Bud McMullen

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This paper provides a welfare assessment of the new Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) co-payment policy, enacted July 15, 2005. This policy creates a pricing mechanism designed to entice patients to first seek outpatient care at local clinics rather than hospitals. Our empirical findings suggest that while the new policy results in a net welfare gain,(More)
NDSU is one of 11 universities making up the North Dakota University System and the second largest in the system. NDSU has approxtiately 9500 students and a faculty and staff population of approximately 2000. NDSU is North Dakota’s Land-Orant institution and carries on a large amount of agricultural research. As such, NDSU’S colleges and departments have a(More)
The private association of the Christian faithful (PACF) and private juridic person (PJP) are two lay sponsorship options for healthcare organizations that find traditional sponsorship unavailable. Today two questions relate to these models: Are the PACF and the PJP still realistic and attractive models of sponsorship? Can Catholic identity be maintained in(More)
In 1995, Holy Family Hospital, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, began the process of closing its doors. Holy Family Hospital, operated by the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, had been tending the sick for 87 years, and was a large employer in the area. Its roots ran deep in the community. In September 1997, Sr. McMullen spoke to(More)
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