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Brutal neglect: Australian rural women's access to health services

Examines rural health services through the eyes of women in rural Australia. PDF required to read.

Published: 2006
Beyond the numbers: reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer  
http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/publications/btn/index.html
Presents strategies and approaches to review not only the levels of maternal mortality, but also to examine why it happens and what can be done to prevent them from happening. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Strategies for improving minority healthcare quality  
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/minqualtp.htm
Systematically reviews the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. Focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations. Broadly examines any type of strategy aimed at improving the quality of care in an ethnic minority population of patients, and then looks more specifically at strategies designed to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers or organizations. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Working to achieve health equity with an ethnic perspective: what has been done and best practices  
http://www.paho.org/English/AD/ethnicity-0ct-04.pdf
Addresses issues related to health equity and victims of racial discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Sex differences in health status, health care use, and quality of care: a population-based analysis for Manitoba's Regional Heal  
http://www.umanitoba.ca/centres/mchp/reports/pdfs/sexdiff.pdf
Provides an overview of male/female differences in health status, health service use, and quality of care, as revealed by analysis of administrative health care data files. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women in an aging society: report of proceedings - national workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 20, 1988
Proceedings of a national workshop which focused on two issues: (1) the impact of the health and social service systems on senior women and the role of health professionals and caregivers and (2) economic self-sufficiency, with an emphasis n the feminization of poverty, pensions, and housing. Includes "Ideas for Action", a synopsis of the conference presentations, and eight articles from the conference.
Published: 1989
Direct-to-consumer advertising: physicians’ views on its effects on quality of care and the doctor-patient relationship  
http://www.jabfp.org/cgi/content/full/16/6/513
Surveys U.S. physicians' views of the effect of direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs on health service utilization, quality of care, and the doctor-patient relationship. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Enhancing quality for clients: the balanced counseling strategy  
http://www.popcouncil.org/frontiers/briefs/fpbriefs3.html
Describes a balanced contraception counselling strategy as an ongoing approach to improving quality of care. Outlines the origin and rationale for developing this strategy, and details its subsequent adaptation for use in other contexts. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Trans health project  
http://www.opha.on.ca/ppres/2003/transhealth.pdf
Investigates the specific needs, unique barriers and existing gaps in service for transpeople in Ontario. Reveals that access and equity around overall health care and social services for transpeople poses numerous challenges/barriers for this highly marginalized community. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Failure of free enterprise: private dental practice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article takes a look at private dental practice. Political, practical and emotional aspects. 

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Published: 1984