- Human resources for health: overcoming the crisis
Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Lancet 364:1984-90. 2004
..Alliances for action are recommended to strengthen the performance of all existing actors while expanding space and energy for fresh actors...
- Overcoming health-systems constraints to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
Department of Health System Policies, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 364:900-6. 2004
..The forthcoming Ministerial Summit on Health Research seeks to help define a learning agenda for health systems, so that by 2015, substantial progress will have been made to reducing the system constraints to achieving the MDGs...
- Evidence for the impact of quality improvement collaboratives: systematic review
Loes M T Schouten
Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement, PO Box 20064, 3502 LB Utrecht, Netherlands
BMJ 336:1491-4. 2008
..To evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement collaboratives in improving the quality of care...
- An assessment of interactions between global health initiatives and country health systems
World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 373:2137-69. 2009
..If adjustments to the interactions between GHIs and country health systems will improve efficiency, equity, value for money, and outcomes in global public health, then these opportunities should not be missed...
- Integration of targeted health interventions into health systems: a conceptual framework for analysis
Imperial College Business School, Imperial College, London, UK
Health Policy Plan 25:104-11. 2010
- Defining quality of care
S M Campbell
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, UK
Soc Sci Med 51:1611-25. 2000
..Using a conceptual framework to describe the totality of quality of care shows which aspects of care any set of quality indicators actually includes and measures and, and which are not included...
- Factors influencing the implementation of clinical guidelines for health care professionals: a systematic meta-review
Anneke L Francke
NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:38. 2008
..The aim of this meta-review is twofold: firstly, to gain a better understanding of which factors affect the implementation of guidelines, and secondly, to provide insight into the "state-of-the-art" regarding research within this field...
- The sustainability of new programs and innovations: a review of the empirical literature and recommendations for future research
Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, Boston, MA, USA
Implement Sci 7:17. 2012
..We conclude with recommendations and considerations for future research...
- The role of quality improvement in strengthening health systems in developing countries
School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 22:237-43. 2010
..Demonstrable improvements in quality may encourage greater investment in health systems in developing countries by increasing donor, population and governmental confidence that resources are being used well...
- The in-between world of knowledge brokering
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
BMJ 334:129-32. 2007
- Improving the quality of health care in the United Kingdom and the United States: a framework for change
E B Ferlie
University of London
Milbank Q 79:281-315. 2001
..The multilevel change framework and associated properties provide a framework for assessing progress along the journey...
- Scaling-up antiretroviral treatment in Southern African countries with human resource shortage: how will health systems adapt?
Wim Van Damme
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Soc Sci Med 66:2108-21. 2008
..The latter two scenarios would entail a high degree of de-medicalisation of ART...
- How does the New Cooperative Medical Scheme influence health service utilization? A study in two provinces in rural China
Centre for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University, 44 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan, 250012, Shandong, China
BMC Health Serv Res 10:116. 2010
..This paper aims to assess the utilisation of outpatient and inpatient services among different income groups and provinces under NCMS in rural China...
- Task-shifting of antiretroviral delivery from health care workers to persons living with HIV/AIDS: clinical outcomes of a community-based program in Kenya
Henry M Selke
Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:483-90. 2010
..To assess whether community-based care delivered by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) could replace clinic-based HIV care...
- The law of attrition
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto ON, M5G 2C4, Canada
J Med Internet Res 7:e11. 2005
..A "run-in and withdrawal" trial design is suggested as a methodological innovation for Internet-based trials with a high number of initial dropouts/nonusers and a stable group of hardcore users...
- The triple aim: care, health, and cost
Donald M Berwick
Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 27:759-69. 2008
..The integrator's role includes at least five components: partnership with individuals and families, redesign of primary care, population health management, financial management, and macro system integration...
- Developing a national performance indicator framework for the Dutch health system
A H A ten Asbroek
Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 16:i65-71. 2004
..To report on the first phase of the development of a national performance indicator framework for the Dutch health system...
- Systematic review of involving patients in the planning and development of health care
Mike J Crawford
Primary Care and Population Health Sciences, Imperial College, Charing Cross Campus, London W6 8RP, UK
BMJ 325:1263. 2002
..To examine the effects of involving patients in the planning and development of health care...
- A comprehensive ubiquitous healthcare solution on an Android™ mobile device
Pei Cheng Hii
Department of Electronic Engineering, Graduate School, Pukyong National University, Busan 608 737, Korea
Sensors (Basel) 11:6799-815. 2011
- Quality of private and public ambulatory health care in low and middle income countries: systematic review of comparative studies
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
PLoS Med 8:e1000433. 2011
..These providers are therefore central to improving health outcomes. We need to know how their services compare to those of the public sector to inform policy options...
- Evaluating complex interventions and health technologies using normalization process theory: development of a simplified approach and web-enabled toolkit
Carl R May
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 11:245. 2011
..This paper describes the processes by which we developed a simplified version of NPT for use by clinicians, managers, and policy makers, and which could be embedded in a web-enabled toolkit and on-line users manual...
- Configuring balanced scorecards for measuring health system performance: evidence from 5 years' evaluation in Afghanistan
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Med 8:e1001066. 2011
..In 2004, Afghanistan pioneered a balanced scorecard (BSC) performance system to manage the delivery of primary health care services. This study examines the trends of 29 key performance indicators over a 5-year period between 2004 and 2008...
- How to bridge the gap in human resources for health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Lancet 364:1451-6. 2004
..Among available strategies to address the problems, expansion of the numbers of doctors and nurses through training is highly constrained. This is a difficult issue involving the interplay of multiple factors and forces...
- Retention in care: a challenge to survival with HIV infection
Thomas P Giordano
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Clin Infect Dis 44:1493-9. 2007
..Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection need lifelong medical care, but many do not remain in care. The effect of poor retention in care on survival is not known, and we sought to quantify that relationship...
- Innovation to improve health care provision and health systems in sub-Saharan Africa - promoting agency in mid-level workers and district managers
School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Glob Public Health 6:657-68. 2011
..We offer the policy community a complementary repertoire to existing human resource strategies in order to effect real change in African health systems...
- Scaling up in international health: what are the key issues?
Lindsay J Mangham
Health Economics and Financing Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Health Policy Plan 25:85-96. 2010
- Lifting the burden: The global campaign against headache
T J Steiner
Division of Neuroscience, Imperial College London, St Dunstan s Road, London W6 8RP, UK
Lancet Neurol 3:204-5. 2004
- Potential barriers to the use of health services among ethnic minorities: a review
JBI Institute for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Research and Education Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fam Pract 23:325-48. 2006
..In order to enlighten care providers, as to the potential pitfalls that may exist, there is a need to explore the different factors in the creation of the barriers...
- Horizontal equity in health care utilization evidence from three high-income Asian economies
Jui fen R Lu
Department of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Soc Sci Med 64:199-212. 2007
..ER visits and inpatient admissions in Taiwan are either proportional or slightly pro-poor. Future work should focus on the evaluation of policy interventions aimed at reducing the observed unequal distributions...
- Conceptual frameworks for health systems performance: a quest for effectiveness, quality, and improvement
O A Arah
Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 15:377-98. 2003
..Furthermore, there is a gap in the knowledge of how the resultant performance data are used to stimulate improvement and to ensure health care quality...
- Responding to the global human resources crisis
John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Lancet 363:1469-72. 2004
- Strategies to improve patient retention on antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa
Anthony D Harries
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France
Trop Med Int Health 15:70-5. 2010
..High levels of retention on ART are vital for individual patients, for credibility of programmes and for on-going resource and financial support...
- Users of Internet health information: differences by health status
Thomas K Houston
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
J Med Internet Res 4:E7. 2002
..Millions of consumers have accessed health information online. However, little is known about their health status...
- Tackling health workforce shortages during antiretroviral treatment scale-up--experiences from Ethiopia and Malawi
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Nationale Straat 155, Antwerp, Belgium
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S109-12. 2011
- From theory to 'measurement' in complex interventions: methodological lessons from the development of an e-health normalisation instrument
Tracy L Finch
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Baddiley Clark building, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AX, England
BMC Med Res Methodol 12:69. 2012
- Implementing information systems in health care organizations: myths and challenges
Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, L4 117, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Med Inform 64:143-56. 2001
..Accepting, and even drawing upon, this inevitable uncertainty might be the hardest lesson to learn...
- A systematic review of the evidence on integration of targeted health interventions into health systems
Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, London SW7, UK
Health Policy Plan 25:1-14. 2010
..Health systems combine both non-integrated and integrated interventions, but the balance of these interventions varies considerably...
- Outcomes in patients waiting for antiretroviral treatment in the Free State Province, South Africa: prospective linkage study
Suzanne M Ingle
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
AIDS 24:2717-25. 2010
..In South Africa, many HIV-infected patients experience delays in accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART). We examined pretreatment mortality and access to treatment in patients waiting for ART...
- Private sector participation and health system performance in sub-saharan Africa
RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e13243. 2010
..However, little empirical exists for or against either side of this debate...
- What is eHealth (3): a systematic review of published definitions
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
J Med Internet Res 7:e1. 2005
..We believe that communication among the many individuals and organizations that use the term could be improved by comprehensive data about the range of meanings encompassed by the term...
- Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004
CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
BMC Health Serv Res 11:S4. 2011
..Two national surveys examined public opinions, use, and experience of health services in 2001 and 2004, to assess the impact of devolution on these services from the point of view of the public...
- A conceptual framework for the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project
Onyebuchi A Arah
Department of Social Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 18:5-13. 2006
- Using electronic medical records for HIV care in rural Rwanda
Cheryl L Amoroso
Partners In Health Inshuti Mu Buzima, Kigali, Rwanda
Stud Health Technol Inform 160:337-41. 2010
..Electronic systems can be used to support care in rural resource-poor settings, and frequent assessment of data quality and clinical use of data can be used to support that goal...
- Health systems strengthening: a common classification and framework for investment analysis
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria TGF, Geneva, Switzerland
Health Policy Plan 26:316-26. 2011
..Comparative analysis of financial allocations by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the GAVI Alliance for HSS, as an illustrative example of applying the proposed framework in practice, is also presented...
- China's health system and its reform: a review of recent studies
Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
Health Econ 18:S7-23. 2009
- Health service delivery in China: a literature review
UCLA International Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Health Econ 17:149-65. 2008
..Other elements of 'active purchasing' by insurers could further improve outcomes. Rigorous evaluations, based on richer micro-level data, could considerably strengthen the evidence base for service delivery policy in China...
- Where did all the aid go? An in-depth analysis of increased health aid flows over the past 10 years
Health System Governance and Service Delivery, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Bull World Health Organ 87:930-9. 2009
- Sustained high coverage of insecticide-treated bednets through combined Catch-up and Keep-up strategies
American Red Cross, USA
Trop Med Int Health 12:815-22. 2007
..We assessed the 3-year effects of a one-time Catch-up campaign followed by clinic-based social marketing for routine Keep-up on ITN coverage and use...
- Systematically reviewing qualitative and quantitative evidence to inform management and policy-making in the health field
Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
J Health Serv Res Policy 10:6-20. 2005
..The choice of approach will be contingent on the aim of the review and nature of the available evidence, and often more than one approach will be required...
- Delivery of preventive services to older adults by primary care physicians
Hoangmai H Pham
Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC 20024, USA
JAMA 294:473-81. 2005
..Rates of preventive services remain below national goals...
- Integrating HIV clinical services into primary health care in Rwanda: a measure of quantitative effects
Jessica E Price
Family Health International, Rwanda Country Office, Kigali, Rwanda
AIDS Care 21:608-14. 2009
..Few data exist that confirm negative or positive synergies on health care provision generally resulting from HIV-dedicated programs...
- Timing of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy and the implications of current policy on early uptake in north-east Tanzania
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Malar J 7:79. 2008
..This study investigated the timing of delivery of IPTp to pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC), and the potential determinants of timely uptake...
- What is "quality improvement" and how can it transform healthcare?
Paul B Batalden
Qual Saf Health Care 16:2-3. 2007
- Horizontal equity in utilisation of care and fairness of health financing: a comparison of micro-health insurance and user fees in Rwanda
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Health Econ 15:19-31. 2006
- The effect of Web 2.0 on the future of medical practice and education: Darwikinian evolution or folksonomic revolution?
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Med J Aust 187:174-7. 2007
..The medical community needs to be aware of these technologies and their increasing role in providing health information "any time, any place"...
- Health sector accreditation research: a systematic review
Centre for Clinical Governance Research in Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
Int J Qual Health Care 20:172-83. 2008
..The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze research into accreditation and accreditation processes...
- Patient navigation: an update on the state of the science
Electra D Paskett
MarionDivisionComprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
CA Cancer J Clin 61:237-49. 2011
..As patient navigation programs continue to develop across North America and beyond, further research will be required to determine the efficacy of cancer patient navigation across all aspects of the cancer care continuum...
- What research impacts do Australian primary health care researchers expect and achieve?
Richard L Reed
Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University, Bedford Park, Adelaide, Australia
Health Res Policy Syst 9:40. 2011
..This study examines the impact of individual primary health care research projects on policy and practice from the perspective of Chief Investigators (CIs)...
- Scorecards for health system performance assessment: the New Zealand example
Centre for Health Systems, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Adams Building, Frederick Street, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Health Policy 103:200-8. 2011
..To develop a national scorecard for assessing health system performance derived from routine data...
- Development of a framework and coding system for modifications and adaptations of evidence-based interventions
Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, Boston, MA, USA
Implement Sci 8:65. 2013
- Portugal. Health system review
Pedro Pita Barros
Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Centre for Economic Policy Research, London
Health Syst Transit 13:1-156. 2011
..There is an overall awareness, and concern, about the rise in health care expenditure in Portugal. Most of the reforms that have come into effect have done so too recently to measure any effects at present (January 2011)...
- A population-based analysis of the post-fracture care gap 1996-2008: the situation is not improving
W D Leslie
Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, C5121 409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6, Canada
Osteoporos Int 23:1623-9. 2012
..The post-fracture care gap has not narrowed in recent years. Following an initial improvement, rates of medication initiation have actually declined...
- Impact of measles elimination activities on immunization services and health systems: findings from six countries
Department of Global Health and Development, LSHTM, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand
J Infect Dis 204:S82-9. 2011
..The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of accelerated measles elimination activities (AMEAs) on immunization services and health systems in 6 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam...
- Measuring health system strengthening: application of the balanced scorecard approach to rank the baseline performance of three rural districts in Zambia
University of Zambia School of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia
PLoS ONE 8:e58650. 2013
..There is limited application of this method in middle- and low-income countries. This paper applies the concept of balanced scorecard to describe the baseline status of three intervention districts in Zambia...
- Abolition of user fees: the Uganda paradox
Juliet Nabyonga Orem
WHO Uganda Office, PO Box 24578, Kampala, Uganda
Health Policy Plan 26:ii41-51. 2011
..Out-of-pocket expenditure remains high and mainly affects the poorer population quintiles. A dual system seems to have emerged where wealthier population groups are switching to the private sector...
- Eliciting policymakers' and stakeholders' opinions to help shape health system research priorities in the Middle East and North Africa region
Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
Health Policy Plan 25:15-27. 2010
..It is hoped that funding agencies and countries will support and align financial and human resources towards addressing the research priorities that have been identified...
- Global health philanthropy and institutional relationships: how should conflicts of interest be addressed?
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
PLoS Med 8:e1001020. 2011
- A population-based survey using PPE-15: relationship of care aspects to patient satisfaction in Hong Kong
Eliza L Y Wong
School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Hong Kong, China
Int J Qual Health Care 23:390-6. 2011
..The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between the experiences of inpatients with specific aspects of care and satisfaction with the hospitalization experience...
- Retention in care and connection to care among HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in Africa: estimation via a sampling-based approach
Elvin H Geng
Division of HIV AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e21797. 2011
..Yet many lost patients may have "silently" transferred and deaths shortly after the last clinic visit more likely represent limitations in clinical care rather than access to care after initial linkage...
- Loss to follow-up of stable antiretroviral therapy patients in a decentralized down-referral model of care in Johannesburg, South Africa
WITS Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:429-32. 2011
..Most patients who were lost to follow-up were lost at the transfer stage between initiation and maintenance sites. Decentralization and nurse management of ART should be prioritized to increase access to and retention in HIV/AIDS care...
- Self-monitoring and other non-pharmacological interventions to improve the management of hypertension in primary care: a systematic review
Liam G Glynn
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Br J Gen Pract 60:e476-88. 2010
..The optimal way to organise and deliver care to hypertensive patients has not been clearly identified...
- Voluntary medical male circumcision: matching demand and supply with quality and efficiency in a high-volume campaign in Iringa Region, Tanzania
Hally R Mahler
Jhpiego Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
PLoS Med 8:e1001131. 2011
..This case study suggests that a campaign approach can be used to provide high-volume quality VMMC services without compromising client safety, and provides a model for matching supply and demand for VMMC services in other settings...
- A conceptual and analytical approach to comparative analysis of country case studies: HIV and TB control programmes and health systems integration
Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 9 Floor, Anek Prasong Building, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, 420 6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Health Policy Plan 25:i21-31. 2010
..We illustrate through a preliminary analysis how this framework can be applied to compare the impact of health systems integration and HIV and TB programmes in four countries in South-East Asia that were the subject of cases studies...
- Guidelines for the management of hemophilia
Department of Hematology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Haemophilia 19:e1-47. 2013
- Does contracting of health care in Afghanistan work? Public and service-users' perceptions and experience
CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
BMC Health Serv Res 11:S11. 2011
..Community-based information about the public's views and experience of health services is scarce...
- Proof of impact and pipeline planning: directions and challenges for social audit in the health sector
Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
BMC Health Serv Res 11:S16. 2011
- Contribution of primary care to health systems and health
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Milbank Q 83:457-502. 2005
..The means by which primary care improves health have been identified, thus suggesting ways to improve overall health and reduce differences in health across major population subgroups...
- G8 and strengthening of health systems: follow-up to the Toyako summit
Michael R Reich
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Lancet 373:508-15. 2009
..The G8 should also implement a yearly review for actions in this area, so that changes in health-system performance can be monitored and better understood...
- Heterogeneity is not always noise: lessons from improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
JAMA 302:2580-6. 2009
- Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study
Herbert C Duber
Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
J Int AIDS Soc 13:21. 2010
- Health and health-care systems in southeast Asia: diversity and transitions
Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
Lancet 377:429-37. 2011
- Strengthening health systems to meet MDGs
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Health Policy Plan 21:326-8. 2006
- From data to policy: good practices and cautionary tales
Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization, 27 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Lancet 369:1039-46. 2007
- Measuring horizontal inequity in Belgian health care using a Gaussian random effects two part count data model
Tom Van Ourti
Department of Economics, Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Health Econ 13:705-24. 2004
..Horizontal equity applies to specialist care in all years, but from 1999 onwards, some evidence (although not statistically significant) of pro-rich inequity is found...
- The influences of patient's trust in medical service and attitude towards health policy on patient's overall satisfaction with medical service and sub satisfaction in China
Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
BMC Public Health 11:472. 2011
- Performance measurement and equity
Arlene S Bierman
BMJ 334:1333-4. 2007
- Cost effectiveness of facility-based care, home-based care and mobile clinics for provision of antiretroviral therapy in Uganda
Joseph B Babigumira
Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7630, USA
Pharmacoeconomics 27:963-73. 2009
..This analysis supports the implementation of FBC for scale-up and sustainability of ART in Uganda. HBC and MCC would be competitive only if there is increased access, increased adherence or reduced cost...
- Telemedicine/telehealth: an international perspective. The diffusion of telemedicine
University of Colorado, USA
Telemed J E Health 8:79-94. 2002
- Health transition in Africa: practical policy proposals for primary care
Medical Research Council Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Plot 51 59 Nakiwogo Road PO Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
Bull World Health Organ 88:943-8. 2010
..Implementing these proposals requires action by national and international alliances in mobilizing the necessary investments for improved health of people in developing countries in Africa undergoing health transition...
- Increasing value: a research agenda for addressing the managerial and organizational challenges facing health care delivery in the United States
Stephen M Shortell
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Med Care Res Rev 61:12S-30S. 2004
..The specific measurement, analysis, and study design issues involved in under-taking such a research agenda are discussed...
- Addressing telehealth's foremost barrier: provider as initial gatekeeper
Pamela S Whitten
Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University, 100 N University Street, Beering Hall Rm 214, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2098, USA
Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:517-21. 2005
..However, two separate studies carried out in Michigan that controlled for these barriers point out a more significant initial gatekeeper to the deployment of telehealth, namely providers...
- The perfect storm of overutilization
Ezekiel J Emanuel
Department of Bioethics, Bldg 10, Room 1C118, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1156, USA
JAMA 299:2789-91. 2008
- Extreme makeover: Transformation of the veterans health care system
Kenneth W Kizer
Kizer and Associates, LLC, Rocklin, California 95677, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 30:313-39. 2009
..VA health care is now considered among the best in America, and the VA transformation is viewed as a model for health care reform...
- Factors associated with patient and health care system delay in diagnosis and treatment for TB in sub-Saharan African countries with high burdens of TB and HIV
Ramona K C Finnie
University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, TX, USA
Trop Med Int Health 16:394-411. 2011
..To identify factors causing delayed diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis in high tuberculosis (TB)/HIV burden African countries...
- Stroke care delivery before vs after JCAHO stroke center certification
Department Neurology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Building 53 Room 203, Orange, CA 92868 4280, USA
Neurology 68:469-70. 2007
- Methodology for optimising location of new primary health care facilities in rural communities: a case study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, PO Box 198, Mtubatuba, 3935, South Africa
J Epidemiol Community Health 60:846-50. 2006
..The study aims to test the methodology in a rural community characterised by considerable heterogeneity in population distribution and health care access...
- The use of the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) among personnel and students in health care: a review
Anna M Lindquist
E Health Institute, University of Kalmar, Kalmar, Sweden
J Med Internet Res 10:e31. 2008
..In Sweden today, despite its leadership role in mobile technologies, PDAs are not commonly used, and there is a lack of suitable functions and software applications...
- Sustainable practice change: professionals' experiences with a multisectoral child health promotion programme in Sweden
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 90187 Umea, Sweden
BMC Health Serv Res 11:61. 2011
..Initiated in 2005, the programme uses a 'Salutogenesis' approach to support health-promoting activities in health care, social services, and schools...
- Health care of female outpatients in south-central India: comparing public and private sector provision
Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 49 51 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
Health Policy Plan 19:402-9. 2004
..However, over-prescription of drugs by private practitioners may be occurring...
- Failing to plan is planning to fail: improving the quality of care with survivorship care plans
Craig C Earle
Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Clin Oncol 24:5112-6. 2006
..This article reviews the elements of the proposed survivorship care plan and discusses areas of research and development needed to make them part of standard oncology practice...
- Mood disorders in the medically ill: scientific review and recommendations
Dwight L Evans
School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Biol Psychiatry 58:175-89. 2005