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Introduction: The History, Policies, and Structures That Shape Health Care Regulation

Robert I. Field.

in Health Care Regulation in America

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 7260 words.

This chapter presents background on the nature of health policy and the role of regulation in translating policy into action. It describes the fundamental policy goals of improving quality,...

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Changing Pain Management Practices in Hospitals and Cancer Centers

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera.

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

September 2003; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6981 words.

Undertreatment of pain continues throughout the world. Hospitalized patients with pain continue to be inadequately managed, despite the availability of safe and effective treatments. This...

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Health as the Capacity for Action

Mark D. Sullivan.

in The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics. 11131 words.

Objective definitions of health and disease are favored because they promise a value-free measure of health problems and health care needs. But objective health does not simply cause the...

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School Accreditation

Charles H. Skipper.

in Education

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 10966 words.

School and university accreditation is an evaluative decision made by a recognized accrediting agency/institution that a particular school or university or specialized program complies with...

Comparing methodological quality and consistency of international guidelines for the management of patients with chronic heart failure

Michael Kulig, Schulte Erika and Willich Stefan Norbert.

in European Journal of Heart Failure

June 2003; p ublished online June 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 4787 words.


Guidelines (GLs) for the management of heart failure (HF) are of great importance in order to define and disseminate therapeutic recommendations...

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A clinical audit programme for diagnostic radiology: the approach adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency

K. Faulkner, H. Järvinen, P. Butler, I. D. McLean, M. Pentecost, M. Rickard and B. Abdullah.

in Radiation Protection Dosimetry

January 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nuclear Chemistry, Photochemistry, and Radiation. 2311 words.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a mandate to assist member states in areas of human health and particularly in the use of radiation for diagnosis and treatment. Clinical...

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Assessment in the context of relicensure

W. Dale Dauphinee.

in Oxford Textbook of Medical Education

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine. 10463 words.

In its broadest context, relicensure is a process by which an individual or public agency renews, reactivates, or reinstates an existing license to either practise a profession or execute a...

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Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty with an Eye to Equitable Growth Policy 1

Albert Berry.

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 17831 words.

Major improvements in the quality and frequency of data on income and consumption distribution in Latin American countries have provided an adequate base for assessing trends and analysing...

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Effectiveness of liaison psychiatric nursing in older medical inpatients with depression: a randomised controlled trial

Sarah Cullum, Sue Tucker, Chris Todd and Carol Brayne.

in Age and Ageing

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 3920 words.

Objective: to compare liaison psychiatric nursing with usual medical care in the management of older medical inpatients who screen positive for depression.


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Proficiency Testing for Monitoring Global Laboratory Performance and Identifying Discordance

Abdel-Baset Halim.

in Laboratory Medicine

February 2013; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry; Business and Management. 4640 words.

Although discrepant laboratory results still pose considerable risk to patients and to pharmaceutical development, overall clinical laboratory performance has improved with time due to...

Fostering Accountability

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner.

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work. 400 pages.

Fostering Accountability presents a model of child welfare decision-making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions...

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14 Due Process in Competition Law Proceedings: Practical Considerations of a Consensus Awaiting Convergence

Paul O’Brien.

in Antitrust Procedural Fairness

January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 25 pages. 8757 words.

This chapter first discusses how due process has attracted increased attention in international competition law dialogue. This can be attributed to three factors: the globalization of...

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School-Linked Comprehensive Services: Promising Beginnings, Lessons Learned, and Future Challenges

Katharine Briar-Lawson, Hal A. Lawson, Connie Collier and Alfred Joseph.

in Children & Schools

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Schools Studies. 0 words.

This article draws on interviews and site visits in 36 states, a literature review, and data from the authors' three demonstration projects to discuss school-linked comprehensive services....

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Conclusion: key themes and future directions

Tom Dening and Alisoun Milne.

in Mental Health and Care Homes

May 2011; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 3604 words.

This final chapter summarizes the current state of care home provision, drawing from the preceding chapters of this book. Several general themes are discussed: (1) the ageing population and...

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The Emigration Business

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine.

in Migration and Empire

September 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14268 words.

Decisions to migrate, by UK and all other empire migrants, were heavily influenced by information (and sometimes misinformation) about destinations, both from personal sources and from...

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Investigative Practice and Performance Management: Making the Marriage Work

Peter Stelfox.

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Policing. 3804 words.

Peter Stelfox is Head of Investigative Practice at the National Policing Improvement Agency. In this article, he examines the relationship between investigative practice and...

Consulting the community for environmental health indicator development: the case of air quality

Donald C. Cole, L. David Pengelly, John Eyles, David M. Stieb and Rhonda Hustler.

in Health Promotion International

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5384 words.

As health promotion practitioners advocate for an integration of health and environmental concerns, they must struggle with the role of environmental health indicators in fostering and...

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Lean Behavioral Health

Edited by Joseph Merlino, Joanna Omi and Jill Bowen.

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry. 272 pages.

As the largest public healthcare system in the United States, the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation adopted the principles of the Toyota Production System, or lean, as the...

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basic skills

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

The Basic Skills Agency defines basic skills as ‘The ability to read, write and speak in English or Welsh, and to use mathematics at a level necessary to function and progress at work and...

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Trends in Neighborhood Problems

Wesley G. Skogan.

in Police and Community in Chicago

December 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8375 words.

Repeated administration of evaluation surveys revealed trends in the extent of neighborhood problems in Chicago over time, beginning in early 1994. This was after the CAPS (Chicago...

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