Mohamad Alameddine

Mohamad Alameddine
University of Sharjah | US · College of Health Sciences

MPH, PhD in Health Management and Policy

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Introduction
A health systems researcher with a focus on health human resources. Interests include workforce planning and analysis, recruitment and retention, quality of work environment and safety at work. Other interests include assessment of health systems resilience under protracted crises, assessment of the influence of gender on shared decision making and the integration of gender sensitivity in health planning.
Additional affiliations
September 2008 - present
American University of Beirut
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 2006 - January 2008
University of Toronto
Position
  • Director of International Development and Partnerships

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Publications (95)
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Background School nutrition programs impact the intellectual, social, and emotional development of school children, as well as their future risk of developing Non-Communicable Diseases. While many stakeholders are involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school nutrition programs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, little is known...
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Objectives Assess and describe the health service use and delivery patterns for non-communicable disease (NCD) services in two contrasting fragility contexts and by other principal equity-related characteristics including gender, nationality and health coverage. Setting Primary healthcare centres located in the urbanised area of Greater Beirut and...
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Purpose The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic highlighted the necessity of practicing Evidence-based Management (EBMgt) as an approach to decision-making in hospital settings. The literature, however, provides limited insight into the process of EBMgt and its contextual nuances. Such insight is critical for better leveraging EBMgt in pra...
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By applying multivariate regression to 2020 survey data from four Tehran hospitals, we measure eight recognized sources of COVID-19 pandemic-related anxiety among 723 health care workers with diverse sociodemographic characteristics employed across different hospital areas and positions. The most prominent anxiety source identified is the risk of w...
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Background: The delivery of health care during the COVID-19 outbreak imposed significant challenges on the global nursing workforce and placed them at a higher risk of occupational burnout and turnover. In Lebanon, the pandemic hit when nurses were already struggling with an economic collapse caused by government failures. Resilience may play a pr...
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Objective The study aimed to investigate the level and factors associated with the resilience of nurses practicing at the main COVID-19 referral center in Lebanon. Methods The study utilized a cross-sectional survey design. Data were collected electronically in the spring of 2020 from 265 nurses. The questionnaire included five sections: demograph...
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Background Despite efforts to improve patient safety, medical errors remain prevalent among healthcare workers. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between self-reported medical errors, occupational outcomes and socio-demographic variables. Methods The study employed a cross-sectional design to survey healthcare workers at a...
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Aims To explore whether different profiles exist in a cohort of nurses regarding demographic and occupational outcomes. Background Nurses will facing many occupational problems, including workplace bullying, work-life imbalance, burnout, and medical errors. Methods A cross-sectional study included 232 nurses working in a hospital in Oman. Data wa...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic placed frontline nurses under great pressure, influencing their physical and psychological wellbeing. Resilience has been recognized as a protective factor in times of crisis. Purpose: Investigate the degree of resilience, and associated factors, of nurses practicing at a major public hospital and COVID-19 main ref...
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Mobile devices are increasingly permeating healthcare and are being regularly used by healthcare providers. We examined the prevalence and frequency of mobile device use, and perceptions around clinical and personal usage, among healthcare providers (attending physicians, residents, and nurses) in the Emergency Department (ED) of a large academic m...
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Background School nutrition programs impact the intellectual, social, and emotional development of school children, as well as their future risk of developing Non-Communicable Diseases. While many stakeholders are involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school nutrition programs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, little is known...
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Background Lebanon boosts one of the highest pharmacists to population ratios globally (20.3/10,000). Yet, workforce analysis elicited serious concerns with the distribution, practice environments and regulation of Lebanese pharmacists. Recent workforce data shows that the profession has been majorly destabilized with hundreds of pharmacists closin...
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Work-life balance/imbalance has been increasingly recognized as being critically involved in poor adjustment in occupational settings. Little has been forthcoming on cognitive functioning among those with work-life imbalance. This study was to explore the rate of work-life imbalance, variation in neuropsychological functioning. The relationship bet...
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The August 2020 explosion in Lebanon resulted in casualties, injuries, and a great number of internally displaced persons. The blast occurred during an economically and politically complex time in the country. Given multiple and competing post-explosion reconstruction priorities, in ths editorial we briefly examine the requirements for a build back...
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Background: Understanding factors affecting recruitment and retention of health workers in rural and remote communities is necessary for proper policy development and the equitable achievement of Universal Health Coverage. Aim: Review and synthesize the literature on interventions used to retain health workforce in rural and remote areas by low- a...
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Background: Lebanon boosts one of the highest pharmacist to population ratios globally (20.3/10,000). Yet, workforce analyses elicited serious concerns with the distribution, practice environments and regulation of Lebanese pharmacists. Recent workforce data shows that the profession has been majorly destabilized with hundreds of pharmacists closin...
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Background: Shared decision-making (SDM) is an integral part of patient-centered delivery of care. Maximizing the opportunity of patients to participate in decisions related to their health is an expectation in care delivery nowadays. The purpose of this study is to explore the perceptions of physicians in regard to SDM in a large private hospital...
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Background: Health care provider usage of mobile devices is increasing globally; however, there is little understanding of patient perceptions on this behavior in a health care setting. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess patients’ attitudes toward mobile device usage by health care providers in the emergency department and to identify p...
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Background: The nursing workforce is critical for the provision of quality health-care and positive patient outcomes. There is a global trend of migration of nurses from under-developed to developed countries due to attractive job offers in the host countries. Lebanon presents such a case where nurses are migrating abroad, leading to shortages in...
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Background: Despite increased attention on science and research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), little is known about the national state of research productivity and how it evolved over time. Methods: Using the world's largest bibliometric database (Scopus), we reviewed research productivity in the UAE (1998-2017) in various disciplines and n...
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BACKGROUND Health care provider (HCP) usage of smart devices (SD) is increasing globally, with little understanding of patient perceptions on usage in the health care setting. OBJECTIVE This study aims to assess patients’ attitudes towards smart device usage by health care providers in the emergency department (ED) and identify predictors of their...
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Background Health care provider usage of mobile devices is increasing globally; however, there is little understanding of patient perceptions on this behavior in a health care setting. Objective The aim of this study was to assess patients’ attitudes toward mobile device usage by health care providers in the emergency department and to identify pr...
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Health system resilience reflects the ability to continue service delivery in the face of extraordinary shocks. We examined the case of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and its delivery of services to Palestine refugees in Syria during the ongoing crisis to identify factors enabling system resilience. The study is a retrospective...
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Health system resilience reflects the ability to continue service delivery in the face of extraordinary shocks. We examined the case of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and its delivery of services to Palestine refugees in Syria during the ongoing crisis to identify factors enabling system resilience. The study is a retrospective...
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Background: Gender equity remains a challenge across various labor markets with the health market being no exception. Despite the increased influx of women into health professions, horizontal and vertical occupational gender inequities persist. Main body: The objective of this scoping review is to map the studies on gender equity in healthcare s...
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The critical role that pharmacists play in the health care system necessitate a close monitoring of their supply, distribution and competencies. This is especially relevant considering the global demographic and epidemiological transition, which increased demand for pharmacists to address the needs of individuals and communities. In Lebanon, the ph...
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Background: The use of smart devices (SDs) by health care providers in care settings is a common practice nowadays. Such use includes apps related to patient care and often extends to personal calls and applications with frequent prompts and interruptions. These prompts and interruptions enhance the risk of distractions caused by SDs and raise conc...
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Introduction Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide patients with evidence-based information in order to ensure effective and safe use of Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products. Objective Assess beliefs, practices and knowledge related to CAM products among community pharmacists in Lebanon. Design, methods and setting Using...
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BACKGROUND The use of smart devices (SD) by healthcare providers in care settings is a common practice nowadays. Such use is not restricted to applications related to the care of patients but often extends to personal calls and applications with frequent prompts and interruptions. This enhances the risk of distractions caused by SD in the hospital...
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Improving patients’ experience in hospitals necessitates the improvement of service quality. Using mystery patients as a tool for assessing and improving patients’ experience is praised for its comprehensiveness. However, such programs are costly, difficult to design and may cause unintended negative consequences if poorly implemented. Following an...
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Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 85% of deaths in Lebanon and contribute to remarkable morbidity and mortality among refugees and underserved populations. This study assesses the perspectives of individuals with hypertension and/or diabetes in rural areas and Palestinian refugee camps towards a population based mHealth inte...
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Resilience is increasingly recognised as a key process mitigating the impact of shocks and stressors on functioning. The literature on individual and community resilience is being extended to address characteristics of resilient service delivery systems in contexts of adversity. The validity and utility of a capacity-oriented resilience framework (...
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provides life-saving humanitarian aid for 5·4 million Palestine refugees now entering their eighth decade of statelessness and conflict. About a third of Palestine refugees still live in 58 recognised camps. UNRWA operates 702 schools and 144 health centres,...
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Background: Work hour constraints (WHC), or the mismatch between desired and actual worktime, can negatively affect work productivity, job satisfaction, worker health and job fluctuations. Objectives: This study analyzes the WHC trends in the German nursing market between 1990 and 2015. Methods: Using data from 25 waves (1990-1995 and 1997-201...
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The main objective of this study was to identify predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in Lebanon. Data for this study were drawn from a national survey conducted among Lebanese adults (n=1500). A modified version of the Social Behavioral Model (SBM) was used to understand CAM use in the study population. In this version, p...
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Appendix A represents the associations of sociodemographic characteristics and each of the six Pull factors considered in this study, as derived from ordinal multiple logistic regression.
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Background Rural areas and refugee camps are characterized by poor access of patients to needed noncommunicable disease (NCD)–related health services, including diabetes and hypertension. Employing low-cost innovative eHealth interventions, such as mobile health (mHealth), may help improve NCDs prevention and control among disadvantaged populations...
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Objectives: Assess the effect of selected low-cost eHealth tools on diabetes/hypertension detection and referrals rates in rural settings and refugee camps in Lebanon and explore the barriers to showing-up to scheduled appointments at Primary Healthcare Centers (PHC). Methods: Community-based screening for diabetes and hypertension was conducted...
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Purpose: To evaluate the impact of a government full-time employment policy targeting new graduate nurses in the province of Ontario, Canada, by comparing participants with non-participants. Methods: The Policy Impact on Nurse Employment (PINEP) survey was administered in 2014 to nurses who graduated between 2007 and 2012. Backward multiple logi...
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This study explores the recruitment and retention conditions influencing primary health care (PHC) human resources for health (HRH) in Qatar and suggests strategies for their improvement. A qualitative design employing semistructured key informant interviews with PHC stakeholders in Qatar was utilized. Key interviewees were originally recognized, a...
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Abstract Background: Literature reports a direct relation between nurses’ job satisfaction and their job retention (stickiness). The proper planning and management of the nursing labor market necessitates the understanding of job satisfaction and retention trends. The objectives of the study are to identify trends in, and the interrelation between,...
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Background: Analysis of the nursing registration databases is a highly informative approach that provides accurate and reliable information supporting evidence based decisions relevant to the nursing workforce planning, management and development. This study presents the first systematic analysis of the nursing registration database in Lebanon. It...
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Effective public health nutrition interventions are needed to curb the escalating prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in many Arab countries. In order to generate the scientific evidence needed for the success of these interventions, an informed research agenda should be developed. The purpose of this review is to identify gaps and oppor...
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Low job satisfaction is linked to higher staff turnover and intensified shortages in healthcare providers (HCP). This study investigates the level of, and factors associated with, HCP job satisfaction in the national primary healthcare (PHC) network in Lebanon. The study adopts a cross-sectional design to survey HCP at 99 PHC centres distributed ac...
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This study assesses the long-term impact of the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) initiative using the concept of “stickiness” to examine the employment trends of young nurses in Ontario and evaluate the effect of employers’ participation in the NGG on the full-time (FT) employment patterns of young nurses and whether this effect varies by category...
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The conflict in Syria presents new and unprecedented challenges that undermine the principles and practice of medical neutrality in armed conflict. With direct and repeated targeting of health workers, health facilities, and ambulances, Syria has become the most dangerous place on earth for health-care providers. The weaponisation of health care—a...
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Background: eHealth can positively impact the efficiency and quality of healthcare services. Its potential benefits extend to the patient, healthcare provider, and organization. Primary healthcare (PHC) settings may particularly benefit from eHealth. In these settings, healthcare provider readiness is key to successful eHealth implementation. Acco...
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This study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use among People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Lebanon and to identify related issues that may affect patient care. A cross-sectional survey design was used to interview 116 PLWHA in Beirut. The questionnaire addressed sociodemographic a...
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Background Breast cancer patients are increasingly seeking Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies with the hope of alleviating the burden of the disease and improving their quality of life (QOL). The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence, types, socio-demographic and disease-related correlates as well as characteristi...
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Objective: Improving the job satisfaction of nurses is essential to enhance their productivity and retention and to improve patient care. Our aim was to analyse trends in German nurses' job satisfaction to enhance understanding of the nursing labour market and inform future policies. Methods: We used 1990-2012 German Socioeconomic Panel data for...
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Background: Healthcare institutions have commonly reported exposure of employees, particularly nurses, to high levels of occupational violence. Despite such evidence in the Middle East Region, there is a dearth of national studies that have systematically investigated this phenomenon. This study investigates the prevalence, characteristics, conseq...
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Lebanon is a middle-income country with a market-maximized healthcare system that provides limited social protection for its citizens. Estimates reveal that half of the population lacks sufficient health coverage and resorts to out-of-pocket payments. This study triangulated data from a comprehensive review of health packages of countries similar t...
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Objective. To examine the prevalence and correlates of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in Lebanon. Methods. A cross-sectional survey was conducted through face to face interviews on a nationally representative sample of 1,475 Lebanese adults. The survey questionnaire explored the sociodemographic and health related characteristics...
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Successful endorsement of quality indicators hinges on the readiness and acceptability of care providers for those measures. This paper aims to assess the readiness of care providers in the primary health-care sector in Lebanon for the implementation of quality and patient safety indicators. A cross-sectional survey methodology was utilized to gath...
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The sustainability of primary healthcare (PHC) worldwide has been challenged by a global shortage in human resources for health (HRH). This study is a unique attempt at systematically soliciting and synthesising the voice of PHC and community stakeholders on the HRH recruitment and retention strategies at the PHC sector in Lebanon, the obstacles an...