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policy

 [pol´ĭ-se]
a plan of activity or behavior that serves some end such as being expedient or beneficial.
health care policy subfield of political science covering the making and implementing of decisions by public administrators and elected legislators to improve the health and well-being of the public.

policy

A statement of intent by an organisation to follow a particular course of action.

policy

Health insurance A contractual agreement between an insurer and insured, which sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties to the agreement. See Any willing provider policy, Claims made policy, Commercial policy, Major hospitalization policy, Occurrence policy, Trolley car policy, Wrap-around policy Vox populi A series of rules or guidelines promulgated by an authorizing body. See Federal policy, General policy, Guidelines, HISP policy, Local Medicare review policy, No nit policy, Mexico City policy, PHS policy, Zero tolerance policy.
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Indeed, for most public hospitals their public policy environment is a complicated, turbulent, and inevitably unpredictable place encompassing not only relevant public policies, but also the decision-making process through which policies are established or modified, and the myriad factors that can affect the process and its results.
Following the field data collection a sample volume of 61 persons resulted, the sample being representative, since it was distributed and completed by employees of Public Policies Units in more than 80% of the ministries.
Gradually ad-hoc practices on policy formulation were adapted, over time, into formal structures such as: Strategic Planning Council and Public Policies Unit.
also has a wide range of public policies that undermine global corporate social responsibility.
Thus public policies might correct an existing market failure.
The Board believes that these issues are important and is devoting substantial resources to improving understanding of derivatives and to developing appropriate public policies for these instruments.
Through this committee and its Washington office, ACM seeks to influence public policies affecting information technology.
In spite of the barriers generated by prejudicial attitudes and ineffectual public policies, citizens with disabilities have acquired many new legal rights during the 1970's and 1980's (e.g., Title V of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, The Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, the Air Carriers Access Act, and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988).
The last two chapters, 6 and 7, provide a well-informed and illuminating examination of labor markets and public policies in Sweden and the Federal Republic.
The main conclusion of the case study is that during economic upturns countries have adopted divergent public policies toward private firms, whereas during downturns states have adopted similar policies.
An impact story about how SIN France initiated UK-France cooperation on the use of behavioural science in health public policies.
There are also situations where planning is continuous: once concluded the public policies cycle, finalized by the ex-post evaluation, it sets a new agenda and the process is resumed (General Secretariat of the Romanian Government, 2006).

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