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Authors: Jeffrey Wasserman, Jeanne S. Ringel, Karen A. Ric
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: system, vera, regression, based, approach, allocation, resource, potential, changes, veterans, equitable, understanding
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833035606
ISBN-13: 9780833035608

The Veterans Health Administration asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a division of the RAND Corporation, to undertake a quantitative analysis of the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) system. VERA was instituted in 1997 and was designed to improve the allocation of the congressionally appropriated medical care budget to the regional service networks that compose the Department of Veterans Affairs health system. The study determines how particular patient and facility characteristics influence allocations to the regional service networks and simplifies and refines

Author: C. J. Perry
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: problem, solution, economic, water
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9290903511
ISBN-13: 9789290903512

Discusses the potential opportunities and pitfalls of introducing market forces into the process of water allocation. Proposes several preconditions for beneficial privatization of water allocation and argues for a more sophisticated form of analysis than that generally allowed by proponents of basic needs or of free market approaches.

Author: Beatrice Lorge Rogers
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Keywords: intra, allocation, methods, household, resource, measuring, gloucester, usa, october, workshop, massachusetts, planning, issues, development, policy, papers, prepared
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 1990
ISBN-10: 9280807331
ISBN-13: 9789280807332

Author: Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: resources, workload, align, changes, care, allocation, health
Number of Pages: 82
Published: 2003-11
ISBN-10: 0756728207
ISBN-13: 9780756728205

The VA spent about $21 billion for health care in FY 2001 to treat about 3.8 million vets -- most of whom had service-connected disabilities or low incomes. Since FY 1997, VA has used the Vets Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) system to allocate most of its med. care approp. as part of its overall strategy to reform VA health care. Concern has been expressed as to whether VERA has been designed & implemented to allocate resources commensurate with workload. This report: describes the effect VERA has had on network resource allocations & workloads, assesses whether VERA's design is a reasona

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: equitable, distribution, organs, ensure, supply, transplants, boost, organ
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788100785
ISBN-13: 9780788100789

Studies the effectiveness of the organ procurement & allocation system in the U.S. Responds to such question as: are organs being equitable distributed? are organ procurement organizations obtaining an adequate number of potential donors? & is HHS adequately monitoring these organizations' organ procurement & allocation efforts? 19 charts & tables. Bibliography. Survey form included.

Author: Margreet Zwarteveen
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: allocation, policies, burkina, faso, land, irrigated, one, own, gender, relations, plot
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9290903384
ISBN-13: 9789290903383

Explores the effects of plots allocation on women's labor contributions in the Dakiri irrigation system of Burkina Faso. Compares intra-household distribution of income derived from agricultural activities when men are the sole owners of plots to income distribution when both men and women within the same household own irrigated plots.

Author: Fernando J. Gonzalez
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: world, bank, workshop, proceedings, drainage, reform, irrigation, institutional
Number of Pages: 188
Published: 2002-07
ISBN-10: 0821351788
ISBN-13: 9780821351789

If sustainable management of tropical forests is to be accomplished and deforestation brought under control, the on-the-ground performance of existing forest concessions, along with the allocation of new concessions, will have to be strengthened. This study examines the failures of forest concessions and the loss of tropical forests due to mismanagement during the last two decades. It also emphasizes the potential gains resulting from strengthening the allocation, management, and supervision of concessions by concentrating on improving procedures, introducing performance incentives, and monito
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