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Management Development for Mid-Level Managers: Results of a Demonstration Project

Management Development for Mid-Level Managers: Results of a Demonstration Project
Hospital and Health Services Administration Winter 1996, Vol. 41 No. 4, pp 485-502.

Kovner, A.R.
01/01/1996

Examines a demonstration program to develop skills and experience for middle managers ar a mid-sized urban hospital in the United States. Background information on the management development program at the New York Downtown Hospital; Participation by middle and senior management; Program curriculum; Program weaknesses, opportunities, threats; Recommendations for replication.

A randomized trial of an education and support program for HIV infected individuals.

A randomized trial of an education and support program for HIV infected individuals.
AIDS 1995, vol. 9, no11, pp. 1271-1278 (37 ref.)

Cleary, P.D., Van Devanter, N., A. Stuart, M. Steilen, Shipton-Levy, R., W. McMullen, T. Rogers, E. Singer, Avorn, J. & J. Pindyck.
11/01/1995

Objectives : To assess the effectiveness of an intervention for providing information and support to HIV-positive donors on changes in their sexual behavior, and to assess which donor characteristics are predictive of behavior change. Design : Subjects were randomly assigned to a structured intervention or community referral group. Follow-up assessments were conducted every 6 months. Setting : New York City, New York, USA. Participants : A cohort of 271 HIV-infected persons who donated blood to the New York Blood Center. Intervention : Donors randomized to the structured intervention program met individually with a nurse for counseling and were offered a six-session support group. The program was designed to provide information, encourage safer sexual behavior and provide support. Main outcome measures : Sexual behavior, psychological distress and psychological help seeking, and immune function. Results : In both groups there was a large decrease over time in reports of unsafe sexual activity. However, more than 30% of participants in both groups reported unsafe sexual activity at the 1-year follow-up visit. Donors randomized to the structured intervention program did not report significantly more behavior change at the 1-year follow-up. Conclusions : Better programs to promote behavior change in seropositive individuals are needed.

Professional Business Services in the New York City Economy

Professional Business Services in the New York City Economy
Citizens Budget Commission, August .

Brecher, C., Roistacher, E. & Spiezio, S.
08/01/1995

This report is the first in a series of studies that will examine the growth prospects of the New York City economy. This first study analyzes the financial services, legal services, and accounting and management consulting sectors, and combines original data obtained through detailed interviews with 25 firms in these industries with existing data from previously published analyses and surveys. The study concludes that while New York will continue to be a global center for these industries, the shape of these industries within the city will change, and the industries are unlikely to be the significant source of employment growth in the future that they have been in the past. The report includes 36 tables with longitudinal data examining employment and business activity in these sectors of the New York City economy, as well as the relationship between these sectors and the larger domestic and international markets.

"Mayoralty" and "City Council"

"Mayoralty" and "City Council"
Kenneth T. Jackson, editor, Encyclopedia of New York City, Yale University Press.

Brecher, C.
01/01/1995

New York City is the biggest, oldest, most crowded, most historic, most ethnically diverse metropolis in the United States. Perhaps because of its vastness, no one before has attempted to compile a reference work that embraces all its aspects. Now here is a book as varied and exciting and all encompassing as the city itself--the definitive reference work on New York City.

Cutback Budgeting: The Long-Term Consequences

Cutback Budgeting: The Long-Term Consequences
Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Fall 93, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p664-684, 21p

Berne, R. & Stiefel, L.
01/01/1993

Analyzes whether short-term cutbacks made during a fiscal crisis become permanent once fiscal conditions improve. Economic and fiscal history of New York City from the 1970s through the 1980s; Framework for studying the long-term effects of budgetary cutbacks; Methodology for studying the long-term effects of 1976 and 1977 budgetary cutbacks; Effects on dollars, services, teacher characteristics and capital constructions.

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