Health care in France: facing hard choices
- India's innovative cheap-drug plan copied. CMAJ // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/20/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p386
Reports on the Delhi Essential Drugs Program, which encourages physicians to prescribe cheaper drugs in India. Idea that the program has led to a reduction in drug prices and an increase in the availability of essential drugs; Commendation of the program by the World Health Organization (WHO);...
- Time is right for universal health coverage. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;11/2/2013, Issue 690, p2
The article references an editorial by Assistant Professor Margaret Kruk which appeared in the October 23, 2013 issue of the "British Medical Journal (BMJ)," stating that universal health coverage is right and the smart thing to do.
- News in briefâ€¦. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;3/25/2006, Issue 499, p10
Presents world news briefs related to medical care as of March 25, 2006. Addition of antiretrovirals and antimalarials to the list of prequalified medicines of the World Health Organization; Price reduction of Merck & Co. for its efavirenz drug; Addition of products to the reimbursement list of...
- Health in Colombia: a system in crisis. Series # 1. Webster, Paul Christopher // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/3/2012, Vol. 184 Issue 6, pE290
The article focuses on the indication of inequities within the health care system of Colombia. It says that the Colombia has been praised for giving near-universal health care coverage, however is criticized for offering inferior care to the less wealthy. According to the World Health...
- PART THREE: Health systems policies and reforms. // European Health Report 2002;1/1/2002, p107
The article discusses the third part of "The European Health Report" of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe about the health policies and reforms in the continent. To improve population health and ensure fairness in financial contributions to health are among the...
- Adverse drug reaction monitoring. Bhosale, Vivek V.; Gaur, S. P. S. // Current Science (00113891);10/25/2011, Vol. 101 Issue 8, p1024
During the course of treatment or after, some drugs prescribed to patients produce certain effects other than those desired or expected. These adverse effects cause concern both to the physician and the patient, adding to the spiralling costs of medical treatment, morbidity and mortality. They...
- WHO to create international human resources database on health care. Dobson, Roger // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/10/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7397, p1004
Reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) plans to creating an international human resources database on health care. The need for more physicians in regions including Africa.
- Health status and Medical Care-Seeking Behaviour of the poorest 20% in Jamaica. Bourne, Paul Andrew // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medi;Aug2009, Vol. 1 Issue 6/7, p167
Background and Objectives: Data for the last 2-decades (1988-2007) in Jamaica have shown a gradual decline in the percentage of people in the lowest 20th income quintile category. Despite this reality, statistics from WHO for 2005 revealed that 80 percent of chronic diseases are in low-to-middle...
- Universal Health Care Revisited. Scott, Jeanne Schulte // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun99, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p32
Focuses on the practice of universal healthcare coverage. Report from the World Health Organization; Basic concept of managed care; Comparison between the cost of the United States voluntary health insurance system and a universal healthcare system.