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The pursuit of equity of access to health care is a central objective of many health care systems. This paper first sets out a general theoretical framework within which equity of access can be… Continue Reading
This paper examines the role of information in securing control of health care systems. The discussion focuses on the impact of the proposed 'Performance Framework', which entails a significant… Continue Reading
This paper seeks to explain variations in acute inpatient length of stay in the National Health Service in England. A model is proposed in which the length of stay is allowed to vary according to… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND The paper describes the development of an index of the relative need for psychiatric services for the purposes of distributing NHS funds in England. METHOD The study is based on an… Continue Reading
Acknowledgments 1. Forgotten Warriors 2. An Older Tradition: Native American Warfare and the Warrior's Place in Tribal Societies 3. Warriors into Soldiers: Euro-American Warfare and the… Continue Reading
IntroductionWhile laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) can be performed using a myriad of techniques, the cost of each method varies. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of surgeon choice… Continue Reading
OBJECTIVE To explore the possibility of using routine Hospital Episode Statistics, census data, and vital statistics to derive weights for an equitable capitation formula for setting general… Continue Reading
STUDY OBJECTIVE The study aimed to identify the various factors that seem to influence the average response to the new census question on limiting, long standing illness at the small area level, to… Continue Reading
Managers interviewed in hospital trusts, health authorities and regional offices believed performance indicators to be broadly helpful. But our study found evidence that the role of the current… Continue Reading
Students in a Probability and Statistics course were given writing assignments that required them to generate and interpret statistics under the guise of a formal professional communication. This f...