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International Journal of Health Policy and Management

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172374/false-dawns-and-new-horizons-in-patient-safety-research-and-practice
#1
EDITORIAL
Russell Mannion, Jeffrey Braithwaite
In response to a weight of evidence that patients are frequently harmed as a result of their care, there have been concerted efforts to make healthcare safer, with health systems across the globe investing significant resources in policies and programmes designed to reduce adverse events. Yet, despite extensive efforts, improvements in safety have proved difficult to sustain and spread, with studies confirming there has been no measurable, systems-level improvement in the overall rates of preventable harm. Here, we highlight the limitations of the thinking which underpins current efforts to make healthcare systems safer and point to new and emerging approaches to understanding and addressing patient safety in complex, dynamic health systems...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325397/unequal-gain-of-equal-resources-across-racial-groups
#2
Shervin Assari
The health effects of economic resources (eg, education, employment, and living place) and psychological assets (eg, self-efficacy, perceived control over life, anger control, and emotions) are well-known. This article summarizes the results of a growing body of evidence documenting Blacks' diminished return, defined as a systematically smaller health gain from economic resources and psychological assets for Blacks in comparison to Whites. Due to structural barriers that Blacks face in their daily lives, the very same resources and assets generate smaller health gain for Blacks compared to Whites...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325404/recent-iranian-health-system-reform-an-operational-perspective-to-improve-health-services-quality
#3
Mahdi Mahdavi, Mahboubeh Parsaeian, Ebrahim Jaafaripooyan, Shahram Ghaffari
The operational management of healthcare services is expected to directly touch patient experiences. Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME) for the first time, as such, has sought to improve the operational management of healthcare delivery within a reform agenda by setting benchmarks for 'number of visit per hour' and waiting time in outpatient clinics of about 700 affiliated hospitals. As a new initiative, it has faced with mixed reactions and various doubts have been cast on its successful implementation...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325398/health-priorities-in-french-speaking-swiss-cantons
#4
Philippe Chastonay, Jean Simos, Nicolas Cantoreggi, Rudolf Zurkinden, Thomas Mattig
In Switzerland, the federal authorities, the cantons, and the communes share the responsibility of healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion policies. Yet, the cantons are in most health matters independent in their decisions, thus defining as a matter of fact their own health priorities. We examined and analysed the content of the disease prevention and health promotion plans elaborated during the last decade in six French-speaking cantons with different political contexts and resources, but quite similar population health data, in order to identify the set health priorities...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325411/evidence-informed-deliberative-processes-early-dialogue-broad-focus-and-relevance-a-response-to-recent-commentaries
#5
Maarten P Jansen, Rob Baltussen, Evelinn Mikkelsen, Noor Tromp, Jan Hontelez, Leon Bijlmakers, Gert Jan van der Wilt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172383/should-priority-setting-also-be-concerned-about-profound-socio-economic-transformations-a-response-to-recent-commentary
#6
Brayan V Seixas, Craig Mitton, Marion Danis, Iestyn Williams, Marthe Gold, Rob Baltussen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179289/informal-patient-payments-and-bought-and-brought-goods-in-the-western-balkans-a-scoping-review
#7
Sofie Buch Mejsner, Leena Eklund Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Informal patient payments for healthcare are common in the Western Balkans, negatively affecting public health and healthcare. AIM: To identify literature from the Western Balkans on what is known about informal patient payments and bought and brought goods, to examine their effects on healthcare and to determine what actions can be taken to tackle these payments. METHODS: After conducting a scoping review that involved searching websites and databases and filtering with eligibility criteria and quality assessment tools, 24 relevant studies were revealed...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325410/personalisation-an-emergent-institutional-logic-in-healthcare-comment-on-re-making-the-procrustean-bed-standardization-and-customization-as-competing-logics-in-healthcare
#8
Ewan Ferlie
This commentary on the recent think piece by Mannion and Exworthy reviews their core arguments, highlighting their suggestion that recent forces for personalization have emerged which may counterbalance the strong standardization wave which has been evident in many healthcare settings and systems over the last two decades. These forces for personalization can take very different forms. The commentary explores the authors' suggestion that these themes can be fruitfully examined theoretically through an institutional logics (ILs) literature, which has recently been applied by some scholars to healthcare settings...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949460/the-untapped-power-of-soda-taxes-incentivizing-consumers-generating-revenue-and-altering-corporate-behavior
#9
EDITORIAL
Sarah A Roache, Lawrence O Gostin
Globally, soda taxes are gaining momentum as powerful interventions to discourage sugar consumption and thereby reduce the growing burden of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Evidence from early adopters including Mexico and Berkeley, California, confirms that soda taxes can disincentivize consumption through price increases and raise revenue to support government programs. The United Kingdom's new graduated levy on sweetened beverages is yielding yet another powerful impact: soda manufacturers are reformulating their beverages to significantly reduce the sugar content...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325409/all-health-partnerships-great-and-small-comparing-mandated-with-emergent-health-partnerships-comment-on-evaluating-global-health-partnerships-a-case-study-of-a-gavi-hpv-vaccine-application-process-in-uganda
#10
Elaine Green, Dan Ritman, Graeme Chisholm
The plurality of healthcare providers and funders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has given rise to an era in which health partnerships are becoming the norm in international development. Whether mandated or emergent, three common drivers are essential for ensuring successful health partnerships: trust; a diverse and inclusive network; and a clear governance structure. Mandated and emergent health partnerships operate as very different models and at different scales. However, there is potential for sharing and learning between these types of partnerships...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325408/priority-setting-right-answer-to-a-far-too-narrow-question-comment-on-global-developments-in-priority-setting-in-health
#11
Ted Schrecker
In their recent editorial, Baltussen and colleagues provide a concise summary of the prevailing discourse on priority-setting in health policy. Their perspective is entirely consistent with current practice, yet they unintentionally demonstrate the narrowness and moral precariousness of that discourse and practice. I respond with demonstrations of the importance of 'interrogating scarcity' in a variety of contexts.
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325407/the-bright-elusive-butterfly-of-value-in-health-technology-development-comment-on-providing-value-to-new-health-technology-the-early-contribution-of-entrepreneurs-investors-and-regulatory-agencies
#12
Trisha Greenhalgh, Nick Fahy, Sara Shaw
The current system of health technology development is characterised by multiple misalignments. The "supply" side (innovation policy-makers, entrepreneurs, investors) and the "demand" side (health policy-makers, regulators, health technology assessment, purchasers) operate under different - and conflicting - logics. The system is less a "pathway" than an unstable ecosystem of multiple interacting sub-systems. "Value" means different things to each of the numerous actors involved. Supply-side dynamics are built on fictions; regulatory checks and balances are designed to assure quality, safety and efficacy, not to ensure that technologies entering the market are either desirable or cost-effective...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812841/university-of-global-health-equity-s-contribution-to-the-reduction-of-education-and-health-services-rationing
#13
EDITORIAL
Agnes Binagwaho
The inadequate supply of health workers and demand-side barriers due to clinical practice that heeds too little attention to cultural context are serious obstacles to achieving universal health coverage and the fulfillment of the human rights to health, especially for the poor and vulnerable living in remote rural areas. A number of strategies have been deployed to increase both the supply of healthcare workers and the demand for healthcare services. However, more can be done to improve service delivery as well as mitigate the geographic inequalities that exist in this field...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325406/polycentrism-in-global-health-governance-scholarship-comment-on-four-challenges-that-global-health-networks-face
#14
Jale Tosun
Drawing on an in-depth analysis of eight global health networks, a recent essay in this journal argued that global health networks face four challenges to their effectiveness: problem definition, positioning, coalition-building, and governance. While sharing the argument of the essay concerned, in this commentary, we argue that these analytical concepts can be used to explicate a concept that has implicitly been used in global health governance scholarship for quite a few years. While already prominent in the discussion of climate change governance, for instance, global health governance scholarship could make progress by looking at global health governance as being polycentric...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325405/who-fctc-as-a-pioneering-and-learning-instrument-comment-on-the-legal-strength-of-international-health-instruments-what-it-brings-to-global-health-governance
#15
Pekka Puska
The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is a unique global health instrument, since it is in the health field the only instrument that is international law. After the 10 years of its existence an Independent Expert Group assessed the impact of the FCTC using all available data and visiting a number of countries interviewing different stakeholders. It is quite clear that the Treaty has acted as a strong catalyst and framework for national actions and that remarkable progress in global tobacco control can be seen...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172382/ensuring-hiv-data-availability-transparency-and-integrity-in-the-mena-region-comment-on-improving-the-quality-and-quantity-of-hiv-data-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-key-challenges-and-ways-forward
#16
Kayvon Modjarrad, Sten H Vermund
In this commentary, we elaborate on the main points that Karamouzian and colleagues have made about HIVdata scarcity in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries. Without accessible and reliable data, no epidemic can be managed effectively or efficiently. Clearly, increased investments are needed to bolster capabilities to capture and interpret HIV surveillance data. We believe that this enhanced capacity can be achieved, in part, by leveraging and repurposing existing data platforms, technologies and patient cohorts...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172381/innovative-use-of-the-law-to-address-complex-global-health-problems-comment-on-the-legal-strength-of-international-health-instruments-what-it-brings-toglobal-health-governance
#17
Helen L Walls, Gorik Ooms
Addressing the increasingly globalised determinants of many important problems affecting human health is a complex task requiring collective action. We suggest that part of the solution to addressing intractable global health issues indeed lies with the role of new legal instruments in the form of globally binding treaties, as described in the recent article of Nikogosian and Kickbusch. However, in addition to the use of international law to develop new treaties, another part of the solution may lie in innovative use of existing legal instruments...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179297/family-planning-as-a-possible-measure-to-alleviate-poverty-in-the-philippines-beyond-sociocultural-norms-and-pervasive-opposition
#18
LETTER
Akihiko Ozaki, Angeli Guadalupe, Arra Barrameda Saquido, Diana Francesca Gepte, Asaka Higuchi, Tomohiro Morita, Tetsuya Tanimoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172375/governing-collaborative-healthcare-improvement-lessons-from-an-atlantic-canadian-case
#19
Meghan Rossiter, Jennifer Verma, Jean-Louis Denis, Stephen Samis, Richard Wedge, Chris Power
The Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement in Chronic Disease (AHC) Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) in Eastern Canada provided an approach to spur system-level reform across multiple health systems for patients and families living with chronic disease. Developed and led by senior executives with a unique governance approach and involving clinical front-line teams, the AHC serves as a practical example of leadership creating and driving momentum for achieving success in collaborative health system improvements...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812831/multisectoral-actions-for-health-challenges-and-opportunities-in-complex-policy-environments
#20
EDITORIAL
Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Orapan Srisookwatana, Poldej Pinprateep, Tipicha Posayanonda, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol
Multisectoral actions for health, defined as actions undertaken by non-health sectors to protect the health of the population, are essential in the context of inter-linkages between three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental. These multisectoral actions can address the social and economic factors that influence the health of a population at the local, national, and global levels. This editorial identifies the challenges, opportunities and capacity development for effective multisectoral actions for health in a complex policy environment...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
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