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Child health and the implementation of Community and District-management Empowerment for Scale-up (CODES) in Uganda: a randomised controlled trial.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 06;6(6)

Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda.

Introduction: Uganda's district-level administrative units buttress the public healthcare system. In many districts, however, local capacity is incommensurate with that required to plan and implement quality health interventions. This study investigates how a district management strategy informed by local data and community dialogue influences health services. Read More

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[Pay close attention to personnel training in molecular laboratories for hematological neoplasms].

R Zhang Q S Wu J M Li

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2021 Apr;101(13):904-907

National Center for Clinical Laboratories, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology, Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730,China.

There has consistently growing value of molecular detection to deliver clinical results for diagnosis, classification, prognosis, curative effect prediction and monitoring minimal residual disease of hematological neoplasms. Currently, some clinical laboratories are adopting hematological neoplasms-associated molecular detection in in our country. The increasing demands for clinical testing require that the particular attention need to be paid to the building of the team of professional staff. Read More

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Telehealth Use in Geriatrics Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic-A Scoping Review and Evidence Synthesis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 02 11;18(4). Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Institute for Population Health, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, P.O. Box 24144, Doha, Qatar.

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected older people disproportionately. Prior to the pandemic, some studies reported that telehealth was an efficient and effective form of health care delivery, particularly for older people. There has been increased use of telehealth and publication of new literature on this topic during the pandemic, so we conducted a scoping review and evidence synthesis for telehealth use in geriatric care to summarize learning from these new data. Read More

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February 2021

Access to malaria prevention and control interventions among seasonal migrant workers: A multi-region formative assessment in Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2021 23;16(2):e0246251. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

USAID Private Health Sector Project, Abt Associates Inc., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Mobile or seasonal migrant workers are at increased risk for acquiring malaria infections and can be the primary source of malaria reintroduction into receptive areas. The aim of this formative assessment was to describe access to malaria prevention and control interventions among seasonal migrant or mobile workers in seven regional states of Ethiopia.

Methods: A cross-sectional formative assessment was conducted using a qualitative and quantitative mixed-method design, between October 2015 and October 2016. Read More

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February 2021

National Guidelines for Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation of Iranian Traumatic Brain Injury Patients.

Arch Iran Med 2020 12 1;23(12):813-820. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Background: Individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) often have prolonged cognitive impairments, resulting in long-term problems with their real-life activities. Given the urgent need for evidence-based recommendations for neuropsychological management of Iranian TBI patients, the current work aimed to adapt eligible international guidelines for cognitive assessment and rehabilitation of the TBI patients in Iran.

Methods: The project was led by an executive committee, under the supervision of the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME). Read More

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December 2020

Improving oral health in nursing home residents: A process evaluation of a shared oral care intervention.

J Clin Nurs 2020 Sep 24;29(17-18):3392-3402. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Department of Health Science and Technology, Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Aalborg University, Aalborg Øst, Denmark.

Aims And Objectives: To evaluate the process of implementing an oral care intervention in nursing homes in a Danish municipality.

Background: Older people with aged natural dentition require preventive and curative oral health care. An intervention based on principles of situated learning was implemented to establish closer cooperation between dental and nursing staff in nursing homes, leading to improved oral hygiene in nursing home residents. Read More

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September 2020

COVID19 Prevention & Care; A Cancer Specific Guideline.

Arch Iran Med 2020 04 1;23(4):255-264. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

National Cancer Control Secretariat, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

On March 11th 2020, the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the WHO. One of the groups that is considered high risk in this pandemic are cancer patients as they are treated with a variety of immune system suppressor treatment modalities and this puts them in a great risk for infectious disease (including COVID-19). Therefore, cancer patients require higher level measures for preventing and treating infectious diseases. Read More

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of community health workers in the fight against malaria in the Central African Republic (2012-2017).

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2020 02;114(3):173-184

MENTOR Initiative, Crawley, UK.

Background: This last decade's ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has led to gradual and continuous destruction of health services. With severe gaps in qualified health professionals, community health workers (CHWs) have become essential to ensuring health care access to the affected population. This article aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a 10-y CHW program in the CAR. Read More

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February 2020

Career Paths of Public Health Medicine Specialists in South Africa.

Front Public Health 2019 12;7:261. Epub 2019 Sep 12.

School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Public health (PH) skills are core to building responsive and appropriate health systems, and PH personnel including medical specialists are embedded in many countries' health systems. In South Africa, the medical specialty in PH, Public Health Medicine (PHM), has existed for over 40 years. Four years of accredited training plus success in a single national exit exam allows specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Read More

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September 2019

Stakeholders' perspectives on Public Health Medicine in South Africa.

PLoS One 2019 28;14(8):e0221447. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

South Africa (SA) is reforming its health system in preparation for an anticipated national health insurance (NHI) scheme that aims to improve the delivery of affordable, equitable, accessible health care. Public health (PH) language is explicit in the policy and skilled PH professionals would be expected to play a key role in its implementation. In South Africa, training of doctors as Public Health Medicine (PHM) specialists is funded by the state, yet there are few positions for PHM specialists in the health services. Read More

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AMCP Partnership Forum: Designing Benefits and Payment Models for Innovative High-Investment Medications.


J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2019 Feb;25(2):156-162

High-investment medications, such as gene therapy and innovative specialty medications, offer breakthrough treatments that can greatly improve outcomes to patients with serious health conditions. However, many of these therapies are associated with significant costs that create barriers to patient access and affordability. Such innovative treatments have higher short-term costs, compared with current standards of care, but are anticipated to deliver substantial benefits that may persist over a long period of time, such as reduced mortality, improved health and quality of life, reduced health care costs, improved productivity, and reduced disability. Read More

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February 2019

Coaching Community Health Volunteers in Integrated Community Case Management Improves the Care of Sick Children Under-5: Experience from Bondo, Kenya.

Int J Integr Care 2018 Oct 24;18(4). Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Jhpiego Kenya, Nairobi, KE.

Background: Shortages of healthcare workers is detrimental to the health of communities, especially children. This paper describes the process of capacity building Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to deliver integrated preventive and curative package of care of services to manage common childhood illness in hard-to-reach communities in Bondo Subcounty, Kenya.

Methods: A pre-test/post-test single-group design was used to assess changes in knowledge and skills related to integrated community case management (iCCM) among 58 Community Health Volunteers who received a six-day iCCM clinical training and an additional 3-week clinical coaching at health facilities. Read More

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October 2018

"Three Nooses on Our Head": The Influence of District Health Reforms on Maternal Health Service Delivery in Vietnam.

Int J Health Policy Manag 2018 07 1;7(7):593-602. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: The impact of reorganisation on health services delivery is a recurring issue in every healthcare system. In 2005 Vietnam reorganised the delivery of health services at the district level by splitting preventive, curative, and administrative roles. This qualitative study explored how these reforms impacted on the organisation of maternal health service delivery at district and commune levels. Read More

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Time motion study using mixed methods to assess service delivery by frontline health workers from South India: methods.

Hum Resour Health 2018 04 2;16(1):17. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, India.

Background: In India, amidst the increasing number of health programmes, there are concerns about the performance of frontline health workers (FLHW). We assessed the time utilisation and factors affecting the work of frontline health workers from South India.

Methods: This is a mixed methods study using time and motion (TAM) direct observations and qualitative enquiry among frontline/community health workers. Read More

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[State school - polyclinic in Petrinja (1925-1945)].

Acta Med Hist Adriat 2017 12;15(2):192-218

Opća bolnica "Dr. Ivo Pedišić", Sisak - lokacija Petrinja, Petrinja, Hrvatska.

What has been researched and reconstructed, based on archival documents and data from professional literature, is the activity of the State school-polyclinic in Petrinja, from its foundation in 1925 to its termination in 1945. Key figures taking part in its activity have also been highlighted. Founded as one of the first school-polyclinics in Croatia, the State school-polyclinic in Petrinja developed complete preventive and curative health activities aimed at school population in Petrinja as well as at pupils from the village schools in Petrinja County. Read More

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December 2017

Integration of eye health into primary care services in Tanzania: a qualitative investigation of experiences in two districts.

BMC Health Serv Res 2017 Dec 13;17(1):823. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Sightsavers, 35 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, UK.

Background: Visual impairment is a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting nearly 5% of the population. Efforts to combat avoidable causes have been hampered by weak health systems and little evidence exists to suggest what interventions may be effective to improve the situation. Despite this, there are calls to promote some specific interventions, one of which being the closer integration of eye health services into health systems, often focusing on training primary health workers to deliver basic eye health services. Read More

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December 2017

Identifying and prioritizing the tools/techniques of knowledge management based on the Asian Productivity Organization Model (APO) to use in hospitals.

Int J Med Inform 2017 12 17;108:146-151. Epub 2017 Oct 17.

Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction: Appropriate knowledge, correct information, and relevant data are vital in medical diagnosis and treatment systems. Knowledge Management (KM) through its tools/techniques provides a pertinent framework for decision-making in healthcare systems. The objective of this study was to identify and prioritize the KM tools/techniques that apply to hospital setting. Read More

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December 2017

The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) as a Model for Prevention of Anemia in Women of Reproductive Age.

J Nutr 2017 11 13;147(11):2156S-2162S. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; and.

Anemia in women is a major public health burden worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is a complex condition with multiple nutritional and non-nutritional causes, and geographic heterogeneity of burden. The World Health Assembly has set a target of a 50% reduction in anemia among women of reproductive age (WRA) by 2025. Read More

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November 2017

Street-level diplomacy? Communicative and adaptive work at the front line of implementing public health policies in primary care.

Soc Sci Med 2017 03 24;177:9-18. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Primary Care Clinical Sciences, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK.

Public services are increasingly operating through network governance, requiring those at all levels of the system to build collaborations and adapt their practice. Agent-focused implementation theories, such as 'street-level bureaucracy', tend to focus on decision-making and the potential of actors to subvert national policy at a local level. While it is acknowledged that network leaders need to be adaptable and to build trust, much less consideration has been given to the requirement for skills of 'diplomacy' needed by those at the front line of delivering public services. Read More

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Supportive care for older people with frailty in hospital: An integrative review.

Int J Nurs Stud 2017 Jan 24;66:60-71. Epub 2016 Nov 24.

King's College London, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, United Kingdom.

Background: Growing numbers of older people living with frailty and chronic health conditions are being referred to hospitals with acute care needs. Supportive care is a potentially highly relevant and clinically important approach which could bridge the practice gap between curative models of care and palliative care. However, future interventions need to be informed and underpinned by existing knowledge of supportive care. Read More

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January 2017

Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing Clinical Governance: A Qualitative Study among Senior Managers in Iran.

Iran J Public Health 2014 Sep;43(9):1266-74

4. Dept. of Community Medicine, Shahid Beheshty University of Medical Sciences , Tehran, Iran.

Background: Health care systems should assign quality improvement as their main mission. Clinical governance (CG) is a key strategy to improve quality of health care services. The Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) has promoted CG as a framework for safeguarding quality and safety in all hospitals since 2009. Read More

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September 2014

Electronic Health in Perspective of Healthcare Managers: A Qualitative Study in South of Iran.

Iran J Public Health 2014 Jun;43(6):809-20

4. Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran, Iran ; 5. University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences , Tehran, Iran.

Background: The important role of electronic health as well as importance of health care systems awareness and readiness may lead to develop the essential infrastructures for electronic health especially in developing countries. This study aims to investigate goals, gains, applications, challenges and other important issues related to success performance of electronic health.

Method: This research proposed a grounded theory in a qualitative design and a purposive sampling was used to select participants which consisted of 28 hospital managers and staff field managers working in deputy of health and curative affairs of Medical Science Universities in south of Iran. Read More

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Population-centered Risk- and Evidence-based Dental Interprofessional Care Team (PREDICT): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2015 Jun 20;16:278. Epub 2015 Jun 20.

Department of Oral Health Sciences, Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, University of Washington, Box 357475, Seattle, WA, 98195-7475, USA.

Background: To improve the oral health of low-income children, innovations in dental delivery systems are needed, including community-based care, the use of expanded duty auxiliary dental personnel, capitation payments, and global budgets. This paper describes the protocol for PREDICT (Population-centered Risk- and Evidence-based Dental Interprofessional Care Team), an evaluation project to test the effectiveness of new delivery and payment systems for improving dental care and oral health.

Methods/design: This is a parallel-group cluster randomized controlled trial. Read More

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How does context influence performance of community health workers in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from the literature.

Health Res Policy Syst 2015 Mar 7;13:13. Epub 2015 Mar 7.

Royal Tropical Institute, P.O. Box 95001, 1090 HA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly recognized as an integral component of the health workforce needed to achieve public health goals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Many factors intersect to influence CHW performance. A systematic review with a narrative analysis was conducted to identify contextual factors influencing performance of CHWs. Read More

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[Health managers and giving].

Soins 2014 Dec(791):40-2

Within medical care units, administrative and managerial functions are often overshadowed by the curative or diagnostic acts. In this context, health managers must give their availability in order to legitimize their action. Compared to the medical procedures, their gift of time often remains invisible, unseen and therefore unacknowledged. Read More

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December 2014

Payday, ponchos, and promotions: a qualitative analysis of perspectives from non-governmental organization programme managers on community health worker motivation and incentives.

Hum Resour Health 2014 Dec 5;12:66. Epub 2014 Dec 5.

Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Background: Community health workers (CHWs) have been central to broadening the access and coverage of preventative and curative health services worldwide. Much has been debated about how to best remunerate and incentivize this workforce, varying from volunteers to full time workers. Policy bodies, including the WHO and USAID, now advocate for regular stipends. Read More

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December 2014

[Participation of the nurse manager in the process of hospital accreditation].

Rev Gaucha Enferm 2014 Jun;35(2):93-9

This study's aim was to understand the role of nurse managers in the process of hospital accreditation.This qualitative case study was conducted in a large private hospital in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Five nurse managers were interviewed using a semi-structured script from April to May, 2011 and content analysis was used to interpret the data. Read More

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Perceptions of health stakeholders on task shifting and motivation of community health workers in different socio demographic contexts in Kenya (nomadic, peri-urban and rural agrarian).

BMC Health Serv Res 2014 12;14 Suppl 1:S4. Epub 2014 May 12.

Background: The shortage of health professionals in low income countries is recognized as a crisis. Community health workers are part of a "task-shift" strategy to address this crisis. Task shifting in this paper refers to the delegation of tasks from health professionals to lay, trained volunteers. Read More

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Senior managers' viewpoints toward challenges of implementing clinical governance: a national study in iran.

Int J Health Policy Manag 2013 Nov 23;1(4):295-9. Epub 2013 Nov 23.

Department of Management and Health Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Quality improvement should be assigned as the main mission for healthcare providers. Clinical Governance (CG) is used not only as a strategy focusing on responding to public and government's intolerance of poor healthcare standards, but also it is implemented for quality improvement in a number of countries. This study aims to identify the key contributing factors in the implementation process of CG from the viewpoints of senior managers in curative deputies of Medical Universities in Iran. Read More

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November 2013

The practice of speech language pathologists at Family Health Support Centers in municipalities of Paraíba.

Codas 2013 ;25(4):381-7

Purpose: To analyze the discourse of speech language pathologists regarding the practice developed at Family Health Support Centers (FHSC) based on the concepts of center and field in Collective Health.

Methods: A qualitative investigation was conducted between April 2011 and June 2011 with 12 speech language pathologists working at the FHSCs of different municipalities of Paraíba. The empirical material was obtained by means of semi-directed interviews and analyzed through the French Discourse Analysis. Read More

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September 2014