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Public Organization Review ; 22(3):545-570, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2027598


This article assesses the level of transparency of epidemiological and financial budgetary information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazilian state governments and the Federal District. State government web portals were assessed. A methodological instrument was developed to categorize and collect the data. We also assessed whether socioeconomic and epidemiological variables can explain state government transparency indices on pandemic information. According to our results, half of Brazilian states have advanced transparency, half have moderate transparency, and one has opaque transparency. HDI and monthly income are variables that better explain the level of transparency.

Int J Telerehabil ; 12(2): 65-76, 2020 Dec 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1215623


Maintaining appropriate home rehabilitation programs after stroke, with proper adherence and remote monitoring is a challenging task. Virtual reality (VR) - based serious games could be a strategy used in telerehabilitation (TR) to engage patients in an enjoyable and therapeutic approach. The aim of this review was to analyze the background and quality of clinical research on this matter to guide future research. The review was based on research material obtained from PubMed and Cochrane up to April 2020 using the PRISMA approach. The use of VR serious games has shown evidence of efficacy on upper limb TR after stroke, but the evidence strength is still low due to a limited number of randomized controlled trials (RCT), a small number of participants involved, and heterogeneous samples. Although this is a promising strategy to complement conventional rehabilitation, further investigation is needed to strengthen the evidence of effectiveness and support the dissemination of the developed solutions.

Telemed J E Health ; 27(10): 1194-1199, 2021 10.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-954955


The objective of this communication is to offer a better understanding of the value of telemedicine in health care, particularly its role in creating opportunities for continuity of care to patients in a complex and novel setting as were the circumstances of the early COVID-19 pandemic times. Crisis time is also a time for opportunities. With regard to telehealth, all players (providers, staff, and patients) should be informed about its benefits and should also become familiar with the use of the various telehealth options and this will only be achieved through large information campaigns necessary enriched by local teaching and training programs in both public and private institutions. The final aim is to launch the debate and foster ideas useful throughout the pandemic. This article covers the experiences of physicians as well as health professionals in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), to provide a clearer idea of what has happened and how we can improve it with the possibilities provided by telemedicine, while at the same time to put in evidence that public health systems need to be rethought to provide solutions to situations such as that we are experiencing.

COVID-19 , Telemedicine , Delivery of Health Care , Humans , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2