Defining the key elements of primary care and developing tools to assess these key elements in ‘real world’ practice settings, play an important role in the efforts to promote primary care. ‘Integration’ and ‘Accessibility’ are two such key elements of primary care. Since, ambulatory health care providers play a pivotal role in the provision and […]
Al Rashad hospital is the only psychiatric hospital in Iraq. It is supported by the International Commitee of the Red Cross. The University Hospitals of Geneva assisted in strengthening occupational workshops and develop rehabilitation therapy. An assesment of nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices was carried. Psychiatric nurses were trained on occupational and rehabilitation therapy using […]
Owing to the convenience of health insurance, the numbers of community hospitals declined in past 20 years in Taiwan. Many patients directly visited medical center for aids and waited for admission through the gate of emergency department. Overcrowding situations to affect the quality of care at Emergency Department is an important issue in Taiwan medical […]
Surgical services provide important preventive and life-saving strategies. Contrary to prevailing opinion, essential surgical procedures can be provided in district hospitals at a cost per DALY equivalent to other well-accepted preventive procedures.
Malaria is the largest cause of health service attendance, hospital admissions and child deaths in Nigeria. Resistances of plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine and sulphadoxine plus pyrimetamine have led to adoption of policy to use Coartem as the first-line drug of treatment.
Every three minutes, a neonatal death occurs in Latin America. The poorer urban and rural populations are the most affected and within them, in Guatemala, the indigenous population has also the lowest levels of access to basic infrastructure and insufficient coverage to essential maternal and neonatal health services.
Even though one out of 10 Pakistanis suffers from the virus of either Hepatitis B or C, the hepatitis-infected population of 15 million awaits the proper implementation of a National Programme for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis in Pakistan to control the deadly disease.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and chronic disability in Bulgaria. The objective was to evaluate the risk for death and the factors associated with mortality in stroke patients a year later after the acute clinical phase of the study.
The purpose of this prospective study was to characterise the clinical profile of patients with AF in the urban population of a Sub-Saharan African country and to assess how successfully current guidelines are applied in that context.
Recognising the inevitability of unsafe outcomes due to high-risk processes in hospitals, this presentation introduces the concept of the Wedge Model for improving access to safe healthcare.