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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204540/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-appropriate-treatment-of-malaria-at-the-community-level-in-uganda
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Kristian S Hansen, Richard Ndyomugyenyi, Pascal Magnussen, Sham Lal, Siân E Clarke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204500/the-patient-costs-of-care-for-those-with-tb-and-hiv-a-cross-sectional-study-from-south-africa
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Don Mudzengi, Sedona Sweeney, Piotr Hippner, Tendesayi Kufa, Katherine Fielding, Alison D Grant, Gavin Churchyard, Anna Vassall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204490/civil-war-contested-sovereignty-and-the-limits-of-global-health-partnerships-a-case-study-of-the-syrian-polio-outbreak-in-2013
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Jonathan Kennedy, Domna Michailidou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204485/-seeking-affluent-neighbourhoods-a-time-trend-analysis-of-geographical-distribution-of-hospitals-in-the-megacity-of-tehran
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Yousef Chavehpour, Arash Rashidian, Hossein Raghfar, Sara Emamgholipour Sefiddashti, Aiub Maroofi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204475/allocation-of-development-assistance-for-health-is-the-predominance-of-national-income-justified
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Olivier Sterck, Max Roser, Mthuli Ncube, Stefan Thewissen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201790/reaching-the-global-target-to-reduce-stunting-an-investment-framework
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Meera Shekar, Jakub Kakietek, Mary R D'Alimonte, Hilary E Rogers, Julia Dayton Eberwein, Jon Kweku Akuoku, Audrey Pereira, Shan Soe-Lin, Robert Hecht
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160482/inflated-medicine-prices-in-vietnam-a-qualitative-study
#7
Tuan Anh Nguyen, Rosemary Knight, Andrea Mant, Husna Razee, Geoffrey Brooks, Thu Ha Dang, Elizabeth Ellen Roughead
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158440/the-inequity-of-inpatient-services-in-rural-areas-and-the-new-type-rural-cooperative-medical-system-nrcms-in-china-repeated-cross-sectional-analysis
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Bingbing Pan, Samuel D Towne, Yuxing Chen, ZhaoKang Yuan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122907/evaluating-the-effect-of-integrated-microfinance-and-health-interventions-an-updated-review-of-the-evidence
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Lara M J Lorenzetti, Sheila Leatherman, Valerie L Flax
BACKGROUND: Solutions delivered within firm sectoral boundaries are inadequate in achieving income security and better health for poor populations. Integrated microfinance and health interventions leverage networks of women to promote financial inclusion, build livelihoods, and safeguard against high cost illnesses. Our understanding of the effect of integrated interventions has been limited by variability in intervention, outcome, design, and methodological rigour. This systematic review synthesises the literature through 2015 to understand the effect of integrated microfinance and health programs...
January 25, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110265/comparative-effectiveness-of-two-disparate-policies-on-child-health-experimental-evidence-from-the-philippines
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John W Peabody, Stella Quimbo, Jhiedon Florentino, Riti Shimkhada, Xylee Javier, David Paculdo, Dean Jamison, Orville Solon
BACKGROUND  : Should health systems invest more in access to care by expanding insurance coverage or in health care services including improving the quality of care? Comparing these options experimentally would shed light on the impact and cost-effectiveness of these strategies. METHODS  : The Quality Improvement Demonstration Study (QIDS) was a randomized policy experiment conducted across 30 districts in the Philippines. The study had a control group and two policy intervention groups intended to improve the health of young children...
January 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108530/use-of-performance-metrics-for-the-measurement-of-universal-coverage-for-maternal-care-in-mexico
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Edson Serván-Mori, David Contreras-Loya, Octavio Gomez-Dantés, Gustavo Nigenda, Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Rafael Lozano
This study provides evidence for those working in the maternal health metrics and health system performance fields, as well as those interested in achieving universal and effective health care coverage. Based on the perspective of continuity of health care and applying quasi-experimental methods to analyse the cross-sectional 2009 National Demographic Dynamics Survey (n = 14 414 women), we estimated the middle-term effects of Mexico's new public health insurance scheme, Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS) (vs women without health insurance) on seven indicators related to maternal health care (according to official guidelines): (a) access to skilled antenatal care (ANC); (b) timely ANC; (c) frequent ANC; (d) adequate content of ANC; (e) institutional delivery; (f) postnatal consultation and (g) access to standardized comprehensive antenatal and postnatal care (or the intersection of the seven process indicators)...
January 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108529/does-charging-different-user-fees-for-primary-and-secondary-care-affect-first-contacts-with-primary-healthcare-a-systematic-review
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Thomas Hone, John Tayu Lee, Azeem Majeed, Lesong Conteh, Christopher Millett
Policy-makers are increasingly considering charging users different fees between primary and secondary care (differential user charges) to encourage utilisation of primary health care in health systems with limited gate keeping. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the impact of introducing differential user charges on service utilisation. We reviewed studies published in MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, EconLIT, HMIC, and WHO library databases from January 1990 until June 2015. We extracted data from the studies meeting defined eligibility criteria and assessed study quality using an established checklist...
January 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104695/infectious-disease-risk-and-international-tourism-demand
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Jaume Rosselló, Maria Santana-Gallego, Waqas Awan
CONTEXT:  For some countries, favourable climatic conditions for tourism are often associated with favourable conditions for infectious diseases, with the ensuing development constraints on the tourist sectors of impoverished countries where tourism's economic contribution has a high potential. This paper evaluates the economic implications of eradication of Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Ebola on the affected destination countries focusing on the tourist expenditures. METHODS:  A gravity model for international tourism flows is used to provide an estimation of the impact of each travel-related disease on international tourist arrivals...
January 18, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104694/patient-perceptions-of-continuity-of-health-care-and-associated-factors-cross-sectional-study-in-municipalities-of-central-colombia-and-north-eastern-brazil
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Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Amparo Susana Mogollón-Pérez, Pierre De Paepe, Maria Rejane Ferreira da Silva, Jean-Pierre Unger, M B Aller, María Luisa Vázquez
Despite the fragmentation of healthcare provision being considered one of the main obstacles to attaining effective health care in Latin America, very little is known about patients' perceptions. This paper analyses the level of continuity of health care perceived by users and explores influencing factors in two municipalities of Colombia and Brazil, by means of a cross-sectional study based on a survey of a multistage probability sample of people who had suffered at least one health problem within the previous three months (2163 in Colombia; 2167 in Brazil)...
January 18, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073934/the-influence-of-customer-medicine-seller-transactional-dynamics-on-childhood-diarrhoea-management-a-qualitative-study-in-ghana
#15
Lauren Rosapep, Emily Sanders, Kathryn Banke
In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) jointly revised the recommended treatment for acute paediatric diarrhoea to specify supplementing reduced osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS) with zinc. In many countries, however, a significant knowledge-practice gap persists in appropriate diarrhoea management among private healthcare providers. For example, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project recently demonstrated that over-the-counter medicine sellers (MS) in Ghana recommended inappropriate diarrhoea treatments, despite their demonstrated knowledge of appropriate treatment protocols...
January 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064212/impact-of-a-critical-health-workforce-shortage-on-child-health-in-zimbabwe-a-country-case-study-on-progress-in-child-survival-2000-2013
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Connie A Haley, Sten H Vermund, Precious Moyo, Aaron M Kipp, Bernard Madzima, Trevor Kanyowa, Teshome Desta, Kasonde Mwinga, Marie A Brault
Despite notable progress reducing global under-five mortality rates, insufficient progress in most sub-Saharan African nations has prevented the achievement of Millennium Development Goal four (MDG#4) to reduce under-five mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Country-level assessments of factors underlying why some African countries have not been able to achieve MDG#4 have not been published. Zimbabwe was included in a four-country study examining barriers and facilitators of under-five survival between 2000 and 2013 due to its comparatively slow progress towards MDG#4...
January 7, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062516/systems-thinking-in-public-health-a-bibliographic-contribution-to-a-meta-narrative-review
#17
Saad Chughtai, Karl Blanchet
BACKGROUND: Research across the formal, natural and social sciences has greatly expanded our knowledge about complex systems in recent decades, informing a broadly inclusive, cross-disciplinary conceptual framework referred to as Systems Thinking (ST). Its use in public health is rapidly increasing, although there remains a poor understanding of how these ideas have been imported, adapted and elaborated by public health research networks worldwide. METHOD: This review employed a mixed methods approach to narrate the development of ST in public health...
January 6, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052986/can-voluntary-pooled-procurement-reduce-the-price-of-antiretroviral-drugs-a-case-study-of-efavirenz
#18
Sung Wook Kim, Jolene Skordis-Worrall
PURPOSE: A number of strategies have aimed to assist countries in procuring antiretroviral therapy (ARV) at lower prices. In 2009, as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) commenced a voluntary pooled procurement scheme, however, the impact of the scheme on ARV prices remains uncertain. This study aims to estimate the effect of VPP on drug prices using Efavirenz as a case study. METHODS: This analysis uses WHO Global price report mechanism (GPRM) data from 2004 to 2013...
January 4, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052985/experiences-of-using-life-histories-with-health-workers-in-post-conflict-and-crisis-settings-methodological-reflections
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Sophie Witter, Justine Namakula, Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo, Haja Wurie, Sally Theobald, Wilson Mashange, Bandeth Ros, Stephen Buzuzi, Richard Mangwi, Tim Martineau
INTRODUCTION: Life history is a research tool which has been used primarily in sociology and anthropology to document experiences of marginalized individuals and communities. It has been less explored in relation to health system research. In this paper, we examine our experience of using life histories to explore health system trajectories coming out of conflict through the eyes of health workers. METHODS: Life histories were used in four inter-related projects looking at health worker incentives, the impact of Ebola on health workers, deployment policies, and gender and leadership in the health sector...
January 4, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025325/developing-a-decision-support-system-to-link-health-technology-assessment-hta-reports-to-the-health-system-policies-in-iran
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Shahram Yazdani, Mohammad-Pooyan Jadidfard
The recent increase of 'Health Technology Assessment' (HTA)-related activities in Iran has necessitated the clarification of policy-making process based on the HTA reports. This study aimed to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) in order to adopt evidence-informed policies regarding health technologies in Iran. The study can be classified as Health Policy and Systems Research. A core panel of seven experts conducted two separate reviews of relevant literature for: 1- Determining the potential technology-related policies...
December 26, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
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