[Trend in inequalities in mortality due to external causes among the municipalities of Antioquia (Colombia)].
CONCLUSIONS: Intervention is required through policies that take into account local differences in mortality due to external causes. PMID: 27132193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Differences in austerity and healthcare privatisation between autonomous communities in times of crisis in Spain. Replay].
Authors: Bacigalupe A, Martín U, Font R, González-Rábago Y, Bergantiños N PMID: 27117545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Vector-transmitted diseases. A new challenge for public health surveillance systems].
Authors: Heras CA, Moros MJ PMID: 27106685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - April 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Inequalities in mental health in the working population of Spain: a National Health Survey-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that, in the working population of Spain, the prevalence of poor mental health and its related factors differ by gender. Poor mental health is mainly related to socioeconomic variables in women but is mostly associated with work-related variables in men. PMID: 27059846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - April 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Demand for primary and secondary healthcare services according to mental health in the Spanish adult population].
Authors: Basterra V PMID: 27059847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - April 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Prevalence and profile of alcohol consumption among university students in Ecuador.
CONCLUSION: There is a need to prioritise attention to alcohol consumption in university students and to design different interventions for men and women. PMID: 27059848 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - April 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Sustainability focus in the health plans of the autonomous communities: sustainable development as an opportunity].
CONCLUSIONS: The analysis demonstrates the incipient state of health plans as strategic planning documents that integrate economic, social and environmental aspects and contribute to the sustainability of the different health systems of the country. PMID: 27038802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - April 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Effect of the economic crisis on consumption of psychotropic drugs in Asturias (Spain)].
CONCLUSIONS: The rise in consumption of the three subgroups during the crisis period was lower than that of the pre-crisis period. This study does not confirm the influence of the economic crisis on the rise in consumption of these drugs. PMID: 27017197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Inequality in access to health care services. Policy recommendations aimed at achieving equity].
This article reveals the presence of inequalities in access to health care that may be considered unfair and avoidable. These inequalities are related to coverage of clinical needs, to the financial problems faced by families in completing medical treatments, or to disparities in waiting times and the use of services for equal need. A substantial proportion of inequalities appears to have increased as a result of the measures adopted to face the economic crisis. The recommendations aimed at improving equity affect different pillars of the taxpayer-funded health system, including, among others, the definition of the right t...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Conflicts between nursing ethics and health care legislation in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: The divergence between the code of ethics and the legal discourse may produce ethical conflicts that negatively affect nursing practice. The application of RDL 16/2012 promotes a framework of action that prevents nursing professionals from providing care to uninsured collectives, which violates human rights and the principles of care ethics. PMID: 26987278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Problems in the process of adapting to change among the family caregivers of elderly people with dementia].
CONCLUSIONS: The adaptation of family caregivers to caring for a person with dementia is hindered by the lack of formal support and under-diagnosis of dementia. The adaptation process could be improved by strengthening formal support in the early stages of care to reduce the stress of family caregivers who must teach themselves about their task and by interventions adapted to each phase in the development of the caregiver role. PMID: 26987279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Perceptions of primary care physicians in Madrid on the austerity measures in the health care system].
CONCLUSIONS: It is essential that public authorities actively involve health care professionals in decision-making processes to ensure the implementation of evidence-based measures with strong professional support, thus maintaining the quality of care. PMID: 26987280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Sexually transmitted infections in male prison inmates: risk of development of new diseases].
CONCLUSION: The most important risk factors in prison are behaviours related to STIs and previous history of STIs. Other factors are being a repeat offender, injecting drug use, or being in a methadone programme. Health personnel and peer education can facilitate prevention and control. PMID: 26987281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Differences between autonomous communities in austerity and healthcare privatization in times of crisis].
Authors: Rajmil L, Fernández de Sanmamed MJ PMID: 26976684 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Gaceta Sanitaria in 2015].
Authors: Borrell C, Domínguez-Berjón MF, Álvarez-Dardet C, Bermúdez-Tamayo C, Godoy P, López MJ, Negrín MA, Pérez G, Pérez-Farinós N, Ruano A, Cases CV, Peiró R, Galán I PMID: 26923793 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - March 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[How to assess and reduce social inequalities in cancer screening programmes].
Authors: Binefa G, García M, Peiró R, Molina-Barceló A, Ibáñez R, en nombre de los participantes del encuentro «¿Cómo reducir las desigualdades sociales en los programas de cribado de cáncer?» Abstract This field note presents the conclusions and recommendations made at the meeting 'How to reduce social inequalities in cancer screening programmes?' held at the XXVI School of Public Health of Mahon (Menorca, Spain). Participants developed recommendations based on experiences of population-based screening programmes (breast and colorectal) and opport...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Organophosphate pesticides and neuropsychological and motor effects in the Maule Region, Chile].
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest the development of policies and regulations for the control, sale and use of organophosphate pesticides and intervention strategies on safety measures aimed at the exposed population. PMID: 26907086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Are health institutions aware of the misuse of drugs for doping purposes?]
Authors: Vázquez Mourelle R, López Pérez A, López-Pardo Pardo E, Blanco Lobeiras S PMID: 26908212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Impact of a community-based exercise programme on physical fitness in middle-aged and older patients with type 2 diabetes.
This study aimed to analyse the impact of a long-term community-based combined exercise program (aerobic+resistance+agility/balance+flexibility) developed with minimum and low-cost material resources on physical fitness in middle-aged and older patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This was a non-experimental pre-post evaluation study. Participants (N=43; 62.92±5.92 years old) were engaged in a community-based supervised exercise programme (consisting of combined aerobic, resistance, agility/balance and flexibility exercises; three sessions per week; 70min per session) of 9 months' duration. Aerobic fitness (6...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Length of stay in patients admitted for acute heart failure].
Authors: Martín-Sánchez FJ, Carbajosa V, Llorens P, Herrero P, Jacob J, Miró Ò, Fernández C, Bueno H, Calvo E, Ribera Casado JM, en representación del grupo ICA-SEMES Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors associated with prolonged length of hospital stay in patients admitted for acute heart failure. METHODS: Multipurpose observational cohort study including patients from the EAHFE registry admitted for acute heart failure in 25 Spanish hospitals. Data were collected on demographic and clinical variables and on the day and place of admission. The primary outcome wa...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Use of customer relationship management to improve healthcare for citizens. The 24h Andalusian Health Service: Healthline].
Authors: Quero M, Ramos MB, López W, Cubillas JJ, González JM, Castillo JL Abstract Salud Responde (in English: Healthline) is a Health Service and Information Centre of the taxpayer-funded Andalusian Health System (AHS) that offers a Telephone Health Advisory Service called SA24h, among other services. The main objective of SA24h is to inform and advise citizens on health issues and the available health resources of the AHS. SA24h has a Customer Relationship Management information technology tool that organises information at various levels of specialization. Depending on the difficulty of the query,...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

The use of clinical practice guidelines in primary care: professional mindlines and control mechanisms.
CONCLUSIONS: Compliance with CPG recommendations would be improved if these documents were brief, non-compulsory, not cost-containment oriented, more based on nursing care models, sensitive to the specific needs of primary care patients, and integrated into the computer workstation. PMID: 26895842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Nutrition and health claims in products directed at children via television in Spain in 2012.
CONCLUSION: Over half of all food products marketed to children via television in Spain made some type of nutrition or health claim. Most of these products were less healthy, which could mislead Spanish consumers. PMID: 26874662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[How management teams use information and control systems to manage hospitals].
CONCLUSIONS: The interactive use of MICS is an important mediator in the relationship between top team diversity and policies focused on hospital decentralization. Top management teams with diverse characteristics (e.g. age, length of service, education and experience) use management information interactively to enhance activity coordination and resource allocation in hospitals. PMID: 26853944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Access to high-cost drugs in Brazil from the perspective of physicians, pharmacists and patients].
CONCLUSION: Although access to CEAF medicines has improved, there are still some difficulties in guaranteeing treatment access and comprehensiveness. PMID: 26850831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Emergency contraception and conscientious objection: an ongoing debate].
Authors: García-Calvente MD, Lomas-Hernández V PMID: 26832853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Graduates' opinions on the utility of training in gerontology].
Authors: Ruiz-Adame Reina M PMID: 26832854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Hospital detention in tuberculosis control].
This article describes the actions of public health services of the city of Barcelona to prevent tuberculosis transmission by noncompliant smear-positive patients by using the possibilities of Spanish Law 3/1986. The actions were based on a resolution of the health authorities on the need to locate such patients and to detain them in hospitals to provide treatment. This involved police cooperation, informing noncompliant patients, and requesting ratification from the Administrative Court. The article describes the process and the characteristics of the cases involved. Over nine years, from July 2006 to June 2015, the law w...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Gender differences in Peruvian researchers according to Google Scholar, 2015].
Authors: Alarco JJ, Álvarez-Andrade EV, Arroyo-Hernández H PMID: 26832856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Chronic diseases as a priority for the public health surveillance system in Spain].
This article aims to describe some points that should be considered in the development of a national surveillance system linked to existing strategies for the prevention and control of chronic diseases. PMID: 26832857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Analysis of barriers and legal-ethical opportunities for disclosure and apology for medical errors in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: There is a broad agreement on the lack of liability following disclosure/apology on adverse events and the need to develop a strategy for disclosure among support for physicians. PMID: 26708473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - January 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[An example of innovation in health policy].
Authors: Pesquera-Cabezas R, López-López LM PMID: 26725172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - January 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Utilization of tacit knowledge by maternal healthcare providers: a systematic mapping of the literature].
CONCLUSIONS: This mapping shows that tacit knowledge is an emerging, innovative and versatile research approach used primarily in high-income countries and that includes interesting possibilities for its use as evidence to improve maternal healthcare, particularly in middle- and low-income countries, where it needs to be strengthened. PMID: 26725931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - January 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Population impact of a podiatric school health programme].
This article presents an overview of the work done over the past 12 years in a collaboration between the school communities at various primary and secondary schools and the practical experience managers working in the Preventive and Community Podiatry area of the Podiatry degree at the University of Seville (Spain). The article presents several strategies, which were carried out in the fields of Foot Health for All and Preventive and Community Podiatry as part of the Hermes Research Group (CTS-601) aimed at promoting general foot health. Foot examinations were conducted in a total of 4,630 school pupils, with foot problems...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - January 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Public health competencies and contents in Spanish undergraduate medical degrees].
CONCLUSIONS: The public health core competencies and contents identified in this Forum may be considered as a starting point to improve and update public health training programmes for future medical professionals. PMID: 26703381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[R-ALERGO. Allergy-healthy routes in Valencia].
Authors: Temes Cordovez RR, Moya Fuero A, Martí Garrido J, Perales Chordá C, Díaz Palacios M, Hernández Fernández de Rojas D Abstract R-ALERGO is a project developed by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Hospital Universitario La Fe (Valencia, Spain). The main objective of the project is to create a mobile application identifying, within the city of Valencia, the most favorable routes for allergic individuals. The application is developed using nine environmental variables with a potential effect on the development of clinical manifestat...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Is drug promotion ethical in Peru?]
Authors: Florián Castro R PMID: 26680685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Technical efficiency assessment of public primary care providers in the Basque Country (Spain), 2010-2013].
This study included 11 of the 12 primary care units in the Basque Health Service during the period 2010-2013. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to assess the technical efficiency of the units. In particular, we applied the extension DEA windows to analyse all units as if they were in a single period (33 observations) as well as a conditional model, which allowed incorporation of the effect of the characteristics of the population covered. The outputs considered were a quality index based on fulfilment of different requirements related to primary care delivery and the rate of avoidable hospitalizations (treated as an...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption and Mediterranean Diet adherence among health science students in Spain: the DiSA-UMH Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The overall alcohol consumption among the students in our study was low-to-moderate. Exclusive beer and/or wine drinkers differed regarding the Mediterranean diet pattern from non-drinkers and drinkers of all types of alcohol. These results show the need to properly adjust for diet in studies of the effects of alcohol consumption. PMID: 26655205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Factors associated with early childhood caries in Chile.
CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of caries in this young group is concerning. The factors associated with caries identified in this study could help in the design of preventive interventions at early ages. PMID: 26655206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[A return on investment tool in tobacco control: what do stakeholders think?]
CONCLUSION: Knowledge and ideas from potential users collected in this study could inform the EQUIPT Tool adaptation. Thus, stakeholders could have an instrument that assists them on making healthcare decisions. PMID: 26656947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Austerity and healthcare privatization in times of crisis: are there any differences among autonomous communities?]
CONCLUSIONS: The three classifications will enable analysis of the mediating effect of policies of austerity and privatization in the relationship between the economic crisis and health in the Spanish context. PMID: 26646086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Optimization of information on the medication of polypharmacy patients in primary care].
Authors: Nicieza-García ML, Salgueiro-Vázquez ME, Jimeno-Demuth FJ, Manso G Abstract As part of the protocol of the Health Service of the Principality of Asturias (Spain), primary care physicians periodically receive listings of the treatments of patients of any age taking 10 or more drugs/day for 6 months. Currently, the Health Service of the Principality of Asturias is developing a project that aims to assess the medications of polypharmacy patients. The aim is to identify: 1) the consumption of medicines of low therapeutic usefulness, 2) the consumption of potentially nephrotoxic drugs in patients ...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Trend in potentially avoidable hospitalisations for chronic conditions in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the decrease in PAH rates, systematic variation among areas remains, indicating differences in chronic care management that lead to distinct healthcare outcomes. PMID: 26627379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Health education in primary school: Alicante city (Spain) teachers' opinions].
CONCLUSION: Teachers showed a more positive opinion and greater commitment towards health activities that complement and facilitate their teaching tasks. Their didactic programme and opinion should be taken into account to maximise the efficiency of the health promotion and education activities promoted by external organisations. PMID: 26627380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Efficiency of a pharmaceutical care program for long-acting parenteral antipsychotics in the health area of Santiago de Compostela].
This study shows the efficiency of the program, which was facilitated by its situation in an area of integrated management and the use the unified medical records and electronic prescription, elements that will enable the future implementation of similar programmes. The new registries and healthcare interventions will allow reliable evaluation of their effectiveness in terms of treatment adherence, relapses and hospitalisations. PMID: 26627381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Big data in health in Spain: now is the time for a national strategy].
Authors: Parra Calderón CL PMID: 26613831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Controversies over vaccines in Spain, a chance for social vaccinology].
Authors: Tuells J PMID: 26613832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - December 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Effectiveness of a programme based on a virtual reality game for cognitive enhancement in schizophrenia].
Authors: López-Martín O, Segura Fragoso A, Rodríguez Hernández M, Dimbwadyo Terrer I, Polonio-López B Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a programme based on a virtual reality game to improve cognitive domains in patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in 40 patients with schizophrenia, 20 in the experimental group and 20 in the control group. The experimental group received 10 sessions with Nintendo Wii(®) for 5 weeks, 50minutes/session, 2 days/week in addition to conventional treatment. The control group received...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Potential risks of the use of big data in research in public health and epidemiology].
Authors: Pérez G PMID: 26597027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research