Health Outcomes

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Quality of Life and Economic Outcomes of Assessing Fractional Flow Reserve With Computed Tomography Angiography

October 2015

Evaluating patients who may have coronary artery disease (CAD) is a challenging and extensive process.

Defibrillator implantations for primary prevention in the United States: Inappropriate care or inadequate documentation: Insights from the National Cardiovascular Data ICD Registry

October 2015

BackgroundPrior studies have reported that more than 20% of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantations in the United States do not adhere to trial-based criteria.ObjectiveWe sought...

Intended And Unintended Consequences Of China’s Zero Markup Drug Policy

August 2015

Since economic liberalization in the late 1970s, China's health care providers have grown heavily reliant on revenue from drugs, which they both prescribe and sell.

Risk of Cardiovascular Events Associated With Current Exposure to HIV Antiretroviral Therapies in a US Veteran Population

August 2015

Background. To characterize the association of antiretroviral drug combinations on risk of cardiovascular events.Methods. Certain antiretroviral medications for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...

Non-use of health care service among empty-nest elderly in Shandong, China: a cross-sectional study

July 2015

Background: Empty-nest elderly refers to those elderly with no children or whose children have already left home.

Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies

July 2015

Development assistance from high-income countries to the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries (health aid) is an important source of funding for health in low- and middle-income...

Searching for Public Health Law’s Sweet Spot: The Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

July 2015

David Studdert and colleagues explore how to balance public health, individual freedom, and good government when it comes to sugar-sweetened drinks.

Dormitory Management and Boarding Students in China’s Rural Elementary Schools

March 2014

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore whether an in-service life teacher training program can improve boarding students’ health, behavior, and academic performance.Design/methodology...

The Cost of Disability in China

February 2014

We describe the degree to which household income is negatively associated with the prevalence of different types of disability (i.e.

Survey using Incognito Standardized Patients Shows Poor Quality Care in China’s Rural Clinics

February 2014

Over the past decade, China has implemented reforms designed to expand access to health care in rural areas. Little objective evidence exists, however, on the quality of that care.

Risk Protection, Service Use, and Health Outcomes Under Colombia's Health Insurance Program for the Poor

December 2013

Neglected Rural Public Health Issue: The Case of Intestinal Roundworms

December 2013

Despite increasing institutional and financial support, certain public health issues are still neglected by the Chinese Government.

Meeting the Health-care Needs of the Rural Elderly: The Unique Role of Village Doctors

December 2013

Despite their recent deterioration, village clinics have historically been an important source of health care for the poor and elderly in rural China.

266- Ordeal Mechanisms and Information in the Promotion of Health Goods in Developing Countries: Evidence From Rural China

October 2013

The cost-effectiveness of policies that provide subsidized health goods is often compromised by the fact that many individuals do not use the goods that are provided to them.

Do You Get What You Pay For with School-Based Health Programs? Evidence from a Child Nutrition Experiment in Rural China

August 2013

This study uses a randomized controlled trial of a school-based anemia reduction program in rural China to examine how increased school emphasis on health promotion affects academic performance....

Geographical Rural Status and Health Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of 6 Years of National United Network of Organ Sharing Data.

December 2012

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether children in rural areas have worse health than children in urban areas after liver transplantation (LT).

Freshwater availability and water fetching distance affect child health in sub-Saharan Africa

December 2012

Currently, more than two-thirds of the population in Africa must leave their home to fetch water for drinking and domestic use.

Parental Training, Anemia and the Impact on the Nutrition of Female Students in China’s Poor Rural Elementary Schools

December 2012

In this paper we report the results of a randomized controlled trial designed to measure the impact of a parental training program on the nutritional status of primary school students in rural...

Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Correlated Risk Factors in Preschool and School-aged Children in Rural Southwest China

September 2012

We conducted a survey of 1707 children in 141 impoverished rural areas of Guizhou and Sichuan Provinces in Southwest China.

Effectiveness of provider incentives for anemia reduction in rural China: a cluster randomised trial

July 2012

Background: To study how misaligned supply-side incentives impede health programs in developing countries, we tested the impact of performance pay for anemia reduction in rural China.

China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme Improved Finances of Township Health Centers but Not the Number of Patients Served

May 2012

China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme, launched in 2003, was designed to protect rural households from the financial risk posed by health care costs and to increase the use of health care services...

Health system determinants of infant, child and maternal mortality: A cross-sectional study of UN member countries

December 2011

Abstract (provisional)ObjectiveFew studies have examined the link between health system strength and important public health outcomes across nations.

Improving practice guidelines with patient-specific recommendations

December 2011

Clinical practice guidelines aim to help providers make decisions that optimize patient care (1).

Quality-of-Care Indicators for Children With Sickle Cell Disease

December 2011

OBJECTIVE: To develop a set of quality-of-care indicators for the management of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) who are cared for in a variety of settings by addressing the broad spectrum...