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  1. Content type: Research

    Belgium has a long history of migration. As the migrant population is ageing, it is crucial thoroughly to document their health. Many studies that have assessed this, observed a migrant mortality advantage. Th...

    Authors: Katrien Vanthomme and Hadewijch Vandenheede

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:96

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  2. Content type: Research

    Health needs and access to health care is a huge challenge in developing countries, especially in some isolated indigenous communities. Amantani is an island located at 3854 m above sea level in Lake Titicaca,...

    Authors: María Calderón, Rosa Alvarado-Villacorta, Miguel Barrios, Devy Quiroz-Robladillo, Doris Rocío Guzmán Naupay, Ana Obregon, Sthefanny Calderón Chávez, Lisa Glaser, Andres M. Carnero, Carla Cortez-Vergara, David Iglesias Quilca, Jose Colque Gonzales and David Moore

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:94

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  3. Content type: Review

    Although Latinos, African-Americans, and American Indians/Alaska Natives comprise 34% of Americans, these under-represented minorities (URMs) account for only 7% of US medical-school faculty. Even when URMs be...

    Authors: Glenn Flores, Fernando S. Mendoza, Michael R. DeBaun, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, V. Faye Jones, Jason A. Mendoza, Jean L. Raphael and C. Jason Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:93

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  4. Content type: Research

    Fair financial contribution in healthcare financing is one of the main goals and challengeable subjects in the evaluation of world health system functions. This study aimed to investigate the equity in healthc...

    Authors: Faride Sadat Jalali, Abdosaleh Jafari, Mohsen Bayati, Peivand Bastani and Ramin Ravangard

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:92

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  5. Content type: Research

    The Chinese government has now achieved universal coverage of medical insurance through two systems: the Basic Medical Insurance System for Urban Employees (BMISUE) and the Basic Medical Insurance System for U...

    Authors: Junqiang Han and Yingying Meng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:91

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  6. Content type: Research

    The inequity of healthcare utilization in rural China is serious, and the urban-rural segmentation of the medical insurance system intensifies this problem. To guarantee that the rural population enjoys the sa...

    Authors: Zengwen Wang, Yucheng Chen, Tianyi Pan, Xiaodi Liu and Hongwei Hu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:90

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  7. Content type: Research

    Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments can constitute a major barrier for affordable and equitable access to essential medicines. Household surveys in Kyrgyzstan pointed to a perceived growth in OOP payments for outpati...

    Authors: Sabine Vogler, Peter Schneider, Guillaume Dedet and Hanne Bak Pedersen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:89

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  8. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer in women in Brazil. Timely access to treatment is a priority for health policy in the country. However, indicators of the disease are not equally distribut...

    Authors: Ana Lúcia Lobo Vianna Cabral, Luana Giatti, Ángel Martínez-Hernáez and Mariângela Leal Cherchiglia

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:88

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  9. Content type: Research

    Inequalities in mental health are a notable and well documented policy concern in many countries, including South Africa. Individuals’ perception of their position in the social hierarchy is strongly and negat...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Frederik Booysen, Per Stornes and Terje A. Eikemo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:87

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  10. Content type: Research

    Studies show that sexual and gender minorities have unique health care needs and encounter complicated problems to access health services. Drawing on the intersectionality approach, this paper examines the int...

    Authors: Getnet Tadele and Woldekidan Kifle Amde

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:86

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  11. Content type: Research

    The actual distribution of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) associated with social economic status (SES) among the Chinese population is unclear. We aim to understand the development of disparity in strok...

    Authors: Yao Yao, Gordon Liu, Linhong Wang, Hanqing Zhao, Zhenping Zhao, Mei Zhang, Meijiao Wang and Limin Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:85

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  12. Content type: Research

    By analyzing the gap of hospitalization service among floating population covered by different medical insurance in Jiangsu Province, this paper aimed to understand the current situation of hospitalized health...

    Authors: Xinzhao Cai, Fan Yang and Ying Bian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:84

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  13. Content type: Research

    Globally, there has been increasing attention to women’s experiences of care and calls for a person-centered care approach. At the heart of this approach is the patient-provider relationship. It is necessary t...

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Katie Giessler, Ginger Golub and Patience Afulani

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:83

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  14. Content type: Research

    In the context of public expenditure reduction and cuts, in 2012, the Spanish government approved the RDL 16/2012, which significantly affected the core values of the national health system. The measure partic...

    Authors: Maider Urtaran-Laresgoiti, Janire Fonseca Peso and Roberto Nuño-Solinís

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:82

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  15. Content type: Research

    Health equity is a priority in the global sustainable development agenda. Available health equity indicators often focus on health outcomes, access to healthcare, risk factors and determinants such as income, ...

    Authors: Jo Durham, Nicola Fa’avale, Andrew Fa’avale, Catrina Ziesman, Eden Malama, Sarai Tafa, Tamaika Taito, Jori Etuale, Mitieli Yaranamua, Ueta Utai and Lisa Schubert

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:81

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  16. Content type: Research

    The valuation of medicines as health needs vary depending on the stakeholders involved (users, prescribers, managers, etc.) and their expectations. These factors modulate the role of medicines as a health need...

    Authors: Claudia Marcela Vargas-Pelaez, Marina Raijche Mattozo Rover, Luciano Soares, Carine Raquel Blatt, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse, Francisco Augusto Rossi, Luis Guillermo Restrepo, María Cristina Latorre, José Julián López, María Teresa Bürgin, Consuelo Silva, Silvana Nair Leite and Mareni Rocha Farias

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:68

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  17. Content type: Research

    Adequate access to sexual and reproductive health services is associated with better results. Analyzing the differences in access and outcomes of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) by share of poverty at the...

    Authors: Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, René Leyva Flores and Belkis Aracena Genao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:49

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  18. Content type: Research

    Health is recognized as a fundamental right in Brazil’s constitution. In the absence of a clearly defined benefit packages of healthcare services that are financed under the Unified Health System (Sistema Únic...

    Authors: Fabiana da Mota Almeida Peroni, Magnus Lindelow, David Oliveira De Souza and Mirja Sjoblom

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:39

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  19. Content type: Research

    In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “End TB Strategy”, setting new ambitious goals for elimination of tuberculosis (TB). In contrast with previous efforts to control TB, the new strategy a...

    Authors: Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    The bioethical debate in the world on who should pay for the continuity of post-trials treatment of patients that have medical indication remains obscure and introduces uncertainties to the patients involved i...

    Authors: Roberto Iunes, Manuela Villar Uribe, Janet Bonilla Torres, Marina Morgado Garcia, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Francisco de Assis Acurcio and Augusto Afonso Guerra Junior

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:26

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  21. Content type: Research

    Despite representing 70 million people in Latin America, access to comprehensive rehabilitation and participation in the community remains a challenge for persons with disability (PWDs) in the region. Through ...

    Authors: María Luisa Toro-Hernández, Alejandra Mondragón-Barrera, Sara Múnera-Orozco, Laura Villa-Torres and Wendy Camelo-Castillo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:18

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  22. Content type: Research

    Sustainability and the ability to maintain the right to health, with the guarantee of access to quality medicines and health services, have been a great challenge for countries with universal health systems. T...

    Authors: Roberto F. Iunes, Manuela Villar Uribe, Janet Bonilla Torres, Marina Morgado Garcia, Carolina Zampirolli Dias, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Francisco de Assis Acurcio and Augusto Afonso Guerra-Junior

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    Equity has been acknowledged as a required principle for the fulfilment of the universal right to health once it seeks to tackle avoidable and unfair inequalities among individuals. In Brazil, a country marked...

    Authors: Luciana de Melo Nunes Lopes, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Semíramis Domingues Diniz, Tiago Lopes Coelho and Eli Iola Gurgel Andrade

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:10

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  24. Content type: Research

    Implementation research is increasingly used to identify common implementation problems and key barriers and facilitators influencing efficient access to health interventions.

    Authors: J. Eslava-Schmalbach, N. Garzón-Orjuela, V. Elias, L. Reveiz, N. Tran and E. V. Langlois

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:80

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  25. Content type: Research

    Illness is the leading cause (44%) of poverty in China. Since 2016, The health poverty alleviation project, an integral component of the Targeted Poverty Alleviation in China, was implemented in 2016 to streng...

    Authors: Chu Chen and Jay Pan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:79

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  26. Content type: Research

    Globally, alcohol consumption accounts for a substantial burden of disease, which translates into high social and economic costs. To address this burden, several policies (e.g. age and trading hour restriction...

    Authors: Mayara Fontes Marx, Leslie London, Nadine Harker and John E. Ataguba

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:78

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  27. Content type: Research

    Though the right to health is included in Haiti’s constitution, little progress has been made to expand universal health coverage nationwide, a strategy to ensure access to health services for all, while preve...

    Authors: Marion Cros, Eleonora Cavagnero, Jean Patrick Alfred, Mirja Sjoblom, Nicolas Collin and Tania Mathurin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:77

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  28. Content type: Research

    Pediatric primary care visits are a foundational element in the health maintenance of children. Differential access may be a driver of racial inequities in health. We hypothesized that pediatric primary care a...

    Authors: Abigail E. Mudd, Yvonne L. Michael, Steven Melly, Kari Moore, Ana Diez-Roux and Christopher B. Forrest

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:76

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  29. Content type: Research

    Government regulation has played a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety and equity of health care. However, few empirical studies have investigated Chinese governmental oversight of health care facilit...

    Authors: Yizhong Zhou, Zechang Lu, Zhifeng Yang, Huidi Li and Yingyao Chen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:75

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  30. Content type: Systematic review

    The prevalence of smoking during pregnancy among indigenous women approaches 50% and is associated with sudden infant death, pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, low birth weight, and anatomical deformity. This s...

    Authors: Rachael C. Walker, Aria Graham, Suetonia C. Palmer, Anita Jagroop and David C. Tipene-Leach

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:74

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  31. Content type: Research

    Direct out of pocket (OOP) payments for healthcare may cause financial hardship. For diabetic patients who require frequent visits to health centres, this is of concern as OOP payments may limit access to heal...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Milena Pavlova, Charles Hongoro, Frederik Booysen and Wim Groot

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:73

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  32. Content type: Research

    Globally, the prevalence of HIV among transgender women is more than 40 times higher than the prevalence in the general reproductive-age adults. They also face intersecting barriers to health, social, and lega...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Say Sok, Srean Chhim, Pheak Chhoun, Navy Chann, Sovannary Tuot, Phalkun Mun and Marija Pantelic

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:72

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  33. Content type: Research

    Deaf sign language users have lower health literacy and poorer access to non-communicable disease prevention information as compared to the general population. The aim was to explore disease concepts embedded ...

    Authors: Severin Pinilla, Sebastian Walther, Arnd Hofmeister and Soeren Huwendiek

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:71

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  34. Content type: Review

    Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing staff are crucial for successful primary health care for Aboriginal communities. However, they are often affected by high rates of stress, burnout, and staff turn-over, which ca...

    Authors: Sara Deroy and Heike Schütze

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:70

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  35. Content type: Research

    Inequalities in health care services are becoming an increasing concern in the world including in China. This study measured the income-related inequalities of residents in Hangzhou of China in access to gener...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Chaojie Liu, Lingrui Liu, Yong Gan, Wei Lu and Hongbing Tao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:69

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  36. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the autor reported 5 references should be indicated in Spanish. The correct references can be found below:

    Authors: Ignacio Abásolo, Marc Saez and Guillem López-Casasnovas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:66

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:134

  37. Content type: Research

    Universal health coverage (UHC) is growing as a national political priority, within the context of recently devolved decision-making processes in Kenya. Increasingly voices within these discussions are highlig...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Maryline Mireku, Nelly Muturi, Tim Martineau and Sally Theobald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:65

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  38. Content type: Systematic review

    Everyone has the right to achieve the standard of health and well-being. Migrants are considered as vulnerable populations due to the lack of access to health services and financial protection in health. Sever...

    Authors: Jirawit Yadee, Mukdarut Bangpan, Kednapa Thavorn, Vivian Welch, Peter Tugwell and Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:64

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  39. Content type: Research

    Mauritius embraces principles of a welfare state with free health care at point of use in any public facilities. However, the health financing landscape changed in 2007 when Private Health Expenditure (PvtHE) ...

    Authors: Ajoy Nundoochan, Yusuf Thorabally, Sooneeraz Monohur and Justine Hsu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:63

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  40. Content type: Research

    In 2009, China unveiled an ambitious national health care reform program, with the goal of providing equitable and affordable basic health care for everyone. This study was intended to partially fill the knowl...

    Authors: Jiajia Li, Leiyu Shi, Hailun Liang, Chao Ma, Lingzhong Xu and Wen Qin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:62

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  41. Content type: Research

    Immigrant populations face diverse barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare services on several levels. In the Basque Country, Sub-Saharan African women were identified as facing the largest barriers to ac...

    Authors: Iratxe Pérez-Urdiales, Isabel Goicolea, Miguel San Sebastián, Amaia Irazusta and Ida Linander

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:59

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  42. Content type: Research

    Income-related inequality measures such as the concentration index are often used to describe the unequal distribution of health, health care access, or expenditure in a single measure. This study demonstrates...

    Authors: Natalie Carvalho, Dennis Petrie, Linkun Chen, Joshua A. Salomon and Philip Clarke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:57

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  43. Content type: Research

    A consensus is developing on interventions to improve newborn survival, but little is known about how to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in newborn mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Participator...

    Authors: Joanna Morrison, David Osrin, Glyn Alcock, Kishwar Azad, Jyoti Bamjan, Bharat Budhathoki, Abdul Kuddus, Mahfuza Akter Mala, Dharma Manandhar, Albert Nkhata, Shrijana Pathak, Tambosi Phiri, Shibanand Rath, Prasanta Tripathy, Anthony Costello and Tanja A. J. Houweling

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:55

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  44. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported her name has been erroneously spelled as Blanca E. Pelcastre. The full name is Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte.

    Authors: Angélica Castro-Ríos, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Mario E. Rendón-Macías and Arturo Fajardo-Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:54

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:40

  45. Content type: Research

    The increasing mental health inequalities between native- and foreign-born persons in Sweden is an important public health issue. Improving social integration has been stressed as a key strategy to combat this...

    Authors: Anna Brydsten, Mikael Rostila and Andrea Dunlavy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:48

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