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Objectives This paper investigates the level of catastrophic out-of-pocket pharmaceutical (OOP) expenditures and their impoverishment effect in Poland.
Background In an era of global and local nursing shortages, nursing turnover has negative consequences in terms of diminished quality of care, increased costs and economic losses and decreased job satisfaction.
Objectives Empirical research shows that patients with severe illnesses prefer the physician to dominate decision processes and provide the information needed. However, in rare diseases, due to the low prevalence and the lack of expertise, the patient is forced to become knowledgeable about his...
Objective This qualitative study aims to identify the key dimensions of the political argumentation in the debate leading up to the deregulation of nicotine replacement therapy products (NRT) in Finland in 2006. The deregulation was introduced by the Amendment of larger package of changes in...
The Dutch government encourages municipalities to develop ‘Health in All Policies’ (HiAP). The development of such a policy requires inter-sectoral collaboration, however municipalities show little initiative in this regard. Operating in an advisory role, the regional Public Health Service...
Objective To demonstrate the application of a needs-based framework for health human resources (HHR) planning to illustrate the potential effects of policies on the shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) in Canada.
Today, integration of the public in research and development in health care is seen as essential for the advancement of innovation. This is a paradigmatic shift away from the traditional assumption that solely health care professionals are able to devise, develop, and disseminate novel concepts...
Introduction Small area variations in healthcare infrastructure may result in differences in early detection and outcomes for patients with rare diseases.
Introduction Quality of care is associated with patient volume. Regionalization of care is therefore one of the approaches that is suited to improve quality of care. A disadvantage of regionalization is that the accessibility of the facilities can decrease. By investigating the tradeoff between...
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