Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation

This open access, online journal publishes papers on all aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis, including conceptual or methodological tools and developments, trial-based or modelling-based economic analyses of current or new health care technologies, and policy analysis related to resource allocation and health care financing at a national or international level. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation is interested in publishing a wide range of manuscripts presenting original research, reviews or commentaries.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR; Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in 1999, is the first international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Intranet-related technologies. The Journal is indexed/abstracted in MEDLINE, ISA (Information Science Abstracts), and INSPEC.

Source - International Information Support Centre

Source is aimed at health workers, researchers, rehabilitation workers, non-governmental and governmental organisations and disabled peoples' organisations worldwide and has a unique collection of over 20,000 health and disability related information resources. These include books, manuals, reports, newsletters, posters, videos, and CD-ROMS. It also links to an increasing number of electronic resources including on-line databases and full-text documents on the Internet.


POPLINE bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related issues, is now available free of charge on the Internet. All 280,000 citations, representing published and unpublished literature, can be accessed for no charge. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins Population Information Program, Internet POPLINE is updated every two weeks. Approximately 10,000 records are added annually.

MedLine Plus

Health information for the public, including access to the NLM databases like Medline

Arbor Nutrition Guide

Contains a huge collection of nutrition links oriented towards the health professional.

Internet Public Library

Collections of reviewed Internet resources across all topics

South African Medicines Formulary

Excellent publication of the Dept of Pharmacology, UCT. Provides therapeutic information on most drugs registered in South Africa.

An Overview of Health and Health care in South Africa 1994 2010: Priorities, Progress and Prospects for New Gains

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Department of Health (South Africa)

This paper describes progress and challenges in efforts to improve the health of South Africans since 1994. It reviews the state of health and the health care system, identifies major accomplishments and shortcomings, and outlines some opportunities for new gains in national health priorities. The purpose of the paper is to help inform discussion of macro health policy and planning by identifying key riorities and opportunities for consideration.

Although restructuring of the public health sector post-1994 achieved substantial improvements in terms of access, rationalisation of health management and more equitable health expenditure, fifteen years later these early gains have been eroded by a greatly increased burden of disease related to HIV/AIDS, generally weak health systems management and low staff morale. The result is poor health outcomes relative to total health expenditure.

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