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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1981) 6 (2): 303–314.
Published: 01 April 1981
...Leon S. Robertson The failure (sometimes with harmful effects) of many current public policies to reduce fatal motor vehicle crashes of teenaged drivers points up the need to consider a broader range of policy options. This article examines data on 236,205 drivers in fatal crashes, including 19,470...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1989) 14 (4): 817–825.
Published: 01 August 1989
... crashes increases with age as the LDA is approached. A higher LDA is associated with fewer alcohol-related crashes among those younger than the LDA. No effect of drinking experience was evident, but this study finds an age-related bias in previously used proxies for alcohol involvement that results in...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1982) 7 (3): 756–759.
Published: 01 June 1982
... effects. Belt laws do not produce the expected effect because teenagers, excessively involved in severe crashes, are less often in compliance with the 1a~s.l~ Driver education increases crashes because it results in increased driving by 16-17 year olds without reducing the crashes per mile...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1983) 7 (4): 958–961.
Published: 01 August 1983
... “crackdown” is well publicized) cause a short-term reduction in serious crashes, but that there is no evidence that such an effect can be sustained for long. Furthermore, he concludes that increasing the legislatively mandated severity of punishment is prob- ably counterproductive,because the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2002) 27 (2): 241–242.
Published: 01 April 2002
... capital (with perhaps a third target saved by actions of passengers on board the plane that crashed outside of Pittsburgh), and the subsequent mailing of anthrax spores to selected targets on the East Coast profoundly transformed the context in which the terrorism themes could and should be considered...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1993) 18 (1): 235–237.
Published: 01 February 1993
... his well-documented view that mandatory jail terms and other harsh punishments for driving under the influence (DUI) are inappropri- ate, ineffective, and unworkable, but he has become a bit more sanguine in recent years about the prospects for reducing alcohol-related crashes by use of...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1983) 8 (1): 44–75.
Published: 01 February 1983
... federal safety standards are technological, and these standards fall into two categories: vehicle crash- worthiness and crash avoidance. Examples include energy-absorbing steering-wheel columns, shatterproof glass, padded dashboards, hydrau- lic brake systems, and manual lap and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1988) 13 (4): 723–734.
Published: 01 August 1988
... and Law There are, however, alternative benefits of a gas tax which many have over- looked. First, a tax will decrease gasoline consumption, thus decreasing the air pollution that is generated by burning gasoline. Second, a tax will result in fewer car crashes and traffic fatalities...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1983) 8 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 February 1983
... costs of illness and injury. Clinical studies of the frequency, characteristics, and sequelae of motorcycle crashes are quite numerous. Perhaps the most comprehensive is the study by Hurt, Ouellet, and Thom, which also contains useful sociodemographic information. 78 Journal of Health...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1982) 7 (3): 759–761.
Published: 01 June 1982
...,” Wash- ington Post, 26 November 1978, p. F-1. 13. L. S. Robertson, “The Seat Belt Use Law in Ontario: Effects on Actual Use,” Canadian Journal of Public Health 69 (March/April 1978) : 154. 14. L. S. Robertson and P. L. Zador, “Driver Education and Fatal Crash Involve- ment...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2009) 34 (6): 1035–1077.
Published: 01 December 2009
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1984) 9 (3): 534–537.
Published: 01 June 1984
.... Two early chapters provide a very readable technical analysis of causes, examining such things as the physics of crashes, falls, firearms, and electrical shocks; the biology of alcohol metabolism; and the psychology of judgment and perception. Robert- son’s solid empirical groundwork enables...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2002) 27 (2): 339–343.
Published: 01 April 2002
... numerous articles on such topics as suicide, child abuse, motor vehicle crashes, fires, falls and fractures. Hemenway’s most recent work concerns methods to reduce firearm injuries. Allan M. Hoffman is dean and professor in the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University and director of the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1991) 16 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 February 1991
.... Foege et al. (1985) show that the years of potential life lost due to highway crashes are nearly as many as number lost due to heart disease. Yet the research attention devoted to highway deaths has been paltry compared to that devoted to heart disease. This lack of attention, in part, is the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1978) 2 (4): 447–453.
Published: 01 August 1978
... was amended-actually put HMOs at a disadvantage. We called it the Anti-HMO Act. Finally, I think we have to get the federal government to adopt a crash Research and Development program on quality assurance, because any health system that succeeds in containing costs is going to be...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2011) 36 (3): 393–400.
Published: 01 June 2011
... course in the face of deep public mistrust and contempt of business after the 1929 stock market crash. If Obama, leading Democrats, and their allies calculated that the politi- cal conditions were not fortuitous to secure a single-­payer plan, at least they might have pushed for a seriously...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2008) 33 (5): 1007–1011.
Published: 01 October 2008
... those most likely to seek coverage. As part of her analysis, Swartz provides a crash course in one of the fundamental concepts of health economics, adverse selection. To do so, Swartz describes the strengths and weaknesses of several approaches to covering high-cost individuals, including high...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2008) 33 (5): 1011–1015.
Published: 01 October 2008
... the fact that small groups or individuals with greater than average expected health costs are those most likely to seek coverage. As part of her analysis, Swartz provides a crash course in one of the fundamental concepts of health economics, adverse selection. To do so, Swartz describes the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2000) 25 (5): 959–968.
Published: 01 October 2000
... holds. But as soon as those federal incentives slip, the Canadian commitment to fairness is likely to crash. Conservative provincial governments stand poised to give providers the green light; providers are eager to charge whatever the market will bear. Down that road, warns Robert G. Evans, lies...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2011) 36 (3): 429–436.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the 111th Con- gress took office, by conventional accounting we were at the seventh significant episode of health care reform debate in a century. Each time before, reform not only failed, it crashed spectacularly. What made the year 2010 so different from all other years? Over the coming...