This book examines how payment systems, innovation policies and human resource policies need to be modernised so that OECD health systems will continue to generate improved health outcomes in the future at a sustainable cost.
Visual inspection is the first component of the physical examination and fundamental to diagnosis. Photographic Atlas of Pediatric Disorders and Diagnosis offers the visual teaching of pathology in pediatrics. With more than 300 common and rare pediatric disorders and over 800 images, this product offers an impressive selection of photographs to help clinicians diagnosis and treat patients. This atlas is vast in its breadth and depth and presented for maximum utility using an interactive multimedia approach. Each disease is shown with all of its manifestations – not just the most common ones. The text offers some of the more common disorders, while the on-line site offers an array of rarer diseases as well as a large selection of supplemental images for all of the diseases.
When first published in 1985, Sympathy and Science was hailed as a groundbreaking study of women in medicine. It remains the most comprehensive history of American women physicians available. Tracing the participation of women in the medical profession from the colonial period to the present, Regina Morantz-Sanchez examines women's roles as nurses, midwives, and practitioners of folk medicine in early America; recounts their successful struggles in the nineteenth century to enter medical schools and found their own institutions and organizations; and follows female physicians into the twentieth century, exploring their efforts to sustain significant and rewarding professional lives without sacrificing the other privileges and opportunities of womanhood. In a new preface, the author surveys recent scholarship and comments on the changing world of women in medicine over the past two decades. Despite extraordinary advances, she concludes, women physicians continue to grapple with many of the issues that troubled their predecessors.