International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017

  • Food Security Situation in Ethiopia: A Review Study

    Abduselam Abdulahi Mohamed

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 86-96
    Received: Jan. 06, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 20, 2017
    Published: Mar. 02, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.11
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    Abstract: Food security is a dynamic concept, which has continuously integrated new dimensions and levels of analysis over the years; this reflects the wider recognition of its complexities in research and public policy issues. Food security is achieved when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food t... Show More
  • Food Security and Livelihood of Rural Households of Songololo Territory in Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Mawunu Monizi, Eduardo Afonso, Balomba Panzu, Asaph Mohindo Ayisa, Gédéon Bongo, Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 97-103
    Received: Jan. 09, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017
    Published: Mar. 02, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.12
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    Abstract: The survey was conducted from May to July 2012 on security, food consumption and livelihoods of 172 rural households in three administrative districts of Songololo territory, located about 200 km to the West of Kinshasa. From these investigations, we considered several food insecurity indicators namely the determining access scale household food in... Show More
  • Analyzing Case Studies in Hospital Performance Measurement

    Moh’d Mahmoud Ajlouni, Rasha K. Sibakhi, Manar Marzouq

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 104-110
    Received: Jan. 10, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 14, 2017
    Published: Mar. 03, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.13
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    Abstract: Hospital Performance may be defined according to the achievement of specialized targets, either clinical or administrative. It might include elements of community care and public health, as well as social and employment functions. These may be seen as clusters of values and aims behind performance measurement in such areas as research, service impr... Show More
  • Improving Antenatal Care Services Utilization in Ethiopia: An Evidence–Based Policy Brief

    Yosef Gebreyohannes, Desalegn Ararso, Fasil Mengistu, Serebe Abay, Mamuye Hadis

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 111-117
    Received: Jan. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 18, 2017
    Published: Mar. 09, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.14
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    Abstract: The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of four antenatal care visits. However, global estimates indicate that only about half of all pregnant women receive this recommended amount of care. The objective of this evidence brief is to summarize the best available evidence describing the low levels of antenatal care service utilization in E... Show More
  • Drivers’ Opinion on the Driver Selection System and the Possible New Models in Spain

    Francisco Alonso, Cristina Esteban, Sergio A. Useche, Andrea Serge

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 118-124
    Received: Feb. 27, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 10, 2017
    Published: Mar. 27, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.15
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    Abstract: One of the objectives of the driver selection system in Spain is to determine if drivers have any psychophysical disorders that may impair their driving, in order to show the psychophysical aptitudes of people when obtaining or renewing a driving license. The general objective of this research was to understand drivers’ opinions on the reliability ... Show More
  • Patient Satisfaction at Tertiary Level Healthcare Services in Greece: Inpatient vs Outpatient Healthcare Services Assessment

    Sofia Xesfingi, Dimitrios Karamanis, Athanassios Vozikis

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 125-133
    Received: Mar. 01, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 15, 2017
    Published: Mar. 27, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.16
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    Abstract: The aim of this research is to investigate in- and out-patient satisfaction as revealed by patients’ assessment in the Konstantopouleio General Hospital of Athens. The sample of the study consisted of 745 inpatients and 420 outpatients from a survey performed from June 2011 till October 2012. An ordered logit approach was used that allows for diffe... Show More
  • Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Occupational Safety Among Onshore Oil Rig Workers in District Karak, KPK, Pakistan

    Amir Zeb, Hashim Riaz, Qandeel Tahir, Ishtiaq Anwar, Anam Altaf

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 134-137
    Received: Jan. 09, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 27, 2017
    Published: Apr. 13, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.17
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    Abstract: An occupational hazard is something unpleasant that you may suffer or experience as a result of doing your job or hobby. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers protect their workplace hazards. Depending on the danger or workplace setting, OSHA recommends the use of manufacturing or work practice control to hand... Show More
  • Efficiency and Organizational Arrangements in the Utilization of Resources at Primary Health Care (PHC) in Machakos County, Kenya

    Desire Aime Nshimirimana, Donald Kokonya, Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen, Maureen Adoyo

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 138-144
    Received: Mar. 26, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 07, 2017
    Published: May 26, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.18
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    Abstract: Health care is costly and there is need for rational use of health care resources for the world to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). The preventive Primary Health Care (PHC) service is cheaper than the Secondary Health Care (SHC). PHC is strengthened through gatekeeper system, so the emphasis on the PHC for cost control is self-explanatory. ... Show More