journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

International Journal of Health Planning and Management

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29992623/who-wants-to-pay-more-taxes-to-improve-public-health-care
#1
Nazim Habibov, Alena Auchynnikava, Rong Luo, Lida Fan
We study the factors that influence willingness to pay to improve public health care in 29 post-communist countries, Eastern and Southern Europe, and Eurasia using 2 up-to-date cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2010 and 2016 (N = 34 768). Three hypotheses received full degree of support through empirical analysis: increase in satisfaction with health care, university education, and higher level of wealth positively associated with willingness to pay in all regions. In comparison, having a higher level social trust and adhering to left-leaning ideological position strengthens support for public health care in Southern Europe and Eurasia only, while having a higher level of institutional trust strengthens support for public health care in Eastern Europe and Eurasia only...
July 11, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29989204/a-retrospective-and-prospective-assessment-of-the-zero-markup-drug-reform-in-china-from-the-perspective-of-policy-diffusion
#2
Jianwei Deng, Huilin Tian, Yilun Guo, Tengyang Ma, Yangjie Sun, Shiyang Zhang, Tianan Yang, Xu Tian
The zero-markup drug policy is an important component of the new round of Chinese health care reform that began in 2009 to promote the separation between medical and pharmaceutical services, reduce patients' medical burden, and improve the medical supply security system. Over the past 8 years, the zero-markup drug reform policy has been carried out in 4 pilot rounds (a policy diffusion model with Chinese characteristics) and has been promoted throughout the mainland China. At this critical point, it is necessary to review this policy systematically...
July 10, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29984422/what-characteristics-of-provider-payment-mechanisms-influence-health-care-providers-behaviour-a-literature-review
#3
REVIEW
Jacob S Kazungu, Edwine W Barasa, Melvin Obadha, Jane Chuma
BACKGROUND: Provider payment mechanisms (PPMs) create incentives or signals that influence the behaviour of health care providers. Understanding the characteristics of PPMs that influence health care providers' behaviour is essential for aligning PPM reforms for improving access, quality, and efficiency of health care services. We reviewed empirical literature that examined the characteristics of PPMs that influence the behaviour of health care providers. METHODS: We systematically searched for empirical literature in PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases and complemented these with physical searching of the references of selected papers for further relevant studies...
July 8, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29971823/understanding-the-process-of-strengthening-multi-sectoral-efforts-for-anemia-reduction-qualitative-findings-from-sierra-leone-and-uganda
#4
Danya Sarkar, Hillary Murphy, Teemar Fisseha, Aminata S Koroma, Mary H Hodges, Nancy Adero, Sarah Ngalombi, Jane Nabakooza, Jolene Wun, Sorrel M L Namaste
Anemia is a significant global health problem, and progress to reduce it has been slow. A multi-sectoral, context-specific, and country-led approach is recommended to effectively address anemia, but there is limited documentation of how this has worked in practice. We present key findings and lessons learned from Sierra Leone and Uganda's experiences establishing national-level anemia coordination platforms. A longitudinal collective case study methodology was used, with in-depth interviews of National Anemia Working Group members in both countries; data was analyzed to distill the salient lessons learned across countries...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968422/the-effect-of-chronic-disease-family-history-on-the-adoption-of-healthier-lifestyles
#5
Alexandre Sá, Bárbara Peleteiro
AIM: To determine the influence of family history (FH) and personal history (PH) of chronic disease (CD) in the adoption of healthy lifestyles. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on the EPIPorto cohort (n = 1588). Participants were grouped taking into account FH and PH of CD, such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke, asthma, and cancer, and if at least one of the first-degree relatives had died from the CD. Age-, sex-, and education-adjusted odds ratios and corresponding 95% confidence intervals were computed using multinomial logistic regression...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968255/effect-of-informal-financial-support-for-health-care-on-health-insurance-uptake-evidence-from-a-mixed-methods-study-in-tamale-metropolis-of-northern-ghana
#6
Yussif Nagumse Alhassan
Attempts to study the determinants of health insurance enrollment in resource-poor settings have often given less consideration to the potential influence of informal risk-sharing systems on individuals and households' decisions about health insurance. This paper contributes to existing discussions in this area by examining the effect of informal financial support for health care, an example of informal risk-sharing arrangement, on enrollment in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). It is based on a mixed-methods research in Tamale metropolis of northern Ghana...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29956375/how-might-organisational-institutionalism-support-the-challenges-of-the-modern-hospice
#7
Emma Hodges, Sue Read
The external environment within which UK charitable hospice care operates is changing. More people are dying with conditions other than cancer; however, this disease still dominates modern hospice care. Organisational institutionalism offers a theoretical lens through which to consider the challenges facing the hospice movement. Concepts such as legitimacy, decoupling, deinstitutionalisation, and reinstitutionalisation can help hospice leaders understand the challenges of change and some of the strategies that can be employed at local and national levels...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29956373/a-random-forest-and-simulation-approach-for-scheduling-operation-rooms-elective-surgery-cancelation-in-a-chinese-hospital-urology-department
#8
Li Luo, Chuang Liu, Li Feng, Shuzhen Zhao, Renrong Gong
Many hospitals encounter surgery cancelations for various reasons. We present a methodology applying data mining and simulation to optimize operating room (OR) scheduling in a urology department in West China Hospital. To the best of our knowledge, this is 1 of the first efforts to seek an optimal schedule solution based on cancelation risk of elective surgeries as well as OR allocation between elective and nonelective surgeries. First, chi-square test and random forest prediction modeling were used to predict potential elective surgeries with high cancelation risk, and the factors, including surgeon, number of days since admission of patient, first surgery or not, etc...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29956371/social-health-insurance-vs-private-health-insurance-in-china-revisit-crowd-out-effect-based-on-a-multiple-mediation-analysis
#9
Ying Zhang, Anni Su, Xiaoxing Liu, Yue Zhang
Plenty of scholars have studied social health insurance and private health insurance in different economies, and many concentrate on crowd-out effect. Different results have been presented due to various data choices and empirical methodologies, but few of them have revealed the transaction mechanism. We study this issue based on updated Chinese provincial panel data from 2002 to 2014 and improved methods. We focus on how the crowd-out effect happens through 3 channels-saving, demographic factor, and medical expenditure using multiple mediator models...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29943866/able-to-purchase-agency-problems-in-china-s-social-health-insurance-system-and-the-pitfalls-of-third-party-strategic-purchasing
#10
Kai Liu, Alex Jingwei He
The notion of strategic purchasing has gained increasing currency in the global health policy discourse. It is believed that an active prudent purchaser is able to act in the best interest of both government and consumers as a third party negotiating with providers for cost-effective care. It would be wrong, however, to assume that the formation of a third-party purchaser automatically leads to such desired outcomes. A variety of agency problems relating to incompetence often prevent purchasers from fulfilling their mandates, aggravating cost inflation...
June 26, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29926960/international-comparisons-of-disparities-in-access-to-care-for-people-with-mental-health-conditions
#11
Lisa Corscadden, Emily J Callander, Stephanie M Topp
OBJECTIVE: Relatively little is known about experiences of barriers in access to overall care for people with mental health conditions (MHCs), or disparities between people with and without MHCs, or how patterns vary across countries. DATA AND METHOD: The 2016 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of adults was used to compare access barriers for people with MHCs across 11 countries, and disparities within countries between people with and without an MHC, using normalized scores...
June 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29882383/emergency-departments-key-performance-indicators-a-unified-framework-and-its-practice
#12
Alicia Núñez, Liliana Neriz, Ricardo Mateo, Francisco Ramis, Arkalgud Ramaprasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29882334/exploring-a-motivation-of-medical-staff
#13
Anatoliy G Goncharuk
This paper aims to identify the true motivators (needs) of medical staff, compare them with the current labor incentives, and detect possible differences in motivators for main groups of medical staff. Observing personnel of 5 hospitals and students of the medical institute by special questionnaires, the author confirmed the hypothesis of different motivators for groups of medical staff with different ages, professions, and gender. The author used special questionnaires to collect the data. Study results confirmed the hypothesis of different motivators for groups of medical staff with different ages, professions, and gender...
June 8, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29862558/association-between-missed-appointment-and-related-factors-of-patients-with-cancer-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#14
Ye Seol Lee, Tae Hyun Kim, Juyeong Kim
For the hospital administration, 1 major responsibility is to prevent the outflow of existing patients and minimize losses because of the failure of patients with cancer to attend appointments. We analyzed the association between no-show rates and characteristics of patients with cancer at a tertiary hospital in Seoul using patient affair data. Among the 680 190 patients, no-show rates were 4.39% and 3.37% for males and females, respectively. Male patients with colon and rectum, pancreas, and liver cancer had higher no-show rates (5...
June 3, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790595/monetary-and-nonmonetary-household-consumption-of-health-services-and-the-role-of-insurance-benefits-an-analysis-of-the-mexico-s-national-household-income-and-expenditure-survey
#15
Edson Serván-Mori, Veronika J Wirtz
OBJECTIVES: To study the monetary and nonmonetary consumption of healthcare services at household level in Mexico and the magnitude of the contribution of public programs. METHODS: By using the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2012, we performed a cross-sectional and observational analysis of actual household consumption of health services by insurance type (no insurance, social security, Seguro Popular (SP)). Household consumption was divided into 2 categories: consumption related to "monetary" expenditure in health care and "nonmonetary" consumption in health care by the household...
May 23, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781211/examining-japanese-women-s-preferences-for-a-new-style-of-postnatal-care-facility-and-its-attributes
#16
Junyi Shen, Takako Nakashima, Izumi Karasawa, Tatsuro Furui, Kenichiro Morishige, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Perinatal care in rural Japan is currently facing a crisis because of the lack of medical staff, especially obstetricians. In this study, a new style of postnatal care facility that combines both medical and nonmedical support is considered. Contrary to most postnatal care facilities in Japan, this new postnatal care facility accepts a puerperant from the cooperating maternity facility soon after birth (≤2 days). We conducted a hypothetical choice experiment to investigate whether this new postnatal care facility could be accepted by women in Gero City, Hida, Gifu Prefecture and how these women evaluate different kinds of postnatal care services...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781216/measuring-inequalities-in-the-demographical-and-geographical-distribution-of-physicians-in-china-generalist-versus-specialist
#17
Jingxian Wu
OBJECTIVE: The equitable distribution of both generalist and specialist physicians is vital in establishing a fair and efficient health care system. The presents study aims at comparatively measuring the demographical and geographical distribution of generalist and specialist physicians in China from 2012 to 2016. METHODS: The data were obtained from China Health and Family Planning Statistics and China Statistical Yearbooks 2013 to 2017. Descriptive statistical methods were used to address the quantity and density of physicians, and Gini coefficient was adopted as inequality indicator to trace their distribution inequalities...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781157/adverse-selection-and-supply-side-factors-in-the-enrollment-in-community-based-health-insurance-in-northwest-ethiopia-a-mixed-methodology
#18
Asmamaw Atafu, Soonman Kwon
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, the Ethiopian government introduced different measures to implement community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes to improve access to health service and reduce the catastrophic effect of health care costs. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the determinants of enrollment in CBHI in Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: In this study, we utilized a mix of quantitative (multivariate logistic regression applied to population survey linked with health facility survey) and qualitative (focus group discussion and in-depth interview) methods to better understand the factors that affect CBHI enrollment...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781090/informal-caregivers-in-hospitals-opportunities-and-threats
#19
Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Zahra Emrani
OBJECTIVE: High hospital costs are a challenge that health system face. Additionally, studies identified manpower deficiency as a problem in health system. Hospital is a place where patients with different physical and mental conditions come to. Their families and friends' companionship can facilitate this situation for them. This study illustrates the roles of informal caregivers in hospital. METHOD: This is a phenomenological qualitative study. Data were gathered through semistructured interviews...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770975/regulation-of-access-to-the-hospital-care-network-for-children-in-cear%C3%A3-brazil
#20
Maria de Fátima Vasques Monteiro, Maria Auxiliadora F Vertamatti, Maria Nina Morais Alves, Amanda Cordeiro de Oliveira Carvalho, Maria Nizete Tavares Alves, Caio Parente Barbosa
Regulation is a state management tool to ensure that networked health services and goods comply with the principles of universality of access and integrality of care in the Unified Health System. To describe the regulatory actions of access to children's health services in the hospital setting, a descriptive, documentary study was performed to address data on the regulation of access to hospital health-care points for children from January to October 2015. The sample consisted of 2485 hospitalization procedures and regulated transfers in children between 0 and 15 years old living in the Juazeiro do Norte Health Region in the State of Ceará...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
journal
journal
29265
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"