Quality of care

Quality of care

In poor health: women in pharmaceutical advertising

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the portrayals of women in medical advertising. Illustrates how pharmaceutical companies use negative stereotypes of women in order to sell drugs to doctors. Impact on women's health and quality of care. Ethics of drug advertising. 


Failure of free enterprise: private dental practice

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Deanna Geddo
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

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

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English
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Online
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M Alston
J Allan
E Dietsch
J Wilkinson
J Shankar
L Osburn
K Bell
I Muenstermann
D Georgias
E Moore
C Jennett
L Ritter
R Gibson
J Grantley
J Wallace
J Harris
Publisher: 
Rural and Remote Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Victoria, Australia

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

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ISSN 14456354 (Online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Sex differences in health status, health care use, and quality of care: a population-based analysis for Manitoba's Regional Heal

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English
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Paper
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Randy Fransoo
Patricia Martens
Elaine Burland
Heather Prior
Charles Burchill
Dan Chateau
Randy Walld
Publisher: 
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

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GEND.F73 2005
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Includes bibliographical references.

Working to achieve health equity with an ethnic perspective: what has been done and best practices

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English
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Online
Author: 
Cristina Torres Parodi
Publisher: 
Pan American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Addresses issues related to health equity and victims of racial discrimination.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Strategies for improving minority healthcare quality

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English
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Paper
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Mary Catherine Beach
Lisa A. Cooper
Karen A. Robinson
Eboni G. Price
Tiffany L. Gary
Mollie W. Jenckes
Aysegul Gozu
Carole Smarth
Ana Palacio
Carolyn J. Feuerstein
Eric B. Bass
Neil R. Powe
Publisher: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Rockville, MD

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.

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Number 90

Beyond the numbers: reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer

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English
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Paper
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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.

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ISBN 9241591838
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Includes bibliographical references.

Trans health project

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Ontario Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Enhancing quality for clients: the balanced counseling strategy

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Author: 
Federico R. León
Alex Ríos
Adrana Zumarán
Marisela de la Cruz
Carols Brambila
John H. Bratt
Publisher: 
Frontiers in Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

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.

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Direct-to-consumer advertising: physicians’ views on its effects on quality of care and the doctor-patient relationship

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Elizabeth Murray
Bernard Lo
Lance Pollack
Karen Donelan
Ken Lee
Publisher: 
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Lexington, KY

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 08938652
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Includes bibliographical references.
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