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  1. Content type: Research

    Although many studies have analyzed health insurance worldwide, most focus on whole populations rather than specific vulnerable groups. There is a lack of studies that compare different schemes. This paper eva...

    Authors: Zhonghua Wang, Xiangjun Li, Mingsheng Chen and Lei Si

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:17

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  2. Content type: Research

    Students seeking degrees in healthcare in Ecuador participate in community improvement projects and provide free health services under the supervision of faculty health professionals. The aim of this study is ...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Walcott, Angela M. Murcia, Gloria M. Berry, Christian F. Juna, María Isabel Roldós and Phaedra S. Corso

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:16

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  3. Content type: Review

    Social exclusion is a concept that has been widely debated in recent years; a particular focus of the discussion has been its significance in relation to health. The meanings of the phrase “social exclusion”, ...

    Authors: Patrick O’Donnell, Diarmuid O’Donovan and Khalifa Elmusharaf

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:15

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  4. Content type: Research

    Payment for performance (P4P) strategies, which provide financial incentives to health workers and/or facilities for reaching pre-defined performance targets, can improve healthcare utilisation and quality. P4...

    Authors: Peter Binyaruka, Bjarne Robberstad, Gaute Torsvik and Josephine Borghi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:14

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  5. Content type: Systematic review

    Community-based health insurance (CBHI) has evolved as an alternative health financing mechanism to out of pocket payments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly in areas where government or...

    Authors: Racha Fadlallah, Fadi El-Jardali, Nour Hemadi, Rami Z. Morsi, Clara Abou Abou Samra, Ali Ahmad, Khurram Arif, Lama Hishi, Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:13

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  6. Content type: Review

    To (1) gain an understanding of current trajectories of Aboriginal young people through the mental health care system in Australia; (2) summarize what mental health care pathways have been developed or evaluat...

    Authors: Alexandra Kilian and Anna Williamson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:12

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  7. Content type: Research

    In Germany copayment for medical consultation was eliminated in 2013, and in Spain universal health coverage was partly restricted in 2012. This study shows the relationship between income and the use of healt...

    Authors: Lourdes Lostao, Siegfried Geyer, Romana Albaladejo, Almudena Moreno-Lostao, Elena Ronda and Enrique Regidor

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:11

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  8. Content type: Research

    According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization Commission On Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) for intersectoral action on health, the well-being of and equity in health within a populati...

    Authors: Toktam Paykani, Hassan Rafiey and Homeira Sajjadi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    Although Swedish legislation prescribes equity in healthcare, studies have reported inequalities, both in face-to-face encounters and in telephone nursing. Research has suggested that telephone nursing has the...

    Authors: Anna T. Höglund, Marianne Carlsson, Inger K. Holmström, Linda Lännerström and Elenor Kaminsky

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:9

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  10. Content type: Systematic review

    Excessive drinking leads to poor absorption of nutrients and homeless problem-drinkers often have nutritionally inadequate diets. Depletion of nutrients such as vitamin B1 can lead to cognitive impairment, whi...

    Authors: Sharea Ijaz, Helen Thorley, Katie Porter, Clare Fleming, Tim Jones, Joanna Kesten, Loubaba Mamluk, Alison Richards, Elsa M. R. Marques and Jelena Savović

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:8

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  11. Content type: Research

    The two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) method, which is one of the most widely used methods for measuring healthcare spatial accessibility, defines the catchment area of each facility as the area within ...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Yang Cheng, Qingjing Zheng and Guicai Li

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:7

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    The purpose of this paper is to propose a protocol for researching the impact of rural youth health service strategies on health care access. There has been no published comprehensive assessment of the effecti...

    Authors: Isabel Goicolea, Dean Carson, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:6

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  13. Content type: Research

    Street-level workers play a key role in public health policies in Africa, as they are often the ones to ensure their implementation. In Burkina Faso, the State formulated two different user-fee exemption polic...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Gerald Leppert, Hervé Hien, Paul Jacob Robyn and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:5

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  14. Content type: Research

    Successful tuberculosis (TB) treatment is essential to effective TB control. TB-HIV coinfection, social determinants and access to services influenced by rural residence can affect treatment outcome. We examin...

    Authors: Aishatu Lawal Adamu, Muktar H. Aliyu, Najiba Aliyu Galadanci, Baba Maiyaki Musa, Umar Muhammad Lawan, Usman Bashir and Ibrahim Abubakar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Women’s health is defined as a continuum throughout their whole lives. In China, women receive life-round preventative and curative health care from the health system, although the universal access to reproduc...

    Authors: Zhenghong Ren, Peige Song, Xinlei Chang, Jiawen Wang and Lin An

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Low socioeconomic status can increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, but it remains unclear whether this negative association is attributed to inadequate prenatal care. Korea has been adopting a unive...

    Authors: Min Kyoung Kim, Seung Mi Lee, Sung-Hee Bae, Hyun Joo Kim, Nam Gu Lim, Seok-Jun Yoon, Jin Yong Lee and Min-Woo Jo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:2

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  17. Content type: Research

    Many low- and middle-income countries are reforming their health financing mechanisms as part of broader strategies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Voluntary social health insurance, despite eviden...

    Authors: Jane Goudge, Olufunke A. Alaba, Veloshnee Govender, Bronwyn Harris, Nonhlanhla Nxumalo and Matthew F. Chersich

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    Purchasing is a health financing function that involves the transfer of pooled resources to providers on behalf of a covered population. Little attention has been paid to the extent to which the views of that ...

    Authors: Ogochukwu Ibe, Ayako Honda, Enyi Etiaba, Nkoli Ezumah, Kara Hanson and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:216

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  19. Content type: Research

    Quality emergency care is a critical component of a well-functioning health system. However, severely ill children often face barriers to timely, appropriate care in less-developed health systems. Such barrier...

    Authors: Emily Treleaven, Toan Ngoc Pham, Duy Ngoc Le, Trevor N. Brooks, Hai Thanh Le and J. Colin Partridge

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:215

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  20. Content type: Research

    Obesity has become a global health challenge as its prevalence has increased globally in recent decades. Studies in high-income countries have shown that obesity is more prevalent among the poor. In contrast, ...

    Authors: Cahya Utamie Pujilestari, Lennarth Nyström, Margareta Norberg, Lars Weinehall, Mohammad Hakimi and Nawi Ng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:214

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  21. Content type: Research

    While women and girls are made vulnerable by inequitable and violent versions of masculinities, there is increasing evidence that gender equality will not be achieved without partnering with men. The aim of th...

    Authors: Hendrew Lusey, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson and Kerstin E. Edin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:213

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  22. Content type: Research

    Previous studies about inequality in children’s health focused more on physical health than the neurodevelopment. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the inequality in early childhood neurodevelopment in poor ...

    Authors: Cuihong Zhang, Chunxia Zhao, Xiangyu Liu, Qianwei Wei, Shusheng Luo, Sufang Guo, Jingxu Zhang, Xiaoli Wang and Robert W. Scherpbier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:212

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  23. Content type: Research

    China’s health system has shown remarkable progress in health provision and health outcomes in recent decades, however inequality in health care utilization persists and poses a serious social problem. While g...

    Authors: Dawei Zhu, Na Guo, Jian Wang, Stephen Nicholas and Li Chen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:210

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  24. Content type: Research

    Access to health services is in part defined by the spatial distribution of healthcare equipment. To ensure equity in the provision of health services, it is important to examine availability across different ...

    Authors: Pedro Vasconcelos Amaral, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Adriana Lein and João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:209

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  25. Content type: Research

    A focus on equity in health can be seen in many global development goals and reports, research and international declarations. With the development of a relevant framework and methods, the Campbell and Cochran...

    Authors: Peter Tugwell, Jennifer Petkovic, Vivian Welch, Jennifer Vincent, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Rachel Churchill, Don deSavigny, Lawrence Mbuagbaw and Tomas Pantoja

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:208

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  26. Content type: Research

    The frequent outbreak of environmental threats in China has resulted in increased criticism regarding the health effects of China’s urbanization. Urbanization is a double-edged sword with regard to health in C...

    Authors: Hongsheng Chen, Ye Liu, Zhigang Li and Desheng Xue

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:207

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  27. Content type: Research

    Southwest China is home to more than 30 ethnic minority groups. Since most of these populations reside in mountainous areas, convenient access to medical services is an important metric of how well their livel...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Wei, Xuejun Liu, Liang Cheng, Lele Sun, Yingying Pan and Wenwen Zong

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:206

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  28. Content type: Research

    Cognitive development in childhood is negatively affected by socioeconomic disadvantage. This study examined whether differences in fetal environment might mediate the association between family socioeconomic ...

    Authors: Christopher James Playford, Chris Dibben and Lee Williamson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:203

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  29. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:201

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  30. Content type: Research

    Persistently high sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from platinum group metal (PGM) smelting pose a major threat to communities located around smelters. This paper examined SO2 emission trends, emission regulations...

    Authors: Patrick Gwimbi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:200

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  31. Content type: Annotated bibliography

    Neoliberal reforms lead to deep changes in healthcare systems around the world, on account of their emphasis on free market rather than the right to health. People with disabilities can be particularly disadva...

    Authors: Dikaios Sakellariou and Elena S. Rotarou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:199

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  32. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:198

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  33. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:197

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  34. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:196

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  35. Content type: Research

    China is in the process of integrating the new cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) and the urban residents’ basic medical insurance system (URBMI) into the urban and rural residents’ basic medical insurance syst...

    Authors: Kun Zhu, Luying Zhang, Shasha Yuan, Xiaojuan Zhang and Zhiruo Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:194

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  36. Content type: Research

    The rampant urbanization and medical marketization in China have resulted in increased vulnerabilities to health and socioeconomic disparities among the rural migrant workers in urban China. In the Chinese con...

    Authors: Ming Guan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:193

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  37. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:192

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  38. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:191

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  39. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:190

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  40. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:189

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:35

  41. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:188

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  42. Content type: Research

    In 2008, a revised set of public health standards was released in the province of Ontario, Canada. The updated Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) introduced a new policy mandate that required local public ...

    Authors: Nadha Hassen, Ingrid Tyler and Heather Manson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:187

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  43. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:186

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  44. Content type: Research

    Initiatives on integrated care between hospitals and community health centers (CHCs) have been introduced to transform the current fragmented health care delivery system into an integrated system in China. Up ...

    Authors: Yi Qian, Zhiyuan Hou, Wei Wang, Donglan Zhang and Fei Yan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:185

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  45. Content type: Research

    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....

    Authors: Julia Doetsch, Eva Pilot, Paula Santana and Thomas Krafft

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:184

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