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https://read.qxmd.com/read/26041904/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-tools-of-health-and-well-being-for-evaluating-community-based-interventions
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Mithilesh Dronavalli, Sandra C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Those interested in evaluating the effectiveness of community interventions on health and well-being need information about what tools are available and best suited to measure improvements that could be attributed to the intervention.This study evaluated published measurement tools of health and well-being that have the potential to be used before and after an intervention. METHODS: A literature search of health and sociological databases was undertaken for articles that utilised measurement tools in community settings to measure overall health, well-being or quality of life...
August 2015: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/26037207/financing-and-funding-health-care-optimal-policy-and-political-implementability
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Robert Nuscheler, Kerstin Roeder
Health care financing and funding are usually analyzed in isolation. This paper combines the corresponding strands of the literature and thereby advances our understanding of the important interaction between them. We investigate the impact of three modes of health care financing, namely, optimal income taxation, proportional income taxation, and insurance premiums, on optimal provider payment and on the political implementability of optimal policies under majority voting. Considering a standard multi-task agency framework we show that optimal health care policies will generally differ across financing regimes when the health authority has redistributive concerns...
July 2015: Journal of Health Economics
https://read.qxmd.com/read/23381525/ten-strategies-to-lower-costs-improve-quality-and-engage-patients-the-view-from-leading-health-system-ceos
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Delos M Cosgrove, Michael Fisher, Patricia Gabow, Gary Gottlieb, George C Halvorson, Brent C James, Gary S Kaplan, Jonathan B Perlin, Robert Petzel, Glenn D Steele, John S Toussaint
Patient-centeredness--the idea that care should be designed around patients' needs, preferences, circumstances, and well-being--is a central tenet of health care delivery. For CEOs of health care organizations, patient-centered care is also quickly becoming a business imperative, with payments tied to performance on measures of patient satisfaction and engagement. In A CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care, we, as executives of eleven leading health care delivery institutions, outlined ten key strategies for reducing costs and waste while improving outcomes...
February 2013: Health Affairs
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