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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301588/is-it-all-about-the-money-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-effects-of-performance-based-financial-incentives-on-zimbabwe-s-voluntary-male-medical-circumcision-program
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Caryl Feldacker, Aaron F Bochner, Amy Herman-Roloff, Marrianne Holec, Vernon Murenje, Abby Stepaniak, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Mufata Tshimanga, Vuyelwa Chitimbire, Shingirai Makaure, Joseph Hove, Scott Barnhart, Batsirai Makunike
BACKGROUND: In 2013, Zimbabwe's voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program adopted performance-based financing (PBF) to speed progress towards ambitious VMMC targets. The $25 USD PBF intended to encourage low-paid healthcare workers to remain in the public sector and to strengthen the public healthcare system. The majority of the incentive supports healthcare workers (HCWs) who perform VMMC alongside other routine services; a small portion supports province, district, and facility levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298338/quality-of-care-in-performance-based-financing-how-it-is-incorporated-in-32-programs-across-28-countries
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REVIEW
Jessica Gergen, Erik Josephson, Martha Coe, Samantha Ski, Supriya Madhavan, Sebastian Bauhoff
OBJECTIVE: To describe how quality of care is incorporated into performance-based financing (PBF) programs, what quality indicators are being used, and how these indicators are measured and verified. METHODS: An exploratory scoping methodology was used to characterize the full range of quality components in 32 PBF programs, initiated between 2008 and 2015 in 28 low- and middle-income countries, totaling 68 quality tools and 8,490 quality indicators. The programs were identified through a review of the peer-reviewed and gray literature as well as through expert consultation with key donor representatives...
March 15, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297296/development-of-a-universal-medical-x-ray-imaging-phantom-prototype
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Annemari Groenewald, Willem A Groenewald
Diagnostic X-ray imaging depends on the maintenance of image quality that allows for proper diagnosis of medical conditions. Maintenance of image quality requires quality assurance programs on the various X-ray modalities, which consist of projection radiography (including mobile X-ray units), fluoroscopy, mammography, and computed tomography (CT) scanning. Currently a variety of modality-specific phantoms are used to perform quality assurance (QA) tests. These phantoms are not only expensive, but suitably trained personnel are needed to successfully use them and interpret the results...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290828/-assessment-of-the-possibility-of-comparing-mortality-rates-from-diseases-of-the-circulatory-system-in-the-united-states-and-russia
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S A Boytsov, E M Andreev, I V Samorodskaya
OBJECTIVE: to compare and discuss causes of differences between standardized mortality rates (SMR) from diseases of the circulatory system (DCS) among men and women older than 50 years in Russia and USA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on mortality rate in the USA were taken from WHO mortality database (WHO MD), those on the USA population by 5-years age bands from Human Mortality Database (HMD). Information on mortality rates in Russia was obtained from Rosstat. In analysis we used age-adjusted death rates and SMR for DCS or ages more or equal 50 years...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283145/implementing-health-financing-reforms-in-africa-perspectives-of-health-system-stewards
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Tom Achoki, Abaleng Lesego
BACKGROUND: A majority of health systems in the sub-Saharan Africa region are faced with multiple competing priorities amid pressing resource constraints. Health financing reforms, characterized by expansion of health insurance coverage, have been proposed as promising in the quest to improve health sustainably. However, in many countries where these measures are being attempted, their broader implications have not been fully appreciated. METHODS: This study was based on perspectives of 37 health system stewards from Botswana who were interviewed in order to understand opportunities and challenges that would result in the quest to expand health insurance coverage in the country...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260637/does-autonomy-for-public-hospitals-in-developing-countries-increase-performance-evidence-based-case-studies
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REVIEW
Willy De Geyndt
OBJECTIVES: Governments in middle and low income countries have sought ways for the past decades to make their public hospitals more performing. The objectives of this assessment are to: (a) synthesize the experience of eleven countries at granting autonomy to their public hospitals and the obstacles encountered; (b) deduce which autonomy policies have or have not been effective documenting successes and failures; and (c) propose evidence-based recommendations to policy makers. DATA SOURCES: Data for five countries are derived from the author's participation in the autonomy process augmented by current updates provided by national colleagues...
February 27, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245877/incentives-to-change-effects-of-performance-based-financing-on-health-workers-in-zambia
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Gordon C Shen, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Ashis Das, Nkenda Sachingongu, Collins Chansa, Jumana Qamruddin, Jed Friedman
BACKGROUND: Performance-based financing (PBF) has been implemented in a number of countries with the aim of transforming health systems and improving maternal and child health. This paper examines the effect of PBF on health workers' job satisfaction, motivation, and attrition in Zambia. It uses a randomized intervention/control design to evaluate before-after changes for three groups: intervention (PBF) group, control 1 (C1; enhanced financing) group, and control 2 (C2; pure control) group...
February 28, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222194/forecasting-outpatient-visits-using-empirical-mode-decomposition-coupled-with-back-propagation-artificial-neural-networks-optimized-by-particle-swarm-optimization
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Daizheng Huang, Zhihui Wu
Accurately predicting the trend of outpatient visits by mathematical modeling can help policy makers manage hospitals effectively, reasonably organize schedules for human resources and finances, and appropriately distribute hospital material resources. In this study, a hybrid method based on empirical mode decomposition and back-propagation artificial neural networks optimized by particle swarm optimization is developed to forecast outpatient visits on the basis of monthly numbers. The data outpatient visits are retrieved from January 2005 to December 2013 and first obtained as the original time series...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212971/should-countries-set-an-explicit-health-benefits-package-the-case-of-the-english-national-health-service
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Peter C Smith, Kalipso Chalkidou
BACKGROUND: A fundamental debate in the transition towards universal health coverage concerns whether to establish an explicit health benefits package to which all citizens are entitled, and the level of detail in which to specify that package. At one extreme, the treatments to be funded, and the circumstances in which patients qualify for the treatment, might be specified in great detail, and be entirely mandatory. This would make clinicians little more than automata, carrying out prescribed practice...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210361/estimating-the-cost-of-care-for-emergency-department-syncope-patients-comparison-of-three-models
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Marc A Probst, John K McConnell, Robert E Weiss, Amber L Laurie, Annick N Yagapen, Michelle P Lin, Jeffrey M Caterino, Manish N Shah, Benjamin C Sun
INTRODUCTION: We sought to compare three hospital cost-estimation models for patients undergoing evaluation for unexplained syncope using hospital cost data. Developing such a model would allow researchers to assess the value of novel clinical algorithms for syncope management. METHODS: We collected complete health services data, including disposition, testing, and length of stay (LOS), on 67 adult patients (age 60 years and older) who presented to the emergency department (ED) with syncope at a single hospital...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209145/state-budget-transfers-to-health-insurance-to-expand-coverage-to-people-outside-formal-sector-work-in-latin-america
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Inke Mathauer, Thorsten Behrendt
BACKGROUND: Contributory social health insurance for formal sector employees only has proven challenging for moving towards universal health coverage (UHC). This is because the informally employed and the poor usually remain excluded. One way to expand UHC is to fully or partially subsidize health insurance contributions for excluded population groups through government budget transfers. This paper analyses the institutional design features of such government subsidization arrangements in Latin America and assesses their performance with respect to UHC progress...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193230/analysis-of-the-policymaking-process-in-burkina-faso-s-health-sector-case-studies-of-the-creation-of-two-health-system-support-units
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Andre Zida, John N Lavis, Nelson K Sewankambo, Bocar Kouyate, Kaelan Moat, Jessica Shearer
BACKGROUND: Burkina Faso has made a number of health system policy decisions to improve performance on health indicators and strengthen responsiveness to health-related challenges. These included the creation of a General Directorate of Health Information and Statistics (DGISS) and a technical unit to coordinate performance-based financing (CT-FBR). We analysed the policymaking processes associated with the establishment of these units, and documented the factors that influenced this process...
February 13, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157409/external-factors-that-influence-the-practice-of-radiology-proceedings-of-the-international-society-for-strategic-studies-in-radiology-meeting
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Geoffrey D Rubin, Barbara J McNeil, András Palkó, James H Thrall, Gabriel P Krestin, Ada Muellner, Herbert Y Kressel
In both the United States and Europe, efforts to reduce soaring health care costs have led to intense scrutiny of both standard and innovative uses of imaging. Given that the United States spends a larger share of its gross domestic product on health care than any other nation and also has the most varied health care financing and delivery systems in the world, it has become an especially fertile environment for developing and testing approaches to controlling health care costs and value. This report focuses on recent reforms that have had a dampening effect on imaging use in the United States and provides a glimpse of obstacles that imaging practices may soon face or are already facing in other countries...
February 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139461/slovakia-health-system-review
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Martin Smatana, Peter Pazitny, Daniela Kandilaki, Michaela Laktisova, Darina Sedlakova, Monika Paluskova, Ewout van Ginneken, Anne Spranger
This analysis of the Slovak health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health-care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The health care system in Slovakia is based on universal coverage, compulsory health insurance, a basic benefit package and a competitive insurance model with selective contracting of health care providers. Containment of health spending became a major policy goal after the 2008 financial crisis. Health spending stabilized after 2010 but remains well below European averages...
November 2016: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122592/barriers-and-enablers-of-health-system-adoption-of-kangaroo-mother-care-a-systematic-review-of-caregiver-perspectives
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Emily R Smith, Ilana Bergelson, Stacie Constantian, Bina Valsangkar, Grace J Chan
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in child survival in the past four decades, an estimated 6.3 million children under the age of five die each year, and more than 40% of these deaths occur in the neonatal period. Interventions to reduce neonatal mortality are needed. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is one such life-saving intervention; however it has not yet been fully integrated into health systems around the world. Utilizing a conceptual framework for integration of targeted health interventions into health systems, we hypothesize that caregivers play a critical role in the adoption, diffusion, and assimilation of KMC...
January 25, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122414/value-for-money-an-examination-of-the-relationship-between-need-and-cost-in-intellectual-disability-services
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Jodi Cronin, Jane Bourke
The recent economic crisis along with changing demographic trends has stimulated an increased interest in the value obtained from social care expenditure so as to ensure the sustainability of systems in the future. In Ireland, the Department of Health, further to a recent review of its disability services, commited to a new approach that will reshape and redesign its service provision. It specifically outlined a reorganisation of financing services, from a model of prospective block grant funding to a system of individualised budgeting based on an assessment of need...
January 25, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103858/the-personal-and-workplace-characteristics-of-uninsured-expatriate-males-in-saudi-arabia
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Abdulwahab Alkhamis, Peter Cosgrove, Gamal Mohamed, Amir Hassan
BACKGROUND: A major concern by the health decision makers in Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries is the burden of financing healthcare. While other GCC countries have been examining different options, Saudi Arabia has endeavoured to reform its private healthcare system and control expatriate access to government resources through the provision of Compulsory Employment-Based Health Insurance (CEBHI). The objective of this research was to investigate, in a natural setting, the characteristics of uninsured expatriates based on their personal and workplace characteristics...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052771/performance-based-financing-for-improving-hiv-aids-service-delivery-a-systematic-review
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Amitabh B Suthar, Jason M Nagata, Sabin Nsanzimana, Till Bärnighausen, Eyerusalem K Negussie, Meg C Doherty
BACKGROUND: Although domestic HIV/AIDS financing is increasing, international HIV/AIDS financing has plateaued. Providing incentives for the health system (i.e. performance-based financing [PBF]) may help countries achieve more with available resources. We systematically reviewed effects of PBF on HIV/AIDS service delivery to inform WHO guidelines. METHODS: PubMed, WHO Index Medicus, conference databases, and clinical trial registries were searched in April 2015 for randomised trials, comparative contemporaneous studies, or time-series studies...
January 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049495/the-link-between-the-west-african-ebola-outbreak-and-health-systems-in-guinea-liberia-and-sierra-leone-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Haitham Shoman, Emilie Karafillakis, Salman Rawaf
BACKGROUND: An Ebola outbreak started in December 2013 in Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014. The health systems in place in the three countries lacked the infrastructure and the preparation to respond to the outbreak quickly and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern on August 8 2014. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of health systems' organisation and performance on the West African Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and lessons learned...
January 4, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026698/quatre-principes-de-recherche-pour-comprendre-les-d%C3%A3-fis-des-syst%C3%A3-mes-de-sant%C3%A3-des-pays-%C3%A3-faible-et-moyen-revenu
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Emilie Robert, Valéry Ridde
Dans ce commentaire, nous proposons une conceptualisation des principes qui fondent la recherche sur les politiques et systèmes de santé dans les pays à faible et moyen revenu, afin de favoriser l'ancrage des chercheurs dans ce champ. Ces principes sont la complémentarité des angles d'analyse; l'interdisciplinarité; la transversalité des connaissances; et l'ancrage théorique et conceptuel. Ils sont illustrés par l'analyse de deux réformes d'Afrique subsaharienne : les politiques de gratuité des soins et le financement basé sur les résultats...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
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