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#2Jannat Ara Disha (National Heart Foundation of Australia)
Last. Tasnim NafisaH-Index: 1
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With a fragile healthcare system, Bangladesh, much like other countries in South East Asia, struggled during the early days of COVID-19 pandemic. In following months several encouraging initiatives were undertaken including nationwide lockdown, maintaining social distancing and setting up COVID-19 dedicated laboratories and hospitals. Despite fear of an escalation in COVID-19 transmission during the winter months like their European counterparts, fortunately infection rates subsided and Banglade...
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#2Lucy Gilson (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 67
Last. Uta Lehmann (UWC: University of the Western Cape)H-Index: 19
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The Western Cape province was the early epicentre of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in South Africa and on the African continent. In this short article we report on an initiative set up within the provincial Department of Health early in the pandemic to facilitate collective learning and support for health workers and managers across the health system, emphasising the importance of leadership, systems resilience, nonhierarchical learning and connectedness. These strategies included regula...
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#1AbdAlrahman Magdy Said Fayed (Alexandria University)
#2Shymaa Mahmoud Youssef Elshoura (Alexandria University)
Last. Rasha A. Mosallam (Alexandria University)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND Governance is a system that ensures and promotes accountability and responsibility toward stakeholders. The present study aims to compare the governance structures and practices in for-profit and non-for profit hospitals in Alexandria, Egypt. METHODS The study is a descriptive cross sectional study in which Chief Executive officers (CEOs) in all hospitals in Alexandria Governorate were interviewed. A predesigned questionnaire was used in the interview that is composed of four section....
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COVID-19 has reinforced the centrality of health workers at the core of a well performing and resilient health system. It has concomitantly exposed the risks of staffing and skills shortages and the importance of protecting the health workforce. The present commentary focuses on highlighting some of the lessons learnt, challenges and future needs of the health workforce in Europe in the context of COVID-19. During the pandemic innovative and flexible approaches were implemented to meet increasin...
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Ye and Zhang used inappropriate search keywords, databases, and methods published a bibliometric paper in the International Journal of Health Planning and Management. The comment pointed out the problems, evidence, and improved methods of the study. The authors missed many medication-adherence documents. However, many documents not related to medication-adherence are included. Finally, appropriate search keywords and methods are proposed.
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#1Julia Köppen (Technical University of Berlin)H-Index: 3
#2Kimberly Hartl (Charité)
Last. Claudia B. Maier (Technical University of Berlin)H-Index: 14
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INTRODUCTION: The Covid-19 pandemic has required countries to prepare their health workforce for a rapid increase of patients. This research aims to analyse the planning and health workforce policies in Germany, a country with a largely decentralised workforce governance mechanism. METHODS: Systematic search between 18 and 31 May 2020 at federal and 16 states on health workforce action and planning (websites of ministries of health, public health authorities), including pandemic preparedness pla...
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#1Mihir P. Rupani (Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)H-Index: 3
#2Chinmay J Shah (Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)H-Index: 8
Last. Kedar G Mehta (MSU: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda)
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Background Implementing the Standards for tuberculosis care in India (STCI) guidelines in the private sector is vital. This study attempted to estimate the knowledge and practices regarding STCI guidelines among private practitioners and to explore the reasons and solutions for low tuberculosis (TB) notification rates. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study for assessing the knowledge and practices of the STCI guidelines among 100 full-time allopathic private practitioners in Bhavnagar (in...
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#1Ilia NadareishviliH-Index: 1
#2Giorgi PkhakadzeH-Index: 3
Last. Karsten Lunze (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
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International bodies such as the WHO call on member states to regulate and, where possible, integrate Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into health systems, to the benefit and safety of patients. Research on CAM regulations in the Republic of Georgia has been limited. The aim of this study was to identify key actors and analyse the regulatory environment for CAM in Georgia in its local and international contexts. We conducted a health policy analysis using a triangle framework of cont...
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#1Fatemeh Ghazanfari (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
#2Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 16
Last. Hossein Mobaraki (IUMS: Iran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 3
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Objective The purpose of this study was to identify the challenges of Iranian hospital accreditation standards and provide solutions. Design A qualitative research design was used in this study. Open and semi-structured interviews were conducted in 2018. Thematic analysis was used to analyse qualitative data. Setting Public, private, semi-public, charity and military hospitals in Tehran, Iran. Participants A pluralistic evaluation approach was employed and 151 participants including policy maker...
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