Relational Social Class, Self-Rated Health, and Mortality in the United States.
Authors: Eisenberg-Guyot J, Prins SJ PMID: 31698990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

U.S. Nursing Home Violations of International and Domestic Human Rights Standards.
Authors: Harrington C, Mollot R, Edelman TS, Wells J, Valanejad D PMID: 31696763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of the Discrimination Against Sexual and Gender Minority in Health Care Settings.
Authors: Ayhan CHB, Bilgin H, Uluman OT, Sukut O, Yilmaz S, Buzlu S PMID: 31684808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

New Ways or Old Tricks? The World Bank's Gender Strategy and Its Implications for Health.
Authors: Power L PMID: 31686576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Does an Orphan Drug Policy Make a Difference in Access? A Comparison of Canada and Australia.
Authors: Lexchin J, Moroz N PMID: 31694461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Physicians' Burnout (and That of Psychologists, Nurses, Magistrates, Researchers, and Professors) For a Control Program.
Authors: Unger JP PMID: 31672078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Prevalence and Expenses of Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions, With Associated Sociodemographic, Economic, and Work Characteristics.
Authors: Asfaw A, Alterman T, Quay B PMID: 31603364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - October 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Can The U.S. Afford National Health Insurance: A Talk by Rashi Fein to A Conference on Health Security, Washington, DC, April 15, 1975.
Authors: Fein R PMID: 31575317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - October 4, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Estimation of the Effects of Air Pollution on Hospitalization Expenditures for Asthma.
Authors: Zhang F, Luo L, Wang Z, Zhang W, Li C, Qiu Z, Huang D PMID: 31542977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - September 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Politics as an Explanation to the Health Divide in Different Settings: A Comparative Study of England and Ghana.
Authors: Alhassan JAK, Castelli M PMID: 31533504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - September 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

From Social Justice to Economic Logic: The World Health Organization and Health Sector Reform in Nigeria, 1993-2007.
Authors: Anaemene BU PMID: 31510851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - September 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Health Care Crisis by the Numbers.
Authors: Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S, Fauke C PMID: 31422753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - August 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Effects of Empowerment and Media Use by Women of Childbearing Age on Maternal Health Care Utilization in Developing Countries of Southeast Asia.
Authors: Sohn M, Jung M PMID: 31416404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - August 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Inequities in Access: The Impact of a Segmented Health Insurance System on Physician Visits and Hospital Admissions Among Older Adults in the 2014 China Family Panel Studies.
Authors: Lin SL PMID: 31409185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - August 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Real Meaning of "Managed Care": Adaptive Accumulation and U.S. Health Care.
The Real Meaning of "Managed Care": Adaptive Accumulation and U.S. Health Care. Int J Health Serv. 2019 Jul 31;:20731419863651 Authors: Loeppky R PMID: 31366268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - August 3, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Unravelling Hidden Informal Employment in Chile: Towards a New Classification and Measurements to Study Its Public Health Impact.
Authors: Ruiz ME, Vives A, Puig-Barrachina V, Benach J PMID: 31366269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - August 3, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage Among Middle-Aged Adults.
Authors: Kwon E, Park S, McBride TD PMID: 31349750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Medical Tourism in Guatemala: Qualitatively Exploring How Existing Health System Inequities Facilitate Sector Development.
Authors: Cerón A, Crooks VA, Labonté R, Snyder J, Flores W PMID: 31349751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

How Did Employment and Financial Strain Affect the Self-rated Health of Lone Mothers Around the Time of the Economic Crisis? A Cross-sectional Comparison of the United Kingdom and Sweden.
Authors: Kirk N, Fritzell S, Burström B PMID: 31299875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Social Violence, Structural Violence, Hate, and the Trauma Surgeon.
Authors: Zakrison TL, Milian Valdés D, Muntaner C PMID: 31256698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

How Do Pronatalist Policies Impact Women's Access to Safe Abortion Services in Turkey?
Authors: Telli P, Cesuroğlu T, Aksu Tanık F PMID: 31260386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Prevalence of Physical and Verbal Violence Against Health Care Workers in Turkey.
Authors: Hamzaoglu N, Türk B PMID: 31237796 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Is There Less Labor Market Exclusion of People With Ill Health in "Flexicurity" Countries? Comparative Evidence From Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Is There Less Labor Market Exclusion of People With Ill Health in "Flexicurity" Countries? Comparative Evidence From Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Int J Health Serv. 2019 Jul;49(3):476-515 Authors: Heggebø K, Buffel V Abstract Higher employment rates among vulnerable groups is an important policy goal; it is therefore vital to examine which social policies, or mix of policies, are best able to incorporate vulnerable groups - such as people with ill health - into the labor market. We examine whether 2 "flexicurity" countries, Denmark and the Netherlands, have ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Obituary.
Authors: PMID: 31180822 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Social Inequalities in Following Official Guidelines on Healthy Diet During the Period of Economic Crisis in Spain.
This article aims to analyze trends in inequalities related to adherence to government guidelines concerning healthy diet during the period of economic crisis based on the data obtained from the National Health Surveys conducted by the National Statistics Institute. The approach involves studying first the data from the 2006 survey, shortly before the crisis, and then comparing these with the data from the 2011-2012 survey. Applying models of logistic regression shows that certain social inequalities were accentuated by the crisis. However, the general and widespread pattern of eating habits does not disappear in times of ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Fear, Boldness, and Familiarity: The Therapeutic Landscapes of Undocumented Latina Immigrants in Atlanta, Georgia.
Authors: Lane R Abstract Drawing from 56 semi-structured interviews, this article details how undocumented Latina immigrants living in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2013 cultivated health and well-being in an insecure environment. In addition to the myriad challenges that immigrants face in accessing health care in their new communities, undocumented immigrants living in Atlanta at that time faced the legal barrier presented by Georgia's new "show me your papers" law, which imbued public space with the risk of deportation for those who are undocumented. This law complicated health care access by making the trip to...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Regional Inequalities in Maternal and Neonatal Health Services in Iraq and Syria From 2000 to 2011.
Authors: Abdulrahim S, Bousmah MA Abstract We analyze regional inequalities in access to maternal and neonatal health services in Iraq and Syria during the period 2000-2011, before the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS. Utilizing nationally representative survey data (Iraq 2000, 2006, 2011; Syria 2006, 2009), we examine changes in the rate of babies weighed at birth and women delivering at home. We calculate 4 regional inequality indicators: (1) extremal quotient, (2) interquartile quotient, (3) coefficient of variation, and (4) systematic component of variation. Despite national improvements in bot...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Intercapitalist Maneuvers and the ICD-10 Transition: The Instrumental Role of the State in the Corporate Governance of U.S. Health Care.
This article traces the ICD-10 transition using the concept of the corporate governance of health care, attending to the role the state plays in mediating intercapitalist maneuvers. The ICD-10 was not a simple top-down declaration originating in a neutral state. Rather, it was produced and modified through lobbying efforts on the part of various stakeholders who, along with their competitors, would be affected by the transition in differential ways. The health information technology industry, in particular, stood to gain the most from this transition, at the expense of other capitalist players. An examination of the interc...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Commercial Health Care Financing: The Cause of U.S., Dutch, and Swiss Health Systems Inefficiency?
This article evaluates the performance of 3 industrialized nations that have pursued market-based financing models, focusing on equity in access to care, care quality, health status, and efficiency. It then assesses the consistency of the findings with those of different research teams. Using secondary data obtained from a semi-structured review of articles from 2000 to 2017, we discuss the hypothesis that commercial health care insurance is detrimental to accessing professional health care and to population health status. The results show that in 2010 the unmet care needs of both poor and rich Americans exceeded those of ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Increasing Risks for Armed Conflict: Climate Change, Food and Water Insecurity, and Forced Displacement.
Authors: Levy BS Abstract The interrelated factors of climate change, decreased access to freshwater, and forced displacement are heightening the risk of armed conflict. Higher temperatures and extremes of precipitation are contributing to food and water insecurity, forced displacement, and sociopolitical tensions. Health professionals can help to address these problems through education, advocacy, and other activities that aim to mitigate and adapt to climate change and minimize the risk of armed conflict. PMID: 31027434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Leveling the Social Gradient in Health at the Local Level: Applying the Gradient Equity Lens to Norwegian Local Public Health Policy.
Authors: Fosse E, Sherriff N, Helgesen M Abstract The gradient in health inequalities reflects a relationship between health and social circumstance demonstrating that health worsens as you move down the socioeconomic scale. Norway's Public Health Act (PHA) specifically aims to tackle the gradient by addressing the social determinants of health. In this article, we draw on data from 2 studies that investigated how municipalities in Norway deal with these challenges. In doing so, we apply theoretical perspectives, as defined in the Gradient Evaluation Framework (GEF), to analyze the implementation of the PHA at the ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Demographic Causes of Conflict and Their Implications for Public Health.
Authors: Hessel P Abstract Although levels of violence have declined, exposure to conflict, unfortunately, remains a common feature of many people's lives. While "demography is not destiny," demographic factors have been widely discussed as potential causes for conflict. This essay discusses the implications of two demographic megatrends - population growth and aging - on the future risk for conflict and their wider implications for public health and health care systems. PMID: 31003585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

On the World Health Organization's Neglect of the Role of Medical Doctors in Its Conception and Practice of Primary Health Care.
Authors: Litsios S Abstract Primary health care (PHC) emerged in the early 1970s as WHO's response to the failure of its basic health services approach. The Soviet Union succeeded in getting WHO's governing bodies to agree to hold an international conference on PHC, a conference that was held in Alma-Ata, the capital of the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, in September 1978. In 1975, Dr. Halfdan Mahler, WHO's charismatic director-general, introduced the goal of "health for all" (HFA) by the year 2000. Alma-Ata declared PHC as the key for achieving HFA. Although WHO had promoted the involvement of medical sc...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

U.S. Health Care in the Trump Era: A Data Update.
We present a summary of recent studies and data regarding the state of health and health care in the United States. Health care remains unaffordable to many Americans, including many with insurance. Health outcomes are stagnating or deteriorating. Police killings disproportionately target minority men. The search for profits from prescription drug companies, medical device firms, and for-profit medical providers places patients at risk. The public Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs, which increasingly subcontract with private managed care insurers, now account for the majority of private insurers' total business. Ins...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

A 5-Year Retrospective Analysis of Legal Intervention Injuries and Mortality in Illinois.
Authors: Holloway-Beth A, Rubin R, Joshi K, Murray LR, Friedman L Abstract There has been a public outcry for the accountability of law enforcement agents who kill and injure citizens. Epidemiological surveillance can underscore the magnitude of morbidity and mortality of citizens at the hands of law enforcement. We used hospital outpatient and inpatient databases to conduct a retrospective analysis of legal interventions in Illinois between 2010 and 2015. We calculated injury and mortality rates based on demographics, spatial distribution, and cause of injury. During the study period, 8,384 patients were treated f...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Public-Private Mix in Primary Care Development: The Case of Ireland.
In conclusion, the PCC network has been increasingly implemented by relying on the private sector. This results in a more commercialized network subject to financial risks associated with public-private partnerships. PMID: 30894048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

2018 Reviewer Thank You.
Authors: PMID: 30879426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Public Sector Employment and Population Health: Evidence From the 1980s and Its Contemporary Implications.
This article explores the relationship between public sector employment and population health both theoretically and quantitatively. First, we build a theoretical framework to situate public employment in the literature that explores the link between politics and health. We argue that public employment, as an instrument of pro-redistributive policies in both the labor market and the welfare state, improves equality and ultimately health. Second, based on a cross-country dataset from the 1980s, and by applying regression analysis and outlier identification techniques, we find that population health measured by life expectan...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Occupational Gradients in Work-Related Insecurity and Health: Interrogating the Links.
This study investigates patterns of exposure to work-related insecurity across the occupational hierarchy and whether these contribute to occupational gradients in health outcomes. Drawing on data from a national panel survey of the Canadian workforce, a multilevel growth curve modeling approach is used to examine the relationship between work-insecurity exposures and workers' self-rated health trajectories over 5 years. Findings show that work-related insecurity is associated with declines in self-rated health, although the type of insecurity as well as the magnitude, direction, and duration of the effect varies by occupa...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Why the White Working-class Mortality and Morbidity Is Increasing in the United States: The Importance of the Political Context.
This article analyzes critically the most recent scientific bibliography on the causes of the growth of mortality and morbidity in the white working class of the United States. The methodology used in these studies, and also the insufficient conceptualization of the variables used (such as social class), limits the understanding of the increment of the "diseases of despair" in that sector of the population. This article emphasizes the need to analyze the evolution of the social classes in the United States, and the political determinants that have changed not only the character and composition of that class, but ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

In Defense of Class Wars in Population Health: The New Landscape of Social Class With Bourdieu, Neo-Marxists, and the Kohn/Schooler/Wright Integrative Models.
Authors: Muntaner C, Gunn V Abstract The field of social inequalities in health has been dominated by an individual attributes approach with a small number of indicators, namely occupation, income, and education. We review the weakness of this approach and detail the emergence of sociological alternatives tied to the writings of Bourdieu, Marx, and Weber. A particularly rich theoretical development stems from the integration of Weberian and Marxian approaches, associated with sociologists Melvin Kohn, Carmi Schooler, and Erik Olin Wright. PMID: 30798685 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

International Trade and Health Care in Brazil: An Unpredicted Tale Threatening Health Care Entitlement?
Authors: Santos M, Filippon J, Mendes Á, Kondilis E Abstract The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), established in 1994, has been a key element of market liberalization of health care services. Brazil had the provision of health care services partially protected from international competition until 2015, when a constitutional change opened the national health care market to international provision. We performed a retrospective and prospective policy analysis based on a systematic policy document review, general literature review, and secondary data analysis mapping, describing and analyzing the i...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Financial Crisis in Portugal: Effects in the Health Care Sector.
Authors: Morais Nunes A, Cunha Ferreira D, Campos Fernandes A Abstract Portugal has faced an economic and financial crisis that began circa FY2009 and whose effects are still ongoing. In FY2011, the Portuguese state and the European triumvirate - composed of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank - signed the Memoranda of Understanding. This troika agreement aimed to improve the operational efficiency of public services. This crisis had a considerable impact on the Portuguese citizens' life and productivity, as well as on the public health care system. Cuts over publ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Pharmaceutical Industry Funding of Health Consumer Groups in Australia: A Cross-sectional Analysis.
This study describes the frequency and nature of industry sponsorship of Australian health consumer organizations and examines the link between sponsorship of the most highly funded organizations and manufacturers' requests for public reimbursement of products for related health conditions. We downloaded 130 transparency reports covering the period January 2013 to December 2016 from the website of Medicines Australia and carried out a descriptive analysis. For the most heavily funded organizations and their sponsors, we examined Public Summary Documents of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee to identify relevant...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

What Is Happening in Sweden?
Authors: Burström B Abstract Election to the parliament was held in Sweden on 9 September 2018. None of the traditional political blocks obtained a majority of the vote. The nationalist Sweden Democrats party increased their share of the vote from 13% in 2014 elections to 17% of the vote in 2018. As no traditional political block wants to collaborate with the Sweden Democrats, no new government has yet been formed, more than 2 months after the election. Health care was a prominent issue in the elections. Health care in Sweden is universal and tax-funded, with a strong emphasis on equity. However, recent reform...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Does the Patent Linkage System Prolong Effective Market Exclusivity? Recent Evidence From the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in Korea.
This study evaluated the effect of the patent linkage system, fully introduced by the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in 2015, on patent challenges and the effective market exclusivity of new medicines in Korea. We used pharmaceutical approval data and pharmaceutical litigation data to detect new medicines and their counterparts, to collect patent challenges against new medicines, and to calculate effective market exclusivity for new medicines. Then, a nonparametric event history model was applied to statistically explain the duration of the market exclusivity of new medicines. Between 2007 and 2011, a total of 94 new medi...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Revisiting the Income Inequality Hypothesis With 292 OECD Regional Units.
Authors: Kim KT Abstract The income inequality hypothesis on the relationship between income inequality and population health has been debated for decades Disagreement exists on the hypothesis because empirical findings have reached inconsistent conclusions. At the cross-national level, the limited number of industrialized nations has created a chronic small-N problem for statistical analyses of the hypothesis. The OECD regional database containing statistics of hundreds of regional units can provide a breakthrough and is used for the first time for multiple regression in this article. It is found that income inequ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Health Canada's Use of its Notice of Compliance With Conditions Drug Approval Policy: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis.
Authors: Lexchin J Abstract Health Canada has developed its Notice of Compliance with conditions (NOC/c) policy to get promising new drugs for serious diseases to market faster than would be possible through its standard approval process. Companies can receive an NOC/c for a new drug or a new indication based on incomplete evidence in return for agreeing to conduct post-market studies. This paper investigates the additional therapeutic gain from drugs approved under this policy, the percent of drugs that have fulfilled their conditions, and the length of time for fulfillment. From the inception of the policy in 199...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - December 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Uneven Foci of Work Disability Research Across Cause-based and Comprehensive Social Security Systems.
Authors: MacEachen E, Varatharajan S, Du B, Bartel E, Ekberg K Abstract This scoping review identified what kinds of work disability policy issues are critiqued in articles published in countries with cause-based versus comprehensive welfare systems. Drawing on a review of work disability policy research, we identified 74 English-language, peer-reviewed articles that focused on program adequacy and design. Articles on cause-based systems dwelled on system fairness and policies of proof of entitlement, while those on comprehensive systems focused more on system design complexities relating to worker inclusion and sc...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Reducing Health Inequalities: Comparison of Survival After Acute Myocardial Infarction According to Health Provider in Chile.
Authors: Alonso F, Nazzal C, Cerecera F, Ojeda JI Abstract Health inequalities are marked in Chile. To address this situation, a health reform was implemented in 2005 that guarantees acute myocardial infarction (AMI) health care for the entire population. We evaluated if the health reform changed AMI early and long-term survival rates by hospital provider (public/private) using a longitudinal population-based study of patients ≥15 years with a first AMI in Chile between 2002 and 2011. Time trends and early (within 28 days) and long-term (29-365 days) survival by age were assessed. We identified 59,557 patients: ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - November 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research