Jonathan Wight

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In response to UNICEF's Bamako Initiative, hundreds of privately run Community Drug Funds were established in Honduras during the 1990s, generally under the auspices of a non-government organization and usually with the financial assistance of international agencies. Honduras' Community Drug Funds (CDF) are rotating drug funds intended to: (1) serve as a(More)
OBJECTIVE Students are taught how to apply clinical reasoning methods through a variety of teaching methods, including the use of case studies. Various types of case studies have been described in the literature: paper cases, videotape cases, simulated client cases, and real client cases. This study examined the effectiveness of a new type of paper case(More)
  • J Wight
  • Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of…
  • 1993
A conference on 'Rationing of health care in medicine' was organised by the Royal College of Physicians and the Institute of Health Services Management on 11 November 1992. In his opening remarks the President, Professor Leslie Turnberg, declared it an opportune time to be hosting a conference on such a topical subject. Rationing of health services exists;(More)
Efforts to privatize portions of the health sector have proven more difficult to implement than had been anticipated previously. One common bottleneck encountered has been the traditional organizational structure of the private sector, with its plethora of independent, single physician practices. The atomistic nature of the sector has rendered many(More)
Adam Smith used the metaphor of an invisible hand to represent the instincts of human nature that direct behavior. Moderated by self-control and guided by proper institutional incentives, actions grounded in instincts can be shown to generate a beneficial social order even if not intended. Smith’s concept, however, has been diluted and distorted over time(More)
Ignorance about the costs, case loads and case mixes of different hospitals within the public health system constitutes an important obstacle to reforming health care spending in many developing countries. National (tertiary) hospitals generally receive significantly larger budgets, per patient, than lower-level (district) hospitals. One reason for these(More)
Part of the difficulty of introducing social economics into the principles course is the perception that social economics is anathema to mainstream economics. 1 As noted by Warren Samuels, however, "neoclassical economics is already a form of social economics" despite its "pretensions of methodological individualism and value-neutrality" [Samuels, p. 2].(More)