Health Facility Governance in the Ethiopian Health System

Abstract Health governance – one of the pillars of a health system – has received appreciable attention from the Ethiopian health sector over the past decade. Through the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the health sector has various coordinating mechanisms at the federal, regional, and woreda (district) levels, although the performance of … Continue reading Health Facility Governance in the Ethiopian Health System

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How One Doc Uses Cartoons to Address Social Determinants of Health

On social media and in the healthcare space, Anita Ravi, MD, is largely known for her patient advocacy and cartoon work depicting the social determinants of health (SDOH) for vulnerable patients and how providers must address those factors to support a better patient experience. But in the PurpLE Clinic, a New York City-based federally-qualified health center (FQHC) … Continue reading How One Doc Uses Cartoons to Address Social Determinants of Health

Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speech

The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crime and Hate Speech Bill is likely to become law during 2019. This bill and recent controversy surrounding the likes of Johann Rupert and Andile Mngxitamaraises the age-old question about what the limits of freedom of expression, if any, should be. First, however, we should determine what the Constitution already allows, which … Continue reading Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speech

Australian National Rural Generalist Pathway

Executive summary This document has been written as Advice to the National Rural Health Commissioner by the National Rural Generalist Taskforce. It is anticipated that this Advice will provide a guide to discussions with Governments, professional bodies and health services when considering the implementation of a National Rural Generalist Pathway. Introduction Rural doctors have a … Continue reading Australian National Rural Generalist Pathway

Primary health care data is key to attaining universal health coverage

The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers and practitioners came together in Astana, Kazakhstan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaffirm their commitment to primary health care as the most equitable and sustainable strategy to achieve health for all. Yet … Continue reading Primary health care data is key to attaining universal health coverage

Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected, person level data

Abstract Objective To assess whether continuity of care with a general practitioner is associated with hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions for older patients. Design Cross sectional study. Setting Linked primary and secondary care records from 200 general practices participating in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in England. Participants 230 472 patients aged between 62 and 82 years and … Continue reading Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected, person level data