This issue is the fourth and final issue of the Journal for 2021. It reflects a widespread interest in the Asia Pacific with 30 articles from 11 countries. These countries include Australia, India, Iran, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh. Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, and Hong Kong, China. This represents a significant collaboration of healthcare managers, leaders, academics, students, and health professionals from diverse health systems. This is a credit to them all and our reviewers.

Another continuing feature of this issue is the interest in publishing articles from international conferences. There are articles from four recent conferences. These included the 2021 Shape Symposium conducted from Australia and online, “Shaping the future for health management education and research in a time of flux and uncertainty”, held online in July and available at   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) Conference “Post-pandemic health and long-term care: A new paradigm”. September 2021 with online and ‘in presence’ attendance.

Two conferences highlighted in this issue are recognised from India with some eight articles published from these conferences. 

Published: 2021-12-13

In This Issue

David Briggs


Healthcare - Where to from here?

DS Briggs AM Editor in Chief


Writing for the Wider Public - Readability of Publicly Available Board Reports

Benedict Okonjo, Parul Kaithwas, Jing Miao, Mark Mackay, Vanessa North


Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions of COVID-19 Dispersion

Joana Mariz Centeno Castillo, Laurence Lascuña Garcia, Daisy Regis Palompon


Community Engagement in The Telehealth Service for Aged People with Diabetes: COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

Mohammad Shamsal Islam, Dr. Bimal Chandra Das, Dr. Mohammad Musa Meah, Dr. Sanjoy Kumer Paul, Dr. Ashim Kumar Saha, Dr. Reaz Uddin Chowdhury, Dr. Mahfuz Ashraf, Dr. Salim Mahmud Chowdhury, Kazi Taznahel Sultana Ahona, Dr. Sahedul Islam Bhuiyan


Virtual Fracture Clinic: A pandemic-ready tool for improving the efficiency of fracture clinic

Bonnie McRae, Nicholas Shortt, Natalie Campbell, Christopher Burton, Justin Scott, Jane Fitzpatrick


An Exploration of Job Stress among Health Care Work Force

Dhuha Saad Ismael, Rohat Zada, M. Prabhu


Acceptability and Willingness to Pay for Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Professionals in Vietnam

Trang Thi Thu Nguyen, Vijj Kasemsup, Sariyamon Tiraphat, Samrit Srithamrongsawat, Nalinee Nakittipha Chuakhamfoo


Problems of Big Data Adoption in the Healthcare Industries

Surya Kant Pal, Subhodeep Mukherjee, Manish Mohan Baral, Shilpee Aggarwal