Search for dissertations about: "Health care utilization and costs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words Health care utilization and costs.

  1. 1. The Burden of Epilepsy : using population-based data to define the burden and model a cost-effective intervention for the treatment of epilepsy in rural South Africa

    Author : Ryan G Wagner; Lars Lindholm; Lars Forsgren; Charles Newton; Andrea Winkler; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Africa; epilepsy; incidence; mortality; cause of death; disability-adjusted life years; out-of-pocket; costs; health care utilization; treatment cascade; adherence; intervention; economic evaluation; community health worker;

    Abstract : Rationale Epilepsy is a common, chronic, neurological condition that disproportionately affects individuals living in low- and middle- income countries, including much of sub-Saharan Africa. Epilepsy is treatable, with the majority of individuals who take anti-epileptic drugs experiencing a reduction, or elimination, of seizures. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on International Health Economics: The Role of Health Insurance in Health Care Financing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Author : Björn Ekman; Socialepidemiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Low- and middle-income country; Health insurance; Health financing; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; Econometric analysis; Equity;

    Abstract : The thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four independent research papers, summarized as follows. The introductory chapter discusses the role of economics in international health and the policy contributions of each of the particular papers. In addition, the data and the methods that have been used are discussed. READ MORE

  3. 3. The rough journey to access health care : the case of leishmaniasis in the Bolivian rainforest

    Author : Daniel V. Eid Rodríguez; Miguel San Sebastián; Isabel Goicolea; Anna-Karin Hurtig; John Porter; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cutaneous leishmaniasis; Health-care access; risk factors; population surveillance; capture-recapture; health care seeking behavior; intralesional pentavalent antimonials; economic analysis; cost analysis; budget impact analysis; Bolivia; rainforest; Public health; folkhälsa;

    Abstract : Background: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infectious disease transmitted by vectors that cause three main clinical syndromes: cutaneous (CL), mucosal (ML), and visceral (VL). Since VL is not relevant to this thesis, only CL and ML will be further discussed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Musculoskeletal pain in primary health care : a biopsychosocial perspective for assessment and  treatment

    Author : Anders Westman; J. Steven Linton; Töres Theorell; Jerzy Leppert; Bengt Mattsson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; musculoskeletal pain; biopsychosocial; multimodal; fear-avoidance; catastrophizing; distress; sick leave; function; Family medicine; Allmänmedicin; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Social medicine; Socialmedicin; Public health medicine research areas; Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden; Family Medicine; Allmänmedicin; Rehabiliteringsmedicin; Rehabilitation Medicine;

    Abstract : Long-term musculoskeletal pain is a large public health problem with serious consequences for both the individual and society. Psychosocial factors have been shown to be good predictors of long-term disability and play an important role in the transition from acute to chronic pain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Improving care for patients with non-cardiac chest pain : Description of psychological distress and costs, and evaluation of an Internet-delivered intervention

    Author : Ghassan Mourad; Tiny Jaarsma; Anna Strömberg; Siv Söderberg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiac anxiety; cognitive behavioural therapy; depressive symptoms; direct cost; fear of body sensations; healthcare utilization; hospital care; indirect cost; Internet-delivered; ischemic heart disease; non-cardiac chest pain; primary care; randomized controlled study; societal cost;

    Abstract : Introduction: More than half of all patients seeking care for chest pain do not have a cardiac cause for this pain. Despite recurrent episodes of chest pain, many patients are discharged without a clear explanation of the cause for their pain. READ MORE