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  • Centers
  • California's Caregiver Resource Centers, national Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), senior centers or community mental health programs are good resources that can help you find potential services, such as housing, meals and adult day care programs. (caregiver.org)
  • Such underutilization could result from patient and physician disincentives to appropriate utilization and restrictions on access to pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists and tertiary care centers. (aappublications.org)
  • The discussion, which includes major national organizations, state and federal policymakers, and an array of social-services providers, educators, and analysts, centers on the degree to which those who provide schooling can coordinate their efforts with those who provide human services. (edweek.org)
  • National health care expenses are projected to reach over $2.8 trillion and be over 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2011 according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF], 2007). (exclusivepapers.com)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2003), there are three "modifiable health-damaging behaviors" that impact health care costs. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • provision
  • Moves towards establishing a standardised and generic system of quality measurement in mental health care in England began in the 1990s when the Clinical Standards Advisory Group focused on both the management of schizophrenia 2 and depression 3 and, with the latter, moved towards examining the quality of provision in primary as well as secondary care. (bmj.com)
  • Whilst these diverse activities contribute to constituting health care services, it is in the manner of their delivery and the particularities of their provision that the essence of 'care' is to be found. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Care involves an emotional stance and relational quality that can, but may not, accompany the activities constitutive of health care provision. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The inherently (inter)subjective experiences of care and caring, the 'lifeworld' of individuals and small groups of individuals participating in the actual provision of care are relegated to the private realm whilst only objectified measures of its 'quality' are afforded 'public' - managerial or political - significance. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In an attempt to reduce these high costs, several initiatives have been advocated, including the provision of insurance incentives (such as premiums and rebates), tax credits and mandates. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • These will not control the quality of medical service to the people but also reduce the cost of the health care provision. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • This kind of protection should be stretched as well to incorporate those unemployed or self employed citizen who cannot afford health care services through affordable and free health care provision. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • However, this requires a commitment to health equity and evidence-informed action by people at all levels within the health system [ 1 ], including those responsible for policy, resource allocation, service provision and measurement. (biomedcentral.com)
  • neoliberal
  • The normative shift toward PPI has taken place within a neoliberal policy context, the implications of which needs to be explicitly considered, particularly after the Brexit referendum which has left policy makers and researchers wondering how to better appeal to a distrustful public subjected to "post-truth" and "dog whistle" politics. (frontiersin.org)
  • Remarkably, the demonstration was larger than the October 17, 1997 Days of Action area general strike against the neoliberal policies of the then provincial government of Mike Harris. (globalresearch.ca)
  • It is clear that the crisis in the Canadian manufacturing sector is intertwined with the larger neoliberal policies that have come to dominate politics and the impasse of the union and socialist movements. (globalresearch.ca)
  • individual's
  • This clause thus also authorizes an individual's health care provider to disclose a person's HIV status to anyone whom they think is possibly exposed to HIV by this individual. (opendemocracy.net)
  • In this work, he goes beyond capturing socioeconomic circumstances using traditional measures of socioeconomic status, such as income and education, and attempts to discern how an individual's financial situation affects their physical and mental health and behaviors. (healthcanal.com)
  • primary care
  • The U.S. health system is highly fragmented, with weak public health and primary care components and a large uninsured population. (nap.edu)
  • To identify a generic set of face valid quality indicators for primary care mental health services which reflect a multi-stakeholder perspective and can be used for facilitating quality improvement. (bmj.com)
  • These indicators were categorised into 21 aspects of care, 11 relating to general practices and 10 relating to health authorities or primary care groups/trusts. (bmj.com)
  • The quality indicators represent consensus among key stakeholder groups in defining quality of care within primary care mental health services. (bmj.com)
  • These indicators could provide a guide for primary care organisations embarking on quality improvement initiatives in mental health care when addressing national targets and standards relating to primary care set out in the National Service Framework for Mental Health for England. (bmj.com)
  • The central role played by primary care in the recognition and delivery of care for people with mental health problems is now widely acknowledged. (bmj.com)
  • 1 However, ensuring the quality of primary mental health care remains a challenge in both developed and developing nations and, even in countries such as the UK with well established primary care and mental health services, there is considerable geographical variation in the quality of care delivered. (bmj.com)
  • This was subsequently followed by the National Service Framework for Mental Health 4 which included the role of primary care in the delivery of mental health care (box 1). (bmj.com)
  • The implied development of protocols within primary care as part of Standard 2 of the National Service Framework indicates the very low baseline from which issues of quality within primary care mental health services start. (bmj.com)
  • In India, major population resides in rural areas and most of the cancers are found in the oral cavity, due to inadequate medical facilities, no proper primary care infrastructure or cancer screening tools and high levels of illiteracy all contribute to poor oral cancer (OC) outcomes. (scribd.com)
  • By including the precepts of primary care in the delivery of services, managed care can be a tool to increase access to a full range of health care clinicians and services. (aappublications.org)
  • Sciences
  • However, an undergraduate study-abroad experience at London's Richmond College sparked an interest in the social sciences that stuck with him, and he began pursuing a master's degree in counseling and family therapy part-time while working at Saint Louis University. (healthcanal.com)
  • Luckily, around that time he happened to read an article on the bio-psycho-social approach to health written by a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (healthcanal.com)
  • He later received a joint appointment at both institutions as assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences. (healthcanal.com)
  • America
  • And in the June 2011 Human Rights Council side meeting on "Access to Palliative Care: A Neglected Component of the Right to Health," palliative care experts from India, Africa, and Latin America clarified that access to palliative care medicines is a core component of the right to health. (opensocietyfoundations.org)
  • Enacted as part of the Great Society program of Lyndon B. Johnson, it was the last gasp of social reform in America. (wsws.org)
  • However, punitive laws have emerged in many regions - including North America and Africa - which are still struggling to ensure there is progress towards an effective HIV response, and where health care services have not yet extensively reached the people who need them. (opendemocracy.net)
  • And6that phenomenon is propelling one of the most unusual and urgent domestic-policy discussions in America. (edweek.org)
  • worker
  • Contentious local preferences about hospital policy were disregarded, though worker governors had some success in defending open access and equitable funding, principles later embodied in the NHS. (historyandpolicy.org)
  • Republicans
  • Meanwhile, back in Washington, the Republicans are still scheming to overturn health care reform. (truthout.org)
  • The hypocrisy of Republicans and social conservatives has hit an all time high. (hubpages.com)
  • The administration's proposal, with a raft of other cuts in key social programs, is only the starting point for negotiations with Congressional Republicans, a process that will drive the whole discussion even further to the right. (wsws.org)
  • Furthermore
  • Furthermore, it includes a clause which also criminalises attempted transmission, a clause that puts at risk those in discordant relationships - where one partner has HIV and the other does not. (opendemocracy.net)
  • Furthermore, Quality of Care emerges from a particular orientation towards our system of health care, an orientation which collectivizes, generalizes and - to a large extent- decontextualizes care itself. (biomedcentral.com)
  • arrangements
  • The World Health Organization says, "This unequal distribution of health-damaging experiences is not in any sense a 'natural' phenomenon but is the result of a toxic combination of poor social policies, unfair economic arrangements [where the already well-off and healthy become even richer and the poor who are already more likely to be ill become even poorer], and bad politics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Quality of Care operates at the level of the clinic, the hospital, the NHS, the Care Quality Commission and broader socio-political arrangements. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Women's Health
  • Women's health advocates in particular saw (and still see) these policies as infringing on women's basic rights to decide whether and when to have children. (prb.org)
  • implement
  • Professional case managers usually have a background in counseling, social work or a related healthcare field and are trained to assess your individual situation and to implement and monitor a care plan to meet the needs of your loved one. (caregiver.org)
  • Many countries have attempted to implement the recommendations of the Cairo conference, although progress has been uneven. (prb.org)
  • When a state has mandated participation in Medicaid managed care plans, it must implement rigorous regulatory oversight to ensure the quality and financial viability of participating managed care plans. (aappublications.org)
  • Young Adults
  • Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges the use of the principles outlined in this statement in designing and implementing managed care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults for several reasons. (aappublications.org)
  • During this period of change in the delivery and financing of health care services, new and expanded efforts are needed to strengthen managed care systems that serve newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults (hereinafter referred to as children) and their families. (aappublications.org)
  • At the same time, advocates say, the human-services field is fragmented, understaffed, and ill equipped to meet the growing demand for health and other social services for children and young adults. (edweek.org)
  • Obama
  • It blames the slow growth of the economy on policies of the Obama administration, especially Obamacare and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Pro-tection Act, otherwise known as Dodd-Frank, which was enacted in response to the financial meltdown at the end of the Bush presidency. (ncronline.org)
  • autonomy
  • NHS foundation trusts are independent public-sector organisations, created to give hospitals increased financial freedoms with more autonomy from Whitehall control. (historyandpolicy.org)
  • Supplementary PHI coverage was significantly associated with financial independence (aOR = 2.07, 95% CI = 1.19 - 3.61), but not with other aspects of cancer care, such as access to healthcare, quality of care, communication and patient autonomy. (biomedcentral.com)
  • healthcare
  • To that end, philosophical and organizational links are traced here between the NCQA and the World Trade Organization's explicit agenda to institutionalize economic gain as the guiding criteria for healthcare policy. (academyanalyticarts.org)
  • With such high stakes up for grabs, major finance capital entities have a keen interest in controlling healthcare to suit their investments in insurance and pharmaceutical companies as well as hospitals and HMO's. (academyanalyticarts.org)
  • In this blog I record my experiences with infrastructure, applications, policies, management, and governance as well as muse on such topics such as reducing our carbon footprint, standardizing data in healthcare, and living life to its fullest. (blogspot.com)
  • The main driver for developing integrative healthcare was the demand for holistic care from patients. (plos.org)
  • Better organizational integration between TCAM and BM is a possible way of addressing this challenge, and the term "integrative healthcare" (IHC) is being widely used in policy documents and literature to describe a positive relationship between the two paradigms . (plos.org)
  • Patient
  • They work with you, the physician, therapist and patient to identify and arrange services such as transportation, home care, meals and day care. (caregiver.org)
  • The risk-adjusted, 30-day readmission rate and the systematic component of variation assume that all patient-level predictors of a readmission are controlled for by the information entered into the logistic regression model. (bmj.com)
  • An important goal of NHS policy today is to increase public involvement in health care, most notably through the Patient and Public Involvement Forums associated with NHS trusts. (historyandpolicy.org)
  • In India, a patient suffering from vascular disease found the pain so severe that he attempted to hang himself, failing only because his young children heard the noise in time to save him. (opensocietyfoundations.org)
  • These people are mostly invisible, and one of the reasons that palliative care has been neglected over the years is that a cancer patient who is dying simply doesn't have a voice. (opensocietyfoundations.org)
  • In a cross-sectional study of 391 patients with gastric cancer, we collected data on demographic and clinical variables, coverage by PHI at the time of diagnosis, and patients' cancer care experiences from surgery databases and patient questionnaires. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Health and social care services encompass activities as wide ranging as bathing or feeding a patient to the deployment of complex medical technologies and medicines c . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Communication is essential to delivering good quality medical care and a meaningful relationship between patient and provider is essential. (ijic.org)
  • costs
  • Rising health-care costs are a key factor as well. (concordcoalition.org)
  • When attempting to achieve universal coverage, the most important question is how to finance the soaring health care costs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In developing countries like India, the disease burden, health care costs as well as other fiscal losses resulting from premature deaths attributable to tobacco consumption are increasing rapidly. (scribd.com)
  • Faced with unprecedented growth in health care costs, employers, state Medicaid programs, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and other purchasers of care have turned from traditional fee-for-service reimbursement to managed care plans in an attempt to find the most efficient strategies that provide access to quality health care while controlling costs. (aappublications.org)
  • Chronic disease and preventable illnesses account for approximately 72 percent of annual health care costs (American Institute for Preventive Medicine [AIPM], 2008). (exclusivepapers.com)
  • The primary chronic diseases and preventable illnesses that contribute to health care costs are cardiovascular disease and stroke, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • While life expectancy of Americans has risen from an average of 59 years in 1950, to a current age of 77 there has also been a parallel rise in health care costs (AIPM, 2008). (exclusivepapers.com)
  • The increase in health care costs has become a significant issue for businesses, federal government and the population (Health Enhancement Research Organization [HERO], 1998).This steady rise in the cost of health care services has denied many citizens the opportunity to access better health care services. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • According to the National Conference of States Legislation (NCSL, 2008) as cited by Benefits Body (2008), 32% of the budget is spent on health care costs. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • They have focused on cutting wage, social and tax costs for capital, even further accelerating the rate of tax write-offs for new capital investment and expanding free trade agreements, including the project of deep integration with the USA. (globalresearch.ca)
  • surgical
  • His work aims to determine optimal policies and platforms for surgical delivery that maximize health benefits while simultaneously minimizing the risk of financial catastrophe faced by patients and families attempting to access surgical care. (harvard.edu)
  • quality of care
  • There may be other dimensions of quality of care that we were not able to measure through readmission rates. (bmj.com)
  • Face validity (median rating of 8 or 9 on a nine point scale with agreement by all panels) for assessing quality of care. (bmj.com)
  • On the other hand, managed care can result in underutilization of appropriate services and reduced quality of care. (aappublications.org)
  • This paper presents a social and ethical analysis of Quality of Care in the light of the moral notion of care and Bourdieu's conception of symbolic violence. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Consistent with feminist conceptions of care, Quality of Care 'audits' should be reconfigured so as to offer a more nuanced and responsive form of evaluation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Given the dual nature of 'care' in health care - it is both service and stance - the meaning of the phrase 'Quality of Care' a is, in some sense, a second order idea which combines these two components. (biomedcentral.com)
  • decade
  • The $400 billion in Medicare cuts, when combined with the $500 billion already included as part of the administration's health care overhaul, add up to 13 percent of total spending on the program over the next decade. (wsws.org)
  • Americans
  • Compared with people in other high-income countries, Americans are more likely to find care inaccessible or unaffordable and to report lapses in the quality and safety of ambulatory care. (nap.edu)
  • Why stop at putting the lives of Americans at risk when you can reenact a policy endangering the health of people around the world? (sheknows.com)
  • work
  • Association between psychosocial factors at work and nonfatal myocardial infarction in a population-based case-control study in Czech men. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Compared with preschool programs, compensatory education, preparation for work, and the better preparation of teachers, the policy of school deregulation seems a very long shot, indeed. (edweek.org)
  • The first area was daily living conditions , which included healthy physical environments , fair employment and decent work, social protection across the lifespan, and access to health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other access restrictions could block the utilization of necessary related services, such as mental health, social work services, developmental evaluation, occupational and physical therapy, vision screening, hearing screening, and speech and language therapies, as well as school-linked clinics and other public health service clinicians. (aappublications.org)
  • education, transitions to work, migration drug (mis)use, youth homelessness and anti-social behaviour. (kent.ac.uk)
  • Romney
  • The latest incarnation of social conservative attempts to limit women's choices can be readily observed by way of the Hillary Rosen and Ann Romney flap. (hubpages.com)
  • True social conservatives and religious fundamentalists consider the role Ann Romney as a housewife to be the only proper role for women. (hubpages.com)
  • He clarified later that his principle is that all life begins at conception, but the the policy position of the Romney administration would support the exceptions. (ncregister.com)
  • Ryan clearly understands that the policy does not match the principle, but obviously Governor Romney believes that a policy without exceptions is not achievable at this time. (ncregister.com)
  • avoidable
  • The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has affirmed the importance of "attention and care for chronically and terminally ill persons, sparing them avoidable pain and enabling them to die with dignity. (opensocietyfoundations.org)
  • In all countries people experience different social circumstances that result in avoidable differences in health. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In all countries, including New Zealand, people experience different social circumstances that result in avoidable differences in health, well-being and length of life. (biomedcentral.com)
  • widely
  • Since women are the section of society who are most often tested for HIV, during peri-natal care, it is widely assumed that the woman is the parent who has acquired HIV first. (opendemocracy.net)
  • Collaboration
  • The first-year evaluation of the Joining Forces project reports that nearly every state has initiated some level of interagency collaboration, and that localities across the nation have launched pilot projects to foster collaboration on issues ranging from child abuse to child care. (edweek.org)
  • India
  • Chewing and smoking of tobacco along with consumption of alcohol beverages have become common social habits in India. (scribd.com)
  • preventive
  • These financial and utilization incentives and disincentives should be structured to preserve and, when appropriate, extend access to comprehensive and coordinated preventive, acute, and chronic care for all children. (aappublications.org)
  • Governments
  • The early 1990s marked a dramatic departure from conventional ideas about how governments should try to influence the size and well-being of the societies they govern, and brought an unparalleled consensus among national governments about population policy. (prb.org)
  • Governments may differ in their thinking about whether and how to curb population growth, but a broad international consensus exists-along with a well-organized advocacy community-that calls for population policies that protect and enhance individual rights. (prb.org)
  • As a result of this, poverty rates in Sweden are very low compared to the U.S. This is largely because social democratic governments in Sweden were committed to ensuring full employment. (socialistworker.org)
  • Both the provincial and federal governments have almost completely withdrawn from active industrial policies. (globalresearch.ca)
  • Subsequently
  • Subsequently the entire Republican and social conservative establishments pounced on this utterance in an attempt to swing the political pendulum on women's issues back in their favor. (hubpages.com)
  • medical
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medscape, LLC and Preventing Chronic Disease . (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, you may have to take care of legal and financial matters, such as making medical decisions, paying bills, handling investments and budgeting accounts. (caregiver.org)
  • The consequences of Obama's proposals are not hard to predict: millions more people, particularly the elderly, will be thrown into poverty or be cut off from life-preserving medical care. (wsws.org)
  • 5 Concern also has been raised about the adverse effects of shifting resources from providing medical services to generating excessive profit in for-profit health care plans. (aappublications.org)
  • Mark G. Shrime, MD MPH PhD FACS is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. (harvard.edu)
  • This paper seeks to take a position on whether there is need for the federal government to provide health care to all citizens who cannot their own medical care. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • Access
  • As the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Highest Attainable Standard of Health and on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment have said: "The failure to ensure access to controlled medicines for the relief of pain and suffering threatens fundamental rights to health and to protection against cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. (opensocietyfoundations.org)
  • Access to palliative care is a fundamental human rights question. (opensocietyfoundations.org)
  • These include access to care and resources such as food, insurance coverage, income, housing, and transportation. (wikipedia.org)
  • education
  • In 1996, more than five years after the end of the war, the vast majority of Iraqi civilians still subsist in a state of extreme hardship, in which health care, nutrition, education, water, sanitation, and other basic services are minimal. (popline.org)
  • Based on the data collected, the social conditions such as education, income, and race were very much dependent on one another, but these social conditions also apply independent health influences. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even after we control for traditional measures of socioeconomic status like income and education in our statistical models, we still see a significant association over and above the traditional measures of socioeconomic status. (healthcanal.com)
  • Professionals in both sectors are 'overworked and frustrated by not being able to meet needs,' says Janet E. Levy, director of 'Joining Forces'--a project of the National Association of State Boards of Education that encourages schools to form linkages with social-welfare agencies. (edweek.org)
  • Everyone has a story about the frustration of dealing with a kid they wanted to help but couldn't, because they didn't deal with that aspect of a child's life,' adds Ms. Levy, who notes that top education and social-welfare administrators participating in a conference jointly sponsored by nasbe and the Johnson Foundation last spring began to discuss ways to link and reinforce their services. (edweek.org)
  • 1990s
  • But national policies intent on "population control" met with increasing resistance and diminishing support by the mid- 1990s. (prb.org)
  • citizens
  • It is therefore necessary for the federal government to provide health care to all citizens who cannot afford it. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • While some of these diseases are as result of our social behaviors, the government has responsibility to institute necessary legislations and measures to ensure that its citizens are accorded high quality life styles. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • Catholic
  • The Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who -- who can't take care of themselves, people who need help. (ncregister.com)
  • While Pope Francis has also been a vocal critic of crony capitalism, Catholic social teaching has always had a positive view of the role of government and a reluctance to abandon people to the Darwinian forces of the market. (ncronline.org)
  • At the same time, one should not see every criticism of government in the platform as contrary to Catholic social teaching. (ncronline.org)
  • provide
  • This "informal" support network can help with specific tasks (e.g., household chores), provide emotional support to you and your loved one, and help the care recipient maintain a healthy level of social and recreational activity. (caregiver.org)
  • The purpose of the site visits and interviews was to explore topics and issues relevant to the study charge from the perspective of stakeholders familiar with the pragmatic realities of local environments, including the policies, systems, and services or programs that relate to both children ages birth through 8 and the adults who provide for them. (nap.edu)
  • The multifaceted concept has already shown its potential to provide deeper insights for intervention and policy development, he added. (healthcanal.com)
  • Towards this, the paper will analyze the pros and cons on the need on the part of the federal government to provide health care to those who cannot afford it. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • The federal government has no choice but has to act to provide health care so that our life expectancy levels do not drop. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • Towards this intervention, it is prudent to support health care bill which seeks to provide health care to those who cannot afford it. (exclusivepapers.com)
  • Services
  • Fortunately, a variety of community care services are available to assist you and your loved one. (caregiver.org)
  • Especially in finding better ways to deliver health care services," the speech says. (fcpp.org)
  • Moreover, it will deter those both with and without the virus from accessing prevention, treatment, and care services. (opendemocracy.net)
  • She eventually found a way to help colleagues in a similar position, launching a program that brought a social-services team into Boston's Madison Park High School. (edweek.org)
  • The approach would integrate educational, social, and health services for children and would involve their families, neighborhoods, and larger communities. (edweek.org)
  • It is not usually about the services and the delivery of care per se , but about ways in which services are organized, delivered and accounted for d in response to particular organizational structures or bureaucratic regimes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Therefore, we sought to find out whether health services in New Zealand were equitable by measuring the level of development of components of chronic care management systems across district health boards. (biomedcentral.com)
  • motives
  • Contrary to its mission as a "private, non-profit" dedicated to improving the quality of health care", the NCQA serves the intense private, profit motives of its major corporate sponsors and associates. (academyanalyticarts.org)