INDICATIVE ABSTRACTS OF SELECTED TITLES
- Heal Thyself. // Atlantic;Sep2008, Vol. 302 Issue 2, p25
This article reports on the quality of medical care in the developing world. A panel of economists issued a report stating that, although access to health facilities has improved, the quality is so poor that it might actually harm patients. Doctors were quizzed on hypothetical situations and...
- Pattern and determinants of BCG immunisation delays in a sub-Saharan African community. Bhattacharyya, Onil; Khor, Sara; McGahan, Anita; Dunne, David; Daar, Abdallah S.; Singer, Peter A.; Olusanya, Bolajoko O // Health Research Policy & Systems;2010, Vol. 8, p24
Background:Childhood immunisation is recognised worldwide as an essential component of health systems and an indispensable indicator of quality of care for vaccine-preventable diseases. While performance of immunisation programmes is more commonly measured by coverage, ensuring...
- Evolution of e-Health. Friedrich, M. J. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/20/2012, Vol. 307 Issue 23, p2477
The article focuses on a report which states that private organizations are using information technology in a variety of ways to overcome barriers for financing and delivering health care to poor individuals in developing countries,
- How do you bring health care to the poor? // Biomedical Market Newsletter;9/30/2011, Vol. 21, p22
The article analyzes the means to provide poor people in developing countries with decent health care by researcher Bart Jacobs.
- Tennessee's state funded health care faces crisis. Charatan, Fred // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);05/15/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7194, p1307
Reveals the severe budget crisis of faced by Tenncare, healthcare program for low income people in Tennessee. Reason the state withdrew from the federal Medicaid programme of feed for service payments; Proposal made by Governor Don Sundquist (R-Tenn.); Financial data of the program.
- Palliative care toolkit is developed for staff in countries "swamped by volume of suffering" Coombes, Rebecca // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/26/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7650, p913
The article reports on a literary tool kit on palliative care for healthcare professionals in poor countries that see large degrees of human suffering that was developed by Vicky Lavy, a doctor at Helen and Douglas House Hospice in Oxford, England, and Charlie Bond, a consultant in palliative...
- Prevention and Solidarity. Jardim, Claudia // Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine;Jan2005, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p35
Discusses the democratization of public health in Venezuela. Impact of privatization and decentralization on public health facilities; Criticism of Venezuelan physicians for not attending to the needs of people in barrios; Justification of the rejection by the great majority of Venezuelan...
- Community R.Ph.s in free Rx program for needy. Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics;8/22/94, Vol. 138 Issue 16, p24
Reports on a demonstration project that will provide free prescription drugs to indigent patients at community health centers nationwide. Sharing the Care program; Drugs contributed by Pfizer Inc.
- Low coverage but few inclusion errors in Burkina Faso: a community-based targeting approach to exempt the indigent from user fees. Ridde, Valéry; Haddad, Slim; Nikiema, Béatrice; Ouedraogo, Moctar; Kafando, Yamba; Bicaba, Abel // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p631
Background: User fees were generalized in Burkina Faso in the 1990 s. At the time of their implementation, it was envisioned that measures would be instituted to exempt the poor from paying these fees. However, in practice, the identification of indigents is ineffective, and so they do not have...