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#1Mieke Deschepper (Ghent University Hospital)H-Index: 4
#2Kristof Eeckloo (Ghent University)H-Index: 11
Last. Stijn Vansteelandt (Ghent University)H-Index: 52
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BACKGROUND: Prediction of the necessary capacity of beds by ward type (e.g. ICU) is essential for planning purposes during epidemics, such as the COVID- 19 pandemic. The COVID- 19 taskforce within the Ghent University hospital made use of ten-day forecasts on the required number of beds for COVID- 19 patients across different wards. METHODS: The planning tool combined a Poisson model for the number of newly admitted patients on each day with a multistate model for the transitions of admitted pat...
#1Hanan NomanH-Index: 1
#2Fekri DureabH-Index: 7
Last. Albrecht JahnH-Index: 32
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BACKGROUND Yemen that has been devastated by war is facing various challenges to respond to the recent potential outbreaks and other public health emergencies due to lack of proper strategies and regulations, which are essential to public health security. The aim of this study is to assess the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) core capacities under the current ongoing conflict in Yemen. METHODS The study simulated the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint External...
#1Natasha K. Brusco (La Trobe University)H-Index: 14
Last. Libby CallawayH-Index: 12
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INTRODUCTION Children who are next-of-kin, for a parent who experience illness or disability, need support. In Norway, guidelines, routines and structured approaches in the community health services are lacking regarding involving children in the care of a parent and for services when supporting children as next-of-kin. Additionally, no existing international review has focused on support from community health and social services for children who are next-of-kin to a parent regardless of the spe...
#2Asif Raza Khowaja (Brock University)
Last. Matthew O. WiensH-Index: 18
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BACKGROUND Sepsis disproportionately affects children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families in low-resource settings, where care seeking may consume scarce family resources and lead to financial hardships. Those financial hardships may, in turn, contribute to late presentation or failure to seek care and result in high mortality during hospitalization and during the post discharge period, a period of increasingly recognized vulnerability. The purpose of this study is to explore the out-o...
#1Kimiko Abe (Jissen Women's University)
#2Bandeth RosH-Index: 6
Last. Suzanne Fustukian (QMUC: Queen Margaret University)H-Index: 7
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BACKGROUND Retention of skilled midwives is crucial to reducing maternal mortality in rural areas; hence, Cambodia has been trying to retain at least one secondary midwife who can provide basic emergency obstetric care at every health centre even in rural areas. The factors influencing the retention of midwives, but not solely secondary midwives, have been identified; however, the security issues that affected female health workers during the conflict and the post-conflict years and gender issue...
#1N. Grivell (Flinders University)H-Index: 2
#2Jenny Haycock (Flinders University)H-Index: 2
Last. Ronald R. GrunsteinH-Index: 84
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BACKGROUND The high and increasing demand for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) care has exceeded the capacity of specialist sleep services prompting consideration of whether general practitioners could have an enhanced role in service delivery. However, little is known about the current involvement, experiences and attitudes of Australian general practitioners towards OSA. The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth analysis of Australian general practitioners' experiences and opinions reg...
#1E. A. Bartels (TiU: Tilburg University)
#2Bert Meijboom (TiU: Tilburg University)H-Index: 18
Last. E. de Vries (TiU: Tilburg University)H-Index: 13
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Background null Today's healthcare provision is facing several challenges, that cause the level of complexity to increase at a greater rate than the managerial capacity to effectively deal with it. One of these challenges is the demand for person-centered care in an approach that is tuned towards shared decision-making. Flexibility is needed to adequately respond to individual needs. null Methods null We elaborate on the potential of service modularity as a foundation for person-centered care de...
#1Joep Tummers (WUR: Wageningen University & Research)H-Index: 4
#2Hilde Tobi (WUR: Wageningen University & Research)H-Index: 41
Last. Geraline L. Leusink (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 10
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BACKGROUND Care for people with an Intellectual Disability (ID) is complex: multiple health care professionals are involved and use different Health Information Systems (HISs) to store medical and daily care information on the same individuals. The objective of this study is to identify the HISs needs of professionals in ID care by addressing the obstacles and challenges they meet in their current HISs. METHODS We distributed an online questionnaire amongst Dutch ID care professionals via differ...
#1Yolandie Kriel (UKZN : University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 5
#2Cecilia Milford (Wits: University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 16
Last. Jennifer A. Smit (Wits: University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 29
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BACKGROUND Quality of care is a multidimensional concept that forms an integral part of the uptake and use of modern contraceptive methods. Satisfaction with services is a significant factor in the continued use of services. While much is known about quality of care in the general public health care service, little is known about family planning specific quality of care in South Africa. This paper aims to fill the gap in the research by using the Bruce-Jain family planning quality of care framew...
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