Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Social Work: The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.United StatesHealth Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Substance-Related Disorders: Disorders related to substance abuse.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Family Planning Services: Health care programs or services designed to assist individuals in the planning of family size. Various methods of CONTRACEPTION can be used to control the number and timing of childbirths.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Great BritainHealth Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.United States Indian Health Service: A division of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that is responsible for the public health and the provision of medical services to NATIVE AMERICANS in the United States, primarily those residing on reservation lands.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.EnglandOccupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Contract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Personal Health Services: Health care provided to individuals.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Student Health Services: Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.

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Fixed priority scheduling is a scheduling discipline, in which tasks queued for utilizing a system resource are assigned a priority each.Behavior change (public health): Behavior change is a central objective in public health interventions,WHO 2002: World Health Report 2002 - Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life Accessed Feb 2015 http://www.who.Sharon Regional Health System: Sharon Regional Health System is a profit health care service provider based in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Its main hospital is located in Sharon; additionally, the health system operates schools of nursing and radiography; a comprehensive pain management center across the street from its main hospital; clinics in nearby Mercer, Greenville, Hermitage, and Brookfield, Ohio; and Sharon Regional Medical Park in Hermitage.Red Moss, Greater Manchester: Red Moss is a wetland mossland in Greater Manchester, located south of Horwich and east of Blackrod. 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(1/3287) Evaluating cost-effectiveness of diagnostic equipment: the brain scanner case.

An approach to evaluating the cost-effectiveness of high-technology diagnostic equipment has been devised, using the introduction of computerised axial tomography (CAT) as a model. With the advent of CAT scanning, angiography and air encephalography have a reduced, though important, role in investigating intracranial disease, and the efficient use of conventional equipment requires the centralisation of neuroradiological services, which would result in major cash savings. In contrast, the pattern of demand for CAT scanning, in addition to the acknowledged clinical efficiency of the scanner and its unique role in the head-injured patient, ephasies the need for improved access to scanners. In the interest of the patients the pattern of service must change.  (+info)

(2/3287) The expiry date of man: a synthesis of evolutionary biology and public health.

In industrialised countries, mortality and morbidity are dominated by age related chronic degenerative diseases. The health and health care needs of future populations will be heavily determined by these conditions of old age. Two opposite scenarios of future morbidity exist: morbidity might decrease ("compress"), because life span is limited, and the incidence of disease is postponed. Or morbidity might increase ("expand"), because death is delayed more than disease incidence. Optimality theory in evolutionary biology explains senescence as a by product of an optimised life history. The theory clarifies how senescence is timed by the competing needs for reproduction and survival, and why this leads to a generalised deterioration of many functions at many levels. As death and disease are not independent, future morbidity will depend on duration and severity of the process of senescence, partly determined by health care, palliating the disease severity but increasing the disease duration by postponing death. Even if morbidity might be compressed, health care needs will surely expand.  (+info)

(3/3287) Good health care: patient and professional perspectives.

Many health needs assessment exercises are professionally led, employing complex epidemiological methods. An alternative method that gives valuable information about patient preferences is a forced-choice questionnaire, which this study used in five practices in the West of Scotland. In each practice, patient-centred care was the most highly valued attribute of service provision.  (+info)

(4/3287) Excess capacity: markets regulation, and values.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the conceptual bases for the conflicting views of excess capacity in healthcare markets and their application in the context of today's turbulent environment. STUDY SETTING: The policy and research literature of the past three decades. STUDY DESIGN: The theoretical perspectives of alternative economic schools of thought are used to support different policy positions with regard to excess capacity. Changes in these policy positions over time are linked to changes in the economic and political environment of the period. The social values implied by this history are articulated. DATA COLLECTION: Standard library search procedures are used to identify relevant literature. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Alternative policy views of excess capacity in healthcare markets rely on differing theoretical foundations. Changes in the context in which policy decisions are made over time affect the dominant theoretical framework and, therefore, the dominant policy view of excess capacity. CONCLUSIONS: In the 1990s, multiple perspectives of optimal capacity still exist. However, our evolving history suggests a set of persistent values that should guide future policy in this area.  (+info)

(5/3287) Record linkage as a research tool for office-based medical care.

OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility of linking records to study health services and health outcomes for primary care patients. DESIGN: A cohort of patients from the Family Medicine Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital was assembled from the clinic's billing records. Their health numbers were linked to the Ontario Hospital Discharge Database. The pattern of hospital admission rates was investigated using International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for primary discharge diagnosis. A pilot case-control study of risk factor management for stroke was nested in the cohort. SETTING: Family medicine clinic based in a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 19,654 Family Medicine Centre patients seen at least once since 1991. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Admission rates by age, sex, and diagnosis. Numbers of admissions for individual patients, time to readmission, and length of stay. Odds ratios for admission for cerebrovascular disease. RESULTS: The 19,654 patients in the cohort had 14,299 discharges from Ontario hospitals in the 4 years from 1992 to 1995, including 3832 discharges following childbirth. Some patients had many discharges: 4816 people accounted for the 10,467 admissions excluding childbirth. Excluding transfers between institutions, there were 4975 readmissions to hospital during the 4 years, 1392 (28%) of them within 28 days of previous discharge. Admissions for mental disorders accounted for the greatest number of days in hospital. The pilot study of risk factor management suggested that acetylsalicylic acid therapy might not be effective for elderly primary care patients with atrial fibrillation and that calcium channel blocker therapy might be less effective than other therapies for preventing cerebrovascular disease in hypertensive primary care patients. CONCLUSIONS: Record linkage combined with data collection by chart review or interview is a useful method for studying the effectiveness of medical care in Canada and might suggest interesting hypotheses for further investigation.  (+info)

(6/3287) Needs assessment following hurricane Georges--Dominican Republic, 1998.

Hurricane Georges struck the Carribean Islands in September 1998, causing numerous deaths and extensive damage throughout the region. The Dominican Republic was hardest hit, with approximately 300 deaths; extensive infrastructure damage; and severe agricultural losses, including staple crops of rice, plantain, and cassava. Two months after the hurricane, the American Red Cross (ARC) was asked to provide food to an estimated 170,000 families affected by the storm throughout the country. To assist in directing relief efforts, CDC performed a needs assessment to estimate the food and water availability, sanitation, and medical needs of the hurricane-affected population. This report summarizes the results of that assessment, which indicate that, 2 months after the disaster, 40% of selected families had insufficient food > or =5 days per and 28% of families reported someone in need of medical attention.  (+info)

(7/3287) The changing elderly population and future health care needs.

The impending growth of the elderly population requires both fiscal and substantive changes in Medicare and Medicaid that are responsive to cost issues and to changing patterns of need. More emphasis is required on chronic disease management, on meaningful integration between acute and long-term care services, and on improved coordination between Medicare and Medicaid initiatives. This paper reviews various trends, including the growth in managed-care approaches, experience with social health maintenance organizations and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly demonstrations, and the need for a coherent long-term care policy. Such policies, however, transcend health care and require a broad range of community initiatives.  (+info)

(8/3287) The future of managed care organization.

This paper analyzes the transformation of the central organization in the managed care system: the multiproduct, multimarket health plan. It examines vertical disintegration, the shift from ownership to contractual linkages between plans and provider organizations, and horizontal integration--the consolidation of erstwhile indemnity carriers, Blue Cross plans, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and specialty networks. Health care consumers differ widely in their preferences and willingness to pay for particular products and network characteristics, while providers differ widely in their willingness to adopt particular organization and financing structures. This heterogeneity creates an enduring role for health plans that are diversified into multiple networks, benefit products, distribution channels, and geographic regions. Diversification now is driving health plans toward being national, full-service corporations and away from being local, single-product organizations linked to particular providers and selling to particular consumer niches.  (+info)



Unmet


  • However, patients' levels of need, unmet need and quality of life did not differ in relation to their service contact. (nih.gov)
  • This paper investigates (1) how many patients feel they have unmet information needs after initial surgery, (2) whether the proportion of patients with unmet information needs varies between hospitals where they were treated and (3) whether differences between the hospitals account for some of these variation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Younger patients, those receiving mastectomy, having statutory health insurance, not living with a partner and having a foreign native language report higher unmet information needs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The data demonstrate small between-hospital variation in unmet information needs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In hospitals that provide patient-specific information material and that offer health fairs as well as those that are non-teaching or have lower patient-volume, patients are less likely to report unmet information needs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We found differences in proportions of patients with unmet information needs between hospitals and that hospitals' structure and process-related attributes of the hospitals were associated with these differences to some extent. (biomedcentral.com)

epidemiology


  • It links the classic public health issues such as environmental sanitation, health education, and epidemiology with the new issues of universal health care, economics, and management of health systems for the new century. (elsevier.com)
  • Foundations of Health Statistics and Epidemiology. (elsevier.com)
  • Epidemiology in Building Health Policy. (elsevier.com)

outcomes


  • METHODS: Data on compliance, human resource practices, health-seeking, and health outcomes from the 31,290 SUMMIT enrollees were analyzed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Given the current focus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on eliminating health disparities among minority populations, a substantive body of culturally competent scholarship about marginalized men's health disparities is needed to add knowledge about the complex features, processes, and relationships underlying health disparities, marginality, men's health, interventions, and clinical outcomes. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Baird will host a panel of our senior health care analysts to specifically address this question, and we all have different views on the election and the potential outcomes. (prweb.com)
  • This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2012-13, and describes the clients who received specialist homelessness support, the assistance they sought and were provided, and the outcomes achieved for those clients. (aihw.gov.au)

Practice


  • Because primary care plays a significant role in the care of severely mentally ill people living in the community, the further mental health training of general practitioners and practice nurses is becoming increasingly important. (nih.gov)

psychosocial


  • Anyone who has done a substantive analysis of what schools do to address psychosocial and mental health concerns can articulate a host of deficiencies. (ucla.edu)
  • According to their classification, nearly one-third of their sample fell into the subgroup with no information needs, nearly 40% fell into one of the two subgroups with high psychosocial information needs, and approximately one in six fell into each of the remaining two subgroups, one that only had medical information needs and one with both psychosocial and medical information needs. (biomedcentral.com)

numerical


  • In numerical terms, students accessing counselling services in the Guardian sample rose from just under 25,000 five years ago to more than 37,000 in the 2014-15 academic year, a 50% rise. (theguardian.com)

Demographic


  • This ensured that the district was representative of health districts in the province in terms of its disease profile and complement of health facilities, and also that it has similar demographic and economic profiles to those of the province as a whole. (scielo.org.za)

hospitals


  • Along with doctors, nurses and technicians of all kinds, hospitals need nonmedical personnel in accounting and billing positions to keep running smoothly and effectively. (chron.com)
  • Hospitals may contribute to reducing the patients' information needs by means that are not necessarily resource-intensive. (biomedcentral.com)
  • These papers have focused almost entirely on inpatient services and tertiary hospitals, with little data available on district health services or outpatient services. (scielo.org.za)

proportion of patients


  • We attempted to capture the pressures that HIV is placing on the health services by assessing the proportion of patients accessing HIV-related care and the consequent resource implications. (scielo.org.za)

increases


  • The demand for health care services increases every year. (franchising.com)
  • We should be prepared for increases in the demand for health care for a decade or more even once HIV prevalence rates decline, since many people are in the earlier stages of infection and asymptomatic. (scielo.org.za)

youngsters


  • Two mothers whose suicidal children died after their cries for help were 'ignored' have joined forces to demand an overhaul of mental health services - and more cash to help vulnerable youngsters. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  • The continuing tendency of many advocates for mental health in schools is to compete in this way even though it pits the needs and interests of some youngsters against the needs and interests of others. (ucla.edu)

Characteristics


  • Characteristics of severely mentally ill patients in and out of contact with community mental health services. (nih.gov)

Primary Care


  • Community mental health nurses have been criticized for failing to prioritize work with people with a severe or enduring mental illness, many of whom have no contact with specialist mental health services and rely entirely on their general practitioner and primary care team. (nih.gov)
  • It is important to ensure that those in contact with specialist services actually need this level of input but, conversely, that those in contact with only primary care receive a service that is equipped to meet their needs. (nih.gov)
  • In order to accommodate the demands of HIV/AIDS, our focus therefore needs to turn towards outpatient services, in particular at the primary care level. (scielo.org.za)

mental health s


  • For instance, at the University of Edinburgh, the number of male students approaching support services - including chaplaincy, disability and mental health services - between 2010-11 and 2014-15, more than doubled, with numbers up from 274 a year to 623. (theguardian.com)
  • Deborah and Martina's campaign to increase funding for mental health services - and research - is gathering pace. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  • She added: "Kesia was completely let down by mental health services, despite her desperate need for help. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  • It was found that patients with a psychotic disorder were more likely than those with neurosis to be in contact with mental health services and patients with schizophrenia were significantly more likely to be on the active caseload of a community mental health nurse than those from all other diagnostic groups. (nih.gov)

advocacy


  • One poignant irony in all this is that advocacy for specialized clinical services has contributed not only to identifying more students who have diagnosable problems, but also to formally assigning diagnostic labels to many commonplace behavior, learning, and emotional problems. (ucla.edu)
  • Therefore, advocacy for mental health in schools must address the needs and interests of all students. (ucla.edu)
  • And, given that these needs and interests depend largely on the way school staff function, advocacy for mental health in schools must encompass a focus on staff as well as students. (ucla.edu)

Assessment


  • Instruments adopted for these purposes comprised the Camberwell Assessment of Need and the Life Fulfilment Scale. (nih.gov)

Psychological


  • Heads of university counselling services say they are seeing more students arrive with existing psychological or mental health conditions. (theguardian.com)
  • When McAteer took over as head of the department in 2002, just 9% of students who accessed the service had existing psychological or mental health conditions. (theguardian.com)

increasingly


  • The figures, obtained through a series of freedom of information requests to higher education (HE) institutions across the UK, indicate that at some universities young men, who are traditionally hard to reach, are increasingly using services as some of the taboo surrounding mental health dissipates. (theguardian.com)
  • The government seems increasingly focused on regulating health care. (prweb.com)

chronic


  • Marginalized men in the United States suffer disproportionately from mental and chronic health problems. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Advocates for those with serious and chronic personal problems know there are not enough available and accessible services, especially for low income families. (ucla.edu)
  • As a result, students whose problems can and should be addressed through other means are consuming resources needed for those with severe and chronic problems. (ucla.edu)

organization


  • What, if anything, has your organization done to deal with the health challenges of your clients? (slideshare.net)
  • The New Public Health will help students and practitioners understand factors affecting the reform process of health care organization and delivery. (elsevier.com)

provision


  • Since then there have been an alarming number of young people taking their own lives due to inadequate mental health provision. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

prevention


  • So, they mainly support expansion of specialized clinical services and tend to view other mental health agenda items (e.g., prevention) as competition for sparse resources. (ucla.edu)

Education


  • The 50% increase in the number of students accessing counselling is based on figures comparing uptake of services in 2010-11 and 2014-15 provided to the Guardian by 37 higher education institutions, including many leading Russell Group universities, such as Oxford, Durham, Liverpool and Sheffield. (theguardian.com)
  • Adapted from: How microfinance can work for the poor: The case for integrating microfinance with education and health services by Dunford et al. (slideshare.net)

demands


  • Countries around the world are engaged in health reform, which places great demands on health care providers and systems managers. (elsevier.com)

medical


  • International medical surgical response teams are capable of providing medical, surgical, and intensive care services in austere environments anywhere in the world. (aaos.org)
  • The demand for health services is expected to increase as an aging population will need more medical treatments, procedures and tests. (chron.com)
  • The conference will focus on premier small cap public and private health care companies in the following areas: Biotechnology, Distribution and Services, Life Sciences and Diagnostics, Medical Technology and Specialty Pharmaceuticals. (prweb.com)
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2701 An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer October 26, 2016 The Honorable Pat McCrory, Governor State of North Carolina 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-0301 Dear Governor McCrory: On behalf of the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council, I am pleased to forward our recommendations for the North Carolina 2017 State Medical Facilities Plan. (ncdcr.gov)
  • Chapter 1: Overview of the North Carolina 2017 State Medical Facilities Plan CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW OF THE NORTH CAROLINA 2017 STATE MEDICAL FACILITIES PLAN Purpose The North Carolina 2017 State Medical Facilities Plan ("Plan") was developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, under the direction of the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC), pursuant to G.S. §131E-177. (ncdcr.gov)
  • The Value of Medical Care in Public Health. (elsevier.com)

patients


  • We believe patients and staff should unite and demand a decent health service for all, free at point of need. (limerickleader.ie)
  • From the managed care revolution in the United States to the rebuilding of health systems in postcommunist Russia, these reforms impact millions of health care workers, government officials, patients, and the public alike. (elsevier.com)
  • A sample of 253 community-based patients with a severe or enduring mental illness was divided into those with mental health service contact and those without. (nih.gov)
  • Previous studies have been consistent in their findings that breast cancer patients have a high need for information on a wide range of topics. (biomedcentral.com)
  • According to the Institute of Medicine [ 1 ], "many patients have expressed frustration with their inability to participate in decision making, to obtain information they need, to be heard, and to participate in systems of care that are responsive to their needs" (p. 48f). (biomedcentral.com)
  • An HIV prevalence of 25.7% was found among patients visiting primary health care (PHC) facilities across four South African provinces. (scielo.org.za)

clinical


  • BACKGROUND: Clinical trials can serve as an opportunity gateway for enhanced health benefits to the target population, above and beyond the specific intervention being tested. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Historically disadvantaged, their voices have not been privileged in health care and clinical discourses. (biomedsearch.com)
  • It's tragic that not enough of these clinical services are equitably available. (ucla.edu)
  • It is clear, however, that the number of students experiencing behavior, learning, and emotional problems far outstrips the possibility of providing more than a small percentage with clinical services even if this were the best way to address the wide range of concerns. (ucla.edu)
  • Given all this, leaders concerned with advancing mental health in school need to focus on much more than just increasing clinical services. (ucla.edu)
  • And, the demand for clinical services continues to outstrip supply in alarming ways. (ucla.edu)
  • With respect to mental health in schools, usually this means immediate clinical help for a few more students, but at a cost for others that seldom is articulated. (ucla.edu)

Data


  • Adequate data are available to make the case that something needs to be done to improve matters. (ucla.edu)
  • Data were collected between 2004 and 2005 in outpatient services across six health facilities in the province. (scielo.org.za)
  • We set out to investigate how the burden of HIV/AIDS on outpatient health services is changing over time using data from KZN. (scielo.org.za)

technology


  • Experimac is the innovator in technology sales and service of pre-owned computers, cell phones and other electronic devices, with a special focus on. (franchising.com)
  • Both parties also want increased R&D and enhanced technology which will help the CROs and health IT vendors. (prweb.com)

specific health care


  • When change does come though, I see the specific health care agendas for Obama and McCain being more similar than different. (prweb.com)
  • The major objective of the Plan is to provide individuals, institutions, state and local government agencies, and community leadership with policies and projections of need to guide local planning for specific health care facilities and services. (ncdcr.gov)

provide


  • The increasing use of electronic health records (EHRs) has affected the job responsibilities of some who do not provide direct patient care. (chron.com)
  • This next session will provide you with an opportunity to consider the costs and benefits associated with offering integrated microfinance and health services. (slideshare.net)
  • 8. A Perspective to Consider… To confront health challenges Freedom from Hunger suggests that… ―Ideally the over 3,000 existing microfinance institutions worldwide could provide and infrastructure or platform for reaching the poor through a coordinated combination of services. (slideshare.net)
  • 9. Microfinance and Health Protection Definition: Microfinance and health protection is the use of the microfinance platform to provide MFI clients with access to crucial health- related information, financing, care and products. (slideshare.net)
  • Before discussing some ways that the MAHP program has worked with partners to deal with client health problems take a minute to think to yourself about the following: In addition to any information you have now about the health needs of your clients, what additional information would you want to know about their health needs to provide services or products to meet these needs? (slideshare.net)
  • It's wonderful to be able to provide individual and small group counseling/therapy for those children and adolescents who need it. (ucla.edu)
  • It's fortunate that schools have been able to provide such services at least for a few students via school personnel and/or co-located and linked community service providers. (ucla.edu)

research


  • As tens of thousands of teenagers leave their family homes this week and begin to arrive on campuses for freshers' week, research shows that university counselling services are under increasing pressure as demand grows. (theguardian.com)
  • The central message that we want to convey is that our experience and research are revealing that MFIs that are adding health services to their offerings are not only helping their clients, but very importantly are helping their own institution's profitability as well. (slideshare.net)
  • As a preview to the conference, Baird spoke with senior research analyst Eric Coldwell about some of the factors affecting the health care industry. (prweb.com)
  • Through longitudinal research covering outpatient health services in KZN we examined the dynamics of the evolving HIV/AIDS burden and the resource implications of this burden, necessary for resource allocation decisions. (scielo.org.za)

Disease


people


  • But though the overall trend is up, experts in the sector say part of the increase in demand is down to a new willingness among young people to ask for help. (theguardian.com)
  • The reality is 13 people cannot meet that kind of demand. (theguardian.com)
  • When asked what type of qualifications people in accountant/finance positions would need, Daniel Young , talent acquisition, Memorial Hermann System Services , said, "Certifications are not required, however accounting and/or financial analysis experience is necessary. (chron.com)
  • People want and need access to health care on their terms - which usually means immediately! (franchising.com)
  • Whilst the study provides limited evidence that community mental health nurses are targeting people with the most serious disorders, questions remain about the large proportion not receiving specialist care. (nih.gov)
  • The study demonstrates that the burden on outpatient services is significant but has not been increasing over time, suggesting that people are not accessing care if and when they need it. (scielo.org.za)

among


  • 10. Questions for Further Reflection: You already discussed a bit some of what you have seen among your clients concerning their health challenges and what you have done about them. (slideshare.net)

Systems


  • Memorial Hermann is one of the the largest not-for-profit health systems in southeast Texas. (chron.com)
  • Creating and Managing Health Systems. (elsevier.com)
  • Health Systems: The Case for Reform. (elsevier.com)

classification


  • They will need to become familiar with various classification codes. (chron.com)

however


  • however, the quality of the community facilitators' performance was associated with the impact of the micronutrient supplement on infant health. (biomedsearch.com)
  • However, in terms of resources, this burden has been increasing and shifting from tertiary services to more primary services. (scielo.org.za)

Terms


  • At 39.1% KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has the highest antenatal clinic prevalence of any South African province, 1 which has enormous implications in terms of a high burden for health services. (scielo.org.za)

specialist mental


support


  • Numbers of men approaching services also almost doubled at Glasgow University over the same period, thanks in part to male staff working on the counselling team, and a peer-to-peer support network which attracted a significant number of male students. (theguardian.com)
  • Both of them were going through a mental health crisis, but their cries for help were ignored and they didn't get the support they needed. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  • In the abstract, most stakeholders support all efforts to advance the mental health field. (ucla.edu)

hospital


  • He made multiple threats to kill himself to police and mental health after being arrested when he fled from hospital following his admission for a drugs overdose. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

increase


  • On the services side, both party platforms look to increase insurance coverage which should lead to higher usage of health care helping the providers. (prweb.com)

help


  • Some counselling services are under-resourced, and students are seeking help against a backdrop of mounting pressure to get the best possible degree, in order to secure a good job to pay off their debts from student loans. (theguardian.com)
  • Deborah's son Tyler died while suffering a mental health crisis, despite asking for help on many occasions and being deemed high risk. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

order


  • Huddle House is a full service restaurant, serving delicious meals, cooked to order. (franchising.com)

Promotion


framework


  • Envisioning and advancing marginalized men's health disparities scholarship: the marginality-cultural competence integrative framework (M-CCIF). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Utilizing the concepts of marginalization and culturally competent scholarship, an integrative framework has been created to facilitate clinicians and scholars in envisioning and advancing critical scholarship related to marginalized men's health disparities. (biomedsearch.com)

care workers


  • Moreover, the study assessed the burden experienced by health care workers and financial implications for health facilities. (scielo.org.za)

students


  • Sheffield University students' union welfare officer Anna Mullaney (L) with members of the Mental Health Matters Society (2nd L to R): Reena Staves, Megan Myer, Tom McGrath, Carmen Galvan, Lucy Baldwin, Grace Marlow, Joseph Bonnett. (theguardian.com)

community


  • This analysis documents the programmatic impacts of SUMMIT on health-seeking and early infant mortality resulting from community facilitators' field activities. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The impacts of community facilitators in effecting changes in women's health behaviors are notable and are applicable to other health programs. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Individual and Community Participation in Health. (elsevier.com)

available


  • The burden of HIV/AIDS on health services is evolving as the epidemic progresses and as antiretroviral treatment becomes more widely available. (scielo.org.za)

policy


  • For health policy makers and managers, timely and appropriate information is needed to facilitate adaptive management of health services. (scielo.org.za)

public


  • For me, I do not think health care is the number one concern for either the public or politicians. (prweb.com)
  • 1. A History of Public Health Introduction. (elsevier.com)
  • Nutrition in Public Health. (elsevier.com)
  • The Evolution of Public Health in the Twentieth Century. (elsevier.com)
  • 2. Expanding the Concept of Public Health Introduction. (elsevier.com)
  • Evolution of Public Health. (elsevier.com)
  • Defining Public Health. (elsevier.com)
  • Integrative Approaches to Public Health. (elsevier.com)

focus


  • Intro to Cost-Benefit session (1)Although offering health-related can contribute to your organization's social mission and improve the lives of your clients, most MFIs have to focus on their own institutional sustainability. (slideshare.net)
  • It is also the message conveyed by those who stress that concerns about mental health involve much more than the focus on mental illness. (ucla.edu)

impact


  • This year's conference is timely as investors seek to understand how the election will impact health care. (prweb.com)
  • What will the impact of the election be on health care? (prweb.com)

changes


  • Notices containing updates and changes will be posted on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation web page at www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/ncsmfp/index.html as they are approved. (ncdcr.gov)

quality


  • The government is very focused on both reducing health care prices and increasing quality. (prweb.com)

therapy


  • 6 Some of this burden on inpatient services will be alleviated as antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage improves. (scielo.org.za)

System


  • Young said that Memorial Hermann System Services is hiring in this area right now. (chron.com)
  • In addition, Harris Health System is hiring. (chron.com)
  • Experience with the Epic Professional Billing module is highly preferred, but not required," said Keith Manis , senior supervisor-recruitment, Harris Health System. (chron.com)
  • According to information from its website, the Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for residents of Harris County. (chron.com)
  • The high HIV prevalence in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) places immense pressure on the health system. (scielo.org.za)