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General hospital resources consumed by an elderly population awaiting long-term care

Coughlan T, O'Neill D.Dept of Medical Gerontology, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dutblin, Ireland.The provision of extended care facilities in urban Ireland has lagged behind the growth in the numbers of older peo ...

Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity in Asymptomatic Older Persons

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is the most commonly reported cause of falls and syncope in older persons. Recent guidelines recommend 5 to 10 seconds of carotid sinus massage in supine and upright positions with beat-to-beat monitoring. The aim of this st ...

2006 Drugs estimate refuels debate on governance, Issue 17, Spring 2006

10.14655/6841-4530 Pike, B. Drugs initiative In November 2005 €34.027 million was voted for the Drugs Initiative, which funds the local and regional drugs task forces, and the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF), in 2006 – an 8 per cent in ...

Improving Value Measurement in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Ubel, P. A., Nord, E., Gold, M., Menzel, P., Pinto Prades, J. and Richardson, J. ANALYSIS, ETHICS, QUALITY OF LIFE Before cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) can fulfill its promise as a tool to guide health care allocation decisions, the method of incorpor ...

Making the Case for Cervical Cancer Prevention: What about Equity

Tsu, V. D. and Levin, C. E. CANCER, CERVICAL CANCER, HEALTH STATUS, PREVENTION, SCREENING, SOCIAL DETERMINANT, DISADVANTAGED WOMEN Cervical cancer is a major cause of suffering and premature death among women in the developing world, yet it is largely pre ...

Are Preferences for Equity over Efficiency in Health Care Allocation "All or Nothing"?

Ubel, P. A., Baron, J., Nash, B. and Asch, D. A. ANALYSIS, BUDGET, COST EFFECTIVENESS, EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, ETHICS, SCREENING In a previous study the authors showed that within a budget constraint, most people would rather offer a less effective screening ...

Applying Clinical Epidemiological Methods to Health Equity: The Equity Effectiveness Loop

Tugwell, P. et al Equity effectiveness loop Focusing on the average effects of interventions on health may miss important differences within populations. Examining these effects across gradients in wealth allows the identification of the interventions mos ...

A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial to Evaluate a Policy of Making Hip Protectors Available to Residents of Nursing Homes

10.14655/415-4472 Age and Ageing Nursing home, Residential living Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy of making hip protectors available to residents of nursing homes. Design: a cluster randomised controlled trial of the policy in nursin ...

Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

10.14655/415-3974 Beydoun, M.A., Beydoun, H.A. and Wang, Y. Obeslity, Dementia While dementia affects 6-10% of persons 65 years or older, industrialized countries have witnessed an alarming rise in obesity. However, obesity's influence on dementia re ...

Translating an Evidence-Based Intervention for Pediatric Overweight to a Primary Care Setting

Ewing L.J. et al A research paper examining a family-based behavioural intervention for childhood obesity prevention. The objective of this study was to train pediatric providers to address weight, body mass index (BMI), diet, and physical activity with p ...

Food Prices and Obesity: Evidence and Policy Implications for Taxes and Subsidies

Powell, L.M and Chaloupka, F.J. BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE, OBESITY, POLICY, PRICING Pricing policies have been posited as potential policy instruments to address the increasing prevalence of obesity. This article examined empirical evidence regarding the food an ...

Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Larissa, R. COMMUNITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH PROMOTION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PREVENTION Physical inactivity is associated with the increased risk of many chronic diseases. Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. A lif ...

Obesity in Europe

World Health Organisation (WHO) Resources on obesity from the Regional Office for Europe, WHO Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the WHO European Region since the 19 ...

Health and Employment, Sources of Information

10.14655/20050004 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Health Impact Assessment, Employment The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has produced a series of reviews which look at the health impacts of identified subject areas. Four reviews have b ...

Health and Transport, Sources of Information

10.14655/20050003 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Health Impact Assessment, Transport The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has produced a series of reviews which look at the health impacts of identified subject areas. Four reviews have be ...

Health and Education, Sources of Information

10.14655/20080009 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Health Impact Assessment, Education The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has produced a series of reviews which look at the health impacts of identified subject areas. Four reviews have be ...

Health and the Built Environment, Sources of Information

10.14655/20060004 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Health Impact Assessment, Planning, Built environment, Housing, Open spaces The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has produced a series of reviews which look at the health impacts of identi ...