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Despite the wide variety of health care systems in industrialized democracies, a universal paradigm for financing, organization, and macromanagement has been emerging through reforms of the past decade. The policies within this paradigm attempt to promote equity, social efficiency, and consumer satisfaction by combining the advantages of public finance(More)
Today in developed nations, the public pays for most medical care, with the state and the medical profession or providers determining its nature, form, and level. But there is no well-defined institutional framework for revealing consumer preferences and enabling client choice about the nature and form of public entitlement. This thwarts the efforts of(More)
Improved health, equity, macroeconomic efficiency, efficient provision of care, and client satisfaction are the common goals of any health system. The relative significance of these goals varies, however, across nations, communities and with time. As for health care finance, the attainment of these goals under varying circumstances involves alternative(More)
In the extensive literature dealing with the one-trial passive-avoidance task the data are usually represented by the median latency to respond. We propose here a novel representation and analysis of passive-avoidance data which is based on the observation that the complement of the cumulative distribution of step-through latencies (i.e., the fraction of(More)
Data obtained with the passive-avoidance task are usually presented as the median values of the latencies to respond. In an earlier publication we described a better way of presenting such data based on the observation that the complement of the cumulative distribution of step-through latencies can be closely fitted by a simple exponential function. Thus(More)
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