Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Disability, poverty, and role of the basic livelihood security system on health services…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Boyoung Jeon, Haruko Noguchi, Soonman Kwon, Tomoko Ito, Nanako Tamiya With rapid aging, many of the elderly suffer from poverty and high healthcare needs.

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Fetal health stagnation: Have health conditions in utero improved in the United States and…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 179 Author(s): Eric B.

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Tinkering toward departure: The limits of improvisation in rural Ethiopian biomedical practices

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 179 Author(s): Stephanie Rieder This paper explores Ethiopian physicians’ responses to tensions produced by gaps between ideals of biomedicine and realities of clinical practice in two rural Ethiopian hospitals.

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The impact of healthcare spending on health outcomes: A meta-regression analysis

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 179 Author(s): Craig A.

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Personal and political histories in the designing of health reform policy in Bolivia

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Alissa Bernstein While health policies are a major focus in disciplines such as public health and public policy, there is a dearth of work on the histories, social contexts, and personalities behind the development of these policies.

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Urban and non-urban differences in community living and participation among individuals with…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Greg Townley, Eugene Brusilovskiy, Mark S.

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Child mortality, commodity price volatility and the resource curse

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Yousef Makhlouf, Neil M.

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Towards a theoretical model on medicines as a health need

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Claudia Marcela Vargas-Peláez, Luciano Soares, Marina Raijche Mattozo Rover, Carine Raquel Blatt, Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse, Francisco Augusto Rossi Buenaventura, Luis Guillermo Restrepo, María Cristina Latorre, José Julián López, María Teresa Bürgin, Consuelo Silva, Silvana Nair Leite, Farias Mareni Rocha Medicines are considered one of the main tools of western medicine to resolve health problems.

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Where biomedicalisation and magic meet: Therapeutic innovations of elite sports injury in…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Alex Faulkner, Michael McNamee, Catherine Coveney, Jonathan Gabe Injury is a conspicuous feature of the practice and public spectacle of contemporary elite sports.

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The influence of welfare systems on pay-for-performance programs for general practitioners: A…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Mehdi Ammi, Grant Fortier While pay-for-performance (P4P) programs are increasingly common tools used to foster quality and efficiency in primary care, the evidence concerning their effectiveness is at best mixed.

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Do U.S. states’ socioeconomic and policy contexts shape adult disability?

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Jennifer Karas Montez, Mark D.

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How financial strain affects health: Evidence from the Dutch National Bank Household Survey

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Carla Prentice, Donal McKillop, Declan French The mechanisms by which financial strain affects health are not well understood.

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When high pressure, system constraints, and a social justice mission collide: A…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Megan Moore, Margaret Cristofalo, Danae Dotolo, Nicole Torres, Alexandra Lahdya, Leyna Ho, Mia Vogel, Mollie Forrester, Bonnie Conley, Susan Fouts The emergency department (ED) can be a critical intervention point for many patients with multifaceted needs.

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Job satisfaction developmental trajectories and health: A life course perspective

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Jonathan Dirlam, Hui Zheng Understanding the health consequence of job dissatisfaction becomes increasingly important because job insecurity, stress and dissatisfaction have significantly increased in the United States in the last decade.

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