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public healthcare definition: Insurance policy funded by a public health system such as a provincial or national health plan. Examples include BC MSP (British Columbia Medical Services Plan) OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan), NHS (National Health Service).
 
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To explore whether general practitioners in fact do ration in this manner we conducted a study within primary care in the Danish public healthcare system.

Sigurd MR Lauridsen et al.

BMC Health Services Research 8 (7), 22 Sep 2008

In Denmark the topic of priority-setting within healthcare entered the public agenda during the mid-1990s when the Danish Council of Ethics published a report[ 1 ] calling for a public debate on how to prioritize healthcare; but since then the subject has hardly been given any systematic public attention.

Sigurd MR Lauridsen et al.

BMC Health Services Research 8 (7), 22 Sep 2008

The impact of this report on the public debate and on the allocation of healthcare remains to be seen.

Sigurd MR Lauridsen et al.

BMC Health Services Research 8 (7), 22 Sep 2008

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential usefulness of a comprehensive database used routinely in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong, using antihypertensive drug prescriptions in primary care as an example.

Martin CS Wong et al.

BMC Health Services Research 8 (7), 25 Jun 2008

Strengths and weaknesses of current study The major strength of this study was the availability of a large amount of electronic patient data on antihypertensive medication over a three and a half year period from which we could ascertain the potential and pitfalls of using such data in health services research in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong.

Martin CS Wong et al.

BMC Health Services Research 8 (7), 25 Jun 2008

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Bedside rationing by general practitioners: A postal survey in the Danish public healthcare system

Sigurd MR Lauridsen et al.

BMC Health Services Research , 22 Sep 2008

Health services research in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong: An analysis of over 1 million antihypertensive prescriptions between 2004–2007 as an example of the potential and pitfalls of using routinely collected electronic patient data

Martin CS Wong et al.

BMC Health Services Research , 25 Jun 2008

Evaluating the organisational climate in Italian public healthcare institutions by means of a questionnaire

Ulrich Wienand et al.

BMC Health Services Research , 22 May 2007

How to optimise the coverage rate of infant and adult immunisations in Europe: ... by the general public and healthcare professionals and ...

Heinz-J Schmitt et al.

BMC Medicine , 29 May 2007

Taking stock of current societal, political and academic stakeholders in the Canadian healthcare knowledge translation agenda: ... decision-makers, the public, and government funding bodies have brought scholarly, organizational, social, and political dimensions to the agenda. Objective This paper discusses the current knowledge translation agenda in Canadian healthcare and how elements in ...

Mandi S Newton et al.

Implementation science : IS , 04 Oct 2007

Socioeconomic patterns in the use of public and private health services and equity in health care: ... distinguishing between public and private services. The purpose of this study is to estimate the relation between socioeconomic position and health services use to determine whether the findings are compatible with the attainment of horizontal equity: equal use of public healthcare services for equal ...

Enrique Regidor et al.

BMC Health Services Research , 14 Sep 2008

Hospital emergency department utilisation rates among the immigrant population in Barcelona, Spain: ... a challenge for the public healthcare system, the emergency ...

Andrea Buron et al.

BMC Health Services Research , 03 Mar 2008

Choice of healthcare provider following reform in Vietnam: ... private services before public ones. The poor use less public care and less care at higher levels than the rich do (8% vs.13% of total illness episodes, which decomposes into 3% vs. 7% at district level, and 1% vs. 3% at the provincial or central level, respectively). The education of the patients significantly affects healthcare decisions. Those with ...

Nguyen Thi Bich Thuan et al.

BMC Health Services Research , 30 Jul 2008

Improving equity in malaria treatment: Relationship of socio-economic status with health seeking as well as with perceptions of ease of using the services of different providers for the treatment of malaria in Nigeria: ... healthcare providers: public hospital in the community with such a health provider and traditional healers in a community that is devoid of public healthcare facilities. There were ...

Obinna Onwujekwe et al.

Malaria Journal , 08 Jan 2008

The cost-effectiveness of Antiretroviral Treatment in Khayelitsha, South Africa – a primary data analysis: ... one of the key public health challenges of the next decade. Appropriate priority setting and budgeting can be assisted by economic data on the costs and cost-effectiveness of ART. The objectives of this research were therefore to estimate HIV healthcare utilisation, the unit ...

Susan M Cleary et al.

Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation , 06 Dec 2006