Peter J. May

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This article addresses the influence of politicians, managers, and the dispositions of streetlevel bureaucrats in shaping actions at the frontlines of policy implementation. We investigate these for the implementation of employment policy reforms in Denmark. Our findings show a large percentage of caseworkers emphasizing actions that are consistent with the(More)
This article is a personal opinion by a GP on one of the latest additions to primary care, the nurse-led walk-in centre. The author argues that they are unnecessary for a host of reasons, not least because they duplicate the work already done by GP practices, but without the personal knowledge of patients, and divert funding from other areas of primary care.
These combined studies explore the socio-political implications of the seismic provisions of local building codes. Based on results from a national survey of building code officials, these three complementary studies explore (1) making building codes effective tools in earthquake hazard mitigation at the national level (2) the policy challenges of seismic(More)
  • Peter J. May
  • Journal of policy analysis and management : [the…
  • 1982
As in most cases of natural disasters, relief needs arising out of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruptions in May 1980 were greatly overestimated. Technical, bureaucratic, and political considerations all contribute to the upward bias in such cases. The errors in early estimates of relief needs can be reduced by systematic means. But more important than(More)
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Researchers picking through the debris left by the Northridge earthquake in 1994 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992 found that building codes had not provided the degree of protection against damage many expected. This was due, in part, to a breakdown in code enforcement functions. In this paper, we provide evidence that the seismic provisions of codes receive(More)
Claims of a miracle cure require objective and thorough investigation with a review of all contemporaneous medical records. This paper describes instances of apparent miraculous recoveries from fatal or incurable illnesses. Following more rigorous review of the medical documentation, when available, a different story emerges. Misdiagnosis and/or appropriate(More)
Background: Maintaining the recent expansion of palliative care access in the United States is a recognized public health concern. Economic evaluation is essential to validate current provision and assess the case for new programs. Previous economic reviews in palliative care reported on programs across settings and systems; none has examined specifically(More)