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Disease Burden and Health Services Research in the 21st Century

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 1360

Special Issue Editors

1. Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
2. Center-School of Public Health and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Pasterova 2, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: global and public health; burden of disease; health workforce; health policy; planning; management; health care quality; health promotion
Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: public health; health promotion; behavioral addictions; behavioral change; physical activity; burden of disease; health management
Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: public health; reproductive health; determinants of health; vulnerable groups; health inequalities; health policy; burden of disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue promotes a better understanding of how the research and health services practice relating to the burden of disease has evolved in the 21st century across health systems. Traditional research approaches provide an assessment of gaps in health services and methods for improving service inputs, processes and outcomes to respond appropriately to the burden of disease. Contemporary approaches include evidence of the benefits of innovation in health and care technologies to address challenges such as the impact of pandemics, financial crises, and environmental, safety and behavioral risks on population health and well-being. The implementation of mobile health (mHealth) solutions, electronic health (eHealth) interventions, cross-border care, and multidisciplinary, participatory and multi-stakeholder collaborations help to mitigate variability in clinical standards and procedures, healthcare-related inequalities and disease burden. However, in some contexts, shortages of an appropriate mix of skills and abilities in health and care workers, shortages of essential medicines, and rising health care costs threaten the sustainable fulfillment of human health needs and rights. Lack of integrative health planning and management intelligence also hinders the achievement of people-centered healthcare and universal health coverage. This Special Issue, in pursuit of the best practices, welcomes papers from different disciplines, especially authors from low- and middle-income countries.

Prof. Dr. Milena Šantrić-Milićević
Dr. Jovana Todorovic
Dr. Željka Stamenković
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • disease burden
  • health inequalities
  • healthcare services
  • health and care workforce
  • planning
  • management
  • participatory approaches
  • interventions
  • vulnerable populations
  • people-centered healthcare

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Models of Care in Providing Comprehensive Healthcare on Cancer Survivors: A Scoping Review with a TIDieR Checklist Analysis
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020122 - 23 Jan 2024
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Background: The study’s aim is to identify the models of care used to provide survivorship care plans (SCPs) to cancer survivors in healthcare services, describing what kind of professionals are involved, in which settings and timings, and their feasibility. Methods: The Joanna Briggs [...] Read more.
Background: The study’s aim is to identify the models of care used to provide survivorship care plans (SCPs) to cancer survivors in healthcare services, describing what kind of professionals are involved, in which settings and timings, and their feasibility. Methods: The Joanna Briggs Institute methodology for scoping reviews is followed. Studies that considered the SCPs applying different models of care, in any healthcare setting on any adult cancer survivors who completed oncological treatments, have been included. Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Cinahal were searched from 2013 to 2023 with these keywords: “Survivorship Care Plan”, “Oncology”, and “Program”. The study selection process was reported with the PRISMA-ScR. A total of 325 records were identified, 42 were screened, and, ultimately, 23 articles were included. Results: The models of care include: SCP standardization in hospitals; self-support oriented; consultation-based; primary or specialist direct referral; shared care; a multimodal approach. Multidisciplinary teams were involved in the SCP models of care. The settings were private clinics or cancer centers. One-hour SCP interventions were most frequently delivered through in-person visits, by telephone, or online. Conclusions: Implementing SCPs is feasible in healthcare contexts, but with challenges, like time and resource management. Patient-centered programs promoting coordinated care are promising models of care. Full article
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