health facilities

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Summary: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.

Top Publications

  1. pmc How can malaria rapid diagnostic tests achieve their potential? A qualitative study of a trial at health facilities in Ghana
    Clare I R Chandler
    Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 9:95. 2010
  2. pmc Still too far to walk: literature review of the determinants of delivery service use
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:34. 2009
  3. pmc The magnitude and trend of artemether-lumefantrine stock-outs at public health facilities in Kenya
    Raymond K Sudoi
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 11:37. 2012
  4. ncbi Malaria prevalence and treatment of febrile patients at health facilities and medicine retailers in Cameroon
    Lindsay J Mangham
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:330-42. 2012
  5. pmc Routine delivery of artemisinin-based combination treatment at fixed health facilities reduces malaria prevalence in Tanzania: an observational study
    Rashid A Khatib
    Ifakara Health Institutce, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Malar J 11:140. 2012
  6. pmc Contextual influences on the use of health facilities for childbirth in Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:84-93. 2006
  7. pmc Women's preferences for place of delivery in rural Tanzania: a population-based discrete choice experiment
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1666-72. 2009
  8. pmc Malaria drug shortages in Kenya: a major failure to provide access to effective treatment
    Beth B Kangwana
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Programme Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:737-8. 2009
  9. pmc Community accountability at peripheral health facilities: a review of the empirical literature and development of a conceptual framework
    Sassy Molyneux
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Health Policy Plan 27:541-54. 2012
  10. pmc Utilization of public or private health care providers by febrile children after user fee removal in Uganda
    Elizeus Rutebemberwa
    Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, Makerere University School of Public Health, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 8:45. 2009

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  1. pmc How can malaria rapid diagnostic tests achieve their potential? A qualitative study of a trial at health facilities in Ghana
    Clare I R Chandler
    Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 9:95. 2010
    ..A recent trial in rural health facilities in Ghana reduced overprescription of anti-malarials, but found that 45...
  2. pmc Still too far to walk: literature review of the determinants of delivery service use
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:34. 2009
    ..maternal and neonatal mortality, yet many women in low- and middle-income countries deliver outside of health facilities, without skilled help...
  3. pmc The magnitude and trend of artemether-lumefantrine stock-outs at public health facilities in Kenya
    Raymond K Sudoi
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 11:37. 2012
    ..Here, 2010-2011 data are reported from public facilities in Kenya where alarming stock-outs were revealed in 2008...
  4. ncbi Malaria prevalence and treatment of febrile patients at health facilities and medicine retailers in Cameroon
    Lindsay J Mangham
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:330-42. 2012
    ..Treatment patterns were examined in different types of facility, and the factors associated with being prescribed or receiving an ACT were investigated...
  5. pmc Routine delivery of artemisinin-based combination treatment at fixed health facilities reduces malaria prevalence in Tanzania: an observational study
    Rashid A Khatib
    Ifakara Health Institutce, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Malar J 11:140. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Contextual influences on the use of health facilities for childbirth in Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:84-93. 2006
    ..Previous studies of maternal health-seeking behavior focused on individual- and household-level factors. We examined community-level influences on the decision to deliver a child in a health facility across 6 African countries...
  7. pmc Women's preferences for place of delivery in rural Tanzania: a population-based discrete choice experiment
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1666-72. 2009
    ..We fielded a population-based discrete choice experiment (DCE) in rural western Tanzania, where only one third of women deliver children in a health facility, to evaluate health-system factors that influence women's delivery decisions...
  8. pmc Malaria drug shortages in Kenya: a major failure to provide access to effective treatment
    Beth B Kangwana
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Programme Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:737-8. 2009
    ..The shortage was in large part caused by a delayed procurement process. National ministries of health and the international community must address the current shortcomings facing antimalarial drug supply to the public sector...
  9. pmc Community accountability at peripheral health facilities: a review of the empirical literature and development of a conceptual framework
    Sassy Molyneux
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Health Policy Plan 27:541-54. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Utilization of public or private health care providers by febrile children after user fee removal in Uganda
    Elizeus Rutebemberwa
    Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, Makerere University School of Public Health, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 8:45. 2009
    ..The study aimed to assess determinants for use of government facilities or drug shops/private clinics for febrile illnesses in children under five...
  11. ncbi The national free delivery policy in Nepal: early evidence of its effects on health facilities
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii84-91. 2011
    Nepal faces the challenge of high levels of poverty, difficult access to health facilities and poor, though improving, health indicators...
  12. pmc New signal functions to measure the ability of health facilities to provide routine and emergency newborn care
    Sabine Gabrysch
    University of Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS Med 9:e1001340. 2012
    ..Based upon an expert survey and consensus method, Sabine Gabrysch and colleagues recommend new signal functions to monitor and track facilities' provision of routine and emergency newborn care...
  13. ncbi From suspect to patient: tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment initiation in health facilities in South Africa
    E Botha
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:936-41. 2008
    ..Thirteen primary health care (PHC) facilities in the Stellenbosch District, South Africa...
  14. ncbi The effect of distance to health-care facilities on childhood mortality in rural Burkina Faso
    Anja Schoeps
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 173:492-8. 2011
    This study aims to investigate the relation between distance to health facilities, measured as continuous travel time, and mortality among infants and children younger than 5 years of age in rural Burkina Faso, an area with low health ..
  15. pmc Why caretakers bypass Primary Health Care facilities for child care - a case from rural Tanzania
    Catherine Kahabuka
    Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:315. 2011
    ..This study aimed to identify factors associated with bypassing PHC facilities among caretakers seeking care for their underfive children and to explore experiences at such facilities among those who utilize them...
  16. ncbi Revised recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention proposed, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 55:1-17; quiz CE1-4. 2006
    ..Repeat screening in the third trimester is recommended in certain jurisdictions with elevated rates of HIV infection among pregnant women...
  17. pmc Use of injections in healthcare settings worldwide, 2000: literature review and regional estimates
    Yvan J F Hutin
    Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, 20, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMJ 327:1075. 2003
    ..To describe injection practices worldwide in terms of frequency and safety...
  18. pmc Improved malaria case management through the implementation of a health facility-based sentinel site surveillance system in Uganda
    Asadu Sserwanga
    Uganda Malaria Surveillance Project, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 6:e16316. 2011
    ..Here we described the impact of a sentinel site malaria surveillance system on promoting laboratory testing and rational antimalarial drug use...
  19. pmc Examining inequities in incidence of catastrophic health expenditures on different healthcare services and health facilities in Nigeria
    Obinna Onwujekwe
    Health Policy Research Group, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria
    PLoS ONE 7:e40811. 2012
    ..The study estimated the level of catastrophic healthcare expenditures for different healthcare services and facilities and their distribution across socioeconomic status (SES) groups...
  20. pmc Patient enrolment into HIV care and treatment within 90 days of HIV diagnosis in eight Rwandan health facilities: a review of facility-based registers
    Felix R Kayigamba
    INTERACT, Kigali, Rwanda
    PLoS ONE 7:e36792. 2012
    ..However many patients do not enrol timely into HIV care and treatment after HIV diagnosis. We studied enrolment into care and treatment and determinants of non-enrolment in Rwanda...
  21. ncbi Why is continuum of care from home to health facilities essential to improve perinatal survival?
    Rajiv Bahl
    Department of Child and Adolescent and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Semin Perinatol 34:477-85. 2010
    ..providing health care within or close to home by frontline workers and increasing the use of services in health facilities through community mobilization and financing strategies...
  22. ncbi The food and beverage vending environment in health care facilities participating in the healthy eating, active communities program
    Sally Lawrence
    Samuels and Associates, Oakland, California, USA
    Pediatrics 123:S287-92. 2009
    ..Little has been done to ensure that the foods sold within health care facilities promote healthy lifestyles. Policies to improve school nutrition environments can serve as models for health care organizations...
  23. pmc The Uganda Newborn Study (UNEST): an effectiveness study on improving newborn health and survival in rural Uganda through a community-based intervention linked to health facilities - study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Peter Waiswa
    Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda
    Trials 13:213. 2012
    ....
  24. pmc Unfulfilled expectations to services offered at primary health care facilities: experiences of caretakers of underfive children in rural Tanzania
    Catherine Kahabuka
    Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:158. 2012
    ..We aimed to explore caretakers' perceptions and expectations to services offered at PHC facilities in their area with reference to their experiences seeking care at such facilities...
  25. ncbi Causes of neonatal death: results from NeoKIP community-based trial in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
    Nguyen Thu Nga
    Vietnam Sweden General Hospital, Uongbi, Vietnam
    Acta Paediatr 101:368-73. 2012
    ..To ascertain the causes of neonatal death in a province in northern Vietnam and analyse their distribution over age at death, birth weight and place of delivery...
  26. pmc Methodology for optimising location of new primary health care facilities in rural communities: a case study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Frank Tanser
    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...
  27. pmc Identifying barriers to the availability and use of Magnesium Sulphate Injection in resource poor countries: a case study in Zambia
    Anna L Ridge
    Medicine Access and Rational Use, Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:340. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to identify barriers to the availability and use of MgSO4 in the Zambian Public Health System...
  28. pmc Communities, birth attendants and health facilities: a continuum of emergency maternal and newborn care (the Global Network's EmONC trial)
    Omrana Pasha
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:82. 2010
    ..However, the effectiveness of emergency obstetric and neonatal care services has never been proven. Also unproven is the effectiveness of community mobilization and community birth attendant training to improve pregnancy outcomes...
  29. pmc Effect of geographical access to health facilities on child mortality in rural Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study
    Yemisrach B Okwaraji
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e33564. 2012
    ..This study assessed the effect of travel time and distance to health facilities on mortality in children under five years in a remote area of rural north-western Ethiopia.
  30. ncbi Quality of care of modern health services as perceived by users and non-users in Burkina Faso
    Rob Baltussen
    Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:30-4. 2006
    ..Only one-fifth of the population in rural Burkina Faso uses modern health services. This article aims to identify barriers to increased use, which may help decision makers to develop policies to remove them...
  31. pmc Health facility and health worker readiness to deliver new national treatment policy for malaria in Kenya
    J Njogu
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 85:213-21. 2008
    ..To evaluate health facility and health worker readiness to deliver new artemether-lumefantrine (AL) treatment policy for uncomplicated malaria in Kenya...
  32. ncbi A review of smoke-free health care in mainland China
    Y Lin
    International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Beijing, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:453-8. 2011
    ..Male doctors in China have a high rate of smoking (41%). Smoke-free policies and help in quitting smoking in health care facilities would improve the health of staff and patients, and reduce smoking among doctors...
  33. pmc Using classification tree modelling to investigate drug prescription practices at health facilities in rural Tanzania
    Dan K Kajungu
    INDEPTH Network, P, O Box KD 213 Kanda, Accra, Ghana
    Malar J 11:311. 2012
    Drug prescription practices depend on several factors related to the patient, health worker and health facilities. A better understanding of the factors influencing prescription patterns is essential to develop strategies to mitigate the ..
  34. pmc Increased vulnerability of rural children on antiretroviral therapy attending public health facilities in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study
    Geoffrey Fatti
    Kheth Impilo, Green Square, 37 Hares Crescent, Woodstock, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:46. 2010
    ..We compared clinical, immunological and virological outcomes between children at seven rural and 37 urban facilities across four provinces in South Africa...
  35. pmc Delivery practices and associated factors among mothers seeking child welfare services in selected health facilities in Nyandarua South District, Kenya
    Carol Wanjira
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 11:360. 2011
    ..establishing delivery practices and associated factors among mothers seeking child welfare services at selected health facilities in Nyandarua South district, Kenya to determine whether mothers were receiving appropriate delivery care.
  36. pmc Survival of neonates in rural Southern Tanzania: does place of delivery or continuum of care matter?
    Rose Nathan
    Ifakara Health Institute, Dar es Salaam, Ifakara, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:18. 2012
    ..In places where skilled delivery assistance is exclusively available in health facilities, access to health facilities is critical to the survival of the mother and her newborn...
  37. ncbi Meaningful involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda through linkages between network groups and health facilities: an evaluation study
    Young Mi Kim
    JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Psychol Health Med 17:213-22. 2012
    ..large numbers of people with education and awareness activities and made a growing number of referrals to health facilities and community-based services...
  38. ncbi Implementation of tuberculosis infection control measures at HIV care and treatment sites in sub-Saharan Africa
    M J A Reid
    Botswana University of Pennsylvania Partnership, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:1605-12. 2012
    ..A total of 663 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment sites in nine tuberculosis (TB) affected African countries, serving over 900,000 persons living with HIV...
  39. ncbi Health-seeking behaviour in Pakistan: a narrative review of the existing literature
    M Anwar
    School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Public Health 126:507-17. 2012
    ..This narrative review was carried out to collate the work of researchers on health-seeking behaviour in Pakistan, to discuss the methods used, highlight the emerging themes and identify areas that have yet to be studied...
  40. pmc Household decision-making about delivery in health facilities: evidence from Tanzania
    E J Danforth
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 27:696-703. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that both partners should be included in the decision-making process regarding delivery to raise rates of delivery at facility...
  41. ncbi Counting the cost of not costing HIV health facilities accurately: pay now, or pay more later
    Eduard J Beck
    Office of the Deputy Director, Programme Branch, UNAIDS Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland
    Pharmacoeconomics 30:887-902. 2012
    ....
  42. ncbi Quality of tuberculosis care in six health facilities of Afar Region, Ethiopia
    Anteneh Girma
    I TECH Ethiopia, Semera, AFaR
    Ethiop Med J 48:195-202. 2010
    ..Nonetheless, very little is known about the quality of TB care in public health facilities in Ethiopia. In this study we assessed the quality of TB care delivery in Afar Region of Ethiopia.
  43. pmc Prevalence of malaria among patients attending public health facilities in Maputo City, Mozambique
    Alexandre Macedo de Oliveira
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:1002-7. 2011
    We conducted a health facility-based survey to estimate the prevalence of malaria among febrile patients at health facilities (HFs) in Maputo City. Patients answered a questionnaire on malaria risk factors and underwent malaria testing...
  44. ncbi Tracking progress towards safe motherhood: meeting the benchmark yet missing the goal? An appeal for better use of health-system output indicators with evidence from Zambia and Sri Lanka
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls Universitat, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 16:627-39. 2011
    ....
  45. ncbi High prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among residents and staff of long-term care facilities, involving joint and parallel evolution
    Mitchell J Schwaber
    National Center for Infection Control, Israel Ministry of Health, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 53:910-3. 2011
    ..All strains were Panton-Valentine leukocidin-negative. The epidemiology of MRSA among residents and staff involved joint and parallel evolution...
  46. ncbi A controlled study of an HIV/AIDS/STI/TB intervention with traditional healers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Karl Peltzer
    Human Sciences Research Council and University of Limpopo, Private Bag X41, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa
    AIDS Behav 10:683-90. 2006
    ..The study found a high level of preparedness among traditional healers to work with and refer patients to biomedical health practitioners, yet no higher levels of referral to biomedical practitioners were found after the training...
  47. pmc Measuring adherence to antiretroviral treatment in resource-poor settings: the clinical validity of key indicators
    Dennis Ross-Degnan
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:42. 2010
    ..Access to antiretroviral therapy has dramatically expanded in Africa in recent years, but there are no validated approaches to measure treatment adherence in these settings...
  48. ncbi Effectiveness and cost of facility-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Tanzania
    Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 364:1583-94. 2004
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of facility-based IMCI in rural Tanzania...
  49. pmc Case management of severe malaria--a forgotten practice: experiences from health facilities in Uganda
    Jane Achan
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 6:e17053. 2011
    ..There is paucity of published information on current practices of severe malaria case management in sub-Saharan Africa; we evaluated the management practices for severe malaria in Ugandan health facilities
  50. ncbi Medical waste management in Ibadan, Nigeria: obstacles and prospects
    Akinwale Coker
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Waste Manag 29:804-11. 2009
    ....
  51. pmc Examining appropriate diagnosis and treatment of malaria: availability and use of rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin-based combination therapy in public and private health facilities in south east Nigeria
    Benjamin S C Uzochukwu
    Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria
    BMC Public Health 10:486. 2010
    ..However, it is not known how readily available these RDTs and ACTs are in public and private health facilities and whether health workers are actually using them...
  52. ncbi The Zambia quality assurance program: successes and challenges
    Bruno Bouchet
    John Snow, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:89-95. 2002
    ..The objectives of the evaluation were to review the performance of the Zambia Quality Assurance Program (ZQAP) and provide recommendations to help design its next phase...
  53. ncbi Determination of the best appropriate management methods for the health-care wastes in Istanbul
    Aylin Zeren Alagöz
    Bogazici University, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Hisar Campus, 34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
    Waste Manag 28:1227-35. 2008
    ..The results obtained can also be used in most economically developing countries where there are similar environmental problems and strict budgets...
  54. pmc Knowledge of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and perception about provider initiated HIV testing and counselling among TB patients attending health facilities in Harar town, Eastern Ethiopia
    Ayichew Seyoum
    Collage of Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, PO Box 235, Harar, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 13:124. 2013
    ..In this study, we assessed knowledge of TB and HIV, and perception about PITC among TB patients attending health facilities in Harar town, Eastern Ethiopia.
  55. ncbi Aggression towards health care workers in Spain: a multi-facility study to evaluate the distribution of growing violence among professionals, health facilities and departments
    Santiago Gascón
    School of Occupational Medicine, Universidad de Zaragoza
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:29-35. 2009
    ..8% repeatedly. Over 35% had been subjected to insults on at least one occasion, and 24.3% repeatedly. In general the incidence was higher in large hospitals, with very high levels in services such as Accident and Emergency and Psychiatry...
  56. pmc Why some women fail to give birth at health facilities: a qualitative study of women's perceptions of perinatal care from rural Southern Malawi
    Lily Kumbani
    Institute of Health and Society, Department of Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, P O Box 1130, Blindern, Oslo 0318, Norway
    Reprod Health 10:9. 2013
    Despite Malawi government's policy to support women to deliver in health facilities with the assistance of skilled attendants, some women do not access this care.
  57. ncbi The duty to disclose in Kenyan health facilities: a qualitative investigation of HIV disclosure in everyday practice
    Eileen Moyer
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    SAHARA J 10:S60-72. 2013
    ..and (3) obligatory disclosure, which occurs when PLHIV are forced to disclose to access services at health facilities. Health-care workers were often caught between the three models and struggled with the competing demands of ..
  58. ncbi Healthcare waste management: a case study from the National Health Service in Cornwall, United Kingdom
    T L Tudor
    Camborne School of Mines, School of Geography, Archaeology and Earth Resources, University of Exeter in Cornwall, Tremough Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8ER, UK
    Waste Manag 25:606-15. 2005
    ..These measures could potentially reduce disposal quantities by as much as 20-30% (wt.) and costs by around 25-35%...
  59. ncbi Malaria microscopy performance in self-presenting febrile patients at four health facilities in Fentale district of East Shewa, Ethiopia
    Markos Sleshi
    Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Ethiop Med J 50:315-24. 2012
    ..vivax co-exist in Ethiopia. Thus, evaluation of regular malaria microscopy performance is needed...
  60. ncbi Clinical solid waste management practices and its impact on human health and environment--A review
    Md Sohrab Hossain
    Department of Environmental Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
    Waste Manag 31:754-66. 2011
    ..Thus healthcare facilities can both save money and provide a safe environment for patients, healthcare staffs and clinical staffs...
  61. ncbi PEPFAR programs linked to more deliveries in health facilities by African women who are not infected with HIV
    Margaret E Kruk
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1478-88. 2012
    ..Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on maternal health services for women not infected with HIV in 257 health facilities in eight African countries in 2007-11...
  62. ncbi Clinical audit of intra-partum care at secondary health facilities in Nigeria
    K O Osungbade
    Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 13:210-4. 2010
    ..Gap however exists between evidence and practice. This study documented pattern of intra-partum monitoring among birth attendants in public secondary healthcare facilities and related findings to quality of care provided...
  63. ncbi The status of tuberculosis infection control measures in health care facilities rendering joint TB/HIV services in "German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association" supported states in Nigeria
    L U Ogbonnaya
    Department of Community Medicine, Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 14:270-5. 2011
    ..To assess the status of tuberculosis (TB) infection control practice in health care facilities implementing joint TB/HIV activities...
  64. ncbi HIV risk exposure among South African children in public health facilities
    O Shisana
    Human Science Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 20:755-63. 2008
    ..These infections can be prevented through education and improved infection-control procedures...
  65. pmc Information technology systems in public sector health facilities in developing countries: the case of South Africa
    Gregory B Cline
    Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:13. 2013
    ..This study examines the impact of hospital information systems implementation on service delivery, user adoption and organisational culture within two hospital settings in South Africa...
  66. ncbi Tuberculosis infection control in primary health clinics in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    S Naidoo
    Discipline of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:1600-4. 2012
    ..Primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...
  67. ncbi Determinants of choosing public or private health care among patients with sexually transmitted infections in Uganda
    Fred Nuwaha
    Makerere University Institute of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
    Sex Transm Dis 33:422-7. 2006
    ..To identify variables that distinguish patients with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) who seek care in public or private health units...
  68. pmc Early uptake of HIV counseling and testing among pregnant women at different levels of health facilities--experiences from a community-based study in Northern Vietnam
    Thi Thúy Hanh Nguyen
    Department of Population, Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, NO, 1 Ton That Tung Street, Khuong Thuong, Dong da, Hanoi, Vietnam
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:29. 2011
    ..Women's access to testing can be improved by scaling up the distribution of this service at all levels of health facilities. However, this strategy will only be effective if pregnant women are tested early and provided enough ..
  69. pmc Measuring adherence to antiretroviral treatment in resource-poor settings: the feasibility of collecting routine data for key indicators
    John C Chalker
    Center for Pharmaceutical Management, Management Sciences for Health, Arlington Virginia, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:43. 2010
    An East African survey showed that among the few health facilities that measured adherence to antiretroviral therapy, practices and definitions varied widely...
  70. ncbi Solid health care waste management status at health care centers in the West Bank--Palestinian Territory
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, Ramallah, West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Waste Manag 29:2398-403. 2009
    ..To improve the HCWM in the West Bank, a national policy should be implemented, comprising a comprehensive plan of action and providing environmentally sound and reliable technological measures...
  71. ncbi [Supply and demand of medical specialists in the health facilities of the Ministry of Health: national, regional and by type of specialty gaps]
    Leslie Zevallos
    Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Peru
    Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica 28:177-85. 2011
    ..To characterize the supply, demand and the gap of medical specialists in facilities of the Ministry of Health of Peru (MINSA) at the national, regional and specialty type levels...
  72. pmc Reasons rural Laotians choose home deliveries over delivery at health facilities: a qualitative study
    Vanphanom Sychareun
    Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Health Sciences, Vientiane, Lao PDR
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:86. 2012
    ..Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is among the highest in Southeast Asia, in part because only 15% give birth at health facilities. This study explored why women and their families prefer home deliveries to deliveries at health facilities.
  73. pmc Wind-driven roof turbines: a novel way to improve ventilation for TB infection control in health facilities
    Helen Cox
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e29589. 2012
    ....
  74. ncbi Non-utilization of public health care facilities: examining the reasons through a national study of women in India
    Koustuv Dalal
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Rural Remote Health 9:1178. 2009
    ..This article examines women's opinions about their reasons for the non-utilization of appropriate public health care facilities, according to categories of their healthcare seeking in India...
  75. pmc Firm-level perspectives on public sector engagement with private healthcare providers: survey evidence from Ghana and Kenya
    Neeraj Sood
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e27194. 2011
    ..However, there is little systematic analysis of private health providers' view and experience with engagement...
  76. ncbi Assessing health worker performance in malaria case management of underfives at health facilities in a rural Tanzanian district
    J Eriksen
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Trop Med Int Health 12:52-61. 2007
    To study the quality of malaria case management of underfives at health facilities in a rural district, 2 years after the Tanzanian malaria treatment policy change in 2001.
  77. ncbi Food- and waterborne disease outbreaks in Australian long-term care facilities, 2001-2008
    Martyn D Kirk
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 8:133-9. 2011
    ..To prevent disease outbreaks, facilities need to improve handling of pureed foods, avoid feeding residents raw or undercooked eggs, and ensure that rainwater tanks have a scheduled maintenance and disinfection program...
  78. pmc Health seeking behaviour and utilization of health facilities for schistosomiasis-related symptoms in ghana
    Anthony Danso-Appiah
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e867. 2010
    ..Morbidity control through integration within existing health care delivery systems is considered a potentially sustainable and cost-effective approach, but there is paucity of information about health-seeking behaviour...
  79. ncbi An assessment of safe injection practices in health facilities in Swaziland
    A D Daly
    EPI Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mbabane, Swaziland
    S Afr Med J 94:194-7. 2004
    ..To determine the magnitude and causes of unsafe injection practices in Swaziland...
  80. pmc Quality of care for under-fives in first-level health facilities in one district of Bangladesh
    S E Arifeen
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Bull World Health Organ 83:260-7. 2005
    ..of this analysis from the Bangladesh MCE study was to describe the quality of care delivered to sick children under 5 years old in first-level government health facilities, to inform government planning of child health programmes.
  81. pmc The structural quality of Tanzanian primary health facilities
    L Gilson
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    Bull World Health Organ 73:105-14. 1995
    ..Study methods might be adapted to facilitate improved supervision and management...
  82. ncbi Keeping health facilities safe: one way of strengthening the interaction between disease-specific programmes and health systems
    Anthony D Harries
    International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1407-12. 2010
    ..We argue in this article that proper attention to infection control and an emphasis on safe health facilities is a concrete first step towards strengthening the interaction between disease-specific programmes and ..
  83. pmc Creating high reliability in health care organizations
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, 1901 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1599-617. 2006
    ..The objective of this paper was to present a comprehensive approach to help health care organizations reliably deliver effective interventions...
  84. ncbi Implementing a comprehensive cost information system in rural health facilities: the case of Nouna health district, Burkina Faso
    Steffen Flessa
    Faculty of Law and Economics, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1452-65. 2006
    ..The entire project will include household and provider tangible COI, whereas this article concentrates on the development of a provider cost information system in rural first-line health facilities.
  85. ncbi Evaluation of accreditation program in non-governmental organizations' health units in Egypt: short-term outcomes
    Mahi Al Tehewy
    Community Medicine, Healthcare Quality Unit, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Abassia, 86 Asmaa Fahmy Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:183-9. 2009
    ..To determine the effect of accreditation of non-governmental organizations' health units on patient satisfaction and provider satisfaction and the output of accreditation on compliance to some accreditation standards...
  86. ncbi Maternal mortality in Kenya: the state of health facilities in a rural district
    K O Rogo
    Kenya Prevention of Maternal Mortality (KPMM) Network, c/o Kisumu Medical and Educational Trust, P.O. Box 6805, Kisumu, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 78:468-72. 2001
    ..the Prevention of Maternal Mortality Network (PMMN) methodology/study design to assess the current state of health facilities, their level of function, and factors influencing their utilisation...
  87. ncbi Assessment of quality assurance in HIV testing in health facilities in Lake Victoria zone, Tanzania
    F M Mashauri
    National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Research Centre, P O Box 14 62, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Tanzan Health Res Bull 9:110-4. 2007
    ..In light of the above a survey was conducted to assess QA in HIV testing in health facilities in Lake Victoria zone, Tanzania...
  88. pmc Challenges to improving case management of childhood pneumonia at health facilities in resource-limited settings
    Stephen M Graham
    Centre for International Child Health, University Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 86:349-55. 2008
    ..The greatest potential for reducing pneumonia-related deaths in health facilities is wider implementation of the current guidelines built around a few core activities: training, antibiotics ..
  89. pmc A spatial national health facility database for public health sector planning in Kenya in 2008
    Abdisalan M Noor
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI, University of Oxford, Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds behind NASCOP, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Health Geogr 8:13. 2009
    ..The spatial referencing of service providers to allow their representation in a geographic information system is vital if the full planning potential of such data is to be realized...
  90. ncbi Missed opportunities for vaccination in health facilities in Swaziland
    A D Daly
    EPI Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mbabane, Swaziland
    S Afr Med J 93:606-10. 2003
    ..To determine whether potential exists to increase vaccination coverage in Swaziland by reducing missed opportunities...
  91. pmc Maintaining quality of health services after abolition of user fees: a Uganda case study
    Juliet Nabyonga-Orem
    Health Systems Unit, World Health Organization, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:102. 2008
    ..The outcome of the study may then provide insights into policy actions to maintain quality of care following removal of user fees...
  92. pmc Modelling distances travelled to government health services in Kenya
    Abdisalan M Noor
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 11:188-96. 2006
    ..To systematically evaluate descriptive measures of spatial access to medical treatment, as part of the millennium development goals to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria...
  93. pmc Creating spatially defined databases for equitable health service planning in low-income countries: the example of Kenya
    A M Noor
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 Nairobi GPO, Kenya
    Acta Trop 91:239-51. 2004
    ....
  94. ncbi Brucellosis is not a major cause of febrile illness in patients at public health care facilities in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam
    Tran T T Nga
    Department of Microbiology, Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    J Infect 53:12-5. 2006
    ..To determine the presence of brucellosis among patients with acute febrile illness at health care facilities in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam...
  95. ncbi Using willingness to pay to investigate regressiveness of user fees in health facilities in Tanzania
    Sekhar Bonu
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Health Policy Plan 18:370-82. 2003
    ..Development Survey (1994) on willingness to pay (WTP) for desired quality of health care at lower-level health facilities to assess potential regressiveness of user fees - a disproportionately higher negative effect of user fees ..
  96. ncbi Medical wastes characterisation in healthcare institutions in Mauritius
    R Mohee
    Department of Chemical and Sugar Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
    Waste Manag 25:575-81. 2005
    ..Further analysis revealed that the wastewater was polluting with chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD(5)), total suspended solids (TSS) and coliform content well above permissible limits...
  97. ncbi Analyses of the recycling potential of medical plastic wastes
    Byeong Kyu Lee
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Republic of Korea
    Waste Manag 22:461-70. 2002
    ..This study suggests that a classification at waste generating sources, depending upon infection chance and/or plastic component, could be a method for the improved recycling of plastic wastes in hospitals...
  98. pmc Management of childhood illness at health facilities in Benin: problems and their causes
    A K Rowe
    International Child Survival and Emerging Infections Program Support Activity, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1625-35. 2001
    To prepare for the implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Benin, we studied the management of ill children younger than 5 years at outpatient health facilities.
  99. ncbi A cost-minimization approach to planning the geographical distribution of health facilities
    M M Khan
    Department of Health Systems Management, Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Health Policy Plan 16:264-72. 2001
    This paper illustrates a method of planning the geographic distribution of health facilities in order to maximize the social benefits achievable from the investment...
  100. ncbi Medical equipment in government health facilities: missed opportunities
    Geeta S Pardeshi
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, R C S M, G M C, Kolhapur, India
    Indian J Med Sci 59:13-9. 2005
    ..Inadequate management of these equipment will result in financial losses and deprive the public of the intended benefits. This analysis is based on the conceptual framework drawn from the WHO recommended- lifecycle of medical equipment...
  101. pmc Development and testing of the Multidimensional Trust in Health Care Systems Scale
    Leonard E Egede
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Disparities Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:808-15. 2008
    ..To describe the development and psychometric testing of the Multidimensional Trust in Health Care Systems Scale (MTHCSS)...

Research Grants62

  1. Genetic Determinants of Drug Effects
    Tamara J Phillips; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In FY06, 355,000 veterans who presented at VA health facilities had substance use diagnoses other than nicotine dependence (Quality Enhancement Research Initiative [QUERI] ..
  2. Use of Electronic Protocols to improve provider and client adherence
    MARC D MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These health facilities are currently using paper based IMCI protocols for the treatment of children, as mandated by the National ..
  3. Research Training: Mental Health Behavior Genetics
    John K Hewitt; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  4. Research Training - Developmental Behavioral Genetics
    Michael C Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  5. HIV status and fertility desires: Implications for HIV prevention and policies
    Akinrinola Bankole; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..small-scale and designed to assess the impact of interventions;most study HIV-positive people, sampled at health facilities, and most include women only, and lack the perspective of men, especially important in sub-Saharan Africa...
  6. Sustainable Financial Incentives To Improve Prescription Practices For Malaria
    WENDY PRUDHOMME O'MEARA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Eighteen rural health facilities in Western Kenya will be enrolled and randomly allocated to one of two arms...
  7. Genetic Models of Alcoholism
    John C Crabbe; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The May, 2008 VHA Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Factsheet reported that 355,000 veterans who presented at VA health facilities had SUD other than nicotine dependence. [*] Davis TM, Bush KR, Kivlahan DR, Dobie DJ, Bradley KA. (2003)...
  8. Neuroprotective Apolipoprotein-E Analogs Continuation
    MICHAEL PETER VITEK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..50,000 deaths in the United States and of the 1,000,000 Americans treated and released from the Emergency Health Facilities, 230,000 survivors are disabled to the point that they will require significant care for the rest of their ..
  9. Constrained Provider Choice: The Effect of a TBA Ban on Morality
    Edward N Okeke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..for variation in the potential effectiveness of the law we exploit a unique dataset on the location of all health facilities in Malawi and construct measures of distance to the nearest hospital based on GPS coordinates...
  10. Trauma-Focused CBT: Potential Mechanisms that Inhibit and Facilitate Change
    ADELE HAYES; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of change into an ongoing effectiveness trial of TF-CBT that has been transported to community mental health facilities throughout the state of Delaware...
  11. ADDRESSING TB CONTROL &LUNG HEALTH ACTIVITIES THROUGH VIETNAM LUNG HOSPITAL
    SY DINH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..managed in accordance with NTP guidance and International Standards for TB Care (ISTC) in public and private health facilities. Objective 2: Ensure access to and provision of equitable, high quality basic DOTS service for remote and ..
  12. Real-Time Planning and Training System to Improve Long-Term Care Disaster Prepare
    TONY MA; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A 2005 survey revealed that only 10% of the nation's long-term health facilities had an emergency response plan...
  13. Rapid detection of botulinum toxins using a high sensitivity SPR sensor
    PAUL MELMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The sensor will be aimed at use in diagnostic laboratories and public health facilities. The sensor will be built based on a proven waveguide implementation of the surface plasmon resonance ..
  14. Planning Grant for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lif
    Benjaporn Rajataramya; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the use of standard diagnostic protocols for NCD case-finding among patients presenting to the local health facilities;improving the procurement and provision of standardized medical and nursing care, and developing and ..
  15. Quantifying the health benefits of hospital births
    Edward N Okeke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..during pregnancy and childbirth, and global health policies accordingly focus on promoting deliveries in health facilities as a strategy for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries...
  16. Improving Latino Health Literacy: An Intergenerational Approach
    Kristen D Holtz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..proficiency, lack of accurate and culturally relevant health information, a dearth of culturally competent health facilities and information, fear and mistrust of the U.S. Medical system...
  17. Field Deployable, Automatic, EEG Seizure Detector and Brain Dysfunction Monitor
    STEPHANE BIBIAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In particular, The Phase II system will be tested in the Emergency Departments (ED) of two major health facilities, The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland, with a combined 255 patients who have been ..
  18. Integration of infant male circumcision with community health services in Kenya
    ROBERT CONVERSE BAILEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..community-based perinatal health education networks and includes provision of comprehensive IMC services at health facilities. The SDPplus model will implement the standard package and add community- delivered IMC services...
  19. Testing and Counseling for HIV: A Multi-Site Study
    CARLA M OBERMEYER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Data will be collected at health facilities, including: stand-alone HIV testing and counseling facilities, facilities that provide care to people living ..
  20. Measuring the Impact of onsite mentorship on midlevel practitioners HIV and TB Ca
    Sarah Naikoba; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and nursing officers in prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and TB at eight rural based level IV health facilities in Uganda. Four intervention sites will be matched with four control sites...
  21. An East African Center of Excellence for Informatics Training
    ABRAHAM MOSIGISI SIIKA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..for more than 200,000 HIV/AIDS and primary care patients receiving care through AMPATH and Ministry of Health facilities that host AMPATH clinics...
  22. APPLIED REGIONALIZATION OF EMERGENCY CARE
    Charles Branas; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..the trauma care offered to severely injured individuals, hospital discharge, vital statistics, census, and health facilities data from 1995 and 1996 will be used in applying the new model in 12 States...
  23. Unexpected death after medical encounters: Measurement, reporting, and analysis
    Ziad Obermeyer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..While rates of in-hospital deaths are routinely measured and reported, deaths outside of health facilities are far more challenging to capture because of fragmented health information systems both within and among ..
  24. KANGAROO MOTHER CARE TO PREVENT INFANT MORTALITY
    Nancy Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This is critical in developing countries where fewer than 50% of women give birth in health facilities. We will adapt the KMC for community-based application and conduct a randomized controlled cluster trial of ..
  25. Training for Treatment of Adolescent Depression
    Paul Rohde; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g., group, individual) and treatment settings (mental health facilities, schools, juvenile corrections)...
  26. HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER IAIMS PROGRAM
    TERRANCE BURTON; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..IAIMS planning process includes HSC outreach projects that improve or facilitate communications with rural health facilities throughout the state where our students, faculty, and staff work to improve the health of West Virginians...
  27. COMMUNITY AND FAMILY EFFECTS ON CHILD HEALTH
    Elizabeth Frankenberg; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..into communities where average educational attainments are high? How does access to public and to private health facilities affect child health outcomes and maternal health behaviors during pregnancy? Do the effects of access vary ..
  28. Service Providers and Early Childhood Development
    Sharon Ghuman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The project will utilize detailed measures of the characteristics of health facilities. The analysis will extend the existing literature through examination of a range of ECD indicators including ..
  29. CONJUGATE VACCINES DESIGNED TO PREVENT TYPHOID FEVER
    HA KHIEM; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..An intensive lever surveillance and blood culture of fever cases will be carried out by all health facilities of the study communes as well as the Provincial Hospital for at least 24 months following vaccination to ..
  30. Improving Mental Health Care in Safety Net Medical Settings
    Katherine Anne Comtois; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..served by safety net medical facilities is substantial, and cannot be accommodated by specialty mental health facilities. Despite the urgent need to develop effective approaches to organizing, financing, and delivering mental ..
  31. RACIAL/ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES
    Rochelle Shain; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..pregnant women (1000 per group) in San Antonio and 1000 pregnant blacks in Detroit utilizing health facilities for the indigent...
  32. EFFECTS OF OSHA GUIDELINES ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN MEN
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..and describe a process for implementing OSHA violence prevention guidelines within three types of mental health facilities: one adult psychiatric, one child psychiatric and one forensic facility; 2) To compare assault rates, risk ..
  33. Electronic Medical Records to Improve Patient Care & Public Health in Rural Kenya
    William Tierney; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Although in western Kenya most of the HIV/AIDS clinics are in public health facilities that also contain primary care clinics, the HIV/AIDS information system does not contain data from these ..
  34. Ambulatory Patient Safety of Clients in Treatment for Substance Abuse
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..tracking patient transitions from entry into the addiction treatment program through follow-up at mental health facilities and primary care clinics...
  35. Preventing and Caring for HIV/AIDS
    Jaime Sepulveda Amor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..There is also a coordinated network of health facilities, comprised of several federal and local government health institutions, non-profit organizations, and ..
  36. Computerized Decision Support System for Depression
    Madhukar Trivedi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed study will entail implementation at three mental health facilities (Bluebonnet Trails Community MHMR Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital Outpatient Clinic, and Texas Panhandle ..
  37. Portable, rapid and user-friendly diagnostic system for chemical threat exposure
    Xichun Zhou; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Many of the clinical and public health facilities lack the capabilities for rapid diagnosis of biomarkers indicative of specific exposures in biological ..
  38. NETWORK ANALYSIS OF COMPETITION IN HOSPITAL MARKETS
    Min Woong Sohn; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Markets will be defined for all California community hospitals using the California Office of Health Facilities Hospital Disclosure and Discharge data, 1982-1989...
  39. Psychosocial Intervention in HIV-Affected Children in Haiti
    Joia Mukherjee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed research will be performed in 6 health facilities in the Harvard Medical School affiliated Partners In Health (PIH) project in rural Haiti...
  40. Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Health, and Well-Being
    Elizabeth Frankenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..of diet and exercise patterns, changes in smoking prevalence and intensity, and shifts in access to health facilities and treatment...
  41. HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
    Daniel Callahan; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..and private hospitals, private and public research facilities, researchers, law schools, law firms, laboratories, mental health facilities, theological seminaries, and representatives of local, state, and federal government agencies.
  42. PHYSICAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE IN A HOMELESS COHORT
    Lillian Gelberg; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..who screen positive for a condition will be advised to seek medical care for it, and will be given a list of health facilities that provide free or affordable medical care...
  43. MINORITY CHILDREN IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM
    David Takeuchi; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..status, and prior service use; (b) Compare the treatment provided minority and white children in mental health facilities for such variables as types of services and provider characteristics; (c) Analyze the termination of ..
  44. Project INFORM
    MARY PUNG; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..GSU), Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC), and eleven community hospitals and mental health facilities in southeast Georgia...
  45. IMPACT OF MENTAL ILLNESS ON THE FAMILY
    JOHN CLAUSEN; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The time span covered permits inferences as to how major changes in community mental health facilities have influenced the meaning and consequences of the patient's illness for his or her family...
  46. Network Influence on Af.Amer. Adolescents MH Service Use
    MICHAEL LINDSEY; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..that African-Americans in general are more likely to use informal supports and social agencies than mental health facilities, and we do know that African-American adolescent males are more often found in juvenile justice systems ..
  47. Different Approaches to Information Dissemination
    ELIZABETH DICHTER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..quality assurance in these facilities: the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the Association of Health Facilities Survey Agencies (AHFSA)...
  48. HEALTH ACCESS GIS DATA BASE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
    ALLAN PARNELL; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Access GIS Database for Women and Children is an integrated database combining geographic locations of health facilities serving women and children in North and South Carolina with the characteristics of each facility such as ..
  49. Rochester Collaborative to Reduce Oral Health Dispariti*
    Ronald Billings; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..However, despite this rich history of collaboration and an extensive network of community-based oral health facilities, fewer than 30% of children from the most impoverished neighborhoods in the city receive regular oral health ..
  50. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH FOR MOTHERS IN RURAL PAKISTAN
    FRAID MIDHET; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..2. Upgrade primary and secondary health facilities. 3. Set up an effective transportation and communication system. 4...
  51. BORN IN THE USA
    Mark Edberg; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Public health facilities that target services to low income minorities occupy virtually every major geo-political entity of the ..
  52. OPREY HEALTH CARE, INC. INTERNET CONNECTION PROJECT
    B Lee; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..To establish e-mail capability among the twenty OPB member sites, and between member sites and other mental health facilities, in order to facilitate increased communication among colleagues and to provide secure remote access to ..
  53. Women to Women: Community Health Information Project
    Jeffrey Huber; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..to enhance their job performance, providing consumer health information support to clients at these women?s health facilities, and increasing awareness of National Library of Medicine products and services...
  54. NURSING HOME POLICY VIA HIERARCHICAL DURATION MODELS
    Carl Morris; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..As second major focus will be an estimating length of stay of inpatients in mental health facilities, using data from Massachusetts during 1985-1992...
  55. Development of Hierarchical Neighborhood Data Regarding Cancer in the Elderly
    Elizabeth Lamont; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  56. RE-AIM Evaluation of Tailored Smoking Harm Reduction
    Russell Glasgow; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Do Medicare Claims Measure Chemotherapy Use and Outcomes
    Elizabeth Lamont; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  58. Outcomes of ICU Working Conditions
    Patricia Stone; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, obtaining NNIS and Medicare data creates an opportunity to explore the sensitivity and specificity of identifying NI through claims data. ..
  59. Dialysis Facility Management
    Eric Eisenstein; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Race and Long-Term Diabetes Self-Management in an HMO
    Dennis Ross Degnan; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..0) and the incidence of diabetes-related complications over the nine-year study period. ..
  61. DNA-Based Vaccines for Oral Carcnoma
    Theresa Whiteside; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  62. Case Study of Hosp Based Center for Integrative Medicine
    Ian Coulter; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A detailed case study, using qualitative and quantitative research methods will yield a rich description that can facilitate future quantitative studies over a broader range of organizational models of integrative medicine. ..