Tuberculosis screening of travelers to higher-incidence countries: a cost-effectiveness analysis
- Medical interns knowledge of TB in Pakistan. Khan, J. A.; Zahid, S.; Khan, R.; Hussain, S. F.; Rizvi, N.; Rab, A.; Javed, A.; Ahmad, A.; Ait-Khaled, N.; Enarson, D. A. // Tropical Doctor;Jul2005, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p144
Of 460 interns from five Pakistani teaching hospitals surveyed, only 22% correctly identified the estimated number of new TB cases in Pakistan. The majority (96%) knew that droplet infection was the usual mode of transmission. Only 38% considered sputum smears for acid-fast bacilli as the best...
- Can Malawi's poor afford free tuberculosis services? Patient and household costs associated with a tuberculosis diagnosis in Lilongwe. Kemp, Julia R.; Mann, Gillian; Simwaka, Bertha Nhlema; Salaniponi, Felix M. L.; Squire, Stephen Bertel // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Aug2007, Vol. 85 Issue 8, p580
Objective To assess the relative costs of accessing a TB diagnosis for the poor and for women in urban Lilongwe, Malawi, a setting where public health services are accessible within 6 kilometres and provided free of charge. Methods Patient and household direct and opportunity costs were ...
- Sun never sets on DCC nurses in Sweden and Iceland. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;7/29/2002, Vol. 13 Issue 15, p15
Details the educational tour of the nursing students of the Dutchess Community College in Sweden and Iceland. Description of health care facilities; Awareness on various international courses; Plans of providing sex education to the youngsters.
- International travel can be a risky business. Limpens, Jeremy // Travel Weekly Australia;10/12/2007, Issue 69, p9
The article reports on the study conducted on Australian travelers who become injured or sick during their trips. It shows that half of travelers report some kind of illness ranging from few days laid up in a hotel room to hospitalization and even evacuation. Majority of overseas destination do...
- Medical-tourism market still not tapped to full potential. // Caribbean Business;7/31/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 30, pB17
The article reports on the result of the study which states that there is still a low number of people who venture on medical travel in the U.S. The findings of the research suggested that those who travel to seek low cost procedures and optional cosmetic surgeries comprise only a fraction of...
- National Population Health Survey. // Infomat: A Weekly Review;5/10/2002, p2
Reports on the release of the fourth cycle of the National Health Survey 2000/2001 in Canada. Contents of the survey; Contact information for a copy of the results.
- Health Survey Comparison: Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Seipel, Michael M. O. // Social Development Issues;2012, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p50
This study examines the perception of health care as reported by respondents from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States over three survey periods. Though their health care systems differ widely from each other, they seem to share some degree of mutual challenges and successes. The...
- How some states rate on the health-o-meter. Montague, Jim; Pitman, Hilarie // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;1/20/96, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p14
States that New Hampshire has topped the list of healthiest states in the nation the second time in a row, according to the 1995 ReliaStar State Health Rankings. Mississippi's rankin; What states are rated on. INSET: The healthiest states..
- Patient Perspective. International Survey Highlights Different Nations' Perceptions Of Health Care. // PT in Motion;Dec2010/Jan2011, Vol. 2 Issue 11, p9
The article focuses on the results of the survey of citizens' perception of health care which revealed various perceptions of health care among nations.