R B Biritwum

Summary

Affiliation: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Country: Ghana

Publications

  1. pmc Household characteristics for older adults and study background from SAGE Ghana Wave 1
    Richard B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    Glob Health Action 6:20096. 2013
  2. pmc Interest in healthy living outweighs presumed cultural norms for obesity for Ghanaian women
    Rosemary B Duda
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, RW871, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:44. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Community-based cluster surveys on treatment preferences for diarrhoea, severe diarrhoea, and dysentery in children aged less than five years in two districts of Ghana
    Richard B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    J Health Popul Nutr 22:182-90. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence and management of malaria in two communities of different socio-economic level, in Accra, Ghana
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94:771-8. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of health care financing reforms on the management of malaria in Ghana
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra
    East Afr Med J 78:636-40. 2001
  6. pmc Effects of consumer and provider moral hazard at a municipal hospital out-patient department on Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme
    A E Yawson
    Department of Community Health, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana
    Ghana Med J 46:200-10. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of children with disabilities in central region, Ghana
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra
    West Afr J Med 20:249-55. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of invermectin distribution in Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Togo: estimation of coverage of treatment and operational aspects of the distribution system
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 91:297-305. 1997
  9. pmc Patterns of health service utilization at a medical school clinic in Ghana
    A E Yawson
    Department of Community Health, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana
    Ghana Med J 46:128-35. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the survival of the "at risk" newborn at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    J Welbeck
    Department of Child Health, Ghana Medical School, Box 4236, Accra
    West Afr J Med 22:55-8. 2003

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Publications11

  1. pmc Household characteristics for older adults and study background from SAGE Ghana Wave 1
    Richard B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    Glob Health Action 6:20096. 2013
    ..The living arrangements and household characteristics are fundamental determinants of the health and well-being of this population, data sources about which are increasingly available...
  2. pmc Interest in healthy living outweighs presumed cultural norms for obesity for Ghanaian women
    Rosemary B Duda
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, RW871, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:44. 2006
    ..Yet obesity is linked to serious medical illnesses. The purpose of this study was to determine if Ghanaian women would change their body image if it meant a healthier life...
  3. ncbi request reprint Community-based cluster surveys on treatment preferences for diarrhoea, severe diarrhoea, and dysentery in children aged less than five years in two districts of Ghana
    Richard B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    J Health Popul Nutr 22:182-90. 2004
    ..Results of the study suggest that rotavirus surveillance should be guided by community studies on healthcare-use patterns. Where hospital use is low for severe diarrhoea, rotavirus surveillance should include other health facilities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence and management of malaria in two communities of different socio-economic level, in Accra, Ghana
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94:771-8. 2000
    ..During the follow-up period two children died, one from each community. Treatment of malaria in young children is likely to be less effective in the poorer community, where a lack of economic access to health services was demonstrated...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of health care financing reforms on the management of malaria in Ghana
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra
    East Afr Med J 78:636-40. 2001
    ..This leads to unnecessarily high costs of care for the individual and the health system...
  6. pmc Effects of consumer and provider moral hazard at a municipal hospital out-patient department on Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme
    A E Yawson
    Department of Community Health, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana
    Ghana Med J 46:200-10. 2012
    ..In 2003, Ghana introduced the national health insurance scheme (NHIS) to promote access to healthcare. This study determines consumer and provider factors which most influence the NHIS at a municipal health facility in Ghana...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of children with disabilities in central region, Ghana
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra
    West Afr J Med 20:249-55. 2001
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  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of invermectin distribution in Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Togo: estimation of coverage of treatment and operational aspects of the distribution system
    R B Biritwum
    Department of Community Health, Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 91:297-305. 1997
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  9. pmc Patterns of health service utilization at a medical school clinic in Ghana
    A E Yawson
    Department of Community Health, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana
    Ghana Med J 46:128-35. 2012
    ..This study reviewed client characteristics, utilization and disease patterns at the clinic and also compared the disease patterns to that of other primary health facilities nationwide...
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the survival of the "at risk" newborn at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    J Welbeck
    Department of Child Health, Ghana Medical School, Box 4236, Accra
    West Afr J Med 22:55-8. 2003
    ..Also, increased vigilance in the special care offered will help reduce mortality...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance among men in Ghana
    Ola Landgren
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6120 Executive Blvd, Bldg EPS Room 7110, Bethesda, MD 20892 7236, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:1468-73. 2007
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