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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Health micro-financing and health cost management in a large organisation : a corporate case study of Eskom South Africa

17 August 2015 (has links)
M.B.A. / Please refer to full text to view abstract
2

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Physician Assistants

Hooker, Roderick Stanton 01 January 1999 (has links)
This study examined if physician assistants (PAs) are cost-beneficial to employers. In an era of cost accountability, questions arise about whether a visit to a PA for an episode of care differs from a visit to a physician, and if PAs erode their cost-effectiveness by the manner in which they manage patients. Four common acute medical conditions seen by PAs and physicians within a large health maintenance organization were identified to study. An episode approach was undertaken to identify all laboratory, imaging, medication and provider costs for these diagnoses. Over 12,700 medical office visits were analyzed and assigned to each type of provider and medical department. Patient variables included age, gender, and health status. A multivariate analysis identified significant cost differences in each cohort of patients. In every condition managed by PAs, the total cost of the visit was less than that of a physician in the same department. This was significant for episodes of shoulder tendinitis, otitis media, and urinary tract infections. In no instance were PAs statistically different from physicians in use of laboratory and imaging costs. In each instance the total cost of the episode was less when treated by a PA. Sometimes PAs ordered fewer laboratory tests than physicians. There were no differences in the rate of return visits for a diagnosis between physicians and PAs. Patient differences were held constant for age, gender, and health status. This study affirms that PAs are not only cost-effective from a labor standpoint but are also cost-beneficial to those who employ them. In most cases, they order resources for diagnosis and treatment in a manner similar to physicians for an episode of care, but the cost of an episode of an illness is more economical overall when the P A delivers the care. This study validates the federal policy of support for primary care P A education and suggests that PA employment should be expanded in many sectors of the health care system. These findings and the results of this cost-benefit model are evidence of its validity in predicting health care costs.
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Managed healthcare in South Africa : impact on patient care and ethical pharmaceutical sales in Kwa-Zulu-Natal

Naidoo, Krishnavelli Marla January 2003 (has links)
Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree in Master in Technology: Marketing, Technikon Natal, 2003. / Managed care is defined by Chetty (1999: 1) as "the practice of evidence based medicine with an approach to managing both the quality and cost of medical care". Managed care was introduced into South Africa in the last decade due to increasing cost of healthcare. All forms of managed care represent attempts to control costs by modifying the behaviour of general practitioners. / M
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Strategic management for cost efficient health care in the Steelmed Medical Aid

Hukins, G.B.A. 11 September 2012 (has links)
M.Comm. / Chapter 2 Chapter 2 researches the literature with regard to the evolvement of health care delivery in the USA and specifically the effect that the development and implementation has had on managed care. Chapter 3 Chapter 3 briefly describes the process of management and the components of strategic management. It also mentions the evolvement of management style proposed by Hickman. Finally it sets out in a graphical format the categories and "levels" into which health care can be divided and delivered. It is suggested that these are the issues to consider when assessing a medical benefit fund. Chapter 4 Chapter 4 presents the results and the findings of the various components and factors that impacted upon the external and internal analysis of the fund. The framework used to analyse the fund for strategic management are those proposed by De Bruyn, Kruger and McKinsey. Comments are made about the extent to which each component of strategic management is being applied within Steelmed based upon the evidence assimilated from the study. Finally the financial statements and membership numbers are used to evaluate how successful Steelmed has been. Chapter 5 Chapter 5 highlights the changes to take place if fourth wave strategic management is to be implemented and makes recommendations about the need for an on-going study to measure the effect this will have.
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A cost-effectiveness analysis of the first-line treatment regimens for multiple myeloma in Macao. / 澳門治療多發性骨髓瘤的第一線治療方案之成本效益分析 / Aomen zhi liao duo fa xing gu sui liu de di yi xian zhi liao fang an zhi cheng ben xiao yi fen xi

January 2009 (has links)
Kuok, Chiu Fai. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 139-154). / Abstract and appendix also in Chinese. / Abstract --- p.i / Abstract (in Chinese) --- p.iv / Acknowledgements --- p.vi / Table of Contents --- p.vii / List of Tables --- p.xi / List of Figures --- p.xiv / List of Abbreviations --- p.xv / Chapter Chapter 1 --- Introduction / Chapter 1.1 --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter 1.2 --- The Impact of Malignant Diseases and Multiple Myeloma --- p.4 / Chapter 1.3 --- Pharmacoeconomics --- p.6 / Chapter 1.4 --- Macao Healthcare System --- p.9 / Chapter 1.5 --- Study Hypothesis --- p.12 / Chapter 1.6 --- Study Objectives --- p.12 / Chapter 1.7 --- Perspective of the Study --- p.13 / Chapter Chapter 2 --- Literature Review / Chapter 2.1 --- Hematopoietic System --- p.14 / Chapter 2.1.1 --- Specific Blood Cell Lineages and Blood Cells --- p.15 / Chapter 2.1.2 --- Bone Marrow Microenvironment --- p.19 / Chapter 2.2 --- The Hematologic Malignancies --- p.20 / Chapter 2.2.1 --- Leukemia --- p.21 / Chapter 2.2.2 --- Lymphoma --- p.23 / Chapter 2.2.3 --- Plasma Cell Disorders --- p.24 / Chapter 2.3 --- Multiple Myeloma --- p.25 / Chapter 2.3.1 --- Epidemiology --- p.26 / Chapter 2.3.2 --- Pathology --- p.29 / Chapter 2.3.3 --- Clinical Presentation and Disease Complications --- p.31 / Chapter 2.3.4 --- Classification and Diagnostic Criteria --- p.35 / Chapter 2.3.5 --- Disease Staging and Prognosis --- p.42 / Chapter 2.3.6 --- Treatment --- p.45 / Chapter 2.3.6.1 --- Treatment Regimens and Strategies --- p.47 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.1 --- Standard Chemotherapy --- p.48 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.1.1 --- Melphalan-based Regimens --- p.51 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.1.2 --- VAD-based Regimens --- p.52 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.1.3 --- High-dose Glucocorticoid Regimens --- p.53 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.2 --- Treatment Strategies --- p.53 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.2.1 --- Initial Chemotherapy --- p.53 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.2.2 --- High-dose Chemotherapy --- p.55 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.2.3 --- Newer Therapeutic Agents for Multiple Myeloma --- p.58 / Chapter 2.3.6.1.2.4 --- Salvage Chemotherapy --- p.60 / Chapter 2.3.6.2 --- Treatment Responses --- p.63 / Chapter 2.3.6.3 --- Treatment for Disease Complications --- p.66 / Chapter Chapter 3 --- Methodology / Chapter 3.1 --- Study Design --- p.69 / Chapter 3.2 --- Patients Selection Criteria --- p.71 / Chapter 3.2.1 --- For Retrospective Cost Analysis --- p.71 / Chapter 3.2.2 --- For Health-related Quality of Life Measurement --- p.71 / Chapter 3.3 --- Patient Screening --- p.72 / Chapter 3.4 --- Data Collection --- p.72 / Chapter 3.5 --- Overview of Assessment Methods --- p.73 / Chapter 3.5.1 --- Outcomes --- p.73 / Chapter 3.5.2 --- Cost Analysis --- p.74 / Chapter 3.5.3 --- Cost Effectiveness Analysis --- p.74 / Chapter 3.5.4 --- Cost Utility Analysis --- p.75 / Chapter 3.5.5 --- Health-related Quality of Life Assessment --- p.75 / Chapter 3.6 --- Statistical Analysis --- p.76 / Chapter 3.7 --- Ethic approval --- p.77 / Chapter Chapter 4 --- Results / Chapter 4.1 --- Study Population --- p.78 / Chapter 4.1.1 --- Cost and Pharmacoeconomic Analysis --- p.78 / Chapter 4.1.2 --- Health-related Quality of Life Assessment --- p.79 / Chapter 4.2 --- Study Results --- p.81 / Chapter 4.2.1 --- Comparison of All Patients --- p.81 / Chapter 4.2.1.1 --- Differences in Treatment Protocols --- p.81 / Chapter 4.2.1.2 --- Differences in Treatment Responses --- p.82 / Chapter 4.2.1.3 --- Differences in Treatment Outcomes --- p.82 / Chapter 4.2.1.4 --- Differences in Treatment Costs --- p.84 / Chapter 4.2.2 --- Comparison for Patients Treated by Melphalan-based Regimens and VAD-based Regimens --- p.90 / Chapter 4.2.2.1 --- Differences in Treatment Responses --- p.90 / Chapter 4.2.2.2 --- Differences in Treatment Outcomes --- p.90 / Chapter 4.2.2.3 --- Differences in Treatment Costs --- p.93 / Chapter 4.2.3 --- Melphalan-based Regimens Versus VAD-based Regimens by Patients with Different DS Staging --- p.96 / Chapter 4.2.3.1 --- Patients in Stage 3-A MM --- p.96 / Chapter 4.2.3.2 --- Patients in Stage 3-B MM --- p.98 / Chapter 4.2.4 --- Melphalan-based Regimens versus VAD-based Regimens in Patients with Different IS Staging --- p.101 / Chapter 4.2.4.1 --- Patients in Stage I MM --- p.101 / Chapter 4.2.4.2 --- Patients in Stage II MM --- p.104 / Chapter 4.2.4.3 --- Patients in Stage III MM --- p.107 / Chapter 4.2.5 --- Comparison for Patients with and without Transplantation --- p.110 / Chapter 4.2.6 --- Cost-effectiveness Assessment --- p.117 / Chapter 4.2.7 --- Cost-utility Assessment --- p.118 / Chapter 4.2.8 --- Sensitivity Analysis --- p.119 / Chapter 4.2.9 --- Health-related Quality of Life Assessment --- p.120 / Chapter Chapter 5 --- Discussion and Conclusion / Chapter 5.1 --- Summary of Results --- p.123 / Chapter 5.2 --- Implication for Treatment --- p.126 / Chapter 5.3 --- Economic Evaluation --- p.129 / Chapter 5.4 --- Health-related Quality of Life --- p.132 / Chapter 5.5 --- Limitations of the Study --- p.134 / Chapter 5.6 --- Conclusion and Implications for Future Studies --- p.135 / Appendix --- p.137 / References --- p.139

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