Analysis in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Individualization of Treatment and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Innovation and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- National Approaches to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- New Statistical Methods of Combining Results in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Patient-Centred Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Sources of Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Traditional and Innovative Study Designs in Comparative Effectiveness Research.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Creating a climate for change : physician policy development in Nova Scotia

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53134
Ronald E. Smith, chairperson. --[Halifax, NS]: [Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness] , 1993.
Call Number
W 76 C2 N9 1993
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 76 C2 N9 1993
Author
Smith, Ronald E.
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness. Task Force on Physician Policy Development
Responsibility
Ronald E. Smith, chairperson
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
[Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness]
Date of Publication
1993
Physical Description
145 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Licensure, Medical
Health Planning
Physicians
Delivery of Health Care
Health Expenditures
Specialties, Medical - Manpower
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Needs and Demands
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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2 weeks
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Creating a climate for change : physician policy development in Nova Scotia

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53135
Ronald E. Smith, chairperson. --[Halifax, NS]: [Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness] , 1992.
Call Number
W 76 C2 N9 1992
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 76 C2 N9 1992
Author
Smith, Ronald E.
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness. Task Force on Physician Policy Development
Responsibility
Ronald E. Smith, chairperson
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
[Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness]
Date of Publication
1992
Physical Description
139 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Licensure, Medical
Health Planning
Physicians
Health Services Accessibility
Delivery of Health Care
Health Expenditures
Health Services Needs and Demands
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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Creating a comprehensive system : health human resource process

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prepared by Charmaine McDonald...[et al.]. --[Halifax, NS]: [Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness] , 1994.
Call Number
W 84 DC2.1 N9 N93541 1994 RES
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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RESERVE
Call Number
W 84 DC2.1 N9 N93541 1994 RES
Author
McDonald, Charmaine
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia. Minister's Action Committee on Health System Reform
Responsibility
prepared by Charmaine McDonald...[et al.]
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
[Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness]
Date of Publication
1994
Physical Description
94 p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Health Planning
Health Services
Health Personnel
Health Care Reform
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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RESERVE
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Creating a comprehensive system : health human resource process

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53137
prepared by Charmaine McDonald...[et al.]. --[Halifax, NS]: [Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness] , 1994.
Call Number
W 84 DC2.1 N9 N93541 1994
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 84 DC2.1 N9 N93541 1994
Author
McDonald, Charmaine
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia. Minister's Action Committee on Health System Reform
Responsibility
prepared by Charmaine McDonald...[et al.]
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
[Nova Scotia Department of Health & Fitness]
Date of Publication
1994
Physical Description
94p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Health Planning
Health Services
Health Personnel
Health Care Reform
Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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2 weeks
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Decision Support System for the Location of Healthcare Facilities : SitHealth Evaluation Tool

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Marta Dell'Ovo, Alessandra Oppio, Stefano Capolongo. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The book examines an integrated approach for addressing decisions about the location of healthcare facilities. Supported by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), the approach provides comprehensive information on territory, taking into account the spatial dimensions. Due to the multiple criteria involved, site selection for urban facilities is a crucial topic in planning decision processes, especially for healthcare facilities. Healthcare provision po…
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Author
Dell'Ovo, Marta
Other Authors
Oppio, Alessandra
Capolongo, Stefano
Responsibility
Marta Dell'Ovo, Alessandra Oppio, Stefano Capolongo
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 121 p.) : 44 illus., 37 illus. in color
Series
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. PoliMI SpringerBriefs
ISBN
9783030501730
9783030501723 (Print ed.)
9783030501747 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2282-2577
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Making, Organizational
Health Facility Planning
Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Analysis
Specialty
Health Planning
Abstract
The book examines an integrated approach for addressing decisions about the location of healthcare facilities. Supported by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), the approach provides comprehensive information on territory, taking into account the spatial dimensions. Due to the multiple criteria involved, site selection for urban facilities is a crucial topic in planning decision processes, especially for healthcare facilities. Healthcare provision policies generally fail to address the distribution of facilities within cities, entrusting decisions to various stakeholders. Moreover current evaluation tools focus on the intrinsic performances of healthcare structures, disregarding the extrinsic characteristics, namely those related to the location. Starting with a cross-disciplinary literature review, the book describes a multi-methodological approach for decision-making regarding the location of healthcare facilities, and presents an innovative evaluation tool that simultaneously considers functional, locational, environmental and economic issues, providing a comprehensive overview of the areas under investigation.
Contents
1. The Location Problem. Addressing Decisions About Healthcare Facilities -- 2. Structuring the Decision Problem. A Spatial Multi-methodological Approach -- 3. Approaching the Location of Healthcare Facilities: How to Model the Decision Problem -- 4. Modelling the Spatial Decision Problem. Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: SitHealth Evaluation Tool -- 5. Policy Implications. How to Support Decision-Makers in Setting and Solving Complex Problems.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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