Health Services Administration

Publication Title: 
Le Infezioni in Medicina: Rivista Periodica Di Eziologia, Epidemiologia, Diagnostica, Clinica E Terapia Delle Patologie Infettive

The author presents the history of the places where patients with epidemic pathologies were isolated. Since the study of medicine began, such places have been known as asclepiei, xenodochi, hospices, lazarettos, sanitary cordons, and quarantine stations and they contributed to controlling epidemics in Europe. Important not only in the context in which they were created, these structures expressed the medical culture and point of view of that age.

Author(s): 
Sabbatani, Sergio
Publication Title: 
Giornale Italiano Di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Societa Italiana Di Nefrologia

The escalation of the crisis between society and administration had a negative impact on public administration, as highlighted by criminal acts (bribery, extortion, abuse of power). Other consequences of this crisis have been the bad administration phenomena, such as delays in carrying out the practices, lack of attention to people's questions and failure to comply with working hours. These phenomena culminate in treating people without due respect and necessary kindness.

Author(s): 
Quintaliani, Vito
Quintaliani, Giuseppe
Publication Title: 
Sociology of Health & Illness

Contemporary transitions in the delivery of health and social care are a global phenomenon. They prompt a particular need to reconsider how quality in relation to professional practice should be understood and whether greater importance should be attached to values such as goodwill, altruism and commitment. Based on a qualitative study of a small voluntary sector organisation in the North of England, this paper addresses how changes in policy articulate with the identities of professionals who work in learning disability services.

Author(s): 
Fisher, Pamela
Byrne, Victoria
Publication Title: 
Recenti Progressi in Medicina

The risk of loss of essential elements of our professionalism, such as sense of duty, altruism and collegiality, contributes to the difficulties in the interplay between health services administration, health professionals and patients. It is not enough to increase salaries or change organization models. It is also insufficient a generic reference to the values of our profession, but it is mandatory to overcome the self-referencing attitude of health professions.

Author(s): 
Del Puente, Antonio
Esposito, Antonella
Lombardi, Vinicio
Bova, Aldo
Zecca, Roberto
Torella, Roberto
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Home Management of Malaria (HMM) is one of the key strategies to reduce the burden of malaria for vulnerable population in endemic countries. It is based on the evidence that well-trained communities health workers can provide prompt and adequate care to patients close to their homes. The strategy has been shown to reduce malaria mortality and severe morbidity and has been adopted by the World Health Organization as a cornerstone of malaria control in Africa.

Author(s): 
Tiono, Alfred B.
Kaboré, Youssouf
Traoré, Abdoulaye
Convelbo, Nathalie
Pagnoni, Franco
Sirima, Sodiomon B.
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Effective case management of malaria requires prompt diagnosis and treatment within 24 hours. Home-based management of malaria (HMM) improves access to treatment for populations with limited access to health facilities. In Senegal, an HMM pilot study in 2008 demonstrated the feasibility of integrated use of RDTs and ACT in remote villages by volunteer Home Care Providers (HCP). Scale-up of the strategy began in 2009, reaching 408 villages in 2009 and 861 villages in 2010.

Author(s): 
Thiam, Sylla
Thwing, Julie
Diallo, Ibrahima
Fall, Fatou B.
Diouf, Mame B.
Perry, Robert
Ndiop, Medoune
Diouf, Mamadou L.
Cisse, Moustapha M.
Diaw, Mamadou M.
Thior, Moussa
Publication Title: 
Spine

Despite greater knowledge, expertise, and health care resources for spinal pathologies, chronic disability resulting from nonspecific low back pain is rising exponentially in western society. Medical care certainly has not solved the everyday symptom of low back pain and even may be reinforcing and exacerbating the problem. An historic review shows that there is no change in the pathology or prevalence of low back pain: What has changed in our understanding and management.

Author(s): 
Waddell, G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe a model of chiropractic integration developed over a 10-year period within a private hospital system in Minnesota. METHODS: Needs were assessed by surveying attitudes and behaviors related to chiropractic and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) of physicians associated with the hospital. Analyzing referral and utilization patterns assessed chiropractic integration into the hospital system. RESULTS: One hundred five surveys were returned after 2 mailings for a response rate of 74%.

Author(s): 
Branson, Richard A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the musculoskeletal rehabilitation model used to care for combat and severely wounded or ill US military service members at an integrated Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care center located at Naval Medical Center San Diego. METHODS: Through a collaborative and iterative process, providers from the various services included at the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care program developed a description of the integration of services provided at this location.

Author(s): 
Goldberg, Capt Kathy F.
Green, Bart
Moore, Jacqueline
Wyatt, Marilynn
Boulanger, Lynn
Belnap, Brian
Harsch, Peter
Donaldson, David S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning

Crises are preceded by the emission of a series of early warning signals. If detected, these act like triggers for organisational action in anticipation of a known or unknown threat. It is vitally important to detect these signals to enable proactive, preventative actions that limit the impact of ensuing damage. The extent of threat surveillance (signal detection) in health organisations is an unknown, so a cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess the degree to which signal detection mechanisms are used.

Author(s): 
Canyon, Deon V.

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