Health Impact Assessment (HIA): A Comparative Case Study of Sri Lanka and Wales: What Can a Developing Country Learn From the Welsh HIA System?
Authors: Walpita YN, Green L Abstract The health impact assessment (HIA) is increasingly recognized around the world as an effective governance tool to incorporate Health in All Policies to address the wider determinants of health. However, it is still poorly recognized and practiced in many developing countries, including Sri Lanka, where its applicability is most appropriate considering the complexity of social determinants of health and inequalities. This comparative case study aimed to explore the barriers for implementation of HIA in Sri Lanka in the areas of supportive policy framework, institutional infrastr...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 16, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Recognition Investigation of Community Pharmacists Implementing Good Pharmacy Practice in Korea.
This study aimed to verify, for the first time, the need for Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) regulations as guidelines to provide pharmaceutical care services in community pharmacies in Korea. Statistical analyses were performed with demographic characteristics, institutional factors, and diversity factors of 3 pharmaceutical care services as independent variables and the favorability of GPP implementation as a dependent variable. In assessing the diversity of methods of providing pharmaceutical care services as an indicator of willingness to provide these services, this study understood such diversity as an innovative behavi...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 16, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Ethics of Health: Giovanni Berlinguer's Contribution to Building a Fairer Society.
This article addresses some elements of the work of Giovanni Berlinguer in the field of social medicine, namely the relationship between science and society, on one hand, and bioethics, on the other. Berlinguer's work in these domains centers around the right to health for the popular classes and the concerns of bioethics. My aim is to highlight Berlinguer's effort to connect medical and bioethical issues within his own political vision of a more just society. PMID: 32659169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 14, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Addressing Racial Biases in Medicine: A Review of the Literature, Critique, and Recommendations.
This article reviews the literature on racism in medicine in the United States and reflects on the persistent barriers to diminishing racial biases in the U.S. health care system. Espoused strategies for decreasing racial disparities and reducing racial biases among physicians are critiqued, and recommendations are offered. Those recommendations include increasing the number of minority students in medical school, using Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the model for medical school preparation; revamping the teaching of cultural competence; ensuring the quality of non-clinical staff; and reducing the risk of ...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Inequality Set in Concrete: Physical Resources Available for Care at Hospitals Serving People of Color and Other U.S. Hospitals.
This study seeks to determine whether hospitals serving people of color in the United States have lesser physical assets than other hospitals. With data on 4,476 Medicare-participating hospitals in the United States, we defined those in the top decile of the share of black and Hispanic Medicare inpatients as "black-serving" and "Hispanic-serving," respectively. Using 2017 Medicare cost reports and American Hospital Association data, we compared the capital assets (value of land, buildings, and equipment), as well as the availability of capital-intensive services at these and other hospitals, adjusted fo...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The U.S. Health Care System on the Eve of the Covid-19 Epidemic: A Summary of Recent Evidence on Its Impaired Performance.
Authors: Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S Abstract Four decades of neoliberal health policies have left the United States with a health care system that prioritizes the profits of large corporate actors, denies needed care to tens of millions, is extraordinarily fragmented and inefficient, and was ill prepared to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment system has long rewarded hospitals for providing elective surgical procedures to well-insured patients while penalizing those providing the most essential and urgent services, causing hospital revenues to plummet as elective procedures were cancelled during the pande...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - July 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Drug Promotion in India Since 2000: Problems Remain.
This article begins with an analysis of the therapeutic value of medications on the Indian market because, by definition, if a drug has no therapeutic value or has a negative benefit-to-harm ratio, then any promotion of that drug is inappropriate. It then examines 2 Indian case studies: drug promotion in Mumbai and the misuse of the World Health Organization logo in promotion. Next it describes specific types of promotion: advertisements in medical journals, brochures, and pamphlets; the actions of sales representatives; and the content of continuing medical education courses and medical conferences. The next sections exam...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

2018 Reviewer Thank You.
Authors: PMID: 32519596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

COVID-19 and US Health Financing: Perils and Possibilities.
Authors: Gaffney A, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S Abstract While the COVID-19 pandemic presents every nation with challenges, the United States' underfunded public health infrastructure, fragmented medical care system, and inadequate social protections impose particular impediments to mitigating and managing the outbreak. Years of inadequate funding of the nation's federal, state, and local public health agencies, together with mismanagement by the Trump administration, hampered the early response to the epidemic. Meanwhile, barriers to care faced by uninsured and underinsured individuals in the United States could...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Does Health Insurance Lead to Improvement of Health Status Among Chinese Rural Adults? Evidence From the China Family Panel Studies.
This study demonstrates that NRCMS enrollment has had a significant and positive effect on the self-assessed and mental health of rural adults, and the health effect shows significant age and income disparities. Moreover, the positive health effect may result from 2 channels, including the increase of health services utilization and the fact that adults with NRCMS are more likely to seek health care in lower-level medical institutions. PMID: 32517568 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Early Warnings: The Lessons of COVID-19 for Public Health Climate Preparedness.
Authors: Sheehan MC, Fox MA Abstract The early 2020 response to COVID-19 revealed major gaps in public health systems around the world as many were overwhelmed by a quickly-spreading new coronavirus. While the critical task at hand is turning the tide on COVID-19, this pandemic serves as a clarion call to governments and citizens alike to ensure public health systems are better prepared to meet the emergencies of the future, many of which will be climate-related. Learning from the successes as well as the failures of the pandemic response provides some guidance. We apply several recommendations of a recent World He...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Obituary.
Authors: PMID: 32519595 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - June 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Survival in Adversity: Trends in Mortality Among Blacks in the United States, 1900-2010.
Authors: Hahn RA Abstract The goal of this study was to analyze trends in black age-adjusted mortality rates (AADR) from 1900 through 2010 and to propose explanations. Analyses included a descriptive study of trends in AADR from major causes for blacks and age-specific all-cause mortality at each decade. In 1900, all-cause AADRs were higher for blacks than whites. Over the century, differences decreased substantially. Reductions mortality were greatest among young people, lowest among older adults. Deaths from infectious diseases showed the greatest decrease. Heart disease mortality among blacks increased from 1920...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Small-for-Gestational-Age Births Before and During the Economic Crisis: An Ecologic Study of Trends in 13 Spanish Cities.
The objective of this study was to analyze socioeconomic inequalities in small-for-gestational-age (SGA) births before and during the Spanish economic crisis. We conducted an ecological study of trends based on 2 periods before the crisis (1999-2003 and 2004-2008) and another during the crisis (2009-2013). The study population was Spanish women resident in 13 cities who had given birth during 1999-2013. The prevalence of SGA was calculated for each census tract. A hierarchical Bayesian model was used to obtain the prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% credible intervals (CI). We analyzed the association between SGA and socioeconom...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Consequences of Neoliberalism in the Current Pandemic.
This article analyzes how the neoliberal policies, such as the politics of austerity (with considerable cuts to social policy expenditures including medical care and public health services) and the privatization of health services, imposed by many governments on both sides of the North Atlantic, considerably weakened the capacity of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in Italy, Spain, and the United States. PMID: 32380877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 9, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health.
Authors: Waitzkin H Abstract Deepening crises now affect not only the capitalist health system in the United States, but also the national health programs of countries that have achieved universal access to services. In our recent collaborative book, Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health, we analyze these changing structural conditions and argue that the struggle toward viable national health programs now must become part of a struggle to move beyond capitalism. Privatization, cutbacks in public-sector services and institutions, and public subsidization of private profit-making throug...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 8, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Impacts of Absolute and Relative Income on Self-Rated Health in Urban and Rural China.
This study aims to assess the impacts of absolute and relative income on self-rated health (SRH) of residents in rural and urban China. Data were derived from the China Health and Nutrition Survey. Three distinct measures of relative income were considered (Gini coefficient, Yitzhaki index, and Deaton index) and computed for 3 geographic units (nation, province, and community). Nonlinear dynamic models for panel data were employed to test the absolute and relative income hypotheses. Absolute income was significantly associated with SRH among urban and rural populations. Relative income, as measured by the Gini coefficient,...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - May 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

For-Profit Nursing Homes in the Netherlands: What Factors Explain Their Rise?
Authors: Bos A, Kruse FM, Jeurissen PPT PMID: 32276563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 12, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

A World of False Promises: International Labour Organization, World Health Organization, and the Plea of Workers Under Neoliberalism.
Authors: LaDou J PMID: 32276564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 12, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Opioid Epidemic: Task-Shifting in Health Care and the Case for Access to Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs.
Authors: Jozaghi E PMID: 32268811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies.
Authors: Rook JM, Fox JA, Feuerbach AM, Blum JR, Henschen BL, Oot AR, Pierce JB, Davey CS, Winkelman TNA PMID: 32268812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Present and Future of eHealth in Spain From a Health Management Perspective.
Authors: Cernadas Ramos A, Barral Buceta B, Fernández da Silva Á, Bouzas-Lorenzo R, Garaikoetxea Iturriria A PMID: 32237961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - April 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Rise and Fall of the Neurotic Housewife: Patient Sex in Psychotropic Drug Advertising to Physicians 1946-1990.
Authors: Lexchin J, Rasmussen N PMID: 32212892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Health Inequities and the Shifting Paradigms of Food Security, Food Insecurity, and Food Sovereignty.
Authors: Borras AM, Mohamed FA PMID: 32200687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

We Need Strong Public Health Care to Contain the Global Corona Pandemic.
Authors: De Ceukelaire W, Bodini C PMID: 32188308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

What Should Be the Objective of an Emancipatory Project?
Authors: Navarro V PMID: 32178561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - March 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Access to Controlled Medicines in Low-Income Countries: Listening to Stakeholders in the Field.
Authors: Vitry A, Forte G, White J PMID: 32098570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Analysis of Regional Palliative Care Strategies: Do Health Policies Influence the Development of Assistance Coverage?
Authors: Sánchez-Gutiérrez ME, Sanz Rubiales Á, Flores Pérez LA, Del-Valle Rivero ML, Simó-Martínez RM PMID: 32089053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Making Single-Payer Reform Work for Behavioral Health Care: Lessons From Canada and the United States.
Authors: Rochefort DA PMID: 32089054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

The Role of Social Movements in Strengthening Health Systems: The Experience of the National Health Forum in El Salvador (2009-2018).
Authors: León M, Jiménez M, Vidal N, Bermúdez K, De Vos P PMID: 32075483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 22, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Concealed Infant Deaths in Turkey and Regional Inequality.
Authors: Hamzaoglu O PMID: 32065004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Structuring Sustainable Universal Health Care in South Africa.
Authors: Valiani S PMID: 32052683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Inequalities Between Migrants and Non-Migrants in Accessing and Using Health Services in Greece During an Era of Economic Hardship.
Authors: Kaitelidou D, Galanis P, Economou C, Mladovsky P, Siskou O, Sourtzi P PMID: 32028832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 8, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights Within NAFTA 1.0: Implications for NAFTA 2.0 and for Democratic (Health) Governance in Canada.
Authors: Mohamed FA, Chaufan C PMID: 32019396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 7, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Pharmaceutical Price and Spending Controls in France: Lessons for the United States.
Authors: Rodwin MA PMID: 32000577 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - February 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Association Between Informal Employment and Health Status and the Role of the Working Conditions in Spain.
Authors: Montero-Moraga JM, Benavides FG, Lopez-Ruiz M PMID: 31902288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 8, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Does Trade Liberalization Improve Public Health? The Effect of Free Trade Agreements and Multilateralism in Pharmaceutical Sector in India.
Authors: Archana V PMID: 31898471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Do Free Trade Agreements Matter to Drug Lag? Recent Evidence From Korea After the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Authors: Son KB PMID: 31898472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - January 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Telling Medical Professionals About Victimization by Intimate Partner: Analysis of Women Surviving Intimate Partner Violence.
Authors: Cheng TC, Lo CC PMID: 31865858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - December 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Turkish Scientist Gets 15-Month Sentence for Publishing Environmental Study.
Authors: PMID: 31840575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - December 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

A Celebration of Half a Century's Dedication to Relevance and Scholarship. A Note From the Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Professor Vicente Navarro.
Authors: Navarro V PMID: 31840576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - December 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

Distribution of Health Care Resources in Austria - Inequality Assessment of Different Health Care Resources at Different Points in Time.
Authors: Sommersguter-Reichmann M, Reichmann G PMID: 31821771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - December 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

"Thank You for Listening": An Exploratory Study Regarding the Lived Experience and Perception of Medical Errors Among Those Who Receive Care.
"Thank You for Listening": An Exploratory Study Regarding the Lived Experience and Perception of Medical Errors Among Those Who Receive Care. Int J Health Serv. 2019 Dec 09;:20731419893036 Authors: Terry D, Kim JA, Gilbert J, Jang S, Nguyen H PMID: 31816256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Health Services)
Source: International Journal of Health Services - December 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research

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