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Population Health (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): David B. Nash, Raymond J. Fabius, Alexis Skoufalos, Janice L. Clarke Population Health (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
David B. Nash, Raymond J. Fabius, Alexis Skoufalos, Janice L. Clarke
R1,853 Discovery Miles 18 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Practicing population based care is a central focus of the Affordable Care Act and a key component of implementing health reform. Wellness and Prevention, Accountable Care Organizations, Patient Centered Medical Homes, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Patient Engagement have become common terms in the healthcare lexicon. Aimed at students and practitioners in health care settings, the Second Edition of Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness, conveys the key concepts of concepts of population health management and strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform. Beginning with a new opening chapter, entitled, "Building Cultures of Health and Wellness", the Second Edition takes a comprehensive, forward-looking approach to population health with an emphasis on creating a culture of wellness. The revised text takes into consideration the Affordable Care Act and its substantial impact on how health science is taught, how health care is delivered and how health care services are compensated in the United States. Key Features: - Study and discussion questions are provided at the conclusion of each chapter to highlight key learning objectives and readings. - Case studies highlight real world applications of concepts and strategies, and links to web sites provide additional opportunities for expanding knowledge. - Each chapter can stand alone to highlight key population health issues and provide strategies to address them, allowing educators to choose specific chapters or sections that meet the learning objectives of the course. - Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Life and Death in Rikers Island (Paperback): Homer Venters Life and Death in Rikers Island (Paperback)
Homer Venters
R587 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R96 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kalief Browder was 16 when he was arrested in the Bronx for allegedly stealing a backpack. Unable to raise bail and unwilling to plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit, Browder spent three years in New York's infamous Rikers Island jail-two in solitary confinement-while awaiting trial. After his case was dismissed in 2013, Browder returned to his family, haunted by his ordeal. Suffering through the lonely hell of solitary, Browder had been violently attacked by fellow prisoners and corrections officers throughout his incarceration. Consumed with depression, Browder committed suicide in 2015. He was just 22 years old. In Life and Death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer for New York City's jails, explains the profound health risks associated with incarceration. From neglect and sexual abuse to blocked access to care and exposure to brutality, Venters details how jails are designed and run to create new health risks for prisoners-all while forcing doctors and nurses into complicity or silence. Pairing prisoner experiences with cutting-edge research into prison risk, Venters reveals the disproportionate extent to which the health risks of jail are meted out to those with behavioral health problems and people of color. He also presents compelling data on alternative strategies that can reduce health risks. This revelatory and groundbreaking book concludes with the author's analysis of the case for closing Rikers Island jails and his advice on how to do it for the good of the incarcerated.

Diagnostic Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory - The Impact of Preanalytical Variables on the Quality of Laboratory... Diagnostic Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory - The Impact of Preanalytical Variables on the Quality of Laboratory Results (Hardcover, 4th, Updated Edition)
Walter G. Guder, Sheshadri Narayanan, Hermann Wisser, Bernd Zawta
R1,622 R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fourth, updated edition contains the latest developments in preanalytical knowledge. An international team of authors summarizes the information on biological influences, analytical interferences and on the variables affecting the collection, transport and storage, as well as preparation of samples. In so doing, they cover age, gender, race, pregnancy, diet, exercise and altitude, plus the effects of stimulants and drugs. National and international standards are described for sampling procedures, transport, sample identification and all safety aspects, while quality assurance procedures are shown for total laboratory management.

In addition, this practical book is rounded off by a glossary explaining all terms being used.

This book is a must-have for everyone involved in patient care and using or performing laboratory tests.

Inoculated - How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism (Paperback): Kent Heckenlively J D Inoculated - How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism (Paperback)
Kent Heckenlively J D
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Applied Communicable Disease Control (Paperback): Liza Cragg, Will Nutland, James Rudge Applied Communicable Disease Control (Paperback)
Liza Cragg, Will Nutland, James Rudge
R824 R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low-, middle- and high-income countries. Communicable diseases are ever present in the world today. Social and economic issues like poverty, access to essential vaccinations and lack of substantive healthcare systems contribute to mortality rates alongside epidemiological factors like portals of entry and bacterial sources. This public health textbook, in exploring the causes and conditions of communicable diseases like ebola and malaria, clearly outlines communicable disease control and prevention measures as well as how to apply these measures effectively in different contexts and populations around the world. The result is an engaging and insightful textbook that encourages readers to apply their learning of communicable disease control to diverse applied settings through case studies and activities. It is balanced in its approach, discussing infections and their incidence alongside the means of prevention and the vital conditions for effective response in outbreak situations. Applied Communicable Disease Control is key reading for all those working in, or studying, public health and epidemiology. Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.

Out in Time - The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation (Hardcover): Perry N. Halkitis Out in Time - The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation (Hardcover)
Perry N. Halkitis
R637 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R153 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The civil rights of LGBTQ people have slowly yet steadily strengthened since the Stonewall Riots of June, 1969. Despite enormous opposition from some political segments and the catastrophic effects of the AIDS crisis, the last five decades have seen continual improvement in the conditions of the lives of LGBTQ individuals in the United States. As such, the realities and challenges faced by a young gay man coming of age and coming out in the 1960s is, in many profound ways, different from the experiences of a young gay man coming of age and coming out today. Out in Time explores the life experiences of three generations of gay men - the Stonewall, AIDS, Queer generations - arguing that while there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men, and each one confronts its own unique historical events, realities, and socio-political conditions, there are consistencies across time that define and unify the identity formation of gay men. Guided by the vast research literature on gay identity formation and coming out, the ideas and themes explored here are seen through the oral histories of a diverse set of fifteen gay men, five from each generation. Out in Time demonstrates how early life challenges define and shape the life courses of gay men, demarcating both the specific time-bound challenges encountered by each generation and the universal challenges encountered by gay men coming of age across all generations and the conditions that define their lives.

Midwifery Essentials: Public Health - Volume 7 (Paperback): Joyce Marshall, Helen Baston, Jennifer Hall Midwifery Essentials: Public Health - Volume 7 (Paperback)
Joyce Marshall, Helen Baston, Jennifer Hall
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new addition to the popular Midwifery Essentials series which continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence! Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful 'scenarios' to encourage debate and reflection. The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives - whether qualified or in training - and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment. Provides a useful, friendly source of information Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision Helpful 'jigsaw' approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures Chapters designed to be read as a 'standalone' or in succession Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication

You're the First One I've Told - The Faces of HIV in the Deep South (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Kathryn... You're the First One I've Told - The Faces of HIV in the Deep South (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein, Brian Wells Pence
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Deep South has seen a 36 percent increase in AIDS cases while the rest of the nation has seen a 2 percent decline. Many of the underlying reasons for the disease's continued spread in the region-ignorance about HIV, reluctance to get tested, non-adherence to treatment protocols, resistance to behavioural changes-remain unaddressed by policymakers. In this extensively revised second edition, Kathryn Whetten and Brian Wells Pence present a rich discussion of twenty-five ethnographic life stories of people living with HIV in the South. Most importantly, they incorporate research from their recent quantitative study, "Coping with HIV/AIDS in the Southeast" (CHASE), which includes 611 HIV-positive patients from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. This new edition continues to bring the participants' voices to life while highlighting how the CHASE study confirmed many of the themes that originally emerged from the life histories. This is the first cohesive compilation of up-to-date evidence on the unique and difficult aspects of living with HIV in the Deep South.

Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases - A Problem-Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Joseph Domachowske Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases - A Problem-Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Joseph Domachowske
R3,582 R2,743 Discovery Miles 27 430 Save R839 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Infectious diseases as a specialty suffers from many unique challenges stemming from lower salaries compared to other medical specialties and difficulty keeping the younger demographic within the field. With emerging infections, new diagnostic and research tools, and changing migration patterns, these problems are amplified; infectious disease specialists are in higher demand than ever with fewer and fewer specialists available to support patients and colleagues outside of the field. To meet these increasing challenges, it is vital for the workforce of the future to have the best training possible. This book aims to provide this support. As trainees, all physicians face clinical infectious disease scenarios on a daily basis. They receive basic training in common infections, giving them the tools needed for initial diagnostic studies and empiric treatment. This approach, however, still leaves them struggling with nuances of treating common infections, infections that masquerade as other diseases, rare infection, advanced diagnostics, complicating medical conditions, and a wide range of medical complexities. Important clinical microbiology details and host susceptibility risks will be highlighted when discussing uncommon infections. Each chapter begins by defining a distinct clinical infectious disease problem and the most common cause(s). The next section of each chapter identifies the key questions to consider, including other possible pathogens, medical history, alternate microbiologic diagnoses, instances of unexpected result. This book is the only academic text designed specifically to meet this challenge by targeting learners at all levels. To do this, the text incorporate 30-40 common clinical infectious disease scenarios in both adult and pediatric hosts. It includes easy-to-access "tips and tricks" for when to look further or consider possibilities that are unusual that is useful for someone who is new to the information or has limited experience within infectious diseases. The text heavily features teaching and learning tools, including call out boxes that prioritizes infectious etiologies, host risk factors, important microbiologic clues, and important clinical history clues. The text also includes review questions and quiz-like challenges to reinforce the concepts. Written by experts in the field Clinical Infectious Diseases is the most cutting-edge academic resource for all medical students, fellows, residents, and trainees, including infectious disease specialists in both adult and pediatric care, internal medicine specialists, and hospitalists.

Health Care Evaluation (Paperback, 2nd edition): Carmen Tsang, David Cromwell Health Care Evaluation (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Carmen Tsang, David Cromwell
R822 R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Save R53 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Evaluation of health care is necessary if we are to understand the organisation of health services and to determine how health care interventions should be delivered. The second edition of this fully revised public health text introduces the various types of health care evaluations, and explores the ways in which scientifically robust studies can be used to assess health care interventions, with a focus on measuring their impact on patient outcomes. Throughout this book, the concepts and methods of evaluating health care interventions are considered in terms of four key dimensions: effectiveness, efficiency, humanity and equity. In order to fully equip the public health practitioner or student, this book: * Considers a broad range of evaluation methods including cross-sectional studies, quasi-experimental designs and qualitative methods * Gives an updated account of current theory, research and practice in the field * Features activities to help readers apply its content to their own practice Health Care Evaluation, 2nd edition is an essential textbook that outlines evaluation methods in an accessible way for public health students, public health practitioners and policy makers. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries. "In ageing societies and developing country populations at risk of long term conditions, the impact of new health care interventions on health and wellbeing require robust evaluation. Tsang, Cromwell and colleagues set out a comprehensive framework for a breadth of simple evaluations, carefully laid out with thoughtful vignettes for readers to address and informative reference material. A book for experienced and fledgling evaluators to access, maximising the chances of decisions around innovations being based on sound science." Professor Charles Wolfe, Professor of Public Health, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK "Evaluation is an essential tool to support health services respond to ever more complex demands from an ageing population. This volume is strongly recommended as it provides outstanding guidance combining authority with clarity and ease of use." Ray Fitzpatrick, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, UK

Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases (Hardcover): Paul J. Beggs Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases (Hardcover)
Paul J. Beggs
R2,128 Discovery Miles 21 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Climate change has been identified as the biggest global health threat of the twenty-first century. Hundreds of millions of people around the world currently suffer from allergic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and the prevalence of these diseases is increasing. This book is the first authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the many impacts of climate change on allergens, such as pollen and mould spores, and allergic diseases. The international authorship team of leaders in this field explore the topic to a breadth and depth far beyond any previous work. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in climate change, environmental allergens, and related allergic diseases. It is written at a level that is accessible for those working in related physical, biological, and health and medical sciences, including researchers, academics, clinicians, and advanced students.

Handbook of Disinfectants and Antiseptics (Hardcover, New): Joseph M Ascenzi Handbook of Disinfectants and Antiseptics (Hardcover, New)
Joseph M Ascenzi
R5,345 Discovery Miles 53 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work details current medical uses of antiseptics and disinfectants, particularly in the control of hospital-acquired infections. It presents methods for evaluating products to obtain regulatory approval, and examines chemical, physical and microbiological properties as well as the toxicology of the most widely-used commercial chemicals. Formulations that have broad applications for both medical equipment disinfection and antisepsis are also discussed.

International Handbook of Health Expectancies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Carol Jagger, Eileen M. Crimmins, Yasuhiko Saito,... International Handbook of Health Expectancies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Carol Jagger, Eileen M. Crimmins, Yasuhiko Saito, Renata Tiene de Carvalho Yokota, Herman Van Oyen, …
R3,907 Discovery Miles 39 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This handbook presents global research on health expectancies, a measure of population health that examines the interaction between quantity and quality of life. With data from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond, it explains how to define and measure health and morbidity and how to integrate these measurements with mortality. Coverage first highlights long-term trends in longevity and health. It also considers variations across and within countries, inequalities, and social gaps as well as micro and macro-level determinants. Next, the handbook deals with the methodological aspects of calculating health expectancies. It compares results from different methods and introduces tools, such as decomposition tool for decomposing gaps, an attrition tool for attributing a medical cause to reported disability, and a tool for measuring policy impact on health expectancies. It introduces methods of forecasting health expectancies. The handbook then goes on to examine the synergies and/or trade-off between longevity and health as well as considers such topics as the compression versus the expansion of morbidity/disability and the health-survival paradox. The last section considers new concepts and dimensions of health and, more broadly, well being which can be used in summary measures of population health, including psychological factors. Researchers, clinicians, demographers, and health planners will find this handbook an essential resource to this increasingly important public health and social policy tool. It will help readers gain insight into changes in health over time as well as inequalities between countries, regions, and population subgroups.

Sports-Based Health Interventions - Case Studies from Around the World (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): David Conrad, Alan White Sports-Based Health Interventions - Case Studies from Around the World (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
David Conrad, Alan White
R1,928 R1,795 Discovery Miles 17 950 Save R133 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique volume explores a growing collaboration between the sport and health sectors to deliver innovative public health interventions in the community. It explores the role of sport and sports settings as a vehicle for achieving health outcomes, as well as some of the practical and moral challenges presented by sport and public health partnerships working together. Twenty detailed examples illustrate the broad range of programs which have already been developed around the world, from across the spectrum of public health activity. Chapters include: * Time Out for Your Health: A sports-based health intervention approach with American football teams* Promoting Mental Wellbeing in Rugby League communities* Slum Soccer - female empowerment through football* Football 4 Peace* Sport as a post-disaster psychosocial intervention for children in Bam, Iran* Sex and Sport: An Australian rules football-based chlamydia screening initiative As well as showcasing what has been achieved in this exciting new field, Sports-based Health Interventions shares valuable advice and lessons learnt to inform the next generation of sports-based public health initiatives.

Medical Practice Variations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Ana Johnson, Therese A. Stukel Medical Practice Variations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Ana Johnson, Therese A. Stukel
R7,486 R5,768 Discovery Miles 57 680 Save R1,718 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title deals with internationally documented variations in medical practice and health service that exist across countries as well as regions across a specific country. Such variations raise critical concerns about the quality, equity and efficiency of health care resources across the world. Health services researchers have long been aware of large variations in the use of medical care across regions and medical providers. In the 1930s, the British pediatrician J.A. Glover observed that the rates of tonsillectomy in British schoolchildren varied widely, depending on the district where the students lived and the doctors who examined them. This volume provides a contextual landscape for the study of health care utilization through the lens of medical practice variations. It is grounded in the pioneering work by medical care epidemiologist, Dr. John Wennberg, who revealed wide variations in elective surgical rates across small areas in the U.S. and his findings that these variations were generally not explained by differences in population illness rates or patient preferences but rather, there were strong associations between supply of health care resources, such as hospital beds and physicians and health care utilization. This volume introduces the concept of medical practice variations and its early history, outlines established concepts and frameworks, with an overview of methods used to understand the variations in medical care . It makes the case for outcomes research in determining what works in health care and policy reforms to rationalize how care is delivered. Each chapter synthesizes the current published literature in the field and covers a description of medical practice variations in the area, determinants of these variations and outcomes. It outlines the most current research on specific types of utilization such as inpatient care, emergency services, elective surgery, primary care, obstetric and gynaecological care, mental health care and end-of-life care, among others. Studies of variation in condition-specific care focus on common conditions such as acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes and procedures such as cancer surgery and joint replacement. Special topics include health care spending and quality, shared decision making and disparities.

Under the Big Tree - Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Hardcover): Ellen Agler, Mojie... Under the Big Tree - Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Hardcover)
Ellen Agler, Mojie Crigler; Foreword by Bill Gates
R648 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R135 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world's poorest people. More than 170,000 people die from NTDs each year, and many more suffer from blindness, disability, disfigurement, cognitive impairment, and stunted growth. Yet NTDs are treatable and preventable, and the annual cost of treatment is incredibly low. In Under the Big Tree, public health leader Ellen Agler and award-winning writer Mojie Crigler tell the moving stories of those struggling with these diseases and the life-saving work that can be-and has been-done to combat NTDs. They introduce readers to people from all walks of life-from car washers in Lake Victoria and surgeons on motorbikes to under-resourced local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Big Pharma scientists-as they chronicle what has been called the largest public health program in the world. On the one hand, the solutions are simple: deliver medication to people who need it and leverage local systems to offer prevention, treatment, and education. On the other hand, solutions are complex: navigating local and national politics, delivering treatment to some of the most remote, vulnerable communities, and coordinating global and local donors, international NGOs, thousands of health workers, and millions of citizens. Drawing on interviews with major players in the NTD world who share their cutting-edge research and frontline experiences, Under the Big Tree is a moving introduction to the science, the tactics, and the partnerships working to address these terrible diseases that affect the most vulnerable people in the world. With a foreword by Bill Gates, this book fascinates, inspires, and gives readers concrete steps for further engagement.

Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform (Paperback): Richard (Buz) Cooper Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform (Paperback)
Richard (Buz) Cooper
R602 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R64 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform, Dr. Richard (Buz) Cooper argues that US poverty and high health care spending are inextricably entwined. Our nation's health care system bears a financial burden that is greater than in any other developed country in large part because impoverished patients use more health care, driving up costs across the board. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Cooper illuminates the geographic patterns of poverty, wealth, and health care utilization that exist across neighborhoods, regions, and states-and among countries. He chronicles the historical threads that have led to such differences, examines the approaches that have been taken to combat poverty throughout US history, and analyzes the impact that structural changes now envisioned for clinical practice are likely to have. His research reveals that ignoring the impact of low income on health care utilization while blaming rising costs on waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary care has led policy makers to reshape clinical practice in ways that impede providers who care for the poor. The first book to address the fundamental nexus that binds poverty and income inequality to soaring health care utilization and spending, Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform is a must-read for medical professionals, public health scholars, politicians, and anyone concerned with the heavy burden of inequality on the health of Americans.

Essentials of Global Health (Paperback): Babulal Sethia, Parveen Kumar Essentials of Global Health (Paperback)
Babulal Sethia, Parveen Kumar
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique introduction to the essentials of global health has been constructed by medical students from all over the world through the help of Medsin (now Students for Global Health) and the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IFMSA). The global student and trainee author team, recruited and guided initially by Drs Dan and Felicity Knights (themselves students and officers of Medsin when work commenced), identified the key areas to be covered. Then the book they put together was edited by two experts in the field: Mr B Sethia and Professor Parveen Kumar. Royalties raised from this book go to a grant fund for student global health projects. Written by medical students and junior doctors from Students for Global Health and the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IFMSA). Edited by two experts in the field, Mr B Sethia and Professor Parveen Kumar. Royalties go to a grant fund for student global health projects.

Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Macular Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Carsten H. Meyer, Sandeep Saxena,... Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Macular Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Carsten H. Meyer, Sandeep Saxena, SriniVas R. Sadda
R4,333 R3,631 Discovery Miles 36 310 Save R702 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book aims to build concepts and create a solid foundation in the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the general ophthalmologists as well as for the resident trainees and fellows. The chapters are written by leading international authorities in a style comprehensible to a broad audience. Numerous clinical pictures and SD-OCT scans help elucidate various clinical entities.OCT is the optical analog of ultrasound imaging and has emerged as a powerful imaging technique that enables non-invasive, in-vivo, high-resolution, cross-sectional imaging in retinal tissue. A new generation spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) technology has now been developed, representing a quantum leap in resolution and speed, achieving in vivo optical biopsy. i.e. the visualization of tissue architectural morphology in situ and in real time. This book encompasses the role of SD-OCT in both medical and surgical macular disorders. The book is meant coherent and comprehensive for both vitreoretinal specialists as well as general ophthalmologists.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Peter Muennig, Mark Bounthavong Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Peter Muennig, Mark Bounthavong
R2,040 R1,843 Discovery Miles 18 430 Save R197 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The field's bestselling reference, updated with the latest tools, data, and techniques Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health is a practical introduction to the tools, methods, and procedures used worldwide to perform cost-effective research. Covering every aspect of a complete cost-effectiveness analysis, this book shows you how to find which data you need, where to find it, how to analyze it, and how to prepare a high-quality report for publication. Designed for the classroom or the individual learner, the material is presented in simple and accessible language for those who lack a biostatistics or epidemiology background, and each chapter includes real-world examples and "tips and tricks" that highlight key information. Exercises throughout allow you to test your understanding with practical application, and the companion website features downloadable data sets for students, as well as lecture slides and a test bank for instructors. This new third edition contains new discussion on meta-analysis and advanced modeling techniques, a long worked example using visual modeling software TreeAge Pro, and updated recommendations from the U.S. Public Health Service's Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. Cost-effectiveness analysis is used to evaluate medical interventions worldwide, in both developed and developing countries. This book provides process-specific instruction in a concise, structured format to give you a robust working knowledge of common methods and techniques. * Develop a thoroughly fleshed-out research project * Work accurately with costs, probabilities, and models * Calculate life expectancy and quality-adjusted life years * Prepare your study and your data for publication Comprehensive analysis skills are essential for students seeking careers in public health, medicine, biomedical research, health economics, health policy, and more. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health walks you through the process from a real-world perspective to help you build a skillset that's immediately applicable in the field.

Public Health Ethics (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Stephen Holland Public Health Ethics (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Stephen Holland
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How far should we go in protecting and promoting public health? Can we force people to give up unhealthy habits and make healthier choices? Should we stop treating smokers who refuse to give up smoking, for example, or put a tax on fatty foods and ban vending machines in schools to address the obesity epidemic ? Or can we nudge people towards healthy options without compromising their freedom to choose? Such questions are at the heart of public health ethics. In this second edition of his well respected textbook, Stephen Holland shows that to understand and debate these issues requires philosophy: moral philosophies, including utilitarianism and deontology, as well as political philosophies such as liberalism and communitarianism. And philosophy informs other aspects of public health, such as epidemiology, health promotion, and screening. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field. There is a new chapter on the ethics of 'harm reduction', looking at policies which aim to reduce the harmful effects of unhealthy behaviour, such as using illicit drugs, as opposed to trying to get people to abstain. Additional material has been added on the recent interest in 'nudging' people towards more healthy choices in a new theoretical section on libertarian paternalism, as well as more on debates on the ethics of other current public health policies, such as using financial incentives to get people to take more responsibility for their own health. Public Health Ethics provides a lively, accessible and philosophically informed introduction to such issues. As well as being an ideal textbook for students taking courses in public health ethics, Holland s systematic discussion of the ethics of public health will engage and inform the more advanced reader too.

Assessing Evidence to improve Population Health and Wellbeing (Paperback, New): Carmen Aceijas Assessing Evidence to improve Population Health and Wellbeing (Paperback, New)
Carmen Aceijas
R712 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R86 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written to support practitioners undertaking a Masters in public health, this book considers the main concepts, issues and methodologies of the second core competence of the Public Health Skills and Career Framework: 'Assessment of evidence of the effectiveness of interventions, programmes and services to improve population health and wellbeing'.

Coverage includes the theoretical definition of evidence and its use in public health, the role of critical appraisal methods and tools in evidence assessment and how Effectiveness, Efficiency and Quality inform evidence. The book is packed with case studies and activities to help link theory and practice and prompt personal reflection.

Legionellosis Risk Management and Legionella Control - Guidance for Oil and Gas Facilities, Offshore Platforms and Refineries... Legionellosis Risk Management and Legionella Control - Guidance for Oil and Gas Facilities, Offshore Platforms and Refineries (Paperback)
R2,279 Discovery Miles 22 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Making Health Policy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Kent Buse, Nicholas Mays, Gill Walt Making Health Policy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Kent Buse, Nicholas Mays, Gill Walt
R799 R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Save R49 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""This comprehensive and practical text provides a clear introduction to health policy analysis ... The book combines an overview of the theoretical base of the field with a range of real world examples drawn from different settings ... It is widely recognised as an essential text of international relevance, for students and practitioners alike. I highly recommend it to the new generation of activist-scholars in the field."
Lucy Gilson, Professor of Health Policy and Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa

" Part of the "Understanding Public Health" series, this bestselling book is the leading text in the field. It focuses on how health policy is made nationally and globally, clearly explaining the key concepts from political science with a wide array of engaging examples.

This edition is fully updated to reflect new research and ways of thinking about the health policy process. Written by leading experts, this clear and accessible book addresses the "how" of health policy making in a range of international settings.

The book provides an accessible approach to understanding: Health policy analysis Power and policy making Public and private sector Agenda setting Government roles in policy Interest groups and policy Policy implementation Globalization and policy process Policy research and evaluation Doing policy analysis "Making Health Policy 2nd edition" is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners and policy makers.

"Understanding Public Health" is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high-income countries.

Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.

""This book is excellent and unique in the way it addresses complexity within the field of global health and policies in a simplified and practical way. Each chapter is structured to include Activities and Feedback, which fosters reflection and adult learning. This approach makes the book ideal for teaching at all levels of university. I highly recommend it."
Goran Tomson, Professor of International Health Systems Research, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden"

""This is an excellent and accessible introduction to the politics of health policy-making by three of the world's leading scholars on the subject. If anyone thinks that improving the health of a population is solely about getting the interventions and policy content right, this book will surely disavow them of that belief. Political dynamics matter, and the authors draw on the most up-to-date research to provide practitioners and students with clear, sensible, evidence-based guidance on how to manage these dynamics."
Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University, USA."

"""Making Health Policy" is a must-read for those studying and working in global health. It provides a unique introduction to core concepts in global health policy and brings politics to the core of public health. Why do some issues get more attention than others? Why is evidence-based policy-making so difficult? How can we understand and study power in the health system? This book provides answers to these crucial questions."
Devi Sridhar, James Martin Lecturer in Global Health Politics, Oxford University, UK"

""Having used the earlier edition of this book, I would highly recommend it. The book provides an outstanding mix of policy theories, described in clear and accessible terms, with up-to-date and engaging examples from across the world that illustrate the application of those theories. Frequent activities throughout the book provide openings for greater student engagement in the subject matter. It's a great resource for teaching."
Sara Bennett, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA

" ""This book is an excellent teaching tool on policy making in the field of public health. It is very clearly structured and written, and provides a wealth of concrete examples to illustrate new concepts ... One of the key strengths is to highlight the political nature of health policy making, not presenting it as a technocratic process, but very much part of power dynamics at the local, national and global level."
Chantal Blouin, Associate Director, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University/University of Ottawa, Canada"

""A great introduction and reference for health policy students, offering clear and concise explication of key theories about policy-making and applied to the health sector. This book unravels the complex world of health politics and decision-making, making it comprehensible for many who have difficulty understanding the system they work in, or aspire to enter the world of health policy to make a difference."
Professor Vivian Lin, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia"

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