Category archives for Volume 1 Issue 3

Health professionals’ perspective on the impact of community health care reform in different regions of China

Health professionals’ perspective on the impact of community health care reform in different regions of China

Health professionals’ perspective on the impact of community health care reform in different regions of China Authors: Zhang, Yanchun; Qin, Jiangmei; Zhang, Lifang; Liu, Liqun; Zhou, Wei Changes in supplying community health services, degree of satisfaction, and policy suggestions are presented from the perspectives of health professionals in different regions of China with the purpose […]

Epidemiology of community pre-hypertensive patients and related risk factors in Chengdu city

Types of community health services selected by urban and suburban residents in Nanjing and influencing factors

Epidemiology of community pre-hypertensive patients and related risk factors in Chengdu city Authors: Chen, Xinyun; Yan, Yafei; Qin, Fang; Jiang, Xiaojing; Yu, Bo; Shang, Fang; Liu, Jian; Wu, Yuelei; Tang, Dan; Yao, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Tingjie This study aims to explore the epidemiologic characteristics of pre-hypertension, its related risk factors of cardiovascular diseases and its relativity with metabolic disorders among community residents of Chengdu city. Methods: […]

Depression and Malignancy

managing depression

Case studies in mental health in general practice: depression and malignancy Authors: Fehily, Sasha; Blashki, Grant; Judd, Fiona; Piterman, Leon; Yang, Hui We reported a case of a 58-year-old single mother, who was diagnosed with a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma with a total Nottingham score of eight. The patient is struggling with overwhelming thoughts […]

Head injury in a 62-year-old man affected by alcohol

Head injury in a 62-year-old man affected by alcohol

Head injury in a 62-year-old man affected by alcohol Author: Murtagh, John A 62-year-old man was brought to the emergency room by his friends because he was intoxicated from alcohol and had sustained injuries from a fall on the footpath. Prior to this, he had been argumentative and had a fight with two younger men. According […]

Management of coronary heart disease

The Community Hub: a proposal to change the role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

Motivational interviewing and its application in the management of coronary heart disease Authors: Ren, Yanping; Browning, Colette; Yang, Hui; Thomas, Shane This review paper explores the concept, spirit, principles, and core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) as a psychological approach applied to CHD patients.Methods: Literature reviews based on English and Chinese articles. Results: The English […]

Optimal incentive mechanism

Optimal incentive mechanism for dual referral based on the analytic hierarchy process

Optimal incentive mechanism for dual referral based on the analytic hierarchy process Author: Lei, Guanghe The optimal incentive mechanism for dual referral is discussed to provide a decision-making foundation for the implementation of a dual referral incentive mechanism. Methods: We established a multi-hierarchy evaluation model for a dual referral incentive mechanism by analyzing the main […]

Performance evaluation indicator system

Performance evaluation indicator system for the implementation of essential drug system in community health service institutions

Performance evaluation indicator system for the implementation of essential drug system in community health service institutions Authors: Zhang, Lifang; Jia, Yan; Zhang, Yanchun; Wu, Ning; Qin, Jiangmei This research aims to develop a more scientific and reasonable performance evaluation indicator system for the implementation of an essential drug system in community health service institutions. Methods: The Delphi method was […]

Evaluation of urban community health care service functions

General medical practice in China: evaluation of urban community health care service functions based on a rough set reduction theory

General medical practice in China: evaluation of urban community health care service functions based on a rough set reduction theory. Authors: Li, Liqing; Zhou, Xiaojun; Li, Zhongjie This study aims to achieve an empirical evaluation on the functional performances of urban community health care services in five administrative districts of Nanchang city in China. Methods: In order […]

Induction of resistance vessel dilation by ginger root juice

Induction of resistance vessel dilation by ginger root juice, possibly through extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and endothelial nitric oxide synthase activation in endothelial cells

Induction of resistance vessel dilation by ginger root juice, possibly through extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and endothelial nitric oxide synthase activation in endothelial cells Authors: Bird, Elizabeth; Shah, Dinesh M. To investigate the effects of ginger root juice on contractibility of resistance blood vessels from mice and on activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and […]