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Sloan, Frank A.

Overview
Works: 130 works in 501 publications in 2 languages and 20,507 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Printer, Contributor
Classifications: G530.T6, 362.296
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Most widely held works about Frank A Sloan
 
Most widely held works by Frank A Sloan
Titanic by Frank A Sloan( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ocean liner Titanic, its maiden voyage, and its sinking, and discusses the recent discovery and exploration of the ship's remains on the ocean floor using deep-diving robots
The price of smoking by Frank A Sloan( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does a pack of cigarettes cost a smoker, the smoker's family, and society? This longitudinal study on the private and social costs of smoking calculates that the cost of smoking to a 24-year-old woman smoker is $86,000 over a lifetime; for a 24-year-old male smoker the cost is $183,000. The total social cost of smoking over a lifetime - including both private costs to the smoker and costs imposed on others (including second-hand smoke and costs of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) - comes to $106,000 for a woman and $220,000 for a man. The cost per pack over a lifetime of smoking: almost $40.00." "The first study to quantify the cost of smoking in this way, or in such depth, this accessible book not only adds a weapon to the arsenal of antismoking messages but also provides a framework for assessment that can be applied to other health behaviors. The findings on the effects of smoking on Medicare and Medicaid will be surprising and perhaps controversial, for the authors estimate the costs to be much lower than the damage awards being paid to 46 states as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement."--Jacket
The smoking puzzle : information, risk perception, and choice by Frank A Sloan( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Older adults' decisions to quit smoking require personal experience with the serious health impacts associated with smoking. Smokers over fifty revise their risk perceptions only after experiencing a major health shock - such as a heart attack. But less serious symptoms, such as shortness of breath, do not cause changes in perceptions. Waiting for such a jolt to occur is obviously imprudent." "The authors show that well crafted messages about how smoking affects quality of life can greatly affect current perceptions of smoking risks. If smokers are informed of long-term consequences of a disease, and if they are told that quitting can indeed come too late, they are able to evaluate the risks of smoking more accurately, and act accordingly."--Jacket
Valuing health care : costs, benefits, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies by Frank A Sloan( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As expenditure on health care has increasingly become an area of public debate and concern, public and private health care decision-makers have called for more rigorous use of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis to guide spending. Concerns have arisen, however, about the overall quality of such analyses. This book discusses and evaluates best-practice methods of conducting cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies of pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies. It encompasses a wide variety of topics, ranging from measuring cost and effectiveness to discounting to the use of dynamic modelling of cost-effectiveness. The book also includes conceptual and practical aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis by researchers who have conducted applied research in these areas. Rarely does the book provide a singular solution to a measurement problem; rather, the reader is directed to choices among alternative approaches and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each
Drinkers, drivers, and bartenders : balancing private choices and public accountability by Frank A Sloan( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nursing staff in hospitals and nursing homes : is it adequate? by Institute of Medicine Staff( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hospitals and nursing homes are responding to changes in the health care system by modifying staffing levels and the mix of nursing personnel. But do these changes endanger the quality of patient care? Do nursing staff suffer increased rates of injury, illness, or stress because of changing workplace demands? These questions are addressed in Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, a thorough and authoritative look at today's health care system that also takes a long-term view of staffing needs for nursing as the nation moves into the next century. The committee draws fundamental conclusions about the evolving role of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes and presents recommendations about staffing decisions, nursing training, measurement of quality, reimbursement, and other areas. The volume also discusses work-related injuries, violence toward and abuse of nursing staffs, and stress among nursing personnel--and examines whether these problems are related to staffing levels. Included is a readable overview of the underlying trends in health care that have given rise to urgent questions about nurse staffing: population changes, budget pressures, and the introduction of new technologies. Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes provides a straightforward examination of complex and sensitive issues surround the role and value of nursing on our health care system
Incentives and choice in health care by Frank A Sloan( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars in the field of health economics evaluate the role of incentives in health and health-care decision making from the perspectives of both supply and demand
Cost, quality, and access in health care : new roles for health planning in a competitive environment by Frank A Sloan( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncompensated hospital care : rights and responsibilities( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical malpractice by Frank A Sloan( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economist Frank Sloan and lawyer Lindsey Chepke examine the U.S. medical malpractice process from legal, medical, economic, and insurance perspectives, analyze past efforts at reform, and offer realistic, achievable policy recommendations. They review the considerable empirical evidence in a balanced fashion and assess objectively what works in the current system and what does not. They argue that the complexity of medical malpractice stems largely from the interaction of the four discrete markets that determine outcomes--legal, medical malpractice insurance, medical care, and government activity. After describing what the evidence shows about the functioning of medical malpractice, types of defensive medicine, and the effects of past reforms, they examine such topics as scheduling damages as an alternative to flat caps, jury behavior, health courts, incentives to prevent medical errors, insurance regulation, reinsurance, no-fault insurance, and suggestions for future reforms
Insurance, regulation, and hospital costs by Frank A Sloan( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suing for medical malpractice( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insuring medical malpractice by Frank A Sloan( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cost of malpractice insurance to physicians has been increasing rapidly in recent years, and in some areas is not even available. This study describes and analyzes, in a non-technical manner, the workings of physicians' own liability insurance
Access to ambulatory care and the U.S. economy by Frank A Sloan( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health economics by Frank A Sloan( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces students to the growing research field of health economics. Rather than offer details about health systems around the world without providing a theoretical context, Health Economics combines economic concepts with empirical evidence to enhance readers' economic understanding of how health care institutions and markets function. It views the subject in both microeconomic and macroeconomic terms, moving from the individual and firm level to the market level to a macroeconomic view of the role of health and health care within the economy as a whole. The book includes discussion of recent empirical evidence on the U.S. health system and can be used for an undergraduate course on U.S. health economics. It also contains sufficient material for an undergraduate or masters course on global health economics, or for a course on health economics aimed at health professionals. It includes a chapter on nurses as well as a chapter on the economics of hospitals and pharmaceuticals, which can be used in master's courses for students in these fields. It supplements its analysis with readings (both classic and current), extensive references, links to Web sites on policy developments and public programs, review and discussion questions, and exercises
Hospital labor markets : analysis of wages and work-force composition by Frank A Sloan( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmaceutical innovation : incentives, competition, and cost-benefit analysis in international perspective by Frank A Sloan( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores four important issues in pharmaceutical innovations: the industry structure of pharmaceutical innovations; incentives for correcting market failures in allocating resources for research and development; competition and marketing; and public evaluation of the benefits and costs of innovation
Cancer control opportunities in low- and middle-income countries by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographic adjustment in Medicare payment by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medicare system adjusts fee-for-service payments to hospitals and practitioners according to the geographic location in which providers practice, recognizing that certain costs beyond providers' control vary between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas and also differ by region. The fundamental rationale for geographic adjustment is to create a payment structure that adjusts payments for input price differences that health care professionals and institutions face, such as the cost of employee compensation. Medicare provides health care coverage for 47 million Americans, including 39 million individuals who are 65 years of age and older and 8 million nonelderly people with permanent disabilities or end-stage renal disease. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Medicare payments in 2010 will reach more than $500 billion. Total per capita Medicare spending is not evenly distributed across the country, and the proportion of beneficiaries living in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas also varies from state to state. Because Medicare is a national program, policy makers and researchers working to develop and implement its payment systems have long recognized the need to adjust payment amounts to reflect input price differences across geographic areas of the United States
Geographic adjustment in Medicare payment by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medicare, the world's single largest health insurance program, covers more than 47 million Americans. Although it is a national program, it adjusts payments to hospitals and health care practitioners according to the geographic location in which they provide service, acknowledging that the cost of doing business varies around the country. Under the adjustment systems, payments in high-cost areas are increased relative to the national average, and payments in low-cost areas are reduced. In July 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees Medicare, commissioned the IOM to conduct a two-part study to recommend corrections of inaccuracies and inequities in geographic adjustments to Medicare payments. The first report examined the data sources and methods used to adjust payments, and recommended a number of changes. Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment - Phase II:Implications for Access, Quality, and Efficiency applies the first report's recommendations in order to determine their potential effect on Medicare payments to hospitals and clinical practitioners. This report also offers recommendations to improve access to efficient and appropriate levels of care. Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment - Phase II:Implications for Access, Quality, and Efficiency expresses the importance of ensuring the availability of a sufficient health care workforce to serve all beneficiaries, regardless of where they live."--Publisher's description
 
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The price of smoking
Alternative Names
Allen Sloan Frank

Sloan, F. A.

Sloan, F. A. 1942-

Sloan, F. A. (Frank A.)

Sloan, F. A. (Frank A.), 1942-

Sloan, Frank

Sloan, Frank 1942-

Sloan, Frank A.

Sloan, Frank Allen 1942-

Languages
English (211)

Chinese (4)

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The price of smokingThe smoking puzzle : information, risk perception, and choiceValuing health care : costs, benefits, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and other medical technologiesDrinkers, drivers, and bartenders : balancing private choices and public accountabilityNursing staff in hospitals and nursing homes : is it adequate?Incentives and choice in health careMedical malpracticeSuing for medical malpractice