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Long-term care is a cross-cutting policy issue that encompasses a range of services for persons who are dependent on help for the basic activities of daily living. When the baby boom generation reaches the oldest age groups over the next three decades, demand for long-term care will rise steeply. How do governments in OECD countries respond to this growing(More)
There’s a lot of money to be made from telling healthy people they’re sick. Some forms of medicalising ordinary life may now be better described as disease mongering: widening the boundaries of treatable illness in order to expand markets for those who sell and deliver treatments. 2 Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in sponsoring the definition(More)
This paper is written within the context of a relational data base model as presented by E. F. Codd in [1]. It also serves as a companion paper to his paper [2]. The central thesis is that a file operation should not produce unexpected 'side effects' in order to maintain a restriction (such as one-one, or many-one) on the file. Any file operation which(More)
Overuse, which is defined as the provision of medical services that are more likely to cause harm than good, is a pervasive problem. Direct measurement of overuse through documentation of delivery of inappropriate services is challenging given the difficulty of defining appropriate care for patients with individual preferences and needs; overuse can also be(More)
BACKGROUND Research consistently shows that gaps in health and health care persist, and are even widening. While the strength of a country's primary health care system and its primary care attributes significantly improves populations' health and reduces inequity (differences in health and health care that are unfair and unjust), many areas, such as(More)
In fact, the Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine took place on May 29 and 30, 2008 under the auspices and on the premises of the University Hospitals of Geneva, organized by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Institutional Program on Psychiatry for the Person (IPPP), in collaboration with the World Medical Association (WMA), the World(More)