Budget-Impact Analysis of Health Care Interventions

A Practical Guide

Author: Josephine Mauskopf,Stephanie R. Earnshaw,Anita Brogan,Sorrel Wolowacz,Thor-Henrik Brodtkorb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319504827

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9999

The first of its kind for budget-impact analysis, this comprehensive guide provides clear and concise instructions for evaluating the impact that new pharmaceuticals will have on the budget for a specific jurisdiction. The book demonstrates how to create a budget-impact analysis using a simple six-step process that is consistent with current guidelines for these analyses. Examples and exercises for each chapter afford an opportunity to practice the six-step process in practical applications. The book progresses from a framework for budget impact analyses to an in-depth review of components and how to develop and present these in software applications and reports. Critical considerations such as uncertainty analysis and validation, and considerations for alternate interventions, such as vaccines and diagnostics, are also covered. This book is a “must have” for the builder and budget holder, with builders benefiting from instructions to identify and estimate all necessary variables and budget holders receiving a guide to what should be included in the analyses they assess.

Year 1 Impact Intervention

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008228385


Page: N.A

View: 5431

Make a big impression on pupil progress with prompts, open questions and guidance for English and maths curriculum objectives. An ideal resource for Teaching Assistants, NQTs and class teachers who plan and deliver intervention, the extra questions and support will reduce the time spent planning and make sessions more effective. Boost the confidence of TAs and Classroom Assistants and make a big impression on pupil progress, with ways to improve the planning and delivery of English and maths interventions. * Support and extension ideas * Prompts and open questions * Ready-to-go activities

Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention

Author: Fngna Associate Dean and Professor Fay W Whitney School of Nursing University of Wyoming Laramie Wyoming Pamala D Larsen,Ilene Morof Lubkin,California State University California Ilene Morof Lubkin,Pamala D. Larsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076379967X

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 2911

The newest edition of best-selling Chronic Illness continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. This book is designed to teach students about the whole client or patient versus the physical status of the client with chronic illness. The study questions at the end of each chapter and the case studies help the students apply the information to real life. Evidence-based practice references are included in almost every chapter.

Impact Evaluation of Development Interventions

A Practical Guide

Author: Howard White,David A. Raitzer

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292610597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 6880

Impact evaluation is an empirical approach to estimating the causal effects of interventions, in terms of both magnitude and statistical significance. Expanded use of impact evaluation techniques is critical to rigorously derive knowledge from development operations and for development investments and policies to become more evidence-based and effective. To help backstop more use of impact evaluation approaches, this book introduces core concepts, methods, and considerations for planning, designing, managing, and implementing impact evaluation, supplemented by examples. The topics covered range from impact evaluation purposes to basic principles, specific methodologies, and guidance on field implementation. It has materials for a range of audiences, from those who are interested in understanding evidence on "what works" in development, to those who will contribute to expanding the evidence base as applied researchers.

Simulating the impact of malaria control interventions

Costs and consequences of potential vaccines for Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria

Author: Fabrizio Tediosi

Publisher: EGEA spa

ISBN: 8823811163

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

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Malaria is one of the major public health problems for low income countries, a major global health priority, and it has also a dramatic economic impact. Standard tools traditionally used to assess the public health and economic impact of malaria control interventions, such as efficacy trials and static cost-effectiveness analyses, capture only short term effects. They fail to take into account long term and dynamic effects due to the complex dynamic of malaria, and to the interactions between intervention effectiveness and health systems. This study aimed at developing integrated mathematical models for predicting the epidemiologic and economic effects of malaria control interventions. The study combines innovative mathematical models of malaria epidemiology with innovative modeling of the health system and of the costs and effects of malaria control interventions. These approaches are applied to simulate the epidemiological impact and the cost-effectiveness of hypothetical malaria vaccines. Combining advanced stochastic simulation modeling of malaria epidemiology with health system dynamic modeling is a crucial innovation proposed by the approaches presented in this thesis.

Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions

Author: Eric F. Wagner,Holly B. Waldron

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080435770

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions focuses on developmentally appropriate approaches to the assessment, prevention, or treatment of substance use problems among adolescents. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an assessment of adolescent substance use; theory, methods, and effectiveness of a drug abuse prevention approach; and problem behavior prevention programming for schools and community groups. Some chapters follow on the community-, family- and school-based interventions for adolescents with substance use problems. Other chapters explain psychopharmacological therapy; the assertive aftercare protocol for adolescent substance abusers; and twelve-step-based interventions for adolescents.

The Impact of Intervention

The Dominican Republic During the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924

Author: Bruce J. Calder

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers

ISBN: 9781558763869

Category: History

Page: 334

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a historian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, fairly describesthe mixed results of the occupation. . . . Some readers may disagreewith Mr. Calder?s assessment of the occupation?s long-termcosts?Dominican hostility to the United States and, less directly,the Trujillo regime that began in 1930?but this is nevertheless anexcellent study.? ?The New York Times Book Review?A work of exceptional historical analysis. . . . Calder is to be commendedfor his forthright analysis of the American occupation.??American Historical Review?A particularly good summary of U.S. imperialism at the turn ofthe century and a clear description of Dominican society and thepolitical system at that time.? ?Political Science QuarterlyBRUCE CALDER, University of Illinois, the author of Politics of Spirit, wrote a new introduction to this book.

Evaluating the Impact of Prevention and Early Intervention Activities on the Mental Health of California's Population

Author: Katherine E. Watkins,M. Audrey Burnam,Edward N. Okeke,Claude Messan Setodji

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833078186


Page: 286

View: 8342

In 2004, California voters passed the Mental Health Services Act, which was intended to transform California's community mental health system from a crisis-driven system to one that included a focus on prevention and wellness. The vision was that prevention and early intervention (PEI) services comprised the first step in a continuum of services designed to identify early symptoms and prevent mental illness from becoming severe and disabling. Twenty percent of the act's funding was dedicated to PEI services. The act identified seven negative outcomes that PEI programs were intended to reduce: suicide, mental health-related incarcerations, school failure, unemployment, prolonged suffering, homelessness, and removal of children from the home. The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) coordinated with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental agency, to seek development of a statewide framework for evaluating and monitoring the short- and long-term impact of PEI funding on the population. CalMHSA selected the RAND Corporation to develop a framework for the statewide evaluation. This report describes the approach, the data sources, and the frameworks developed: an overall approach framework and outcome-specific frameworks.

Lubkin's Chronic Illness

Author: Larsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284156052

Category: Medical

Page: 612

View: 1631

Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Tenth Edition is an essential text for nursing students who seek to understand the various aspects of chronic Illness affecting both patients and families. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Managing and Evaluating Healthcare Intervention Programs

Author: Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, MAAA

Publisher: ACTEX Publications

ISBN: 1625421125

Category: Disease management

Page: 422

View: 7762

Since its publication in 2008, Managing and Evaluating Healthcare Intervention Programs has become the premier textbook for actuaries and other healthcare professionals interested in the financial performance of healthcare interventions. The second edition updates the prior text with discussion of new programs and outcomes such as ACOs, Bundled Payments and Medication Management, together with new chapters that include Opportunity Analysis, Clinical Foundations, Measurement of Clinical Quality, and use of Propensity Matching.

The Affordable Care Act and Integrated Behavioural Health Care

Meeting the Health and Behavioral Health Needs of a Diverse Society

Author: Ford H. Kuramoto,Francis K.O. Yuen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131753493X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9398

This book provides a scholarly discussion of arguably the most important advance in U.S. public health services since Medicare 50 years ago - how the Federal program known as the Patient Care and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) or "Obamacare" became law. It addresses ACA in terms of its impact on improving health and behavioural health services for key diverse populations in America, including people with disabilities, consumers, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and veterans and their families. From the very beginning, ACA was controversial and the topic of heated political debate at both state and national levels. This book examines more closely how the legislation was developed, including the political history of the act; the many advocacy efforts at the national level and the community-based action strategies at the grassroots level; how ACA will affect a broad cross-section of America; the integration of health and behavioural health services as a key component of ACA; the financing of ACA and parity for behavioural health services. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation.

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Guidance for school leaders and teachers

Author: Rob Webster,Anthony Russell,Peter Blatchford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442121

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 5275

Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to do with TAs. It is decisions made about them by school leaders and teachers that best explain this provocative finding. The fully updated second edition of this book draws on the experiences of schools that have put this guidance into action via the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme. Revised to reflect the latest research evidence and changes within education, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this book will help school leaders and teachers in primary and secondary settings to rethink the role, purpose and contribution of TAs, and add real value to what can be achieved in classrooms. Setting out a field-tested process, structured around a coherent and empirically sound conceptual framework, this book: helps school leaders review, reform and reenergise their TA workforce provides practical strategies to implement in the classroom illustrates key points with new case studies provides photocopiable templates and resources to support decision-making and action. Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants provides much-needed and evidence-informed guidance on how to unleash the huge potential of TAs, and is essential reading for all school leaders.

The Impact of Obesity and Nutrition on Chronic Liver Diseases, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease,

Author: Zobair Younossi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323266657

Category: Medical

Page: 707

View: 6007

Internationally renowned experts present topics related to obesity, nutrition, and liver disease in this issue. In the first article, the epidemiology of obesity and its association with liver disease are covered. The following two articles focus on the roles that visceral adipose tissue and microbiota potentially play in the pathogenesis of obesity-related liver disease. The next article focuses on the hepatic pathology seen in patients with obesity-related liver disease and those with malnutrition. The next five articles are focused on NAFLD and provide in-depth data on the natural history and treatment strategies for patients with NAFLD. The next six articles deal with the impact of obesity on other liver diseases and on special populations including children and liver-transplant recipients. The final article provides the most updated information regarding genomics and genetic targets that may provide better prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers and more personalized treatment targets for patients with NAFLD. Cutting-edge information in this issue will help readers gain better understanding of the natural history and pathogenesis of primary and secondary liver diseases associated with obesity. As the information about obesity-related liver disease expands, clinicians will be able to provide more targeted therapeutic options for these patients and develop more accurate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers.

Alternative Treatments for Troubled Youth

The Case of Diversion from the Justice System

Author: R.L. Amdur,William S. Davidson,C.M. Mitchell,R. Redner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475791429

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

View: 3969

The purpose of this volume is to present the whole story of our research program on alternative interventions with delinquent youth. It is our goal to describe the development of an alternative intervention model, to examine its salient processes, to provide a test of its relative effective ness, and to give a description of its systemic impacts. The process described was based on the notion that improvement in our approaches to troubled youth lies in a systematic examination of the efficacy of innovative models. As the reader is probably aware, the history of inter ventions with troubled youth is more a record of failure than success. Thus, the search for alternatives is extremely critical. The book proceeds as a detailed research monograph. The first four chapters describe the historical and theoretical antecedents of the devel opment of the research program. Chapters 5 through 11 describe re search on the efficacy of alternative intervention approaches for delin quent youth, research on the impact on nonprofessional change agents, an attempt to integrate contemporary theoretical propositions about de linquency causation and the effects observed, and research examining the systemic consequences of providing innovative interventions to de linquent youth. The final chapter integrates the findings with contempo rary work and provides suggestions for future work.

Community- Based Health Research

Issues and Methods

Author: Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH,Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826120267

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3757

This book identifies key concepts of successful community-based research beyond the aspect of location, including prevention focus, population-centered partnerships, multidisciplinary cooperation, and cultural competency. Lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and case studies on HIV/AIDS prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction illustrate the application of research methods with both positive and negative outcomes. For Further Information, Please Click Here!

Foreign Intervention in Africa

From the Cold War to the War on Terror

Author: Elizabeth Schmidt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521882389

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 1293

This book chronicles foreign political and military interventions in Africa from 1956 to 2010, helping readers understand the historical roots of Africa's problems.

Lentivirus: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464922284

Category: Medical

Page: 350

View: 2531

Lentivirus: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Lentivirus in a concise format. The editors have built Lentivirus: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Lentivirus in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Lentivirus: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.