Summary: Hospitals controlled by various types of government, i.e., city, county, district, state or federal.
Publications232 found, 100 shown here
- Two year review of intestinal intussusception in six large public hospitals of Santiago, ChileMiguel O'Ryan
Microbiology Program, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia 1027, Santiago, Chile
Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:717-21. 2003....
- Hospital admissions resulting from unsafe abortion: estimates from 13 developing countriesSusheela Singh
Guttmacher Institute, 120 Wall Street, New York 10005, USA
Lancet 368:1887-92. 2006....
- Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in enterobacteriaceae in Buenos Aires, Argentina, public hospitalsM Quinteros
Hospital de Enfermedades Infecciosas F J Muñiz Facultad de Bioquímica y Farmacia UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2864-7. 2003..pneumoniae. These results clearly show that CTX-M-2 is the most prevalent ESBL produced by enterobacterial species isolated from public hospitals in Buenos Aires.
- Poverty and violence, frustration and inventiveness: hospital ward life in BangladeshShahaduz Zaman
Research Division, BRAC, 75, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Soc Sci Med 59:2025-36. 2004..This study shows how medical practice takes shape in an understaffed, under-resourced and poorly financed hospital operating in a low-income country...
- Development of a clinical data warehouse for hospital infection controlMary F Wisniewski
MSN, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cook County Hospital, 1901 West Harrison Street, Suite 124 Durand, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 10:454-62. 2003..clinical data warehouse that they created by importing data from the information systems of three affiliated public hospitals. They describe their methodology; difficulties encountered; responses from administrators, computer ..
- Public hospitals in China: privatisation, the demise of universal health care and the rise of patient-doctor violencePingan Zheng
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, Wuhan, China
J Law Med 13:465-70. 2006....
- A descriptive study of mastitis in Australian breastfeeding women: incidence and determinantsLisa H Amir
Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
BMC Public Health 7:62. 2007....
- Do medical courses adequately prepare interns for safe and effective prescribing in New South Wales public hospitals?S N Hilmer
Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Intern Med J 39:428-34. 2009....
- Mortality control charts for comparing performance of surgical units: validation study using hospital mortality dataParis P Tekkis
Academic Department of Surgery, King s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS
BMJ 326:786-8. 2003..To design and validate a statistical method for evaluating the performance of surgical units that adjusts for case volume and case mix...
- Cultural circumcision in EU public hospitals--an ethical discussionMargherita Brusa
Bioethics Department, St Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bioethics 23:470-82. 2009..The argument concerning medicalization and the utilitarian argument both rely on preliminary empirical data, which depend on future validation..
- The incidence of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in Singapore: a prospective study in public hospitalsSu Ann Lim
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:65-73. 2009..To describe the incidence of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in a multi-ethnic Asian population in Singapore...
- Workplace violence-a survey of diagnostic radiographers working in public hospitals in Hong KongKris Ng
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
J Occup Health 51:355-63. 2009..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of workplace violence involving radiographers in Hong Kong, to evaluate underlying factors contributing to incidents and their impact, and to suggest improvements in management and training...
- Evidence-based maternal and perinatal healthcare practices in public hospitals in ArgentinaAriel Karolinski
Population Health Research Center CISAP, Durand Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 105:118-22. 2009..To investigate the use of beneficial maternal and perinatal healthcare practices in a network of public maternity hospitals in Argentina...
- Funding and access to high cost medicines in public hospitals in Australia: decision-makers' perspectivesGisselle Gallego
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation CHERE, University Technology Sydney, Australia
Health Policy 92:27-34. 2009To investigate the perceptions, concerns and attitudes of decision-makers regarding access to high cost medicines (HCMs) in public hospitals.
- Reforming New South Wales public hospitals: an assessment of the Garling inquiryClare A Skinner
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Med J Aust 190:78-9. 2009The final report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals was published on 27 November 2008...
- Use of point-of-care online clinical evidence by junior and senior doctors in New South Wales public hospitalsJ I Westbrook
Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
Intern Med J 35:399-404. 2005The Clinical Information Access Program (CIAP), an online evidence retrieval system, provides NSW health professionals in public hospitals with 24 h access to information supporting evidence-based practice.
- Availability of antidotes for the treatment of acute poisoning in Queensland public hospitalsLisa M Nissen
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Aust J Rural Health 18:78-84. 2010..To determine the sufficiency of stock levels of 13 antidotes in Queensland hospitals...
- [Kangaroo Mother Care in public hospitals in the State of São Paulo, Brazil: an analysis of the implementation process]Ana Júlia Colameo
Núcleo de Investigação em Saúde da Mulher e da Criança, Instituto de Saude, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cad Saude Publica 22:597-607. 2006This study analyzed the implementation of the Kangaroo Mother method in 28 different São Paulo State public hospitals. Teaching hospitals, Baby-Friendly Hospitals, hospitals with human milk banks, and those with more than 12 trained ..
- Improvements in hand hygiene across New South Wales public hospitals: clean hands save lives, part IIIMary Louise McLaws
Hospital Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Med J Aust 191:S18-24. 2009To describe improvements in hand hygiene compliance after a statewide hand hygiene campaign conducted in New South Wales public hospitals.
- Priority setting for high cost medications (HCMs) in public hospitals in Australia: a case studyGisselle Gallego
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation CHERE, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
Health Policy 84:58-66. 2007..The findings from this study provide an evidence base for developing strategies to improve this hospital's decision-making process regarding access to HCMs...
- The establishment of a statewide surveillance program for hospital-acquired infections in large Victorian public hospitals: a report from the VICNISS Coordinating CentrePhilip L Russo
VICNISS Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, Victoria, Australia
Am J Infect Control 34:430-6. 2006A 1998 survey of acute Victorian public hospitals (VPH) revealed that surveillance of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) was underdeveloped, definitions and methodology varied considerably, and results disseminated inconsistently...
- Cost recovery beds in public hospitals in IndonesiaA Suwandono
Center for Health Services/System Research, Ministry of Health, Surabaya, Indonesia
Health Policy Plan 16:10-8. 2001A policy of allowing public hospitals to provide some better quality, higher priced hospital beds for those able to pay was introduced as government policy in Indonesia after 1993...
- Bacterial, fungal and parasitic contamination of cockroaches in public hospitals of Hamadan, IranA Salehzadeh
Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
J Vector Borne Dis 44:105-10. 2007..role of cockroaches in dissemination of medically important microorganisms, a study was carried out in public hospitals and residential areas of Hamadan city, west of Iran...
- Appropriateness of platelet, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate transfusion in New South Wales public hospitalsWilliam N Schofield
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital, Main Admin Block, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145
Med J Aust 178:117-21. 2003..To estimate the appropriateness of transfusions of platelets, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and cryoprecipitate using National Health and Medical Research Council and Australasian Society for Blood Transfusion guidelines (NHMRC/ASBT 2002)...
- A Colombian survey found intensive care mortality ratios were better in private vs. public hospitalsAdriana Perez
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
J Clin Epidemiol 59:94-101. 2006..We incorporated the variation associated with the ranking of institutions simulating its random effects under a binomial distribution...
- [Practices of maternal and perinatal care performed in public hospitals of Uruguay]Mercedes Colomar
Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología y Desarrollo Humano, Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud, Organización Mundial de la Salud, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ginecol Obstet Mex 72:455-65. 2004..Quality of care can be measured by the rate of use of beneficial and ineffective or deleterious practices...
- Nurse job satisfaction and retention: comparing public to private hospitals in JordanMajd Tawfeeq Mrayyan
The Hashemite University, Faculty of Nursing, PO Box 150459, 13115 Zarqa, Jordan
J Nurs Manag 13:40-50. 2005..To identify variables of Jordanian nurses' job satisfaction and retention. Comparisons were performed between three public and two private hospitals...
- Survival of very-low-birth-weight infants according to birth weight and gestational age in a public hospitalS C Velaphi
Department of Paediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
S Afr Med J 95:504-9. 2005..To determine the survival rates for infants weighing 500 - 1 499 g according to birth weight (BW) and gestational age (GA)...
- Financial expense incurred by medical leaves of health professionals in Rondonia public hospitals, BrazilMaria Bernadete Junkes
Faculdade de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade de Brasilia, DF, Brazil
Rev Lat Am Enfermagem 18:406-12. 2010..payroll expense caused by absenteeism due to illness among nursing professionals and physicians at two public hospitals at Cacoal, Rondonia, Brazil...
- A conceptual framework for selecting the most appropriate variables for measuring hospital efficiency with a focus on Iranian public hospitalsHossein Haji Ali Afzali
Discipline of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Health Serv Manage Res 22:81-91. 2009..functions and the values of various stakeholders (patient, staff and community) with a focus on the Iranian public hospitals, this study has proposed a conceptual framework to select the most appropriate variables for measuring ..
- Analysis of the status of informed consent in medical research involving human subjects in public hospitals in ShanghaiWang Jianping
Department of Hospital Management, School of Public Health, Fu Dan University, Shanghai 200032, PR China
J Med Ethics 36:415-9. 2010The objectives of the study are to understand the current practice of informed consent in medical research in public hospitals in Shanghai, and to share our views with other countries, especially developing countries.
- Has DRG payment influenced the technical efficiency and productivity of diagnostic technologies in Portuguese public hospitals? An empirical analysis using parametric and non-parametric methodsC E Dismuke
Department of Economics, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Health Care Manag Sci 2:107-16. 1999..We find evidence that the DRG payment system does appear to have had a positive impact on productivity and technical efficiency of some commonly employed diagnostic technologies in Portugal during this time span...
- Self-medication among nursing workers from public hospitalsAline Reis Rocha Barros
Hospital Geral de Bonsucesso, Brazil
Rev Lat Am Enfermagem 17:1015-22. 2009..This epidemiological sectional study included 1,509 working nurses from two public hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
- Measuring the quality of care of diabetic patients at the specialist outpatient clinics in public hospitals in SingaporeMatthias P H S Toh
Health Services and Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group, Singapore
Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:980-6. 2007..This study aims to measure the quality of care for patients with diabetes mellitus at selected Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) in the National Healthcare Group...
- Working together: collaboration between midwives and doctors in public hospitalsKerreen M Reiger
Sociology Program, School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086
Aust Health Rev 33:315-24. 2009..The skills and qualities that form the basis of "professional courtesy" need to be recognised as essential to good collaborative practice...
- Adverse events in New Zealand public hospitals I: occurrence and impactPeter Davis
Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
N Z Med J 115:U271. 2002To assess the occurrence and impact of adverse events in New Zealand public hospitals.
- Capacity in Thai public hospitals and the production of care for poor and nonpoor patientsVivian Valdmanis
Health Serv Res 39:2117-34. 2004To assess the capacity of Thai public hospitals to proportionately expand services to both the poor and the nonpoor...
- Informal payments in public hospitals in GreeceLycourgos Liaropoulos
Center for Health Services Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Greece
Health Policy 87:72-81. 2008..Informal payments are an ingrained social institution in Greece. In some cases, they are also part of corruption in the health area, which includes a variety of other forms...
- Influenza vaccine coverage among health care workers in Victorian public hospitalsAnn L Bull
VICNISS Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Med J Aust 186:185-6. 2007To assess influenza vaccine uptake among health care workers in Victorian public hospitals in 2005.
- Adverse events in New Zealand public hospitals II: preventability and clinical contextPeter Davis
Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
N Z Med J 116:U624. 2003To assess the preventability and clinical context of adverse events identified in New Zealand public hospitals.
- Measurement of technical efficiency of public hospitals in Kenya: using Data Envelopment AnalysisJoses M Kirigia
World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Africa, Medical School, Harare, Zimbabwe
J Med Syst 26:39-45. 2002..The objective of this study is to measure relative technical efficiencies of 54 public hospitals in Kenya using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique...
- The Norwegian hospital reform of 2002: central government takes over ownership of public hospitalsTerje P Hagen
Health Organization Research Program HORN, Institute of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, P O Box 1089, Blindern, NO 0317 Oslo, Norway
Health Policy 76:320-33. 2006Starting in January 2002, the majority of the Norwegian Parliament transferred the ownership of all public hospitals from the county governments to the central state...
- Anaesthetic clinical indicators in public hospitals providing anaesthetic care in Hong Kong: prospective studyL L Lau
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tsing Chung Koon Road, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Med J 7:251-60. 2001..DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: All public hospitals providing anaesthetic care in Hong Kong...
- Two-tier charging strategies in public hospitals: implications for intra-hospital resource allocation and equity of access to hospital servicesBarbara McPake
Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
J Health Econ 26:447-62. 2007..the practice of offering separate qualities of service at different prices, is a growing practice in public hospitals internationally...
- Excess capacity and expense preference behaviour in National Health Systems: an application to the Spanish public hospitalsAna Rodríguez-Alvarez
Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Health Econ 13:157-69. 2004..Hence, our results suggest that this sector is not in long-run equilibrium and that adjustments in variable inputs and capital equipment investments are necessary to control hospital cost...
- Hospital DOTS linkage in Indonesia: a model for DOTS expansion into government and private hospitalsS R Irawati
Indonesian Hospital Association, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:33-9. 2007..To accelerate DOTS expansion, the hospital sector and specialized chest clinics must be engaged...
- A survey of colonoscopy capacity in New Zealand's public hospitalsAndrew Yeoman
Department of Gastroenterology, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
N Z Med J 120:U2632. 2007..Unit commissioned survey aimed to determine the current level of colonoscopy provision in New Zealand's public hospitals, the gap in demand and provision for diagnostic and surveillance procedures, and factors limiting colonoscopy ..
- Source of job stress for nurses in public hospitalsAhmed S Al-Aameri
Department of Public Administration, College of Administrative Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Med J 24:1183-7. 2003This study aims at assessing the different sources of job stress for nurses in a number of public hospitals in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
- Workplace stressors experienced by physiotherapists working in regional public hospitalsRobyn Lindsay
Department of Physiotherapy, Bendigo Health Care Group, Bendigo, Australia
Aust J Rural Health 16:194-200. 2008..To identify and measure the effects of workplace stressors experienced by Victorian regional physiotherapists...
- Public views on priority setting for high cost medications in public hospitals in AustraliaGisselle Gallego
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation CHERE, University Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Health Expect 10:224-35. 2007To gather information about views of members of the general public about access to High Cost Medications (HCMs) in public hospitals.
- Impact and preventability of adverse events in Spanish public hospitals: results of the Spanish National Study of Adverse Events (ENEAS)Jesús M Aranaz-Andrés
Department of Public Health, Miguel Hernandez University, Carretera de Alicante a Valencia s n, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Int J Qual Health Care 21:408-14. 2009..To determine the impact and preventability of adverse events (AEs) associated with health care in Spanish hospitals...
- [Differences between women's and men's access to interventional cardiovascular procedures at public hospitals in Andalusia (Spain)]María J Aguado-Romeo
Agencia de Evaluación de Tecnología Sanitaria, Consejeria de Salud, Junta de Andalucia, Sevilla, Espana
Rev Esp Cardiol 59:785-93. 2006..The aim of this study was to determine whether there are differences between women's and men's access to coronary revascularization procedures for acute coronary syndrome in Andalusia, Spain...
- The new health insurance rebate: an inefficient way of assisting public hospitalsS J Duckett
School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic
Med J Aust 172:439-42. 2000..be justified on efficiency grounds, as, on the basis of available evidence and taking casemix into account, public hospitals are more efficient than private hospitals...
- Outsourcing in public hospitals: a Greek perspectiveSocrates J Moschuris
Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
J Health Organ Manag 20:4-14. 2006The purpose of this research is to investigate the extent of outsourcing, the decision-making process, the impact of outsourcing, and the future trend of outsourcing in public hospitals in Greece.
- Physician-nurse attitudes toward collaboration in Istanbul's public hospitalsAysegul Yildirim
Health Education Faculty, Marmara University, 34865, E 5 Yanyol Kartal Devlet Hast Yani Kartal Cevizli Istanbul, Turkey
Int J Nurs Stud 42:429-37. 2005..Residents and those employed in secondary institutions were also more likely to express more positive attitudes toward collaboration than permanent physicians and those employed in tertiary hospitals...
- Quality of websites in Spanish public hospitalsJosé Joaquín Mira
Dpto de Psicología de la Salud, Edif Torrepinet Campus de Elche, Avda de la Universidad, Elche, Alicante, Spain
Med Inform Internet Med 31:23-44. 2006The objectives were to assess the quality of websites in Spanish public hospitals by means of a validated system, also including measures of readability and accessibility...
- Impact of private health insurance incentives on obstetric outcomes in NSW hospitalsBrett Shorten
Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong
Aust Health Rev 27:27-38. 2004..Incentives to increase private health insurance coverage appear to be having a negative impact on childbirth, in terms of higher birth intervention and operative birth rates in NSW private hospitals...
- Staffing in postnatal units: is it adequate for the provision of quality care? Staff perspectives from a state-wide review of postnatal care in Victoria, AustraliaDella A Forster
Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton 3053, Australia
BMC Health Serv Res 6:83. 2006..This paper focuses on the impact of staffing issues on the provision of quality postnatal care from the perspective of care providers...
- Service quality in public and private hospitals in urban Bangladesh: a comparative studyS S Andaleeb
School of Business, The Pennsylvania State University at Erie, Station Road, 16563 1400, Erie, PA, USA
Health Policy 53:25-37. 2000This study compared the quality of services provided by private and public hospitals in urban Bangladesh...
- Induced abortion in Thailand: current situation in public hospitals and legal perspectivesSuwanna Warakamin
Reproductive Health Division, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Reprod Health Matters 12:147-56. 2004..A recommendation to amend the abortion law has been proposed to the Ministry of Public Health and the Thai Medical Council...
- Surgical management of colorectal cancer in south-western Sydney 1997-2001: a prospective series of 1293 unselected cases from six public hospitalsS K Cyril Wong
South Western Sydney Colorectal Tumour Group SWSTG, Bankstown Hospital Medical Centre, Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
ANZ J Surg 75:776-82. 2005..The aim of the present study is to provide local data for the management of colorectal cancers in the south-western Sydney health area from 1997 to 2001...
- Assessing the performance of NHS hospital trusts: the role of 'hard' and 'soft' informationM Goddard
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, UK
Health Policy 48:119-34. 1999..However, we also warn against excessive reliance on 'soft' information and suggest that a balanced system which allows both 'hard' and 'soft' information to flourish is the optimal solution to performance assessment in the NHS...
- [Teaching neonatal resuscitation at public hospitals in Brazilian state capitals]Maria Fernanda Branco de Almeida
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina
J Pediatr (Rio J) 81:233-9. 2005To analyze the teaching of neonatal resuscitation offered by Brazilian public hospitals to undergraduate doctors and nurses, pediatric residents and neonatal fellows.
- Family suite: an innovative method to provide inexpensive postpartum careM T Parsons
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, USA
Health Care Manage Rev 24:65-9. 1999..This article describes the efforts of the administration, nursing staff, and medical staff of a large public urban hospital to develop an alternative to the forced early discharge of mothers and infants...
- Molecular typing of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from public hospitals in Recife, BrazilAna Catarina de Souza Lopes
Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife PE, 50 732 970, Brazil
Microbiol Res 160:37-46. 2005Thirty nosocomial isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae, collected from three public hospitals in Recife, Brazil, between 1999 and 2000, were analysed in order to determine their epidemiological relatedness and genetic characteristics...
- Access to stroke care units in Australian public hospitals: facts and temporal progressD A Cadilhac
National Stroke Research Institute, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 36:700-4. 2006..The aims of the study were (i) to determine the number of SU in Australian acute public hospitals in 2004, (ii) to describe hospitals according to national SU policy criteria and (iii) to compare results to ..
- Incorporation of public hospitals: a "silver bullet" against overcapacity, managerial bottlenecks and resource constraints? Case studies from Austria and EstoniaArmin H Fidler
Europe and Central Asia Region, Human Development Sector, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Room H 7 269, Washington, DC 20433, USA
Health Policy 81:328-38. 2007This paper presents a new approach for incorporating public hospitals by contrasting the experience from an "old" EU country (Austria) with a new EU member state (Estonia)...
- Perceptions of mothers and hospital staff of paediatric care in 13 public hospitals in northern TanzaniaRose Mwangi
Joint Malaria Programme, P O Box 2228, KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:805-10. 2008..Training programmes focused on professional conduct and awareness of the problems that mothers face in seeking and receiving care may result in a more supportive and cooperative attitude between staff and mothers...
- Public and private hospitals in Bangladesh: service quality and predictors of hospital choiceS S Andaleeb
School of Business, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, USA
Health Policy Plan 15:95-102. 2000..e. market incentives), they would be more motivated than public hospitals to provide quality services to patients to meet their needs more effectively and efficiently...
- Why Bangladeshi nurses avoid 'nursing': social and structural factors on hospital wards in BangladeshMary B Hadley
Ministry of Health DFID, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
Soc Sci Med 64:1166-77. 2007..Fundamental decisions on how to care for the sick in Bangladesh are required. If the present nursing curriculum is followed, adequate supplies, supervision and accountability are prerequisites for its implementation...
- A survey of intrapartum fetal surveillance education practices in Victorian public hospitalsMark Beaves
RANZCOG, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 47:95-100. 2007..What professional education in intrapartum fetal surveillance currently exists in Victorian public hospitals is unknown.
- Inappropriate hospital use by patients needing urgent medical attention in ItalyC Pileggi
Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Via Tommaso Campanella, Catanzaro 88100, Italy
Public Health 118:284-91. 2004..Our findings indicate the need for specific interventions to reduce the prevalence of inappropriate hospital use and to modify physicians' attitudes and behaviours...
- What happens when a private hospital comes to town? The impact of the 'public' to 'private' hospital shift on regional birthing outcomesAllison Shorten
University of Wollongong, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Women Birth 20:49-55. 2007..To examine the regional impact of a shift from public to private hospital care on birthing outcomes...
- Clinical practice guidelines: perspectives of clinicians in Queensland public hospitalsI A Scott
Clinical Services Evaluation Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Intern Med J 33:273-9. 2003Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) have been shown to improve processes of care and clinical outcomes. The present study sought to determine how clinicians in Queensland public hospitals view and use such guidelines.
- Performance league tables: the NHS deserves betterPeymane Adab
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
BMJ 324:95-8. 2002
- Funding Victoria's public hospitals: the casemix policy of 2000-2001Peter McNair
School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Victoria
Aust Health Rev 25:72-98. 2002On 1 July 1993 Victoria became the first Australian state to use casemix information to set budgets for its public hospitals commencing with casemix funding for inpatient services...
- Does comparison of performance lead to better care? A pilot observational study in patients admitted for hip fracture in three French public hospitalsVeronique Merle
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Rouen University Hospital, France
Int J Qual Health Care 21:321-9. 2009..To assess whether comparison of quality of hip fracture care among three teams located in different hospitals is associated with improvement in process and outcomes...
- Factors affecting health-care costs and hospitalizations among diabetic patients in Thai public hospitalsUsa Chaikledkaew
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Value Health 11:S69-74. 2008The study investigated the factors affecting health-care costs and hospitalizations among diabetic patients in Thai public hospitals.
- Measuring hospital efficiency in Austria--a DEA approachMaria M Hofmarcher
Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria
Health Care Manag Sci 5:7-14. 2002..Whereas average efficiency in model 1 hardly changes and in model 2 increases modestly in the period 1994-1996, a closer look at single hospitals displays a variety of different efficiency developments over time...
- The Royal North Shore Hospital inquiry: an analysis of the recommendations and the implications for quality and safety in Australian public hospitalsAnthony P Joseph
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Med J Aust 188:469-72. 2008..This article represents the view of some of the clinicians who work at RNSH, and who gave evidence at the inquiry, on the recommendations and some possible solutions for the health system in general...
- Perinatal factors associated with early deaths of preterm infants born in Brazilian Network on Neonatal Research centersMaria Fernanda Branco de Almeida
Disciplina de Pediatra Neonatal, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo Escola Paulista de Medicina UNIFESP EPM, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
J Pediatr (Rio J) 84:300-7. 2008..To evaluate perinatal factors associated with early neonatal death in preterm infants with birth weights (BW) of 400-1,500 g...
- Surveillance of healthcare-acquired infections in Queensland, Australia: data and lessons from the first 5 yearsAnthony P Morton
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:695-701. 2008..To present healthcare-acquired infection surveillance data for 2001-2005 in Queensland, Australia...
- Do changes in surgical procedures for breast cancer have consequences for hospital mean length of stay? A study of women operated on for breast cancer in Sweden, 1980-95Rikard Lindqvist
Lunds University Hospital, Sweden
Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:566-75. 2002..Between 1986 and 1996, the overall mean overnight length of stay for all diagnoses in Sweden decreased from 20.8 to 7.1 days...
- Identifying organizational culture and subcultures within Greek public hospitalsVictoria Bellou
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
J Health Organ Manag 22:496-509. 2008..is undoubtedly critical in a highly competitive era, the purpose of this paper is to identify the core culture dimensions that exist within Greek public hospitals and examine inherent subcultures, based on employee characteristics.
- Frequent use of the hospital emergency department is indicative of high use of other health care servicesH Hansagi
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Ann Emerg Med 37:561-7. 2001..We sought to determine the proportion of emergency department patients who frequently use the ED and to compare their frequency of use of other health care services at non-ED sites...
- Non-urgent visits to a hospital emergency department in ItalyA Bianco
Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Via Tommaso Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Public Health 117:250-5. 2003..Further investigations are necessary to evaluate the use of primary care since closer co-operation within the healthcare organization system may provide a more responsive service...
- Is the organisation and structure of hospital postnatal care a barrier to quality care? Findings from a state-wide review in Victoria, AustraliaHelen L McLachlan
Clinical School of Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Studies, La Trobe University, 3086, Australia
Midwifery 24:358-70. 2008..to describe the structure and organisation of hospital postnatal care in Victoria, Australia...
- [Using diagnosis relative groups mortality risk classification to assess medical quality]Wei yan Jian
Department of Health Policy and Management, Peking University School of Public Health, Beijing 100083, China
Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 39:145-8. 2007..To introduce diagnosis related groups to assess the medical quality and try to establish an effective quality evaluation approach...
- Factors associated with the use of publicly funded services by Hong Kong Chinese older adultsK L Chou
Sau Po Centre on Aging, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Soc Sci Med 58:1025-35. 2004..Findings suggest that publicly funded health services in Hong Kong are used equitably by elderly people...
- Outcomes and costs of outpatient and inpatient cataract surgery: a randomised clinical trialX Castells
Studies Department, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
J Clin Epidemiol 54:23-9. 2001..An unmasked randomised clinical trial was undertaken. Cataract surgery patients of three public hospitals in Barcelona (Spain) who met inclusion criteria for ambulatory surgery were randomly assigned to two groups: ..
- Comparing the quality of three models of postabortion care in public hospitals in Mexico CityDeborah L Billings
Int Fam Plan Perspect 29:112-20. 2003Each year, an estimated 120,000 women in Mexico seek treatment in public hospitals for abortion-related complications--the country's fourth leading cause of maternal mortality...
- Glycemic and lipid control among patients with diabetes at six U.S. public hospitalsLisa D Chew
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1060-75. 2008..While public hospital systems care for large numbers of socioeconomically vulnerable and ethnically diverse populations who have diabetes, little is known about the quality of diabetes care provided in these sites...
- Public hospitals: who's looking after you? The difficulties in encouraging patients to use their private health insurance in public hospitalsNatalie Sullivan
Prosthetic and Orthotic Services, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre
Aust Health Rev 25:6-14. 2002..The increase in PHI coverage might also have been expected to result in an increase in the revenue earned by public hospitals as a result of treating privately insured patients...
- The lore about private health insurance and pressure on public hospitalsDavid Cromwell
Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales
Aust Health Rev 25:72-4. 2002
- Improving the recruitment and return of nurses and allied health professionals: a quantitative studyCrispin R Coombs
Business School, Loughborough University, UK
Health Serv Manage Res 20:22-36. 2007..e. rewarding career, teamwork and a chance to help people and to get to know them. The views of family and friends regarding working for the NHS were also important as was the belief in one's ability to secure an NHS job...
- Social inequalities in perinatal mortality in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: the role of hospital careSonia Lansky
Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
Am J Public Health 97:867-73. 2007..We examined the contribution of hospital type and quality of care to perinatal mortality rates in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil...
- Multisource feedback: 360-degree assessment of professional skills of clinical directorsRobert Palmer
West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham, UK Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Health Serv Manage Res 20:183-8. 2007..A simple validated questionnaire has been developed and successfully introduced for the 360-degree assessment of clinical directors...
- On Sir Nigel's visionMark Britnell
University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust
Health Serv J 115:17. 2005
- Shifting care from hospitals to the community: a review of the evidence on quality and efficiencyBonnie Sibbald
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
J Health Serv Res Policy 12:110-7. 2007..Our aim was to review published research into the effectiveness of strategies for achieving this objective...
- Reforming emergency care: Primary Care Trust power in action researchTessa Crilly
South Thames Research Network, London, UK
Health Serv Manage Res 20:37-47. 2007..Primary and secondary care services, in contrast, require a pragmatic model of utilization supported by a few key, readily available data items...
- Finding more time to careJennifer Taylor
Health Serv J 117:suppl 15-7. 2007
- Enhanced Prescription Drug Label Design to Improve Patient Understanding and UseMichael S Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will advance the science related to Rx labeling practices. Findings will directly inform clinical practice and state and federal policies for improving patient medication information and safety. ..
- Safety Net Hospitals and Minority Access to Health CareGloria Bazzoli; Fiscal Year: 2009..It is important for policy makers, the public, and the health industry to know what this might mean for access to care if the loss of financial support results in further safety net contraction. ..
- Hospital Finances and the Quality of Hospital CareGloria Bazzoli; Fiscal Year: 2004..does public policy that affects hospital payments, especially the 1997 Balanced Budget Act and its revisions, influence hospital decisions about quality-related resources and processes and the care their patients receive? ..
- UNINTENDED PREGNANCY AND CONTRACEPTIVE EFFECTIVENESSSusheela Singh; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- FUNCTIONAL HEALTH LITERACY, COMMUNICATION, AND DIABETESDean Schillinger; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Health Services for Parasuicidal BehaviorKATHERINE COMTOIS; Fiscal Year: 2005..3) Identify service utilization patterns related to system factors above and beyond patient factors (e.g., crisis services replacing outpatient as primary treatment for parasuicidal individuals). ..
- Modeling CJ Involvemment Among PMIWilliam Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Pharmacotherapy for opioid and cocaine dependenceBruce Rounsaville; Fiscal Year: 2005..4. To examine depression as a predictor of response. 5. To examine three month follow-up status after completing the treatment trial for continuation in treatment, abstinence from illicit drugs, and depressive symptoms. ..
- Trust and Cancer Screening in African American WomenElizabeth Jacobs; Fiscal Year: 2006..During the final year of funding, Dr Jacobs will seek external funding to further study how trust in physicians and health care institutions might contribute to current models of health belief and health behavior. ..
- Risk factors for medically indicated preterm birth in a Latin American populationCLAUDIO GERARDO SOSA; Fiscal Year: 2010..The long-term goal of this research program is to develop intervention strategies that are based on the risk factors identified in the proposed study resulting in decreased morbidity and mortality. ..
- Building Minority Cancer Research Capacity: NMSU & FHCRCBeti Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2006..This will be accomplished initially by conducting 5 pilot projects during the first three years of the grant with others to follow in years 4 and 5. ..
- MI-Plus: Web-Enhanced Post-MI + Cormorbidity GuidelinesO Dale Williams; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Boston Community Academic Mental Health PartnershipDeborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2007..These efforts are steps towards achieving the change needed to expanding our knowledge to better inform the development a system of care that best meets the needs of consumers, their family members and other stakeholders. ..
- Innovative Breast CA Case Management for the UnderservedPeter Raich; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Randomized Study to Decrease Smoking in College StudentsBeti Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2004..Durability and dissemination of the program will be structured into the project. Departments of Health in Oregon and Washington are supporting this project and contributing in-kind resources. ..
- Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) ProjectRichard Saitz; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- HEALTH PLAN RESPONSES TO MEDICARE HMO PREMIUM PAYMENTSRANDALL ELLIS; Fiscal Year: 2001..Results will also be useful to policy makers in understanding how recent Medicare reforms have altered HMO premiums, competition, benefit features and the resulting Medicare enrollments. ..
- GLOBAL ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN HEALTH CAREDaniel Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- GEOGRAPHIC ACCESSIBILITY OF HEALTH CARE IN RURAL AREASWilbert Gesler; Fiscal Year: 2002..By integrating these qualitative interpretations with the quantitative survey models the results of this study will be better able to inform rural health care planning and policy. ..
- HIV RISK OF MENTAL ILLNESS CLIENTS ACROSS SERVICE SITESEric Wright; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- CESSATION IN HEAVY SMOKERS USING NRT AND ADJUVANT VIDEOBeti Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2001..With an anticipated difference of 10 percentage points between the two arms, a .05 level of significance, and 80 percent power, approximately 200 heavy smokers will need to be recruited to each arm of the study. ..
- Behavioral factors and dietary change in WHTFSMPAlok Bhargava; Fiscal Year: 2003..Overall, the results will facilitate the design of policies for improving health of especially minority women in the United States and will be useful for analyses of the Women's Health Initiative data. ..
- Alzheimer Screening in Primary Care: PRISM-PC StudyMalaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2009..Future directions: We anticipate that participants'responses could guide the design of specific counseling and educational interventions to overcome a patients'reluctance to accept dementia screening. ..
- PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLYDonald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Hospital Integration and Medicare Reimbursement PolicyDaniel Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Enhancing Care for Hospitalized Older Adults with CIMalaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Environmental Effects on Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis PatientsChristopher Goss; Fiscal Year: 2008..Our proposal will also enhance our understanding of lung growth in CF and represents the initial phase of a program to understand environmental effects on CF lung disease. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hepatitis Care Coordination in Methadone TreatmentCarmen L Masson; Fiscal Year: 2010..Findings from this study would be of immense value to health policy planners and would inform the implementation of initiatives to improve hepatitis services targeted to drug users. ..
- E-Prescribing Impact on Patient Safety, Use, and CostJoel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Safety of Nicotine Reduction StrategyNeal Benowitz; Fiscal Year: 2009..The proposed research is needed to guide governmental regulators as to how best to regulate nicotine in cigarettes and is an essential first step in examining the feasibility of a national regulation program. ..
- Post-Trial Access for Insured and Uninsured ParticipantsJoel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Pain and Misuse of Prescription Opioids in a Community-Based HIV-Infected CohortMargot Kushel; Fiscal Year: 2009..The results of this research will inform future practice to improve our understanding of risk factors for misuse and provide guidance for reducing misuse and addiction. ..
- COMMUNITY RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF HISPANIC CANCER PREVENTIONBeti Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2003..The sample sizes take into account intraclass correlation and are sufficient to examine differences among Hispanics as well as the entire Valley population. The analysis is based on intent to treat. ..
- Quality of Life in patients with severe Cystic FibrosisChristopher Goss; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving WivesDonald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- The Relation of Hospital Workload to Patient SafetyJoel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2003..A second potential outcome will be to make available cost-effective screening tools for monitoring adverse events and errors. ..
- Measurement of Gender Differences in Disability and CareKathryn Yount; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Observational Cohort of HIV-Infected PersonsJames Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2005..Dr. Kahn's research program has the enthusiastic support of his deuartment. the leadership of the AIDS Research Institute at UCSF and other nationally recognized clinical researchers. ..
- HIV RISK REDUCTION FOR WOMEN WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESSPamela Collins; Fiscal Year: 2003..3) become knowledgeable in research design and complete pilot work for a randomized clinical trial testing the HIV preventative intervention developed by the applicant. ..
- Integrating HIV Resistance Data into the CNICS CohortJames Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2004..In this application we focus on adding the new data elements of viral resistance to the CNICS research network..
- COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING IN HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALSRoshan Bastani; Fiscal Year: 2001..Secondary analysis will examine the predictive value of our theoretical framework in modeling adherence behavior and psychological distress. Cost effectiveness of the intervention will also be assessed. ..
- Management of Vaginal Complaints: A Pilot Study withinMatthew Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2006..On the other hand, the trial may support a more limited approach that avoids a pelvic examination. This could result in substantial savings of health care dollars with equivalent clinical outcomes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Informed Decision Making Regarding PSA ScreeningRoshan Bastani; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..