Mobile Health Units

Publication Title: 
Family & Community Health

Access to health care has been a factor for patients living in isolated mountain regions. The Frontier Nursing service was a pioneer in reaching those patients living in the most remote regions of Appalachia. Geography, demographics, and culture present obstacles for rural residents and health care providers. This article identifies and describes the roles nurses and nurse practitioners played in caring for Appalachian families through a roving Health Wagon in the 1980s and 1990s in Southwest Virginia.

Author(s): 
Snyder, Audrey
Thatcher, Esther
Publication Title: 
Telemedicine Journal and E-Health: The Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association

OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are (1) to establish a ubiquitous healthcare (u-healthcare) center for those who wish to use u-healthcare, allowing them to experience the service, and (2) to evaluate the users' awareness and expectations of the service based on their overall assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To establish the u-healthcare center, a kiosk, devices for health checkup, a body-type examination system, and a physical fitness assessment system were installed. Also, a u-healthcare Web site was developed.

Author(s): 
Youm, Sekyoung
Park, Seung-Hun
Publication Title: 
Health Economics

In this study, the convergent validity of the contingent valuation method (CVM) and travel cost method (TCM) is tested by comparing estimates of the willingness to pay (WTP) for improving access to mammographic screening in rural areas of Australia. It is based on a telephone survey of 458 women in 19 towns, in which they were asked about their recent screening behaviour and their WTP to have a mobile screening unit visit their nearest town.

Author(s): 
Clarke, Philip M.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

This article is a brief account of a rare Urdu booklet entitled 'Report Nizam Ayurvedic Safari Dawakhana'. It is a report of a mobile clinic sent by Nizam VII of Hyderabad to Kumbh Mela at Allahabad on a religious occasion in the year 1942, which was printed in the same year. This report sheds light on the history of the sacred place Prayag, its importance and the activities of the mobile clinic with the remarks of eminent personalities who visited the clinic on the occasion.

Author(s): 
Husain, S. A.
Kumar Bhatnagar, V.
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