Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviour of Allopathic Medical Practitioners in Tirppur District in Tamilnadu, India (Report)

Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviour of Allopathic Medical Practitioners in Tirppur District in Tamilnadu, India (Report)

Introduction: Medical professionals must continuously develop their professional and personal abilities for better treatment and diagnosis procedures (Pillay 2004). The phenomenal development of modern scientific medicine in the turn of 20th century has made dramatic changes in the quality and quantity of knowledge and applications in the field of health care (Elizabeth 2008). The growth […]

National Medical Financial Services, Inc. v. Irving Independent School District

National Medical Financial Services, Inc. v. Irving Independent School District

In this tax case tried before the court, National Medical Financial Services Inc, d/b/a L T C Clinical Labs (National) appeals the trial courts judgment in favor of Irving Independent School District (IISD). The court ordered judgment against National for the tax years 2000, 2001, and 2002. In four issues, National appeals the judgment addressing […]

Progress of Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV at Primary Healthcare Facilities and District Hospitals in Three South African Provinces (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Progress of Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV at Primary Healthcare Facilities and District Hospitals in Three South African Provinces (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Since the introduction of prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) strategies, vertical transmission of HIV has declined in low- and middle-income countries over 20 years from 20-40% to 2.8% in the best-case scenarios. (1) In wealthy countries, transmission rates are below 2%. (2,3) In South Africa, the revised clinical guidelines introduced in 2010 included starting dual zidovudine/nevirapine […]

Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at District Hospitals in South Africa: Translating Principles Into Practice (Original Articles)

Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at District Hospitals in South Africa: Translating Principles Into Practice (Original Articles)

Legislation prior to 2002 tended to reinforce the alienation, stigmatisation and disempowerment of mentally ill patients in South Africa. In line with international developments in mental health legislation, the Mental Health Care Act (2002) was promulgated in South Africa. Its core principles–human rights for users; decentralisation and integration of mental health care at primary, secondary […]

Impact of the South African Mental Health Care Act No. 17 of 2002 on Regional and District Hospitals Designated for Mental Health Care in Kwazulu-Natal (Report)

Impact of the South African Mental Health Care Act No. 17 of 2002 on Regional and District Hospitals Designated for Mental Health Care in Kwazulu-Natal (Report)

Mental health is an integral and essential component of health.’ (1) Neuropsychiatric disorders contribute significantly to disability and health care cost in society, (2) and rank third in their contribution to burden of disease in SA. (3) To ensure adequate access and treatment for mental health care users (MHCUs), human, social and financial resources are […]