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Background Implementation of the Norwegian government’s Coordination Reform (2012) aims to decentralise health care services from centralised hospitals to local communities. Radiological services in Norway are mainly organised in hospitals, because of the significant financial and human resource demands engendered by the need for advanced technological equipment, and specialised staff. Some selected conventional x-ray services have been decentralised into rural communities. The purpose of this s...
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) establishes a right to legal capacity for all people, including those with support needs. People with disabilities have a legal right to be given the appropriate supports to make informed decisions in all aspects of their lives, including health. In Ireland, the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act (2015) ratifies the Convention and has established a legal framework for Assisted Decision Making (ADM). The main p...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is preventable through lifestyle intervention. Diabetes prevention programmes (DPPs) aim to deliver prevention-based behaviour change interventions to reduce incidence. Such programmes vary from usual primary care in terms of where, how, and by whom they are delivered. Implementation is therefore likely to face new commissioning, incentive and delivery challenges. We report on the implementation of a national DPP in NHS England, and identify lessons learned in addressing...
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#2Lars BengtssonH-Index: 17
Last.Maria Engström (Uppsala University)H-Index: 18
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Background Lean is commonly adopted in healthcare to increase quality of care and efficiency. Few studies of Lean involve staff-related outcomes, and few have a longitudinal design. Thus, the aim was to examine the extent to which changes over time in Lean maturity are associated with changes over time in care-giving, thriving and exhaustion, as perceived by staff, with a particular emphasis on the extent to which job demands and job resources, as perceived by staff, have a moderated mediation e...
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#1Tormod Rimehaug (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 5
#2Karianne Framstad Holden (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Last.Marit S. Indredavik (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 25
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Backgrounds In 2009, the prevention service “Familieambulatoriet” (FA) was established in three pilot hospital areas offering psychosocial support and health monitoring to parents in high risk regarding mental health and substance use, for the purpose of preventing child mental health and developmental problems through preschool years. This study selected new-born health as a preliminary endpoint for evaluation of population effects in three pilot areas, utilizing national statistics for birth c...
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Last.Predrag Duric (Queen Margaret University)H-Index: 3
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Tanzania remains among the countries with the highest burden of infectious diseases (notably HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis) during pregnancy. In response, the country adopted World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest antenatal care (ANC) guidelines which recommend comprehensive services including diagnostic screening and treatment for pregnant women during antenatal. However, as Tanzania makes efforts to scale up these services under the existing health system resources, it is crucial to understa...
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#1Philip Smith (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2Tsidiso Tolla (UCT: University of Cape Town)
Last.Linda-Gail Bekker (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 67
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Background The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic is growing rapidly among South African adolescents and young adults (AYA). Although HIV counselling and testing, HIV prevention and treatment options are widely available, many AYA delay health-seeking until illness occurs, demonstrating a need for youth responsive, integrated sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS). While feasibility and cost-effectiveness have been evaluated, acceptability of mobile clinics among AYA has yet to ...
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#1Tchadine Djaogol (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)
#2Marion Coste (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 1
Last.Sylvie Boyer (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 18
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In countries where hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic, including Senegal, the World Health Organization recommends systematic HBV screening of pregnant women and vaccination at birth to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). This study investigated healthcare workers’ (HCW) knowledge and practices regarding HBV prevention and care in the rural region of Fatick in Senegal, as well as challenges they faced in implementing prevention activities related to HBV MTCT. A mixed-methods survey was ...
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#1Soheila Naghavi (KMU: Kerman Medical University)
#2Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani (KMU: Kerman Medical University)H-Index: 4
Last.Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi (KMU: Kerman Medical University)H-Index: 3
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Background Non-compliance with prescribed treatment is an important cause of preventable mortality and economic burden. Recognition of the factors for non-compliance with the therapeutic orders of specialists from the perspective of patients and health care providers sheds more light on the issue for policymakers and stakeholders. The current study aimed at determining the factors for non-compliance with therapeutic orders in outpatient clinics in Kerman, Iran.
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#1Stephen E. Roberts (Swansea University)H-Index: 28
#2Ann John (Swansea University)H-Index: 17
Last.John G Williams (Swansea University)H-Index: 28
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Background To establish which major disorders are susceptible to increased mortality following acute admissions on weekends, compared with week days, and how this may be explained.
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