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#1Katherine Smith (University of Strathclyde)H-Index: 31
#2Anna Macintyre (University of Strathclyde)H-Index: 3
Last. Gillian Fergie (University of Glasgow)H-Index: 9
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A substantial body of research describes the distribution, causes and potential reduction of health inequalities, yet little scholarship examines public understandings of these inequalities. Existing work is dominated by small-scale, qualitative studies of the experiences of specific communities. As a result, we know very little about what broader publics think about health inequalities; and even less about public views of potential policy responses. This is an important gap since previous resea...
#1Asher Y. Rosinger (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 17
#2Hilary J. Bethancourt (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 6
Last. Alan SchultzH-Index: 6
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Abstract null null Water is critical to health and wellbeing. Studies have theorized that problems with water can become embodied, yet few studies have quantified this. Therefore, we first sought to understand the lowland Bolivian water environment of Tsimane’ forager-horticulturalists. We assessed the water environment holistically, using objective measures of water quality and water services (Joint Monitoring Programme's drinking water services ladder) and subjective measures, including percei...
#1Kannika Damrongplasit (CU: Chulalongkorn University)H-Index: 5
#2Kadir Atalay (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 10
Abstract null null In 2007, Thailand's Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS), one of the three main public health insurers, adopted a new payment mechanism for hospital admission. There has been a shift from fee-for-service toward Diagnostic Related Group (DRG)-based payment that transfers financial risk from the government to health care providers. This study investigates the effects of this policy change on hospital admission, frequency of admission, length of stay (LOS), type of hospit...
#1Amir Shmueli (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)H-Index: 22
Abstract null null While solidarity is at the basis of all social health insurance systems, little has been done to define and analyze it empirically. Equity in the delivery of medical care and progressivity of its finance are socially important, but miss the main principle of social health insurance systems – mutual help. The present study views social solidarity not as a value but as cross-subsidies among individuals, which are necessary to achieve a separation between finance and delivery of ...
#1Tanya Stivers (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 40
#2Rose McCabe (City, University of London)H-Index: 18
Abstract null null We begin by considering the evolving nature of the physician-patient relationship. Research shows that physicians have retained significant authority as health professionals but not to the extent that they had in the golden age of doctoring. Instead, as patient centered care movements gained momentum, patients became empowered through policies and parallel consumer social movements. Patient-centered care advocates envisioned an active patient who would ask questions and voice ...
#1Emmeline Friedman (MSSM: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 1
#2Eliza Burr (JHU: Johns Hopkins University)
Last. Carolyn Sufrin (JHU: Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 10
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Abstract null null People experiencing incarceration in the U.S. have a constitutional right to have access to health care. Yet actualizing this right is constrained by the everyday reality of an environment designed to punish and limit autonomy. The principal means for accessing health care in a carceral facility is for an individual to submit a written request, which then gets handled through the jail's bureaucratic processes. In this paper, we provide quantitative and qualitative analyses of ...
#1Marguerite Marlow (SU: Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 6
#2Hope Christie (University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 7
Last. Mark Tomlinson (QUB: Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 74
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Abstract null null Objective null Reducing alcohol use during pregnancy is a pressing public health priority in Sub-Saharan Africa, but insight into the factors that influence prenatal drinking practices is lacking. This study investigated perceptions of, and motivations for, alcohol consumption during pregnancy and associated practices in a rural district of Lesotho. null null null Methods null A combination of purposive and snowball sampling methods were used to identify pregnant women and mot...
#1Jay Court (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 1
#2Stacy M Carter (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
Last. Kerrie E. Wiley (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 15
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Abstract null null Childhood vaccine refusal is a globally contentious topic, with some jurisdictions addressing it with punitive policies. Media discourse influences how solutions are framed by implying blame – a process known as framing. We examined Australian media discourse on vaccine rejection over a period in which mandatory childhood vaccination policies were discussed and introduced, focusing on the common Australian pejorative term ‘anti-vaxxer’. We mapped frequency of use from January ...
#1Serena Vicario (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 1
#2Marian Peacock (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 9
Last. Paul BissellH-Index: 33
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Alcohol consumption may play an important part in intimate heterosexual relationships, including regulating partners' emotional well-being and sustaining relational bonds. Quantitative studies consistently indicate that women play a prominent role in the informal surveillance of their partners' drinking. This paper aims to contribute to the evidence-base by examining possible meanings and reasons underpinning the surveillance of drinking in the early parenting period. In doing so, we draw from t...
#1Chikosa Ngwira (University of London)H-Index: 1
#2Susannah H. Mayhew (University of London)H-Index: 33
Last. Eleanor Hutchinson (University of London)H-Index: 13
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Despite a large literature on integration of health services, there is a dearth of scholarship assessing service integration in its totality at the community level. Similarly, across the wide evidence base on community health workers (CHWs), there is little that analyses the ways in which they interact with both formal and informal structures and how these interactions shape their agency and ultimately the delivery of integrated services. A better understanding of agency in the work of CHWs woul...
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