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Leon Bijlmakers
Radboud University Nijmegen
Public healthNursingHealth careHealth services researchMedicine
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#1Chiara Pittalis (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 2
#2Ruairi Brugha (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 37
Last. Jakub Gajewski (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 4
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OBJECTIVES: Reliable referral systems are essential to the functionality and efficiency of the wider health care system in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly in surgery as the disease burden is growing while resources remain constrained and unevenly distributed. Yet, this is a critically under-researched area. This study aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of surgical referral systems in a LMIC, Malawi, with a view to shedding light on this important aspect of public ...
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#1Jakub GajewskiH-Index: 4
#2Chiara PittalisH-Index: 2
Last. Ruairi BrughaH-Index: 37
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#1Jakub Gajewski (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 4
#2Nasser Monzer (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
Last. Ruairi Brugha (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 37
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INTRODUCTION: Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have adopted task shifting of surgical responsibilities to non-physician clinicians (NPCs) as a solution to address workforce shortages. There is resistance to delegating surgical procedures to NPCs due to concerns about their surgical skills and lack of supervision systems to ensure safety and quality of care provided. This study aimed to explore the effects of a new supervision model implemented in Zambia to improve the delivery of health serv...
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#1Vivian Reckers-Droog (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 1
#2Maarten JansenH-Index: 5
Last. Job van Exel (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 28
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Abstract A deliberative citizens panel was held to obtain insight into criteria considered relevant for healthcare priority setting in the Netherlands. Our aim was to examine whether and how panel participation influenced participants’ views on this topic. Participants (n = 24) deliberated on eight reimbursement cases in September/October, 2017. Using Q methodology, we identified three distinct viewpoints before (T0) and after (T1) panel participation. At T0, viewpoint 1 emphasised that access t...
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#1Leon Bijlmakers (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 8
#2Maarten Jansen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 5
Last. Rob Baltussen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Background Some studies in the Netherlands have gauged public views on principles for health care priority setting, but they fall short of comprehensively explaining the public disapproval of several recent reimbursement decisions. Objective To obtain insight into citizens’ preferences and identify the criteria they would propose for decisions pertaining to the benefits package of basic health insurance. Methods Twenty-four Dutch citizens were selected for participation in a Citizen For...
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#1Felix SayinzogaH-Index: 5
Last. Leon BijlmakersH-Index: 8
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Objective To obtain the perspectives of health professionals and community health workers on factors that determine health service coverage and maternal health outcomes so as to understand variations between districts.
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#1Maarten Jansen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 5
#2Leon Bijlmakers (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 8
Last. Henk Broekhuizen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 2
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#1Jakub Gajewski (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 4
#2Mweene CheeloH-Index: 2
Last. Ruairi Brugha (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 37
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Background The global shortage of surgeons disproportionately impacts low- and middle-income countries. To mitigate this, Zambia introduced a ‘task-shifting’ solution and started to train non-physician clinicians (NPCs) called medical licentiates (ML) to perform surgery. The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to assess their contribution to the delivery of surgical care in rural hospitals in Zambia.
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#1Mojtaba Nouhi (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
#2Leon Bijlmakers (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 8
Last. Alireza Olyaeemanesh (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)H-Index: 5
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#1Leon Bijlmakers (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 8
#2Maike Wientjes (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Last. Jakub Gajewski (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Having to pay out-of-pocket for health care can be prohibitive and even cause financial catastrophe for patients, especially those with low and irregular incomes. Health services at Government-owned hospitals in Malawi are provided free of charge but patients do incur costs when they access facilities and some of them forego income. This research paper presents findings on the direct and indirect expenditure incurred by patients who underwent hernia surgery at district and ce...
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