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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617216/the-effect-of-performance-based-financing-on-maternal-healthcare-use-in-burundi-a-two-wave-pooled-cross-sectional-analysis
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Martin Rudasingwa, Robert Soeters, Olivier Basenya
BACKGROUND: Several developing countries, especially in Africa, have implemented performance-based financing (PBF) schemes with the aim of improving healthcare provision. PBF was first implemented in Burundi in 2006 as a pilot programme in three provinces and was rolled out nationwide in 2010. OBJECTIVE: To enrich existing studies on Burundi in three ways. Firstly, by evaluating the effect of PBF on maternal care at primary and hospital levels; secondly, on the possession of maternity logbooks for maternal care records; and thirdly, how the amount of subsidies influences healthcare outputs...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607831/primary-care-integration-of-psychiatric-and-behavioral-health-services-a-primer-for-providers-and-case-report-of-local-implementation
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Anthony Ps Guerrero, Cori L Takesue, Jared Hn Medeiros, Aileen A Duran, Joseph W Humphry, Ryan M Lunsford, Diana V Shaw, Michael H Fukuda, Earl S Hishinuma
Mental health conditions are common, disabling, potentially life-threatening, and costly; however, they are mostly treatable with early detection and intervention. Unfortunately, mental healthcare is in significantly short supply both nationally and locally, and particularly in small, rural, and relatively isolated communities. This article provides physicians and other health practitioners with a primer on the basic rationale and principles of integrating behavioral healthcare - particularly psychiatric specialty care - in primary care settings, including effective use of teleconferencing...
June 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589017/financing-for-universal-health-coverage-in-small-island-states-evidence-from-the-fiji-islands
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Augustine D Asante, Wayne Irava, Supon Limwattananon, Andrew Hayen, Joao Martins, Lorna Guinness, John E Ataguba, Jennifer Price, Stephen Jan, Anne Mills, Virginia Wiseman
BACKGROUND: Universal health coverage (UHC) is critical to global poverty alleviation and equity of health systems. Many low-income and middle-income countries, including small island states in the Pacific, have committed to UHC and reforming their health financing systems to better align with UHC goals. This study provides the first comprehensive evidence on equity of the health financing system in Fiji, a small Pacific island state. The health systems of such states are poorly covered in the international literature...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589010/effects-of-economic-downturns-on-child-mortality-a-global-economic-analysis-1981-2010
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Mahiben Maruthappu, Robert A Watson, Johnathan Watkins, Thomas Zeltner, Rosalind Raine, Rifat Atun
OBJECTIVES: To analyse how economic downturns affect child mortality both globally and among subgroups of countries of variable income levels. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study using economic data from the World Bank's Development Indicators and Global Development Finance (2013 edition). Child mortality data were sourced from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. SETTING: Global. PARTICIPANTS: 204 countries between 1981 and 2010...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589000/system-wide-analysis-of-health-financing-equity-in-cambodia-a-study-protocol
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Virginia Wiseman, Augustine Asante, Por Ir, Supon Limwattananon, Bart Jacobs, Marco Liverani, Andrew Hayen, Stephen Jan
BACKGROUND: To assess progress towards universal health coverage, countries like Cambodia require evidence on equity in the financing and distribution of healthcare benefits. This evidence must be based on a system-wide perspective that recognises the complex roles played by the public and private sectors in many contemporary healthcare systems. OBJECTIVE: To undertake a system-wide assessment of who pays and who benefits from healthcare in Cambodia and to understand the factors influencing this...
January 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588998/significance-of-informal-on-the-job-learning-and-leadership-development-in-health-systems-lessons-from-a-district-finance-team-in-south-africa
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S Choonara, J Goudge, N Nxumalo, J Eyles
BACKGROUND: The district health system (DHS) has a critical role to play in the delivery of primary healthcare (PHC). Effective district management, particularly leadership is considered to be crucial element of the DHS. Internationally, the debate around developing leadership competencies such as motivation or empowerment of staff, managing relationships, being solution driven as well as fostering teamwork are argued to be possible through approaches such as formal and informal training...
January 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588989/accelerating-progress-towards-universal-health-coverage-in-asia-and-pacific-improving-the-future-for-women-and-children
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Allison Beattie, Robert Yates, Douglas J Noble
Universal health coverage generates significant health and economic benefits and enables governments to reduce inequity. Where universal health coverage has been implemented well, it can contribute to nation-building. This analysis reviews evidence from Asia and Pacific drawing out determinants of successful systems and barriers to progress with a focus on women and children. Access to healthcare is important for women and children and contributes to early childhood development. Universal health coverage is a political process from the start, and public financing is critical and directly related to more equitable health systems...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571667/the-role-of-the-european-structural-and-investment-funds-in-financing-health-system-in-lithuania-experience-from-2007-to-2013-funding-period-and-implications-for-the-future
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Liubove Murauskiene, Marina Karanikolos
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are a major source of investments in the newer EU member states. In Lithuania's health sector, the amount for the 2007-2013 funding period reached more than €400 million. In this paper we aim to (i) identify the key areas in the health sector which were supported by ESIF, (ii) determine the extent to which ESIF assisted the implementation of the ongoing health system reform; and (iii) assess whether the use of funds has led to expected improvements in healthcare...
May 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560612/characterization-of-stress-in-low-income-inner-city-mothers-of-children-with-poorly-controlled-asthma
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Melissa H Bellin, Kathryn S Collins, Philip Osteen, Joan Kub, Mary Elizabeth Bollinger, Angelica Newsome, Cassie Lewis-Land, Arlene M Butz
The goal of this longitudinal analysis was to characterize factors associated with the experience of life stress in low-income, inner-city mothers of minority children with high-risk asthma.Participants (n = 276) reported on family demographics, child asthma control and healthcare utilization, social support, contemporary life difficulties (housing, finances, violence exposure) measured by the validated Crisis in Family Systems scale, and daily stress. Latent growth curve modeling examined predictors of life stress across 12 months as a function of home and community difficulties, asthma-specific factors, and social support...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557845/pediatric-injury-prevention-programs-identifying-markers-for-success-and-sustainability
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Sofia Chaudhary, Wendy J Pomerantz, Beverly Miller, Anqi Pan, Maneesha Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children. Although many pediatric hospitals and trauma centers provide injury prevention (IP) programming, there is no national standard. This study aims to identify characteristics of a sustainable and successful IP program by querying programs affiliated with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK). METHODS: IFCK sites were sent a 30-question survey via e-mail. Questions focused on demographics, scope of IP activities, self-efficacy, and outcome measures including: finances, academic productivity, and legislative advocacy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546591/the-healthcare-system-and-the-provision-of-oral-healthcare-in-european-union-member-states-part-8-italy
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M Bindi, C Paganelli, K A Eaton, E Widström
In Italy healthcare is provided for all Italian citizens and residents and it is delivered mainly by public providers, with some private or private-public entities. Italy's public healthcare system - the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) - is organised by the Ministry of Health and administered on a devolved regional basis. It is financed by general taxation that provides universal coverage, largely free of charge at the point of service. The central government establishes the basic national health benefits package, which must be uniformly provided throughout the country, through services guaranteed under the NHS provision called LEA - (Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza [Essential Level of Assistance]) and allocates national funds to the regions...
May 26, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541518/mapping-healthcare-systems-a-policy-relevant-analytic-tool
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Neelam Sekhri Feachem, Ariana Afshar, Cristina Pruett, Anton L V Avanceña
Background: In the past decade, an international consensus on the value of well-functioning systems has driven considerable health systems research. This research falls into two broad categories. The first provides conceptual frameworks that take complex healthcare systems and create simplified constructs of interactions and functions. The second focuses on granular inputs and outputs. This paper presents a novel translational mapping tool - the University of California, San Francisco mapping tool (the Tool) - which bridges the gap between these two areas of research, creating a platform for multi-country comparative analysis...
May 25, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504235/sweden-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Nils Witt, Andreas Rück, Stefan K James, Sasha Koul, Bo Lagerqvist
Sparsely populated and with wide non-urbanised areas, Sweden faces specific challenges in providing publicly financed, high-quality and equal healthcare to all parts of the country. As a result, a decentralised organisation for acute coronary care has been developed with coronary care units and catheterisation laboratories in several small- and medium-sized city areas. In contrast, highly specialised non-emergent interventional procedures are centralised to a few high-volume centres, mainly located at university hospitals in large city areas...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504224/denmark-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Ole Ahlehoff, Christian J Terkelsen, Frants Pedersen, Cengiz Özcan, Troels H Jørgensen, Jens E Nielsen-Kudsk, Jan Ravkilde, Henrik Nissen, Sune A Pedersen, Ole Havndrup, Jens F Lassen
Interventional cardiology in Denmark has been carried out since the mid 1980s. Interventional cardiology is only performed at a few high-volume centres. Healthcare coverage is universal and is essentially free of charge. Hospitals are mostly publicly owned and financed by fixed budgets and, in part, an activity-based funding system. Approximately 30,000 coronary angiographies (CAG), 10,000 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) of which approximately 25% are primary PCIs, and 500 transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVIs) are carried out each year...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493644/the-quality-of-life-of-people-who-have-chronic-wounds-and-who-self-treat
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Suzanne Kapp, Charne MiIller, Nick Santamaria
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic wounds on the physical, emotional, social, lifestyle and financial domains of quality of life among people who self-treat their wounds. BACKGROUND: Patient centered models of care have received increased attention over recent decades because of the potential to contribute positively to the patient's health and well-being. A contemporary understanding of the effect of chronic wounds on quality of life may assist care providers and healthcare systems to respond to patient needs and improve patient outcomes...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492762/equity-in-out-of-pocket-payment-in-chile
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Alicia Lorena Núñez Mondaca, Chunhuei Chi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the distribution of financial burden in Chile, with a focus on the burden and progressivity of out-of-pocket payment. METHODS: Based on the principle of ability to pay, we explore factors that contribute to inequities in the health system finance and issues about the burden of out-of-pocket payment, as well as the progressivity and redistributive effect of out-of-pocket payment in Chile. Our analysis is based on data from the 2006 National Survey on Satisfaction and Out-of-Pocket Payments...
May 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481718/health-care-needs-and-care-utilization-among-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-populations-in-new-jersey
#17
Rubab I Qureshi, Peijia Zha, Suzanne Kim, Patricia Hindin, Zoon Naqvi, Cheryl Holly, William Dubbs, Wendy Ritch
The purpose of this study was to explore prevalent health issues, perceived barriers to seeking health care, and utilization of health care among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations in New Jersey. A cross-sectional online survey was administered to 438 self-identified LGBT people. Results identified health needs, which included management of chronic diseases, preventive care for risky behaviors, mental health issues, and issues related to interpersonal violence. Barriers to seeking health care included scarceness of health professionals competent in LGBT health, inadequate health insurance coverage and lack of personal finances, and widely dispersed LGBT inclusive practices making transportation difficult...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477220/defining-and-measuring-the-affordability-of-new-medicines-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Fernando Antoñanzas, Robert Terkola, Paul M Overton, Natalie Shalet, Maarten Postma
BACKGROUND: In many healthcare systems, affordability concerns can lead to restrictions on the use of expensive efficacious therapies. However, there does not appear to be any consensus as to the terminology used to describe affordability, or the thresholds used to determine whether new drugs are affordable. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to investigate how affordability is defined and measured in healthcare. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE and EconLit databases (2005-July 2016) were searched using terms covering affordability and budget impact, combined with definitions, thresholds and restrictions, to identify articles describing a definition of affordability with respect to new medicines...
May 5, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464954/determinants-analysis-of-outpatient-service-utilisation-in-georgia-can-the-approach-help-inform-benefit-package-design
#19
George Gotsadze, Wenze Tang, Natia Shengelia, Akaki Zoidze
BACKGROUND: The healthcare financing reforms initiated by the Government of Georgia in 2007 have positively affected inpatient service utilisation and enhanced financial protection, especially for the poor, but they have failed to facilitate outpatient service use among chronic patients. Non-communicable diseases significantly affect Georgia's ageing population. Consequently, in this paper, we look at the evidence emerging from determinants analysis of outpatient service utilisation and if the finding can help identify possible policy choices in Georgia, especially regarding benefit package design for individuals with chronic conditions...
May 2, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462767/public-private-partnerships-to-improve-primary-healthcare-surgeries-clarifying-assumptions-about-the-role-of-private-provider-activities
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Oliver Mudyarabikwa, Patrick Tobi, Krishna Regmi
Aim To examine assumptions about public-private partnership (PPP) activities and their role in improving public procurement of primary healthcare surgeries. BACKGROUND: PPPs were developed to improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction. However, evidence of their effectiveness in delivering health benefits is limited. METHODS: A qualitative study design was employed. A total of 25 interviews with public sector staff (n=23) and private sector managers (n=2) were conducted to understand their interpretations of assumptions in the activities of private investors and service contractors participating in Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) partnerships...
May 2, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
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