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  • Boot Camps - 2,059 words
    Boot Camps The questions put forth in this research paper are: whether participants in juvenile boot camps receive the services prescribed for them, what impact juvenile boot camps have on recidivism rates, what benefits juvenile offenders derive from boot camps, and whether juvenile boot camps are cost effective. Other topics that will arise in the course of this paper are the definition of boot camp, and goals of juvenile boot camps. Responding to increasing juvenile arrests, several states and localities established juvenile boot camps. Modeled after boot camps for adult offenders, the first camps emphasized military discipline and physical conditioning. In response to increases in juveni ...
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  • Challenges Of Small Businesses - 1,152 words
    Challenges of small businesses Growth in the small and medium business in Canada and other developed countries has been very significant. This sector of the business community now represents about 40 percent of GDP and accounts more than half of total employment. Today small businesses are more diverse and more vigorous than ever, but they also faces newer and more challenges or inhibitors to their growth than their older conter parts. This research will attempt to find the answer to the following hypothetical question: What are the barrier to entry, inhibitors to growth, and detriments to the health of small business and entrepreneurship today? Access to capital and credit at various stages ...
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  • Electrical Utility Deregulation Is The Process Of Transforming Electrical Utility Companies From Regulated Monopolies To Mark - 1,094 words
    ... the Energy Policy Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered utilities in 1995 to open their transmission systems to outside energy providers. (National Association of Development Organizations, 1998) So far fifteen states have approved electrical utility deregulation. What follows here is a summary of some of their plans, based on information from the states and surveys collected by the Electrical Power Supply Association, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Arizona State regulators will allow competition for 20 percent of customers by 1999, for 50 percent by 2001 and for all by 2003. Two utilities have filed suit to challenge the plan California ...
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  • Hmos Healthcare Of The Beast - 1,030 words
    HMOs Healthcare of the Beast HMOs: The Health Care of the Beast Many people are concerned about rising health care costs. In reaction to this, some individuals and companies are gravitating toward the assumed lower prices of Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health plans. HMOs spend billions of dollars each year advertising their low cost services. While these savings look good on paper, there are many pages of small print. The explanation after the asterisk indicates that not only do the HMOs lack lower costs, but they also short-change the patient in quality care. Much of the money spent on premiums goes directly into the pockets of stockholders and less is then available for patient c ...
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  • Managed Care - 1,383 words
    Managed Care Managed Care By Debbie Barbaroussis-Goot Regis University Dr. Ron Shaver April 16, 2001 To decide on whether or not an issue is considered ethical or moral we need the hard cold facts. Facts expose or explain what is to be decided upon - not what the outcome should be. Decisions regarding health care and mental health issues represent a major portion of ethical and moral choices. As individuals we are not always able to understand the justice, or fairness, behind the decisions supposedly based on hard cold facts. Once upon a time being a therapist was considered a calling. The images of a counselor sitting back in their comfy cushioned chairs listening to hours and hours of pati ...
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  • Managed Care - 1,093 words
    Managed Care Chapter 3: Types of Managed Care Organization The distinction between health care providers and health care insurers have blurred substantially 10 Years ago managed care organizations were often referred to as alternative delivery systems Managed care is now the dominant form of health insurance coverage in the United States Managed care can mean managing the provider delivery system can be equivalent in its outcomes to managing the medical care delivered to the patient Managed care may not perfectly describe this current generation of financing vehicles, it provides a convenient shorthand description for the range of alternatives to traditional indemnity health insurance ...
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  • Medicaid - 1,961 words
    MEDICAID I. ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION History Medicaid is a Federal - State entitlement program that pays for medical services on behalf of certain groups of low income persons. (O'Sullivan, 1990) Title XIX of the Social Security Act provides for the medical assistance commonly known as Medicaid. (O'Sullivan, 1990) This means-tested entitlement program became part of federal law in 1965. Medicaid makes direct payments to medical providers for their services to eligible persons. It is the largest health program providing medical assistance to the poor. Eligibility In order for one to be eligible for Medicaid, one must meet very strict requirements. These requirements vary from state to state, but ...
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  • Supply Chain Management Developments - 2,355 words
    Supply Chain Management Developments Introduction Supply chain management is emerging as one of the decade's most powerful business practices. It is transforming the way manufactures operate and work with partners even the way they think about business. Why all the sudden interest? Mere observation of industrial practice brings to light a simple truth; very few materials remain in the constant ownership of one person, persons or company from their source to the time they are sold to the end customer. Almost invariably, material flows through a series of 'players' whose role may be to transform (manufacturing plants), store (warehouses) or move (distributors) material. This results in the es ...
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