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General Medicine and Hospital Medicine: The Janus of Internal Medicine

Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA 1 Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA - I to important trends in the evolution of academic general n ... this issue of JGIM, Miller and colleagues draw attention internal medicine.1 By examining the membership of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), they provide a snapshot not only of the

Proportionality in Public Health Regulation: The Case of Dietary Supplements

The idea that the degree of infringement public health interventions have on individual rights should be proportional to the degree of expected benefits has emerged as an influential principle in ... principle, and that one must still carefully consider whether a proposed public health intervention is a justified infringement on rights. The principle has usefulness as general guideline, but not as a hard

The spectrosome of occupational health problems

represents a substantial public health challenge. Surveillance systems have become an essential public health decision-making tool. Networks have been constructed to facilitate the development of analyses of ... , Graduate Program in Public Health , UNITED STATES Given the increased prevalence of cancer, respiratory diseases, and reproductive disorders, for which multifactorial origins are strongly suspected, the

Health care utilization in general practice after HPV vaccination—A Danish nationwide register-based cohort study

. However, a general difference in the health care utilization pattern was found between vaccinated and non-vaccinated girls, which increased after the time of vaccination, primarily for girls vaccinated ... , Aarhus , Denmark , 3 National Centre for Register-based Research, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University , Aarhus , Denmark , 4 Section for General Medical Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University

Comparing the self-perceived quality of life of multimorbid patients and the general population using the EQ-5D-3L

Objectives To assess and compare the self-perceived Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of multimorbid patients and the general population using health utilities (HU) and visual analogue scale ... hospital stay) [6]. Indeed, multimorbidity is recognized as a significant healthcare system cost and a major public health issue deserving more research [7]. As multimorbidity becomes more prevalent

Islam, mental health and law: a general overview

mental health services and corresponding legislation found in the different countries of the Islamic world. ... the end of religious fanaticism came from ecclesiastical circles. Conclusions In our study, we tried to give a general overview of the interconnection between Islamic faith, mental health, and law

General theory of skin reinforcement

Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center , Dallas, Texas , United States of America 1 Editor: Richard G. Haverkamp, Massey University , NEW ZEALAND Macroscopic mechanical ... preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of ILK is articulated in the `author contributions' section. PES was supported by US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants P01-DK088761, Introduction

A novel methodology for strengthening human rights based monitoring in public health: Family planning indicators as an illustrative example

Objective The last few years have seen a rise in the number of global and national initiatives that seek to incorporate human rights into public health practice. Nonetheless, a lack of clarity ... human rights in commonly used health indicators. Introduction Over the last few years the field of public health has seen a rise not only in general rhetorical attention to human rights, but in the

General Personnel Issues

complying with the FLSA is not an onerous burden as a general rule. Likewise, paying equal pay for men and women to perform the same work without differentiation based upon sex should come as a matter of ... dealing with health and welfare and pension plans. The Immigration Act has been in effect since 1986; since its inception I have noticed many practical things that have come to the forefront with the people

Melanoma screening: Informing public health policy with quantitative modelling

among physicians has resulted in large increases in public health expenditure, primarily from screening costs and increased rates of office surgery. Has this attempt at secondary prevention been effective ... . Given the ballooning costs of increased melanoma surveillance, I suggest the process of public health policy decision-making±particularly with respect to the public - Data Availability Statement: No

Public health relevance of drug–nutrition interactions

The public health relevance of drug–nutrition interactions is currently highly undervalued and overlooked. This is particularly the case for elderly persons where multi-morbidity and consequently ... this topic in the general medical advice. Acknowledgements University Medical Center Groningen and DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. made the organization of the workshop “Public Health Relevance of Drug

General practitioners’ perceptions of public reporting of institution and individual medicine prescribing data

Background Public reporting of institution- and individual-level performance data has recently become a popular topic in the health care field. This study (1) evaluated the perceptions of general ... public reporting of institutional and individual medicine prescribing data in primary care institutions, and (2) compared the difference among the perceptions of general practitioners on the dimensions of

Maintaining public health insurance benefits: How primary care clinics help keep low-income patients insured

Low-income families struggle to obtain and maintain public health insurance. We identified strategies used by Community Health Centers (CHCs) to assist patients with insurance applications, and ... , Publications Manager, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon and preparation assistance by Ms. Claire Diener. Funding Thi s work was supported by a Patient-Centered

Impact of increased influenza vaccination in 2–3-year-old children on disease burden within the general population: A Bayesian model-based approach

Introduction During the 2013–2014 influenza season, Public Health England extended routine influenza vaccination to all 2- and 3-year-old children in England. To estimate the impact of this change in ... , Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America, 6 Formerly of LASER Analytica , London , United Kingdom During the 2013±2014 influenza season, Public Health England extended routine influenza vaccination to

Hospital utilization and out of pocket expenditure in public and private sectors under the universal government health insurance scheme in Chhattisgarh State, India: Lessons for universal health coverage

the public sector. Of households with at least one member hospitalized, 35.5% experienced catastrophic health expenditures (>10% monthly household consumption expenditure). The study finds that despite ... , Computer Centre, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India , East Block No. 10 R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066. The access 1 Public Health Resource Network, India , Raipur

Women’s Reproductive Health in Sociocultural Context

Purpose The special issue on Women’s Reproductive Health in Cultural Context covers multiple dimensions of women’s reproductive health and how it might be shaped by cultural meanings, social and ... presence in health psychology and behavioral medicine in recent years. This observation is echoed also in other fields, which find a reduction of articles discussing women’s health from a critical or social

The Social, Economic, and Public Health Consequences of Global Population Aging: Implications for Social Work Practice and Public Policy

the industrialized world. This article provides an overview of the key social, economic, and public health costs and consequences that aging populations will exact upon international communities in the ... have substantial social, economic, and public health consequences for the social structure of international societies regarding their ability to meet the changing health care and supportive service needs

Quality of life profile of general Vietnamese population using EQ-5D-5L

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a vital benchmark to assess the effects of health interventions and policies. Measuring HRQOL of the general population is essential to establish a reference ... 2 Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University , Hanoi , Vietnam 3 School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam National University , Hanoi , Vietnam 4 Faculty of Pharmacy

Life’s Simple 7 and ischemic heart disease in the general Australian population

Background The American Heart Association released 7 modifiable factors, Life’s Simple 7, that are expected to improve cardiovascular health (CVH), but their contributions to ischemic heart disease ... Disease, Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland , Herston , Australia , 2 Institute of Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center

General Editor’s Note: Antitrust and Regulatory Update

mergers that came before their respective agencies. Especially noteworthy are: the DOJ's analyses of two proposed mergers that involved large firms in the health insurance business, as well as analyses of