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  1. Research

    Enablers and barriers to secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic fever among Māori aged 14–21 in New Zealand: a framework method study

    Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) rates have declined to near zero in nearly all developed countries. However, in New Zealand rates have not declined since the 1980s. Further, ARF diagnoses in New Zealand are inequi...

    Hilary Barker, John G. Oetzel, Nina Scott, Michelle Morley, Polly E. Atatoa Carr and Keri Bolton Oetzel

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:201

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  2. Research

    Doing implementation research on health governance: a frontline researcher’s reflexive account of field-level challenges and their management

    Implementation Research (IR) in and around health systems comes with unique challenges for researchers including implementation, multi-layer governance, and ethical issues. Partnerships between researchers, im...

    Gupteswar Patel, Surekha Garimella, Kerry Scott, Shinjini Mondal, Asha George and Kabir Sheikh

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:198

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  3. Research

    “I’m not strong enough; I’m not good enough. I can’t do this, I’m failing”- A qualitative study of low-socioeconomic status smokers’ experiences with accesssing cessation support and the role for alternative technology-based support

    The social gradient in smoking rates persist with an overrepresentation of smoking and its associated harms concentrated within lower socioeconomic status (SES) populations. Low-SES smokers are motivated to qu...

    Veronica C. Boland, Richard P. Mattick, Hayden McRobbie, Mohammad Siahpush and Ryan J. Courtney

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:196

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  4. Research

    Socioeconomic inequalities in under-five mortality in rural Bangladesh: evidence from seven national surveys spreading over 20 years

    Socioeconomic inequality in health and mortality remains a disturbing reality across nations including Bangladesh. Inequality drew renewed attention globally. Bangladesh though made impressive progress in heal...

    Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Mohammad Nahid Mia and Abbas Bhuiya

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:197

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  5. Research

    Redressing or entrenching social and health inequities through policy implementation? Examining personalised budgets through the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

    Increasing attention is being given to political agenda setting for the social determinants of health. While designing policies that can improve the social determinants of health is critical, so too is ensurin...

    Gemma Carey, Eleanor Malbon, Daniel Reeders, Anne Kavanagh and Gwynnyth Llewellyn

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:192

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  6. Research

    Preventative health, diversity, and inclusion: a qualitative study of client experience aboard a mobile health clinic in Boston, Massachusetts

    There are approximately 2000 mobile health clinics operating in the United States. While researchers have established that mobile health clinics can be cost effective and improve outcomes, there is scant resea...

    Zoe Bouchelle, Yasmin Rawlins, Caterina Hill, Jennifer Bennet, Leonor Xochitl Perez and Nancy Oriol

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:191

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  7. Research

    ‘I do want to ask, but I can’t speak’: a qualitative study of ethnic minority women’s experiences of communicating with primary health care professionals in remote, rural Vietnam

    Ethnic minority groups in Vietnam experience economic, social and health inequalities. There are significant disparities in health service utilisation, and cultural, interpersonal and communication barriers im...

    Shannon McKinn, Linh Thuy Duong, Kirsty Foster and Kirsten McCaffery

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:190

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  8. Research

    Social and environmental determinants of child health in Mongolia across years of rapid economic growth: 2000-2010

    To understand the effect of economic growth on health, we investigated the trend in socio-economic and regional determinants of child health in Mongolia. This Central Asian country had the fastest economic gro...

    Nehal Joshi, Bolormaa Bolorhon, Indermohan Narula, Shihua Zhu and Semira Manaseki-Hollan

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:189

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  9. Research

    An economy-related equity analysis of health service utilization by women in economically underdeveloped regions of western China

    The Chinese government has long been committed to eliminating the inequality in the utilization of health services; however, it still lacks an analysis or measurement of the economy-related inequality in the u...

    Yuyan Qian, Zhongliang Zhou, Ju’e Yan, Jianmin Gao, Yuping Wang, Xiaowei Yang, Yongjian Xu and Yanli Li

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:186

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  10. Research

    Trends in healthcare expenditure among people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States: evidence from 10 Years of nationally representative data

    While previous studies have examined HIV cost expenditures within the United States, the majority of these studies focused on data collected prior to or shortly after the advent and uptake of antiretroviral th...

    Tiarney D. Ritchwood, Kinfe G. Bishu and Leonard E. Egede

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:188

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  11. Research

    Potential barriers in healthcare access of the elderly population influenced by the economic crisis and the troika agreement: a qualitative case study in Lisbon, Portugal

    The recent economic and financial crisis in Portugal urged the Portuguese Government in April 2011 to request financial assistance from the troika austerity bail out program to get aid for its government debt....

    Julia Doetsch, Eva Pilot, Paula Santana and Thomas Krafft

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:184

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  12. Research

    Women’s education level amplifies the effects of a livelihoods-based intervention on household wealth, child diet, and child growth in rural Nepal

    Many organizations seek to alleviate poverty in the developing world, often focusing their interventions on women. The role, status, and education of women are fundamentally important facets of development. Th...

    Laurie C. Miller, Neena Joshi, Mahendra Lohani, Beatrice Rogers, Shubh Mahato, Shibani Ghosh and Patrick Webb

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:183

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  13. Systematic review

    Understanding the effects of socioeconomic status along the breast cancer continuum in Australian women: a systematic review of evidence

    Globally, the provision of equitable outcomes for women with breast cancer is a priority for governments. However, there is growing evidence that a socioeconomic status (SES) gradient exists in outcomes across...

    Greg Lyle, Gilly A. Hendrie and Delia Hendrie

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:182

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  14. Research

    Financial burden of healthcare for cancer patients with social medical insurance: a multi-centered study in urban China

    Cancer accounts for one-fifth of the total deaths in China and brings heavy financial burden to patients and their families. Chinese government has made strong commitment to develop three types of social medic...

    Wenhui Mao, Shenglan Tang, Ying Zhu, Zening Xie and Wen Chen

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:180

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  15. Research

    Factors influencing risky sexual behaviour among Mozambican miners: a socio-epidemiological contribution for HIV prevention framework in Mozambique

    Information dealing with social and behavioural risk factors as well as their mechanisms among Mozambican migrants working in South African mines remains undocumented. This study aims to understand the various...

    Emilia Martins-Fonteyn, Osvaldo Loquiha, Cynthia Baltazar, Subash Thapa, Makini Boothe, Ines Raimundo, Niel Hens, Marc Aerts, Herman Meulemans, Olivier Degomme and Edwin Wouters

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:179

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  16. Review

    The scope and impact of mobile health clinics in the United States: a literature review

    As the U.S. healthcare system transforms its care delivery model to increase healthcare accessibility and improve health outcomes, it is undergoing changes in the context of ever-increasing chronic disease bur...

    Stephanie W. Y. Yu, Caterina Hill, Mariesa L. Ricks, Jennifer Bennet and Nancy E. Oriol

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:178

    Published on: 5 October 2017

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