Dwyer, T, Viney, R & Jones, M 1991, 'Assessing school health education programs', International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 286-295.
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This review focuses on the component of health education directed at achieving changes in health behavior. Much of the work in this field has centered on health behavior that has a role in preventing future disease. Because the evidence is strongest in relation to coronary heart disease (17), considerable effort has been devoted to this area. Walter et al. (34) indicated that the most relevant forms of health behavior to be considered in school-based programs on heart disease are those relating to diet, physical activity, and smoking. Programs relating to each of these behaviors are addressed here. © 1991, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.
Hall, J & McGuire, A 1991, 'Health economics in Australia.', Australian journal of public health, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 78-80.
Mooney, G, Hall, JP, Donaldson, C & Gerard, K 1991, 'Utilisation As A Measure Of Equity : Weighing Heat', Journal Of Health Economics, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 475-480.
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This paper addresses the role of casemix systems within the NSW public health system. In NSW, Areas and Regions are funded according to a casemix modified population-based funding formula (Resource Allocation Formula). The RAF is compared with case payment as a means of funding hospitals. It is argued that because of the current shortcomings in casemix funding, including output orientation, inapplicability to ambulatory and non-acute inpatients, and limited scope for global expenditure control, case payment should not be introduced as the mechanism for funding hospitals. However, it is recognised that there is scope to combine population-based funding at area/region level, with case payment to individual agencies.