Public engagement on global health challenges
- 'Mobile' Health Needs And Opportunities In Developing Countries. Kahn, James G.; Yang, Joshua S.; Kahn, James S. // Health Affairs;Feb2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p254
Developing countries face steady growth in the prevalence of chronic diseases, along with a continued burden from communicable diseases. "Mobile" health, or m-health-the use of mobile technologies such as cellular phones to support public health and clinical care-offers promise in responding to...
- Comparison of accuracy of digital and standard mercury thermometers. Shanks, N.J.; Lambourne, A.; Morton, C.; Sanford, John R.A. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/29/1983, Vol. 287 Issue 6401, p1263
Examines the accuracy of digital readout thermometers into an underfunded state health service of developing countries. Features of the thermometer; Availability of electronic hardwares to medical practice; Difference between the readings of standard mercury thermometers and electronic thermometers.
- Applying Burden of Disease Methods in Developing Countries: A Case Study From Pakistan. Hyder, Adnan A.; Morrow, Richard H. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug2000, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p1235
Objectives. Disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) and healthy life-year (HeaLY) are composite indicators of disease burden that combine mortality and morbidity into a single measurement. This study examined the application of these methods in a developing country to assess the loss of healthy...
- Switching incentives to ensure good health wins. Cook, John // New Zealand Doctor;6/10/2015, p16
The author reflects on the development of health care system in a developing country.
- A strategy against poverty. Hassouna, W.A. // World Health;Nov/Dec94, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p6
Discusses several aspects of health care in developing countries. The factors that influence accessibility to health care; The cost factor; Promoting free or low-cost access to health care; nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and the private sector; Immunization; Nutritional status; More.
- PATIENT-CENTRED STRATEGIES PROVIDE PATHWAY TO HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS. Mooney, Martin // Engineers Journal;Apr2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p156
The single most important driver for demand growth in health care is demographic change -- with the increase in, and the ageing of, Ireland's population, immense repercussions in health care are guaranteed. Martin Mooney, Head of Siemens Medical Solutions, Siemens Ireland argues that investment...
- How technology helps groups expand. // Medical Economics;3/18/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p24
Reports on the benefits of technological innovations on medical and health care industry in North Carolina. Contribution of computerization in the efficiency of physicians on their practice; Accessibility of the post electronic EOBs automatically; Likelihood of the Medical billing staff to...
- Marketing healthcare in Third World countries. Coleman, Linda Jane; Wood, Michael P. // International Journal of Medical Marketing;Apr2003, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p101
This paper examines the imbalance of need and expense of healthcare throughout the world, specifically situations, challenges, and opportunities in Third World countries. The various diseases, countries, companies and creative solutions are discussed. Also reviewed are various influences,...
- The future of health care. Bryant, John H. // World Health;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p3
Editorial. Asserts that seven major streams of change are evident in the future of health care. Democratization; Equity; Ethics; Science and technology; Health care reform; Discussion of the role of hospitals; Health care personnel.