Banafsheh Siadat

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OBJECTIVES This study characterizes the variations in malaria morbidity for Accra. METHODS Both routine reporting of presumptive, clinically diagnosed malaria in out-patient clinics and results from a longitudinal household survey are used in the analysis. In the household survey, cases of suspected malaria were self-reported by patients, based on(More)
(HNP) of the World Bank's Human Development Network. The papers in this series aim to provide a vehicle for publishing preliminary and unpolished results on HNP topics to encourage discussion and debate. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the author(s) and should not be attributed in any manner to(More)
German health care financing is now at the crossroads of fundamental reform. The two main proposals that the new " grand " coalition government must take as its starting point for compromise could hardly be more polarized. The proposal favored by the left, the Bürgerversicherung, a Citizens' Health Insurance that is compulsory for all, would introduce a new(More)
1 Introduction After more than two decades of incremental tinkering with cost containment, German health care financing is now at the crossroads of fundamental reform. It is clear that the impetus for reform stems from a general effort to restore Germany's dismal economic growth, and that the two main proposals, claiming to reduce the health system's impact(More)
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