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Milbank Memorial Fund

Works: 518 works in 1,156 publications in 1 language and 30,361 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Other, isb, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: HV97.M6, 362.10973
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The Milbank quarterly by Milbank Memorial Fund( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles of scholarly analysis of significant issues in health and health care policy. Original research, policy analysis and commentary from academicians, clinicians and policy makers in an in-depth, multidisciplinary approach
What price better health? : hazards of the research imperative by Daniel Callahan( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical research, with its power to attract money and political support, and its promise of cures for a wide range of medical burdens, has good and bad sides--which are often indistinguishable. In this book, the author teases out the distinctions and differences, revealing the difficulties that result when the research imperative is suffused with excessive zeal, adulterated by the profit motive, or used to justify cutting moral corners. Exploring the National Institutes of Health's annual budget, the inflated estimates of health care cost savings that result from research, the high prices charged by drug companies, the use and misuse of human subjects for medical testing, and the controversies surrounding human cloning and stem cell research, he clarifies the fine line between doing good and doing harm in the name of medical progress. His work shows that medical research must be understood in light of other social and economic needs and how even the research imperative, dedic
Inside national health reform by John E McDonough( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Affordable Care Act, our new national health care law
Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children by Gerald E Markowitz( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland's Court of Appeals--which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University's prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children--as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children
The health care revolution : from medical monopoly to market competition by Carl F Ameringer( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's market-based health care system, unique among the nations of the world, is in large part the product of an obscure yet profound revolution that overthrew the medical monopoly in the late 1970s. In this account, Carl F. Ameringer tells how this revolution came into being when the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress prompted the antitrust agencies of the federal government - the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department - to change the rules of the health care system. No longer able to restrict competition, once-powerful medical societies soon gave way to HMOs and other corporate arrangements. Ameringer lays out the key events that led up to this regime change; discusses its broader social, political, and economic contexts; examines the views of both its proponents and opponents; and considers its current trajectory. Along the way, he explores questions about the acquisition, control, and loss of political and economic power in a book that provides an essential perspective on the politics and law behind health policy in the United States."--BOOK JACKET
House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox by William H Foege( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story of courage and risk-taking, House on Fire tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health. Part autobiography, part mystery, the story is told by a man who was one of the architects of a radical vaccination scheme that became a key strategy in ending the horrible disease when it was finally contained in India. In House on Fire, William H. Foege describes his own experiences in public health and details the remarkable program that involved people from countries around the world in pursuit of a single objective: eliminating smallpox forever. Rich with the details of everyday life, as well as a few adventures, House on Fire gives an intimate sense of what it is like to work on the ground in some of the world's most impoverished countries -- and tells what it is like to contribute to programs that really do change the world"--Jacket
The Milbank Memorial Fund quarterly by Milbank Memorial Fund( )

in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index
The Milbank Memorial Fund quarterly by Milbank Memorial Fund( )

in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public health law and ethics : a reader by Lawrence O Gostin( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous edition, 1st, published in 2002
The Milbank Memorial Fund quarterly bulletin( )

in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sick to death and not going to take it anymore! : reforming health care for the last years of life by Joanne Lynn( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are we ready? : public health since 9/11 by David Rosner( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary history of a critical period, Are We Ready? analyzes the impact of 9/11, the anthrax attacks that followed, and preparations for a possible smallpox attack on the nation's public health infrastructure. David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz interviewed local, state, and federal officials to determine the immediate reactions of key participants in these events. The authors explore the extent to which these emergencies permanently altered the political, cultural, and organizational life of the country and consider whether the nation is now better prepared to withstand another potentially devastating attack. This well-reasoned and well-researched book presents compelling evidence that few with hands-on experience with disease and emergency preparedness believe that an adequate response to terrorism--whether biological, chemical, or radiological--is possible without a strong and vibrant infrastructure to provide everyday services as well as emergency responses
Confronting drug policy : illicit drugs in a free society( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low income, social growth, and good health : a history of twelve countries by James C Riley( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book studies the experience of twelve countries that have broken through the limits that low incomes so often impose on human survival: China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Oman, Panama, the former Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela. Most made impressive gains in life expectancy in the decades after 1920, and by 1960 nearly matched the rich countries in survival. Findings make clear that all of these countries enjoyed significant social growth, all invested in public health, and all gained the people's participation in the effort to improve their own lives and health. This innovative analysis suggests an alternative model of growth in which the measure of a nation's success is not its per capita income but the life expectancy of its population
AIDS, impact on public policy : an international forum--policy, politics, and AIDS by Robert F Hummel( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome continues to be a major concern of the research and health care communities as well as the dominant public health issue in the news media. In the early years of the epidemic. attention was appropriately focused on characterizing the epidemiology of the disease in order to define the nature and extent of this new threat. However. as the disease affected the lives of ever increasing thousands of individuals and spread to almost every country. its ramifications were felt at every level of society. In addition to medical and research issues. profound social. economic and moral dilemmas have arisen. The implications which AIDS has on public policy continue to unfold. Recognizing the value of assembling those who were involved with AIDS on a national and international level. New York State through its Health Department brought together social scientists, researchers. clinicians. educators, community leaders. government officials and public policy analysts to explore and discuss major AIDS public policy issues at the AIDS International Symposium. This volume includes both the major papers presented as well as the discussions among the panel members which followed the presentations. Clearly, the conference demonstrated the international nature of AIDS as a public health and public policy problem. Evident also ;s that the development of public policy properly begins as a dialogue, both at the interpersonal and international levels, and that the process is never complete, particularly when it concerns the type of threat that AIDS presents to the world community
Health : a victim or cause of inflation?( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Welch at eighty; a memorial record of celebrations around the world in his honor by Committee on the Celebration of the Eightieth Birthday of Doctor William Henry Welch( Book )

4 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer incentives for health care by Selma J Mushkin( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educated guesses : making policy about medical screening tests by Louise B Russell( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three case studies presented here, each important in its own right, raise serious questions about how tests are evaluated, recommendations formed, and medical resources allocated. At a time when American health care policies and the escalating costs of health care are the object of renewed scrutiny, Russell's challenge to conventional wisdom is especially important. Based on a detailed analysis of the available medical research, yet written in a straightforward, jargon-free style, Educated Guesses will be required reading for all those concerned about making informed choices about health care policies and their personal health."--Publisher description (LoC)
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What price better health? : hazards of the research imperative
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Inside national health reformThe health care revolution : from medical monopoly to market competitionHouse on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpoxPublic health law and ethics : a readerSick to death and not going to take it anymore! : reforming health care for the last years of lifeAre we ready? : public health since 9/11Low income, social growth, and good health : a history of twelve countriesEducated guesses : making policy about medical screening tests