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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325401/performance-based-financing-to-strengthen-the-health-system-in-benin-challenging-the-mainstream-approach
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Elisabeth Paul, Mohamed Lamine Dramé, Jean-Pierre Kashala, Armand Ekambi Ndema, Marcel Kounnou, Julien Codjovi Aïssan, Karel Gyselinck
BACKGROUND: Performance-based financing (PBF) is often proposed as a way to improve health system performance. In Benin, PBF was launched in 2012 through a World Bank-supported project. The Belgian Development Agency (BTC) followed suit through a health system strengthening (HSS) project. This paper analyses and draws lessons from the experience of BTC-supported PBF alternative approach - especially with regards to institutional aspects, the role of demand-side actors, ownership, and cost-effectiveness - and explores the mechanisms at stake so as to better understand how the "PBF package" functions and produces effects...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318815/-brief-introduction-to-progress-of-national-census-of-chinese-medicine-resources-pilot
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Lu-Qi Huang, Li-Ying Sun, Xiao-Bo Zhang, Lan-Ping Guo, Hui Wang, Meng Li, Zhi-Xian Jing
Since the beginning of 2011, with the strong support of the Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine has organized the pilot work on the census of traditional Chinese medicine resources (hereinafter referred to as the "pilot work"). At all levels of Chinese medicine management departments under the joint efforts of the pilot work has achieved initial results. For the fourth national comprehensive implementation of traditional Chinese medicine resources, the technical methods have been optimized, the working teams have been professionally trained, and the experiences are accumulated...
November 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309574/the-role-of-the-technical-review-panel-of-the-global-fund-to-fight-hiv-aids-tuberculosis-and-malaria-an-analysis-of-grant-recommendations
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Guido Schmidt-Traub
The independent Technical Review Panel (TRP) of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a unique mechanism to review funding proposals and to provide recommendations on their funding. Its functioning and performance have received little attention in the scientific literature. We aimed to identify predictors for TRP recommendations, whether these were in line with the Global Fund's ambition to give priority to countries most in need, and whether they correlated with grant performance. We combined data on proposals and applications under the Rolling Continuation Channel, TRP recommendations and grant implementation during the rounds-based mechanism (2002-2010) with country characteristics...
January 4, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298635/improving-access-to-delivery-care-and-reducing-the-equity-gap-through-voucher-program-in-bangladesh-evidence-from-difference-in-differences-analysis
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Kaji Tamanna Keya, Benjamin Bellows, Ubaidur Rob, Charlotte Warren
To test a statistically significant change in delivery by medically trained providers following introduction of a demand-side financing voucher, a population-based quasi-experimental study was undertaken, with 3,300 mothers in 2010 and 3,334 mothers at follow-up in 2012 in government-implemented voucher program and control areas. Results found that voucher program was significantly associated with increased public health facility use (difference-in-differences (DID) 13.9) and significantly increased delivery complication management care (DID 13...
January 1, 2018: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282067/the-current-situation-of-human-resources-for-health-in-the-province-of-cabinda-in-angola-is-it-a-limitation-to-provide-universal-access-to-healthcare
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Damas Macaia, Luís Velez Lapão
BACKGROUND: Angola is among sub-Saharan African countries dealing with a crisis of Human Resources for Health (HRH). The province of Cabinda, besides the efforts, still suffers from both HRH shortage and a badly distributed health workforce. In Cabinda, one can find urban concentration and rural shortages of healthcare professionals, many rural areas' healthcare facilities often secured only by basic or medium level HRH; and difficulties in developing HRH retention strategies in rural areas where most services are covered by foreign HRH...
December 28, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281978/prevalence-and-control-of-hypertension-among-a-community-of-elderly-population-in-changning-district-of-shanghai-a-cross-sectional-study
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Zhi-Qi Yang, Qi Zhao, Ping Jiang, Song-Bai Zheng, Biao Xu
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is considered a major public health challenge. It is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is a prominent risk for China's elderly population. However, few studies have addressed the effect of blood pressure control on elderly hypertension patients in China. In response, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence and control of hypertension in the elderly population in Shanghai's communities. METHODS: A secondary data analysis based on a government-financed health check-up program for an elderly population aged 65 and older from 2012 to 2014 was conducted in a central district of Shanghai...
December 28, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258980/implementation-of-the-blended-care-self-management-program-for-caregivers-of-people-with-early-stage-dementia-partner-in-balance-process-evaluation-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lizzy Mm Boots, Marjolein E de Vugt, Claudia Mj Smeets, Gertrudis Ijm Kempen, Frans Rj Verhey
BACKGROUND: Caring for a family member with dementia puts caregivers at risk of overburdening. Electronic health (eHealth) support for caregivers offers an opportunity for accessible tailored interventions. The blended care self-management program "Partner in Balance" (PiB) for early-stage dementia caregivers was executed in Dutch dementia care organizations. The program combines face-to-face coaching with tailored Web-based modules. Next to an evaluation of program effectiveness, an evaluation of sampling and intervention quality is essential for the generalizability and interpretation of results...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242178/deciding-how-to-stay-independent-at-home-in-later-years-development-and-acceptability-testing-of-an-informative-web-based-module
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Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, C Allyson Jones, Patrick M Archambault, Noémie Roy, Louisa Blair, France Légaré
BACKGROUND: Seniors with loss of autonomy may face decisions about whether they should stay at home or move elsewhere. Most seniors would prefer to stay home and be independent for as long as possible, but most are unaware of options that would make this possible. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to develop and test the acceptability of an interactive website for seniors, their caregivers, and health professionals with short interlinked videos presenting information about options for staying independent at home...
December 14, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239903/proposed-performance-based-metrics-for-the-future-funding-of-graduate-medical-education-starting-the-conversation
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Kelly J Caverzagie, Susan W Lane, Niraj Sharma, John Donnelly, Jeffrey R Jaeger, Heather Laird-Fick, John P Moriarty, Darilyn V Moyer, Sara L Wallach, Richard M Wardrop, Alwin F Steinmann
Graduate medical education (GME) in the United States is financed by contributions from both federal and state entities that total over $15 billion annually. Within institutions, these funds are distributed with limited transparency to achieve ill-defined outcomes. To address this, the Institute of Medicine convened a committee on the governance and financing of GME to recommend finance reform that would promote a physician training system that meets society's current and future needs. The resulting report provided several recommendations regarding the oversight and mechanisms of GME funding, including implementation of performance-based GME payments, but did not provide specific details about the content and development of metrics for these payments...
December 12, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239587/redefining-medical-care
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Lauren R Roth
President Donald J. Trump has said he will repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with health savings accounts (HSAs). Conservatives have long preferred individual accounts to meet social welfare needs instead of more traditional entitlement programs. The types of "medical care" that can be reimbursed through an HSA are listed in section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and include expenses "for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body...
2017: Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233445/entrepreneurship-skills-development-through-project-based-activity-in-bachelor-of-pharmacy-program
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Aliasgar Shahiwala
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To provide pharmacy students with an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial thinking and skills. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY: A business proposal building project-based activity was integrated into a two-credit hour pharmacy management course during the eighth semester of the bachelor of pharmacy degree program. The student groups submitted their proposals, mimicking the process of submitting business proposals and obtaining approval in the real world...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233165/the-global-fund-s-paradigm-of-oversight-monitoring-and-results-in-mozambique
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Ashley Warren, Roberto Cordon, Michaela Told, Don de Savigny, Ilona Kickbusch, Marcel Tanner
BACKGROUND: The Global Fund is one of the largest actors in global health. In 2015 the Global Fund was credited with disbursing close to 10 % of all development assistance for health. In 2011 it began a reform process in response to internal reviews following allegations of recipients' misuse of funds. Reforms have focused on grant application processes thus far while the core structures and paradigm have remained intact. We report results of discussions with key stakeholders on the Global Fund, its paradigm of oversight, monitoring, and results in Mozambique...
December 12, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216877/donor-funded-project-s-sustainability-assessment-a-qualitative-case-study-of-a-results-based-financing-pilot-in-koulikoro-region-mali
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Mathieu Seppey, Valéry Ridde, Laurence Touré, Abdourahmane Coulibaly
BACKGROUND: Results-based financing (RBF) is emerging as a new alternative to finance health systems in many African countries. In Mali, a pilot project was conducted to improve demand and supply of health services through financing performance in targeted services. No study has explored the sustainability process of such a project in Africa. This study's objectives were to understand the project's sustainability process and to assess its level of sustainability. METHODS: Sustainability was examined through its different determinants, phases, levels and contexts...
December 8, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202091/health-financing-policies-in-sub-saharan-africa-%C3%A2-government-ownership-or-donors-influence-a-scoping-review-of-policymaking-processes
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Lara Gautier, Valéry Ridde
Background: The rise on the international scene of advocacy for universal health coverage (UHC) was accompanied by the promotion of a variety of health financing policies. Major donors presented health insurance, user fee exemption, and results-based financing policies as relevant instruments for achieving UHC in Sub-Saharan Africa. The "donor-driven" push for policies aiming at UHC raises concerns about governments' effective buy-in of such policies. Because the latter has implications on the success of such policies, we searched for evidence of government ownership of the policymaking process...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192353/effects-of-a-mobility-monitoring-system-on-the-cost-of-care-in-relation-to-reimbursement-at-swiss-nursing-homes-learnings-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mario Stark, Rigo Tietz, Heidrun Gattinger, Virpi Hantikainen, Stefan Ott
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Nursing homes in Switzerland are under pressure to efficiently coordinate staff activities to cover their personnel costs under the care financing system. In this study, the use of a mobility monitoring system accompanied with case conferences was investigated in order to improve sleep quality and estimate the cost benefit of this intervention. METHOD: In an open two-phase randomized controlled trial at three nursing homes, residents with cognitive impairment were randomly assigned to an intervention group and a control group...
December 1, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165644/-the-money-can-be-a-motivator-to-me-a-little-but-mostly-pbf-just-helps-me-to-do-better-in-my-job-an-exploration-of-the-motivational-mechanisms-of-performance-based-financing-for-health-workers-in-malawi
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Julia Lohmann, Danielle Wilhelm, Christabel Kambala, Stephan Brenner, Adamson S Muula, Manuela De Allegri
Performance-based financing (PBF) is assumed to improve health care delivery by motivating health workers to enhance their work performance. However, the exact motivational mechanisms through which PBF is assumed to produce such changes are poorly understood to date. Although PBF is increasingly recognized as a complex health systems intervention, its motivational effect for individual health workers is still often reduced to financial 'carrots and sticks' in the literature and discourse. Aiming to contribute to the development of a more comprehensive understanding of the motivational mechanisms, we explored how PBF impacted health worker motivation in the context of the Malawian Results-based Financing for Maternal and Newborn Health (RBF4MNH) Initiative...
November 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164180/you-can-t-burn-the-house-down-because-of-one-bedbug-a-qualitative-study-of-changing-gender-norms-in-the-prevention-of-violence-against-women-and-girls-in-an-urban-informal-settlement-in-india
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Nayreen Daruwalla, Ketaki Hate, Preethi Pinto, Gauri Ambavkar, Bhaskar Kakad, David Osrin
Background: The contribution of structural inequalities and societal legitimisation to violence against women, which 30% of women in India survive each year, is widely accepted. There is a consensus that interventions should aim to change gender norms, particularly through community mobilisation. How this should be done is less clear. Methods: We did a qualitative study in a large informal settlement in Mumbai, an environment that characterises 41% of households. After reviewing the anonymised records of consultations with 1653 survivors of violence, we conducted 5 focus group discussions and 13 individual interviews with 71 women and men representing a range of age groups and communities...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160462/access-to-medicines-relations-with-the-institutionalization-of-pharmaceutical-services
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Rafael Damasceno de Barros, Ediná Alves Costa, Djanilson Barbosa Dos Santos, Gisélia Santana Souza, Juliana Álvares, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Silvana Nair Leite
OBJETIVE: To analyze the relationship between access to medicines by the population and the institutionalization of pharmaceutical services in Brazilian primary health care. METHODS: This study is part of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos - Serviços 2015 (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines - Services 2015), a cross-sectional, exploratory, and evaluative study composed of an information survey in a representative sample of cities, stratified by Brazilian regions...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160459/characterization-of-the-institutionalization-of-pharmaceutical-services-in-brazilian-primary-health-care
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Gisélia Santana Souza, Ediná Alves Costa, Rafael Damasceno de Barros, Marcelo Tavares Pereira, Joslene Lacerda Barreto, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Juliana Álvares, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Silvana Nair Leite
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the current stage of the institutionalization of pharmaceutical services in Brazilian cities. METHODS: This study is part of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), a cross-sectional, exploratory, and evaluative study composed by an information survey in a representative sample of cities, stratified by Brazilian regions...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141738/dynamic-clinical-algorithms-digital-technology-can-transform-health-care-decision-making
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David Bell, Noni Gachuhi, Nassim Assefi
Most health care in low-income countries is delivered at a primary care level by health workers who lack quality training and supervision, often distant from more experienced support. Lack of knowledge and poor communication result in a poor quality of care and inefficient delivery of health services. Although bringing great benefits in sectors such as finance and telecommunication in recent years, the Digital Revolution has lightly and inconsistently affected the health sector. These advances offer an opportunity to dramatically transform health care by increasing the availability and timeliness of information to augment clinical decision-making, based on improved access to patient histories, current information on disease epidemiology, and improved incorporation of data from point-of-care and centralized diagnostic testing...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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