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The ideal of equal health revisited: definitions and measures of inequity in health should be better integrated with theories of distributive justice
(BioMed Central, 2009-11-18)
The past decade witnessed great progress in research on health inequities. The most widely cited definition of health inequity is, arguably, the one proposed by Whitehead and Dahlgren: "Health inequalities that are avoidable, ...
Cost-effectiveness of medical interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease in a sub-Saharan African country – the case of Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2007-02-22)
Background: There is a high and rising prevalence of cardiovascular risk in sub-Saharan Africa, a development typical for countries in epidemiological transition. Contrary to recommendations in treatment guidelines, ...
"What lies beneath it all?" - an interview study of GPs' attitudes to the use of guidelines
(BioMed Central, 2008-10-22)
Background: General practitioners (GPs) adopt clinical practice guidelines to varying degrees. Several factors have been found to influence application of guidelines in practice and the GP is apparently the key actor. ...
Human resources for emergency obstetric care in northern Tanzania: distribution of quantity or quality?
(BioMed Central, 2005-07-29)
Background: Health care agencies report that the major limiting factor for implementing effective health policies and reforms worldwide is a lack of qualified human resources. Although many agencies have adopted policy ...
"Saying no is no easy matter" A qualitative study of competing concerns in rationing decisions in general practice
(BioMed Central, 2005-11-09)
Background: The general practitioner in Norway is expected to ensure equity and effectiveness through fair rationing. At the same time, due to recent reforms of the Norwegian health care sector, both the role of ...