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The determinants of individual health care expenditures in prison: evidence from Switzerland

Karine MoschettiEmail authorVéra ZabrodinaTenzin WangmoAlberto HollyJean-Blaise WasserfallenBernice S. ElgerBruno Gravier

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The law as a barrier to error disclosure: A misguided focus

Abstract: At the core of the patient safety movement is the open communication about medical errors. It is seen as important that errors are reported so that opportunities for system improvements can be identified and addressed, and...

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Can routine data from prisoners' files bes used to estimate prevalence rates of illicit drug use among prisoners?

Abstract: Objectives The paper examines whether routine data from prisoners’ files is a useful basis to estimate prevalence rates of illicit drug use among prisoners. Methods Medico-legal files of 190 younger (20–49 years) and 190 older...

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Feelings of Burden in Palliative Care: A Qualitative Analysis of Medical Records.

Care for palliative care patients is often provided by unpaid caregivers (eg, family members) who take care of the patient's daily needs (eg, bathing, dressing). Family members of palliative care patients are involved in numerous ways....

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The Ethics of Health Care Delivery in a Pediatric Malaria Vaccine Trial: The Perspectives of Stakeholders From Ghana and Tanzania

Abstract: This study explores ethical issues raised in providing medical care to participants and communities of low-resource settings involved in a Phase II/III pediatric malaria vaccine trial (PMVT). We conducted 52 key informant...


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