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Private Health Insurance and the European Union
Research has paid little attention to date on how European Union law and regulation affect both the public-private mix in healthcare and the organization of private health insurance as an industry. Filling this gap, this collective book provides insights on the political economy of EU insurance regu...
Structural and Functional Studies of MraY, a membrane enzyme essential for the bacterial peptidoglycan Biosynthesis
The growing emergence of multiresistance of pathogenic bacteria to currently used antibiotics is a major public health problem that requires the development of new therapeutic compounds and the identification and exploitation of novel targets. In this context, we undertook the biochemical and struct...
Challenges between academic life and breastfeeding: A systematic review
Este estudo objetivou realizar uma busca de artigos publicados entre 2015 a 2020, que possuíssem como abordagem analisar as ações promovidas pelas instituições de nível superior em auxilio à mãe estudante na conciliação das demandas acadêmicas e a amamentação. Foram selecionados 15 estudos que apres...
World Health Organization Estimates of the Relative Contributions of Food to the Burden of Disease Due to Selected Foodborne Hazards : A Structured Expert Elicitation (Volume 11, Number 1)
The Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) was established in 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases (FBDs). This estimation is complicated because most of the hazards causing FBD are not transmitted solely by food; most...
Census of Governments, 1972: Government Employment and Finance Files
This study contains economic and employment data for governmental units in states, cities, towns, counties, school districts, and special districts in the United States in 1972. The employment data provide information on the number and functions of full-time and part-time government employees, retir...
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The role of faith-based health professions schools in Cameroon’s health system
Faith-based health professions schools contribute to the training of staff in many Sub-Saharan African countries. Yet little is known about these actors, their role in the health system, potential comparative advantages and challenges faced. This is a qualitative study drawing on 24 qualitative inte...
Transforming Health Care in Remote Communities: report on an international conference
"An international conference titled 'Transforming Health Care in Remote Communities' was held at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Canada, April 28–30, 2016. The event was organized by the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, in partnership with the Institute for Circumpolar Health...
The Spatial Distribution and Optimization of Medical and Health Land from the Perspective of Public Service Equalization: A Case Study of Urumqi City
From the two aspects of land quantity and spatial distribution, this article studies the existing problems and ideas for optimizing the supply of medical and health (M&H) land for municipal units to promote an equal supply of urban public services. Method: The existing problems were explored with th...
The design of insurance coverage for medical products under imperfect competition
This paper studies the design of health insurance with ex post moral hazard, when there is imperfect competition in the market for the medical product. Various scenarios, such as monopoly pricing, price negotiation or horizontal differentiation are considered. The insurance contract specifies two ty...
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices on hypertension in a country in epidemiological transition.
Assessment of knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) is a crucial element of hypertension control, but little information is available from developing countries where hypertension has lately been recognized as a major health problem. Therefore, we examined KAP on hypertension in a random sample o...
Chapter 5 Is Preventive Detention Morally Worse than Quarantine?
Preventive detention shares many features with the quarantine measures sometimes employed in the context of infectious disease control. Both interventions involve imposing constraints on freedom of movement and association. Both interventions are standardly undeserved: in quarantine, the detained in...
Cooperation in Latin America: the scientific psychology network
This study investigated some aspects of a cooperative network aimed at Latin American Psychology. The study was based on documental data available to the public. The network included 262 researchers from Latin America and 38 from other countries, since the network supports researchers from other con...
What results can be expected from the agenda for aid effectiveness?
Latent deleterious effects of binge drinking over a short period of time revealed only by electrophysiological measures
BACKGROUND: Episodic excessive alcohol consumption (i.e., binge drinking) is now considered to be a major public health problem, but whereas short-and long-term harmful consequences of this behaviour are clearly established at medical, social and cognitive levels, the cerebral correlates of these im...
Global health and the new world order
What does global health stem from, when is it born, how does it relate to the contemporary world order? This book explores the origins of global health, a new regime of health intervention in countries of the global South, born around 1990. It proposes an encompassing view of the transition from int...
Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A), 2001
The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides annual data on the number and characteristics of persons admitted to public and private substance abuse treatment programs that receive...
High-sorption terpyridine–graphene oxide hybrid for the efficient removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater
International audience Pollution of wastewater with heavy metal-ions represents one of the most severe environmental problems associated with societal development. To overcome this issue, the design of new, highly efficient systems capable of removing such toxic species, hence to purify water, is of...
1.10-P15. Health providers in France: how do they find a way to meet migrants' needs?
International audience Background:The Mig-HealthCare project aims to strengthen a community based care model to minimise health inequalities and improve the integration of vulnerable migrants and refugees into local communities. The project is funded by the European Commission for three years and ha...
Bordetella pertussis Strains Circulating in Europe in 1999 to 2004 as Determined by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis.
Clinical isolates of Bordetella pertussis collected during the year 2004 (n=153) in eight European countries, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and UK, were analyzed by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) and compared with isolates from 1999 (n=102). The 255 iso...
Psychosocial risk assessment: French validation of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ)
International audience This study presents a French version of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) and analyses its psychometric properties for the purpose of validation. The questionnaire assesses psychosocial risk factors at work. The French questionnaire (derived from the Danish sh...
Assessment of Sustainability Using a Synthetic Index
Anticoagulant therapy for symptomatic calf deep vein thrombosis (CACTUS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
The efficacy and safety of anticoagulant treatment is not established for patients with acute symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the calf. We aimed to assess whether therapeutic anticoagulation is superior to placebo in patients with symptomatic calf DVT. In this randomised, double-blind, pla...
Factors associated with body image dissatisfaction in Portuguese adolescents: obesity, sports activity and TV watching
This cross - sectional study intended to determine the prevalence of body image dissatisfaction and associated factors in Portuguese adolescents (N=529, 10 - 18 years, 53.7% male and 46.3% female). The prevalence of body dissatisfaction (estimated through Collins's silhouettes) was 58%. Multivariate...
Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2003 [United States]
The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) was administered for the first time in 1997 by the United States Bureau of the Census, for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). CJRP replaced the Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and S...
Family perspectives on a proper medical treatment for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states
Whenever the legitimacy of a new or ethically contentious medical intervention is considered, a range of influences will determine whether the treatment becomes accepted as lawful medical treatment. The development and introduction of abortion, organ donation, gender reassignment, and non-therapeuti...