Cost Effectiveness Analysis

Author: Henry M. Levin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761919341
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

This Second Edition of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis continues to provide the most current, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing a cost analysis study. Henry M. Levin and Patrick J. McEwan use detailed and varied examples from studies and articles, ranging from education to public health, to introduce the principles and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis. The authors take account of both the costs and the effects of selecting alternatives, and suggest methods of minimizing the costs of research. New to this edition: expanded coverage of cost effectiveness from types of technique to use, to how to interpret the data; the latest information on cost benefits analysis and how to relate it to outcome measures; in-depth chapter-end exercises to enable readers to sharpen their ability to evaluate policy options and program effectiveness; feedback appendix for readers to evaluate their responses to exercises; comprehensive bibliography of methodological sources on cost analysis and educational settings grouped by category. This thorough volume primes the reader to deal with any evaluation situation by studying cost-effective analysis in relation to cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-feasibility analysis.

Systems Effectiveness

Author: A. R. Habayeb
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483286617
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science

Highlights three principal applications of system effectiveness: hardware system evaluation, organizational development and evaluation, and conflict analysis. The text emphasizes the commonality of the system effectiveness discipline. The first part of the work presents a framework for system effectiveness, partitioning and hierarchy of hardware systems. The second part covers the structure, hierarchy, states, functions and activities of organizations. Contains an extended Appendix on mathematical concepts and also several project suggestions.

Applied Methods of Cost effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare

Author: Alastair M. Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199227280
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive set of instructions and examples of how to perform an economic evaluation of a health intervention, focusing solely on cost-effectiveness analysis in healthcare.

Quality of Life Issues in Dermatology An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics E Book

Author: Suephy C. Chen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455743988
Release Date: 2012-04-28
Genre: Medical

This issue defines the concepts and outlines the concerns surrounding quality of life issues in dermatology. Articles review the concepts of general versus disease-specific measures and include Patient Preference QOL Measures, and Review of Children and Family QOL Measures. Disease specific QOL topics are also included, such as Melanoma, Acne, and Eczema.

Theory and Methods of Economic Evaluation of Health Care

Author: Magnus Johannesson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475768220
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Most economic evaluations of health care programmes at the moment are cost effectiveness and cost-utility analyses. The problem with these methods is that their theoretical foundations are unclear. This has led to confusion about how to define the costs and health effects and how to interpret the results of these studies. In the environmental and traffic safety fields it is instead common to carry out traditional cost-bene:fit analyses of health improving programmes. This striking difference in how health programmes are assessed in different fields was the original motivation for writing this book. The aim of the book is to tty and provide a coherent framework within cost-bene:fit analysis and welfare economics for the different methods of economic evaluation in the health care field. The book is written in an easily accessible manner and several examples of applications of the different methods are provided. It is my hope that it will be useful both for teaching purposes and as a guide for practitioners in the field. Glenn C. Blomquist, John D. Graham, Rich O'Conor and four anonymous referees provided helpful comments on previous versions of the manuscript. I would also like to express my gratitude to the following persons for helping me to prepare the manuscript: Carl-Magnus Berglund, Carin Blanksvard, Ann Brown, and Ziad Obeid.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Author: Charlie Karlsson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857932679
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: Social Science

The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variet

Data and Applications Security and Privacy XXVII

Author: Lingyu Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642392566
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th IFIP WG 11.3 International Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy, DBSec 2013, held in Newark, NJ, USA in July 2013. The 16 revised full and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on privacy, access control, cloud computing, data outsourcing, and mobile computing.

Management Technologies for E Commerce and E Business Applications

Author: Metin Feridun
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540000808
Release Date: 2002-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

MythorReality?,”toprovideaforumforopendiscussionofthestate-of-the-art andrequirementsforquality-of-servicecon?guration,monitoring,andenfor- ment. Thisworkshopowesitssuccesstoallthemembersofthetechnicalprogram committee,whodidanexcellentjobofencouragingtheircolleaguesinthe?eld tosubmithigh-qualitypapers,andwhodevotedalotoftheirtimetohelpcreate anoutstandingtechnicalprogram. Wethankthemsincerely. Wearealsovery gratefultothevolunteerreviewerswhogavegenerouslyoftheirtimetomake thereviewprocesse?ective. October2002 GilbertBabin MetinFeridun PeterKropf Organization The13thIFIP/IEEEInternationalWorkshoponDistributedSystems:Opera- onsandManagement(DSOM2002)wassponsoredbyIFIP(TC6,Communi- tionSystems;WG6. 6,ManagementofNetworksandDistributedSystems),the IEEECommunicationsSociety,theMinist`eredelaRecherche,delaScienceetde laTechnologieduQu´ebec,IBM,CIRANO(CenterforInteruniversityResearch andAnalysisonOrganizations),CRT(CenterofResearchonTransportation), andBombardier. ConferenceChairs MetinFeridun,IBMResearch,Switzerland PeterKropf,UniversityofMontreal,Canada LocalArrangementsChair GilbertBabin,HEC,Montreal,Canada TechnicalProgramCommittee SebastianAbeck,UniversityofKarlsruhe,Germany NikosAnerousis,Voicemate,USA GilbertBabin,HECMontreal,Canada RaoufBoutaba,UniversityofWaterloo,Canada TorstenBraun,UniversityofBern,Switzerland MarcusBrunner,NECEurope,Germany MarkBurgess,UniversityCollegeOslo,Norway OmarCherkaoui,UniversityofQuebecinMontreal,Canada AlexanderClemm,CiscoSystems,USA TheodorCrainic,UniversityofMontreal,Canada MarkusDebusmann,FHWiesbaden,Germany GabiDreo-Rodosek,LRZMunich,Germany OlivierFestor,LORIA/INRIA,France KurtGeihs,TechnicalUniversityBerlin,Germany Heinz-GerdHegering,UniversityofMunich,Germany JosephHellerstein,IBMResearch,USA GabrielJakobson,GabrielJakobsonAssociates,USA BrigitteJaumard,UniversityofMontreal,Canada AlexanderKeller,IBMResearch,USA YoshiakiKiriha,NEC,Japan LundyLewis,AprismaManagementTechnologies,USA VIII Organization AntonioLiotta,UniversityofSurrey,UK EmilLupu,ImperialCollege,UK HananLut?yya,UniversityofWesternOntario,Canada Jean-PhilippeMartin-Flatin,CERN,Switzerland GeorgePavlou,UniversityofSurrey,UK AikoPras,UniversityofTwente,TheNetherlands DannyRaz,Technion,Israel JuergenSchoenwaelder,TechnicalUniversityofBraunschweig,Germany AdarshpalSethi,UniversityofDelaware,USA MorrisSloman,ImperialCollege,UK RolfStadler,KTHStockholm,Sweden BurkhardStiller,ETHZurich,Switzerland RobertWeihmayer,VerizonE-Business,USA CarlosB. Westphall,FederalUniversityofSantaCatarina,Brazil Reviewers HamidAsgari,ThalesResearch,UK ChrisBohoris,UniversityofSurrey,UK MarkusDebusmann,FHWiesbaden,Germany ParisFlegkas,UniversityofSurrey,UK KlausHerrmann,TechnicalUniversityBerlin,Germany Sye-LoongKeoh,ImperialCollege,London,UK RemcovandeMeent,UniversityofTwente,TheNetherlands ThomasSchwotzer,TechnicalUniversityBerlin,Germany MartinStiemerling,NECEurope,Germany AndreasTanner,TechnicalUniversityBerlin,Germany AlvinYew,UniversityofSurrey,UK TableofContents KeynoteSpeakers MoreResearchIsIndeedNeededinE-commerce;WhereWereBusiness AcademiciansWhenWeNeededThem? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Jacques Nantel (HEC Montreal) CooltoCritical:ManagingWebServicesNow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Ellen Stokes (IBM/Tivoli Systems Management) PanelSession EnforcingQoS:MythorReality? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Organizers: Gabi Dreo Rodosek (Leibniz Supercomputing Center), Metin Feridun (IBM Research) ManagingQualityofService ModelingofService-LevelAgreementsforComposed Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 DavidDaly(UniversityofIllinoisatUrbana-Champaign),GautamKar (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), William H. Sanders (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) TheArchitectureofNG-MON:APassiveNetworkMonitoringSystem forHigh-SpeedIPNetworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Naked Economics

Author: Charles Wheelan
Publisher: VCH
ISBN: 3527506128
Release Date: 2012

Warum zahlt der Mann, der im Flugzeug neben Ihnen sitzt, so viel mehr für seinen Sitzplatz (oder auch viel weniger), obwohl er doch dieselbe Strecke zurücklegt und dasselbe Essen serviert bekommt? Was haben Finanzmärkte und Investmentstrategien mit einer Diät gemeinsam? Welchen Platz und Nutzen haben staatliche Einflussnahmen in der ökonomischen Realität der freien Marktwirtschaft? Welche Rolle spielen die amerikanische Fed und verwandte Institutionen wie die Europäische Zentralbank in Bezug auf Inflation und Wirtschaftswachstum? Täglich begegnen uns solche und andere wirtschaftliche Phänomene und häufig stoßen wir an unsere Grenzen, wenn es darum geht, die aufgeworfenen Fragen zu beantworten. Dieses Buch führt Sie durch die wichtigsten Konzepte der Wirtschaft und stellt sie bar der mathematischen Komplexität auf so intuitive und unterhaltsame Weise dar, dass Sie es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen wollen. Ein Buch, das zugleich unterhält, lehrt und provoziert.