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health policy

1 a statement of a decision regarding a goal in health care and a plan for achieving that goal. For example, to prevent an epidemic, a program for inoculating a population is developed and implemented.
2 a field of study and practice in which the priorities and values underlying health resource allocation are determined.
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Advances in technology also have facilitated new forms of collaboration among students with limited access to health policy education.
There is therefore a need to step up implementation of the legislation, to adopt a national mental health policy and to translate policy into service delivery.
The scientific community would benefit from a training program to provide those from an applied, basic, or clinical research background with the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in the larger context of environmental health policy.
A Health Policy for Australia claims 'the short-termism of successive governments has given Australia a set of health policies which are increasingly complex, inequitable, inefficient and incoherent'.
Health Policy in a Globalising World covers a wide range of topics and transcends many geographical boundaries.
Mr Morgan said the report was not a criticism of overall health policy, but pointed out inefficiencies in the way NHS operations were commissioned.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey: Survey Methodology and Sample Design, 2002, <http://www.
The authors are with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
That work includes that of the Health Policy Group, which follows developments nationwide in matters such as prescription drug coverage, Medicaid costs, chronic illness and disease management, and state and federal relationships.
Health policy is still very much on the minds of constituents, two policy analysts said at a meeting.
Legislative and lobbyist experience in health policy and child health services, and a background in Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance is required.
But when public health policy respects individual sufferers, those sufferers will be more cooperative, thereby serving the needs of the public at large.

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