Health services research

Section edited by: Enrique Bernal-Delgado

This section welcomes original and review manuscripts focussing on smarter identification and better understanding of the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver care, reducing errors and health inequity and improving patients safety, outcome and experience. The section is particularly keen on receiving papers assessing integrated care delivered to people with multiple chronic conditions.

  1. Commentary

    Understanding the importance of medical student clerkships in poor health outcome regions served by Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in impoverished locations of Southern United States

    Area Health Education Centers provide health professional students the opportunity to explore the benefits of practicing in a rural and underserved location. The status of health conditions in chronic disease ...

    Ashruta Patel

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:7

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  2. Letter to the Editor

    Acute mountain sickness amongst tourists to Lhasa

    Acute mountain sickness is the commonest acute high altitude illness occurring at high altitude. Its prevalence is dependent on the ascent rate, altitude achieved, physical effort required to reach the target ...

    Gaurav Sikri and Srinivasa Bhattachar

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:4

    Published on: 27 January 2017

  3. Systematic review

    A review and framework for understanding the potential impact of poor solid waste management on health in developing countries

    The increase in solid waste generated per capita in Africa has not been accompanied by a commensurate growth in the capacity and funding to manage it. It is reported that less than 30% of urban waste in develo...

    Abdhalah K. Ziraba, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu and Blessing Mberu

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:55

    Published on: 26 December 2016

  4. Research

    Belgian hand hygiene campaigns in ICU, 2005–2015

    Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are still a major problem especially in most intensive care units (ICU). Incompliance by clinical staff with hand hygiene (HH) increases rates of preventable infections....

    Sylvanus Fonguh, Annie Uwineza, Boudewijn Catry and Anne Simon

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:47

    Published on: 7 November 2016

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