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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330992/client-satisfaction-and-decision-making-amongst-females-visiting-family-planning-clinics-in-hyderabad-pakistan
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Arbia Memon, Saima Hamid, Ramesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Family Planning is the basic right of the human being. It involves decision regarding the number of children and desired space between children by the couple themselves. Quality services involving multiple dimensions build the confidence of the clients and lack of quality is one of the constraints behind incomplete coverage of family planning. Objectives of the current study were to determine the client satisfaction, decision-making process and various influences on clients in adopting family planning methods...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330971/pakistan-s-march-towards-universal-health-coverage
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EDITORIAL
Sheraz Ahmad Khan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330310/social-determinants-of-community-level-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-coverage-in-a-school-based-vaccination-programme
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Stephen Jean, Malak Elshafei, Alison Buttenheim
OBJECTIVE: To assess social patterns in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage in a school-based, government-funded vaccination programme located within a single-payer universal healthcare system. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of HPV vaccine uptake data for the 2013-2014 school year for 131 local authorities in England, and then evaluated the association between vaccine uptake and socioeconomic status at the aggregate level. DATA SOURCES: HPV vaccination coverage data from Public Health England's vaccine uptake guidance and the UK's March 2011 Census...
January 12, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325589/catastrophic-total-costs-in-tuberculosis-affected-households-and-their-determinants-since-indonesia-s-implementation-of-universal-health-coverage
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Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A J Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of the End TB Strategy's targets: that no TB-affected households have to face catastrophic costs by 2020. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, there is also an emerging need to provide social protection by implementing universal health coverage (UHC). We therefore assessed the incidence of catastrophic total costs due to TB, and their determinants since the implementation of UHC...
January 12, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325556/forecasting-imbalances-in-the-global-health-labor-market-and-devising-policy-responses
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Richard M Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A Bruckner, Daniel R Arnold, Tim Evans
BACKGROUND: The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates of over 40 million new health sector jobs by 2030 in mostly high- and middle-income countries and a needs-based shortage of 18 million, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. This paper shows how these key findings were developed, the global policy dilemmas they raise, and relevant policy solutions...
January 11, 2018: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325081/dissatisfaction-with-current-integration-reforms-of-health-insurance-schemes-in-china-are-they-a-success-and-what-matters
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Linghan Shan, Miaomiao Zhao, Ning Ning, Yanhua Hao, Ye Li, Libo Liang, Zheng Kang, Hong Sun, Ding Ding, Baohua Liu, Chao Liang, Miao Yu, Qunhong Wu, Mo Hao, Hua Fan
Integration reforms have been piloted as key policies to address the fragmented health insurance system in China. They are also regarded as a better choice for realizing a Universal Basic Medical Insurance System (UBMIS). This study has attempted to explore the determinants that may affect respondents' dissatisfaction with the reforms. The aim is to provide evidence for more effective policy adjustment during the next round of nationwide integration reforms in China. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in Ningbo, Chongqing and Heilongjiang from 2014 to 2015...
January 6, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318126/sociodemographic-factors-influencing-vietnamese-patient-satisfaction-with-healthcare-services-and-some-meaningful-empirical-thresholds
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Quan-Hoang Vuong
Background: This short communication report some new results obtained from a medical survey among 900 Vietnamese patients in 2015, looking into possibly influential sociodemographic factors as far as patient satisfaction is concerned, to establish empirical relationships between them for policy implications. Methods: The study employed the baseline category logit models to establish empirical relationships between predictor variables and responses, which reflect different levels of satisfaction...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317584/-uninsured-status-and-its-influential-factors-among-residents-in-hunan-province
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Hua Guo, Jing Dend, Wei Zhang, Lin Zhang, Peishan Ning, Guoqing Hu
To investigate the insured and uninsured status of medical insurance among residents in Hunan province and the influential factors for uninsured status. 
 Methods: A stratified, muti-stage, cluster sampling was used to select 7 rural counties and 7 urban districts from 122 counties/districts. In each selected county/district, 5 towns were chosen at random. 2 villages (or communities) were further selected in each given town randomly. At last, households were selected from sample villages (or communities) using systematic sampling and all members of selected households were surveyed through face-to-face interview...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316925/extending-coverage-to-informal-sector-populations-in-kenya-design-preferences-and-implications-for-financing-policy
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Vincent Okungu, Jane Chuma, Stephen Mulupi, Diane McIntyre
BACKGROUND: Universal health coverage (UHC) is important in terms of improving access to quality health care while protecting households from the risk of catastrophic health spending and impoverishment. However, progress to UHC has been hampered by the measures to increase mandatory prepaid funds especially in low- and middle-income countries where there are large populations in the informal sector. Important considerations in expanding coverage to the informal sector should include an exploration of the type of prepayment system that is acceptable to the informal sector and the features of such a design that would encourage prepayment for health care among this population group...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310690/street-level-workers-inadequate-knowledge-and-application-of-exemption-policies-in-burkina-faso-jeopardize-the-achievement-of-universal-health-coverage-evidence-from-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Valéry Ridde, Gerald Leppert, Hervé Hien, Paul Jacob Robyn, Manuela De Allegri
BACKGROUND: Street-level workers play a key role in public health policies in Africa, as they are often the ones to ensure their implementation. In Burkina Faso, the State formulated two different user-fee exemption policies for indigents, one for deliveries (2007), and one for primary healthcare (2009). The objective of this study was to measure and understand the determinants of street-level workers' knowledge and application of these exemption measures. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data collected between October 2013 and March 2014...
January 8, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309581/distributional-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-illustrative-example-of-rotavirus-vaccination-in-ethiopia
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Bryony R Dawkins, Andrew J Mirelman, Miqdad Asaria, Kjell Arne Johansson, Richard A Cookson
Reducing health inequality is a major policy concern for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) on the path to universal health coverage. However, health inequality impacts are rarely quantified in cost-effectiveness analyses of health programmes. Distributional cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA) is a method developed to analyse the expected social distributions of costs and health benefits, and the potential trade-offs that may exist between maximising total health and reducing health inequality. This is the first paper to show how DCEA can be applied in LMICs...
January 3, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308971/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-kap-toward-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-among-young-workers-in-south-china
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Yu Ma, Tiegang Li, Wanqi Chen, Jiandong Chen, Meixia Li, Zhicong Yang
BACKGROUND: Vaccination against seasonal influenza is usually very protective. However, coverage in service workers is low due to the large population density and high turnover. The aim of this study was to document the knowledge, attitudes and practices towards the influenza vaccine among young service workers. METHODS: A face-to-face interview and questionnaire were administered at the Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (GZCDC) clinic. The questionnaires were analyzed to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and willingness to vaccinate in the service industry population...
January 8, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304805/status-of-insecticide-resistance-in-malaria-vectors-in-kwale-county-coastal-kenya
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Caroline W Kiuru, Florence Awino Oyieke, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Joseph Mwangangi, Luna Kamau, Damaris Muhia-Matoke
BACKGROUND: The strategy for malaria vector control in the context of reducing malaria morbidity and mortality has been the scale-up of long-lasting insecticidal nets to universal coverage and indoor residual spraying. This has led to significant decline in malaria transmission. However, these vector control strategies rely on insecticides which are threatened by insecticide resistance. In this study the status of pyrethroid resistance in malaria vectors and it's implication in malaria transmission at the Kenyan Coast was investigated...
January 5, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303098/-exaggerated-health-news-association-between-exaggeration-in-university-press-releases-and-exaggeration-in-news-media-coverage
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J Schat, F G Bossema, M E Numans, I Smeets, P Burger
OBJECTIVE: To determine how often press releases and news articles contain exaggeration and to locate its origin in the trajectory from research paper to news article. DESIGN: Retrospective quantitative content analysis. METHOD: We analysed press releases on health-related research published by Dutch universities and university medical centres in 2015 (n = 129) as well as news media articles related to those press releases (n = 185). RESULTS: 20% of press releases and 29% of news articles exaggerated the conclusion or causal claim...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302988/social-health-insurance-difference-in-inpatient-expenditure-and-service-category-in-china
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Qing Wang, Jay Shen, Jennifer Rice, Kaitlyn Frakes
China successfully achieved universal health insurance coverage in 2011. Previous work on the effects of social health insurance in China has overlooked the association between health insurance and inpatient service category as well as the mechanisms of institutional characteristics. This study seeks to estimate the social health insurance difference in inpatient expenditure and service category. The role of institutional characteristics was also studied. The logistic model was applied to estimate the association of social health insurance and service category...
January 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301537/social-health-insurance-contributes-to-universal-coverage-in-south-africa-but-generates-inequities-survey-among-members-of-a-government-employee-insurance-scheme
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Jane Goudge, Olufunke A Alaba, Veloshnee Govender, Bronwyn Harris, Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Matthew F Chersich
BACKGROUND: Many low- and middle-income countries are reforming their health financing mechanisms as part of broader strategies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Voluntary social health insurance, despite evidence of resulting inequities, is attractive to policy makers as it generates additional funds for health, and provides access to a greater range of benefits for the formally employed. The South African government introduced a voluntary health insurance scheme (GEMS) for government employees in 2005 with the aim of improving access to care and extending health coverage...
January 4, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297323/mentorship-and-coaching-to-support-strengthening-healthcare-systems-lessons-learned-across-the-five-population-health-implementation-and-training-partnership-projects-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Anatole Manzi, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Kenneth Sherr, Cindy Chirwa, Colin Baynes, John Koku Awoonor-Williams
BACKGROUND: Despite global efforts to increase health workforce capacity through training and guidelines, challenges remain in bridging the gap between knowledge and quality clinical practice and addressing health system deficiencies preventing health workers from providing high quality care. In many developing countries, supervision activities focus on data collection, auditing and report completion rather than catalyzing learning and supporting system quality improvement. To address this gap, mentorship and coaching interventions were implemented in projects in five African countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia) as components of health systems strengthening (HSS) strategies funded through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's African Health Initiative...
December 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294998/social-and-contextual-influences-on-mental-health-following-an-episode-of-mass-violence
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Erika D Felix, Stephanie A Moore, Haley Meskunas, Antoniya Terzieva
Few studies explore how the recovery context following an episode of mass violence affects posttragedy mental health (MH), despite clear implications for developing posttrauma supports. Following a mass murder, this prospective, longitudinal study examined how reactions to media coverage, family reactions, and disappointment in social support influenced posttragedy MH (posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety), above and beyond the influence of pretragedy MH, pretragedy victimization, and objective exposure...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284712/quality-assessment-of-nutrition-coverage-in-the-media-a-6-week-survey-of-five-popular-uk-newspapers
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Alice R Kininmonth, Nafeesa Jamil, Nasser Almatrouk, Charlotte E L Evans
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the quality of nutrition articles in popular national daily newspapers in the UK and to identify important predictors of article quality. SETTING: Newspapers are a primary source of nutrition information for the public. DESIGN: Newspaper articles were collected on 6 days of the week (excluding Sunday) for 6 weeks in summer 2014. Predictors included food type and health outcome, size of article, whether the journalist was named and day of the week...
December 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284470/improving-equity-in-health-care-financing-in-china-during-the-progression-towards-universal-health-coverage
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Mingsheng Chen, Andrew J Palmer, Lei Si
BACKGROUND: China is reforming the way it finances health care as it moves towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) after the failure of market-oriented mechanisms for health care. Improving financing equity is a major policy goal of health care system during the progression towards universal coverage. METHODS: We used progressivity analysis and dominance test to evaluate the financing channels of general taxation, pubic health insurance, and out-of-pocket (OOP) payments...
December 29, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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