Latest Post

Benefits and Challenges of PHSSR

Benefits and Challenges of PHSSR

Public health services and systems research (PHSSR) is, according to Mays, Halverson, and Riley in Holsinger’s Contemporary Public Health chapter 6, “the field of inquiry that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health at local, state, and national levels, and the impact of these services in population health.” Continue reading


  • Neglect is “a deficit in attention and awareness of one side of space”, usually the left side, contralateral to right-hemisphere damage (Wikipedia). It is caused by a problem in the brain, usually a lesion or damage from stroke, rather than a problem of sensation. That is, the eyes work fine, but the brain, because of physical damage to some critical area, fails to incorporate all the spatial and object information available into the model accessible by attention and conscious awareness. Put even more simply, some people with just the right kind of brain damage are unaware of ½ of the visual information being collected by their eyes.

About S. Lee Ware

Welcome to my personal real-time repository of miscellanies encountered on the long path through medical training and beyond. I'm preoccupied with (and write about) topics across the breadth of the basic and clinical sciences, health systems development, and social justice, and I advocate the moral imperative and organizing principle of universal access to appropriate, humane, sustainable health services. Professionally, I'm progressing toward a career at the convergence of women's care, global health, and human rights. All my work, unless otherwise labeled, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Meme Index: Lee on Twitter

RSS Second Opinions

  • Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative November 23, 2015
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is testing how to pay providers for episodes of care instead of for individual services.
  • Enforcing Mental Health Parity November 9, 2015
    Five years after the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act took effect, access to equal benefits and qualified providers remains elusive for many insured Americans.
  • Physician Compare (Updated) October 29, 2015
    The Affordable Care Act requires the federal government to post information about physician performance and quality of care on a public website. How's it developing?
  • Navigators and Assisters in the Third Open Enrollment Period September 28, 2015
    Navigators and in-person assisters continue to play a key role in helping consumers get coverage through the insurance Marketplaces.

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 238 other followers