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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163935/the-cost-of-diabetes-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-in-2015-evidence-for-decision-and-policy-makers
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Alberto Barcelo, Armando Arredondo, Amparo Gordillo-Tobar, Johanna Segovia, Anthony Qiang
BACKGROUND: The financial implications of the increase in the prevalence of diabetes in middle-income countries represents one of the main challenges to health system financing and to the society as a whole. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic cost of diabetes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2015. METHODS: The study used a prevalence-based approach to estimate the direct and indirect costs related to diabetes in 29 LAC countries in 2015...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153922/e-health-in-switzerland-the-laborious-adoption-of-the-federal-law-on-electronic-health-records-ehr-and-health-information-exchange-hie-networks
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Carlo De Pietro, Igor Francetic
Within the framework of a broader e-health strategy launched a decade ago, in 2015 Switzerland passed a new federal law on patients' electronic health records (EHR). The reform requires hospitals to adopt interoperable EHRs to facilitate data sharing and cooperation among healthcare providers, ultimately contributing to improvements in quality of care and efficiency in the health system. Adoption is voluntary for ambulatories and private practices, that may however be pushed towards EHRs by patients. The latter have complete discretion in the choice of the health information to share...
November 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149181/hospital-utilization-and-out-of-pocket-expenditure-in-public-and-private-sectors-under-the-universal-government-health-insurance-scheme-in-chhattisgarh-state-india-lessons-for-universal-health-coverage
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Sulakshana Nandi, Helen Schneider, Priyanka Dixit
Research on impact of publicly financed health insurance has paid relatively little attention to the nature of healthcare provision the schemes engage. India's National Health Insurance Scheme or RSBY was made universal by Chhattisgarh State in 2012. In the State, public and private sectors provide hospital services in a context of extensive gender, social, economic and geographical inequities. This study examined enrolment, utilization (public and private) and out of pocket (OOP) expenditure for the insured and uninsured, in Chhattisgarh...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147054/service-readiness-of-health-facilities-in-bangladesh-haiti-kenya-malawi-namibia-nepal-rwanda-senegal-uganda-and-the-united-republic-of-tanzania
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Hannah H Leslie, Donna Spiegelman, Xin Zhou, Margaret E Kruk
Objective: To evaluate the service readiness of health facilities in Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Methods: Using existing data from service provision assessments of the health systems of the 10 study countries, we calculated a service readiness index for each of 8443 health facilities. This index represents the percentage availability of 50 items that the World Health Organization considers essential for providing health care...
November 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143859/socioeconomic-risk-factors-for-hospital-admittance-due-to-a-suicide-attempt-in-belgium-a-population-based-study-using-administrative-data
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Marc Roelands, Johan Vanoverloop, Leila Maron, Johan Bilsen
PURPOSE: This population-based study aims to investigate socio-economic factors, depression and psychosis as independent risk factors for a suicide attempt that requires hospitalization, and estimate the incidence of suicide attempts. METHODS: Individual-level administrative data were analysed that were collected for all members of the Socialist Health Insurance Schemes in Belgium during the period 2011-2013 (N = 3,156,030) in the context of the financing of the health care services provided...
November 16, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143618/using-the-missed-opportunity-tool-as-an-application-of-the-lives-saved-tool-list-for-intervention-prioritization
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Yvonne Tam, Luwei Pearson
BACKGROUND: The Missed Opportunity tool was developed as an application in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) to allow users to quickly compare the relative impact of interventions. Global Financing Facility (GFF) investment cases have been identified as a potential application of the Missed Opportunity analyses in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, to use 'lives saved' as a normative factor to set priorities. METHODS: The Missed Opportunity analysis draws on data and methods in LiST to project maternal, stillbirth, and child deaths averted based on changes in interventions' coverage...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141485/flexible-competency-based-medical-education-more-time-efficient-higher-costs
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Tiuri R van Rossum, Fedde Scheele, Henk E Sluiter, Peter J Bosman, Lotte Rijksen, Ide C Heyligers
The financing of postgraduate medical education (PGME) becomes an important topic. PGME is costly, and in most western countries is partly paid by public funding. One of the models that can help to reduce costs is time-variable PGME. Moving to true outcome-based education can lead to more efficient training programs while maintaining educational quality. We analyzed the financial effects of time-variable PGME by identifying the educational activities of PGME programs and comparing the costs and revenues of these activities in gynecology training as an example...
November 16, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114114/health-professionals-information-for-diagnostics-related-groups-drgs-with-the-use-of-a-website
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Aikaterini Bizopoulou, Andrianna Mangita, Costis Chardalias, Panagiotis Coutonias, Marianna Diomidous
Introduction: The aim of this research is to inform the health professionals about the ways of introducing and operating the the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG's) system in the Hellenic National Health System, through the use of the development technologies. An effort is also made to explore the main dimensions of the implementation of the DRG's system, in specific European-Countries that have both adopted the public coverage schemes and the Bismarck health insurance institutions for countries with extensive experience in their implementation...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091207/esgap-inventory-of-target-indicators-assessing-antibiotic-prescriptions-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Philip Howard, Benedikt Huttner, Bojana Beovic, Guillaume Beraud, Diamantis P Kofteridis, José Pano Pardo, Jeroen Schouten, Céline Pulcini
Background: A variety of indicators is commonly used to monitor antibiotic prescriptions as part of national antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes. Objectives: To make an inventory of indicators that assess antibiotic prescriptions and are linked to specific targets and incentives, at a national level. Methods: A cross-sectional survey (three-item questionnaire) was conducted in 2017 among all ESGAP (ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial stewardshiP) members, coming from 23 European countries and 16 non-European countries...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089805/cost-analysis-of-breast-cancer-diagnostic-assessment-programs
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G N Honein-AbouHaidar, J S Hoch, M J Dobrow, T Stuart-McEwan, D R McCready, A R Gagliardi
OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic assessment programs (daps) appear to improve the diagnosis of cancer, but evidence of their cost-effectiveness is lacking. Given that no earlier study used secondary financial data to estimate the cost of diagnostic tests in the province of Ontario, we explored how to use secondary financial data to retrieve the cost of key diagnostic test services in daps, and we tested the reliability of that cost-retrieving method with hospital-reported costs in preparation for future cost-effectiveness studies...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083991/psychosocial-correlates-of-perceived-stress-among-undergraduate-medical-students-in-nigeria
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Bawo O James, Ibironke F Thomas, Joyce O Omoaregba, Esther O Okogbenin, Kingsley M Okonoda, Abdu W Ibrahim, Auwal S Salihu, Yewande O Oshodi, Andrew Orovwigho, Paul C Odinka, George O Eze, Godwin C Onyebueke, Benjamin E Aweh
Objectives: To assess the prevalence and factors associated with perceived stress among medical students. Methods: A cross-sectional study of students (n=623) selected across eight medical schools in Nigeria. A structured questionnaire obtained socio-demographic characteristics, alcohol use (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), other psychoactive drug use (Drug Abuse Screening Test), anxiety/depression symptoms (Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale) and stress (Perceived Medical School Stress Scale)...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077936/urinary-concentrations-of-3-diethylcarbamoyl-benzoic-acid-dcba-a-major-metabolite-of-n-n-diethyl-m-toluamide-deet-and-semen-parameters-among-men-attending-a-fertility-center
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Thalia R Segal, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Yu-Han Chiu, Paige L Williams, Feiby L Nassan, Ramace Dadd, María Ospina, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser
STUDY QUESTION: Are specific gravity (SG)-adjusted urinary concentrations of 3-(diethylcarbamoyl)benzoic acid (DCBA) associated with semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our study did not demonstrate any association between SG-adjusted urinary DCBA concentrations and semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) is the most common active ingredient in consumer insect repellents...
October 25, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075485/using-the-world-health-organization-health-system-building-blocks-through-survey-of-healthcare-professionals-to-determine-the-performance-of-public-healthcare-facilities
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Tsegahun Manyazewal
BACKGROUND: Acknowledging the health system strengthening agenda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a health systems framework that describes health systems in terms of six building blocks. This study aimed to determine the current status of the six WHO health system building blocks in public healthcare facilities in Ethiopia. METHODS: A quantitative, cross-sectional study was conducted in five public hospitals in central Ethiopia which were in a post-reform period...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073988/drug-policy-in-bulgaria
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Antoniya Dimova, Maria Rohova, Elka Atanasova, Paweł Kawalec, Katarzyna Czok
Bulgaria has a mixed public-private health care financing system. Health care is financed mainly from compulsory health insurance contributions and out-of-pocket payments. Out-of-pocket payments constitute a large share of the total health care expenditure (44.14% in 2014). The share of drugs expenditure for outpatient treatment was 42.3% of the total health care expenditure in 2014, covered mainly by private payments (78.6% of the total pharmaceutical expenditure). The drug policy is run by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the National Council on Prices and Reimbursement of Medicinal Products, and the Health Technology Assessment Commission...
September 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073984/drug-policy-in-croatia
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Josip Culig, Sinisa Antolic, Monika Szkultecka-Dębek
We presented a general overview of the health care system as well as the pricing and reimbursement environment in Croatia. In Croatia, most of the public funding for health care is collected from employers, through mandatory health care contributions for all the employed citizens. This contribution is a dedicated tax reserved for the health care system derived from employees' salaries. The rest of the public funds is mainly from taxes used by the Ministry of Finance to complement the overall health budget each year...
September 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073982/drug-policy-in-hungary
#16
András Inotai, Marcell Csanádi, András Harsányi, Bertalan Németh
We present a brief overview of the health care system in Hungary, focusing particularly on the pricing and reimbursement procedures of medicines. The National Institute of Health Insurance Fund Management is responsible for the administration of the health insurance system and public reimbursement of health technologies. There are two major types of reimbursement techniques in the outpatient care: the normative reimbursement is applied to all physicians and may be used for all indications listed in the Summary of Product Characteristics, and the indication-linked reimbursement is applied only to specialists who are authorized to prescribe the drug...
September 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040516/integrated-mental-health-services-in-china-challenges-and-planning-for-the-future
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Di Liang, Vickie M Mays, Wei-Chin Hwang
Eager to build an integrated community-based mental health system, in 2004 China started the '686 Programme', whose purpose was to integrate hospital and community services for patients with serious mental illness. In 2015, the National Mental Health Working Plan (2015-2020) proposed an ambitious strategy for implementing this project. The goal of this review is to assess potential opportunities for and barriers to successful implementation of a community-based mental health system that integrates hospital and community mental health services into the general healthcare system...
October 13, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024036/how-and-why-do-countries-differ-in-their-governance-and-financing-related-administrative-expenditure-in-health-care-an-analysis-of-oecd-countries-by-health-care-system-typology
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Luc L Hagenaars, Niek S Klazinga, Michael Mueller, David J Morgan, Patrick P T Jeurissen
INTRODUCTION: Administration is vital for health care. Its importance may increase as health care systems become more complex, but academic attention has remained minimal. We investigated trends in administrative expenditure across OECD countries, cross-country spending differences, spending differences between health care system typologies, and differences in the scale and scope of administrative functions across typologies. METHODS: We used OECD data, which include health system governance and financing-related administrative activities by regulators, governance bodies, and insurers (macrolevel), but exclude administrative expenditure by health care providers (mesolevel and microlevel)...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016817/association-between-socioeconomic-factors-and-icd-implantation-in-a-publicly-financed-health-care-system-a-danish-nationwide-study
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Matilde Winther-Jensen, Christian Hassager, Jens Flensted Lassen, Lars Køber, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Steen Møller Hansen, Freddy Lippert, Erika Frischknecht Christensen, Kristian Kragholm, Jesper Kjaergaard
Aims: For patients surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with a shockable rhythm, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is recommended for non-reversible causes of arrest. We aimed to determine factors associated with implantation of ICD and survival in patients surviving non-AMI OHCA in a nationwide register covering all OHCAs in Denmark. Methods and results: We identified 36 950 OHCAs between 2001 and 2012, 1700 of whom were ICD naïve, ≥18 years, of non-AMI cardiac aetiology and surviving until discharge...
August 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987051/financing-of-forensic-psychiatry-in-view-of-treatment-quality-and-threat-to-public-safety
#20
REVIEW
Janusz Heitzman, Inga Markiewicz
Stay in a psychiatric hospital of persons who committed the gravest criminal acts while in a state of insanity aims to ensure their effective treatment (therapeutic function), but above all to prevent the repetition of prohibited acts of significant harm to the community (preventive function). Forensic patients are provided with suitable medical, psychiatric, rehabilitation and resocialization care. The court imposes an indefinite detention. In view of the dual purpose of the stay in a psychiatric hospital, both therapeutic and preventive, the treatment costs generated by forensic wards are higher than those of general psychiatric wards...
August 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
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