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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347332/linear-and-nonlinear-market-correlations-characterizing-financial-crises-and-portfolio-optimization
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Alexander Haluszczynski, Ingo Laut, Heike Modest, Christoph Räth
Pearson correlation and mutual information-based complex networks of the day-to-day returns of U.S. S&P500 stocks between 1985 and 2015 have been constructed to investigate the mutual dependencies of the stocks and their nature. We show that both networks detect qualitative differences especially during (recent) turbulent market periods, thus indicating strongly fluctuating interconnections between the stocks of different companies in changing economic environments. A measure for the strength of nonlinear dependencies is derived using surrogate data and leads to interesting observations during periods of financial market crises...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341509/effect-of-the-2008-economic-crisis-on-the-cardiovascular-mortality-of-the-irish-population-an-ecological-12-year-study-of-a-heart-broken-celtic-tiger
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M Osman, A Osman
Ireland has endured a substantial financial crisis in 2008 and we sought to explore the effect of economic recession on Irish cardiovascular mortality. We found an increase by 17.2% in CVA-deaths during the financial crisis years (95% CI 11.1% to 23.6%). In males, we found a notable rise in the annual IHD rate by 7.56% (95% CI 4.73% to 10.46%), in annual MI rate by 2.96% (95% CI 0.16% to 5.84%), and in annual CVA death rate by 20.07% (95% CI 16.13% to 24.14%). In females our findings indicated an increased rate of CVA-related deaths during the economic crisis by 15...
August 8, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338955/declining-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-u-s
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Mark Olfson, Melanie Wall, Shang-Min Liu, Michael Schoenbaum, Carlos Blanco
INTRODUCTION: Despite recent declining mortality of the U.S. population from most leading causes, uncertainty exists over trends in health-related quality of life. METHODS: The 2001-2002 and 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Surveys on Alcohol and Related Conditions U.S. representative household surveys were analyzed for trends in health-related quality of life (n=79,402). Health-related quality of life was measured with the Short Form-6 Dimension scale derived from the Short Form-12...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335037/is-freedom-still-therapy-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-italian-mental-health-care-reform
#4
A Fioritti
On 13 May 1978, the Italian Parliament approved Law 180, universally known as 'Basaglia Law' after the name of the leader of the anti-institutional movement which promoted this radical community mental health care reform. Forty years later, Italian psychiatry still runs a community care system, albeit with degrees of solidity and quality very varied along the peninsula. Mental health care is still an integral part of the National Health System, with liberal regulations on coercion and a lowest number of general hospital and residential facilities beds...
January 16, 2018: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327468/why-do-people-become-health-workers-analysis-from-life-histories-in-4-post-conflict-and-post-crisis-countries
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Sophie Witter, Haja Wurie, Justine Namakula, Wilson Mashange, Yotamu Chirwa, Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo
While there is a growing body of literature on how to attract and retain health workers once they are trained, there is much less published on what motivates people to train as health professions in the first place in low- and middle-income countries and what difference this makes to later retention. In this article, we examine patterns in expressed motivation to join the profession across different cadres, based on 103 life history interviews conducted in northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and Zimbabwe...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322493/the-struggle-for-via-bologna-street-market-crisis-racial-denial-and-speaking-back-to-power-in-naples-italy
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Antonia Dawes
This paper is based on ethnographic research conducted with migrant and Italian street vendors in Naples, southern Italy, in 2012. It tells the story of Via Bologna market which was nearly closed down by the City Hall at the time. Naples is a city where issues of poverty and unemployment pre-date and have been exacerbated by manifold narratives of crisis now unfolding across Europe regarding the economy, political legitimacy, security and migration. Street markets have always been an important and visible economic survival strategy for both Neapolitans and migrants there...
January 10, 2018: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320892/the-effect-of-the-global-financial-crisis-on-preventable-hospitalizations-among-the-homeless-in-new-york-state
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Brandi White, Charles Ellis, Walter Jones, William Moran, Kit Simpson
Objective Periods of economic instability may increase preventable hospitalizations because of increased barriers to accessing primary care. For underserved populations such as the homeless, these barriers may be more pronounced due to limited resources in the health care safety net. This study examined the impact of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 on access to care for the homeless in New York State. Methods Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) were used as a proxy measure for primary care access...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311411/clinical-findings-of-hcv-chronic-infection-in-undocumented-immigrants-and-low-income-refugees-in-three-areas-of-southern-italy
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Evangelista Sagnelli, Loredana Alessio, Caterina Sagnelli, Luciano Gualdieri, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Carmine Minichini, Giovanni Di Caprio, Mario Starace, Lorenzo Onorato, Gaetano Scotto, Margherita Macera, Nicola Coppola
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: In recent decades, Italy has become a land of immigration from countries suffering a socio-economic crisis. The aim of this study was to perform an organized screening to identify and offer care to immigrants with HCV infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The screening, performed from 2012 to 2015, involved 1,727 immigrants in the Campania and Apulia regions in southern Italy. RESULTS: Screening was accepted by 1,727 (85%) out of 2,032 immigrants interviewed; 70 (4...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290394/the-impact-of-the-financial-crisis-and-austerity-policies-on-the-service-quality-of-public-hospitals-in-greece
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Ioanna Keramidou, Loukas Triantafyllopoulos
The influence of the financial crisis on the efficiency of Greek public hospitals has been widely debated. Despite this increasing interest in such research, the question of to what extent the recent reforms in the Greek National health care system were effective in establishing a health care structure and process that provide better results for patients has yet to be fully investigated. As a step in this direction, the paper focuses on patient's experience with public hospital care quality before and during the economic crisis...
December 24, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282798/estimating-a-cost-effectiveness-threshold-for-the-spanish-nhs
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Laura Vallejo-Torres, Borja García-Lorenzo, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
The cost of generating a quality-adjusted life year (QALY) within a National Health Service provides an approximation of the average opportunity cost of funding decisions. This information can be used to inform a cost-effectiveness threshold. The aim of this paper is to estimate the cost per QALY at the Spanish National Health Service. We exploit variation across 17 regional health services and the exogenous changes in expenditure that took place as a consequence of the economic crisis over 5 years of data...
December 28, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278254/tourist-demand-reactions-symmetric-or-asymmetric-across-the-business-cycle
#11
Fred Bronner, Robert de Hoog
Economizing and spending priorities on different types of vacations are investigated during two periods: an economic downturn and returning prosperity. Two nation-wide samples of vacationers are used: one during a downturn, the other one at the start of the recovery period. Through comparing the results, conclusions can be drawn about symmetric or asymmetric tourist demand across the business cycle. The main summer holiday has an asymmetric profile: being fairly crisis-resistant during a recession and showing considerable growth during an expansion...
September 2017: J Travel Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277153/strengths-and-virtues-and-the-development-of-resilience-a-qualitative-study-in-suriname-during-a-time-of-economic-crisis
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Tom Hendriks, Tobi Graafsma, Aabidien Hassankhan, Ernst Bohlmeijer, Joop de Jong
BACKGROUND: Resilience can be described as the capacity to deal with adversity and traumatic events. The current economic situation in Suriname and its social economic consequences may demand a great amount of resilience for people living in Suriname. In this explorative study, we examined the relation between strengths and resilience among the three major ethnic groups in Suriname. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 25 participants. We sought to gather viewpoints from community representatives, health care professionals and academic scholars about the personal resources used by people in Suriname to help them deal with the consequences of the current socio-economic crisis...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243016/health-status-and-experience-of-the-migrant-workers-returned-from-spain-to-colombia-a-qualitative-approach
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Carolina Zapata-Villa, Andrés A Agudelo-Suárez, Doris Cardona-Arango, Elena Ronda-Pérez
This study aims to understand the migratory experience and the employment, work and health conditions of the returned migrants from Spain to Colombia. A qualitative study was conducted by means of 23 semi-structured interviews with Colombian returned migrant workers. Qualitative narrative content analysis was performed using Atlas.Ti software. Main findings are represented by nine categories emerged from the participants' discourses: (1) impact of the economic crisis on work and employment conditions in Spain, (2) economic crisis and return, (3) characteristics of returnees, (4) perception of the returnees about Colombia, (5) the role of social support networks, (6) employment and working conditions in Colombia, (7) health and wellbeing, (8) future plans and expectations, (9) the experience of being immigrant...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239708/psychoanalytic-thoughts-on-the-european-refugee-crisis-and-the-other
#14
Vamık D Volkan
There are many aspects-political, economic, legal, medical, cultural, religious-of the present refugee crisis in Europe. Difficulties at border crossings, settlement programs, life-saving issues, and security measures come to mind immediately, but the refugee crisis also needs to be examined from a psychological angle. This paper outlines psychoanalytic findings on voluntary and forced immigration and human responses to the Other. Change in the twenty-first century is occurring at an unprecedented pace and scale...
December 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239202/validation-of-the-trust-tool-in-a-greek-perioperative-setting
#15
Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Nilanjan Dey, Evangelos Melidoniotis
The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt and validate the TRUST questionnaire in a Greek perioperative setting. The TRUST questionnaire assesses the relationship between trust and performance. The study assessed the levels of trust and performance in the surgery and anaesthesiology department during a very stressful period for Greece (economic crisis) and offered a user friendly and robust assessment tool. The study concludes that the Greek version of the TRUST questionnaire is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring team performance among Greek perioperative teams...
June 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238705/can-zika-account-for-the-missing-babies
#16
Flávio Codeço Coelho, Margaret Armstrong, Valeria Saraceni, Cristina Lemos
The Zika virus (ZIKV) spread rapidly in Brazil in 2015 and 2016. Rio de Janeiro was among the Brazilian cities which were hit the hardest, with more that a hundred thousand confirmed cases up to the end of 2016. Given the severity of the neurological damage caused by ZIKV on fetuses, we wondered whether it would also cause an increase in the number of miscarriages, especially very early ones. As early miscarriages are unlikely to be recorded as a health event, this effect-if it occurred-would only show up as a reduction in the number of live births...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238392/risk-for-depression-burnout-and-low-quality-of-life-among-personnel-of-a-university-hospital-in-italy-is-a-consequence-of-the-impact-one-economic-crisis-in-the-welfare-system
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M G Carta, A Preti, I Portoghese, E Pisanu, D Moro, M Pintus, E Pintus, A Perra, S D'Oca, M Atzeni, M Campagna, E Fabrici Pascolo, F Sancassiani, G Finco, E D'Aloja, L Grassi
Background: Research literature suggests that burnout, depression, and a low mental quality of life (QOL) are common among health care workers. Economic crisis might have increased the burden of burnout, depression and low QOL in health care workers. Objectives: To identify depression risk, burnout levels, and quality of life in a sample of workers of an Italian university hospital. Method: Cross sectional study with comparison with two community surveys database results (n = 2000 and 1500, respectively)...
2017: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235385/selling-in-a-dying-business-an-analysis-of-trends-during-a-period-of-major-market-transition-in-the-funeral-industry
#18
Virginia R Beard, William C Burger
As a result of recent economic changes in the United States and cultural changes among the population, the funeral industry has experienced a "legitimation crisis." The objective of this research is to examine new advertising and marketing strategies engaged in by professionals in the funeral industry to respond to market and cultural changes that have affected both the funeral industry at large and the role of the funeral director as a participant in this industry. A meta-analysis of articles from issues of the industry trade journal American Funeral Director for the years 2008 through 2015 was conducted...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233172/the-effects-of-austerity-measures-on-quality-of-healthcare-services-a-national-survey-of-physicians-in-the-public-and-private-sectors-in-portugal
#19
Tiago Correia, Graça Carapinheiro, Helena Carvalho, José Manuel Silva, Gilles Dussault
BACKGROUND: The European Union member countries reacted differently to the 2008 economic and financial crisis. However, few countries have monitored the outcomes of their policy responses, and there is therefore little evidence as to whether or not savings undermined the performance of health systems. We discuss the situation in Portugal, where a financial adjustment program was implemented between 2011 and 2014, and explore the views of health workers on the effects of austerity measures on quality of care delivery...
December 12, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233064/legal-strategies-to-protect-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-in-the-context-of-the-refugee-crisis-in-europe-a-complaint-before-the-european-ombudsperson
#20
Elena Laporta Hernández
In the context of the refugee crisis in Europe, the measures taken by the institutions and bodies of the European Union as they relate to respecting, protecting, and ensuring human rights have proven to be woefully inadequate. The development of a restrictive, defensive, security-based immigration policy has led to failure by European countries and the European Union to fulfil their human rights obligations. Specifically, the Agreement struck between the European Union and Turkey on 18 March 2016, in addition to externalising borders, placed economic and political considerations centre stage, leading to serious violations of the human rights of refugees and migrants, including their sexual and reproductive rights...
December 13, 2017: Reproductive Health Matters
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