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  1. Content type: Research article

    Since the 1960s, the federal government has been providing or funding a selection of community-based primary healthcare (PHC) programs on First Nations reserves. A key question is whether local access to PHC c...

    Authors: Josée G. Lavoie, Sabrina T. Wong, Naser Ibrahim, John D. O’Neil, Michael Green and Amanda Ward

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:50

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Birth weight is continuously decreasing in Japan since food satiation has become a problem in recent years. The present study aimed to develop and examine the reliability and validity of a scale for the assess...

    Authors: Kazuko Sonoda, Yuko Matsunari and Syuji Takei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:48

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Strategic purchasing can ensure that financial resources are used in a way that optimally enhances the attainment of health system goals. A number of low- and middle-income countries, including Kenya, have exp...

    Authors: Kenneth Munge, Stephen Mulupi, Edwine Barasa and Jane Chuma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:45

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    Despite progress towards achieving UNAIDS 90–90-90 goals, barriers persist in laboratory systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) restricting scale up of early infant diagnosis (EID) and viral load (VL) test monito...

    Authors: Ritu Shrivastava, Peter N. Fonjungo, Yenew Kebede, Rajendra Bhimaraj, Shabnam Zavahir, Christina Mwangi, Renuka Gadde, Heather Alexander, Patricia L. Riley, Andrea Kim and John N. Nkengasong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:46

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases have emerged as the leading cause of death globally, and 20% of Indians are estimated to suffer from a chronic condition. Care for chronic diseases poses a major public health challenge, espec...

    Authors: Dorothy Lall, Nora Engel, Narayanan Devadasan, Klasien Horstman and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:44

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis patients often experience hospitalization. Inpatient services may result in high medical expenditures. It is important to explore the hospitalization rates of tuberculosis patients and the potenti...

    Authors: Yang Zhou, Cheng Chen, Hui Jiang, Hong-Qiu Pan, Li-Mei Zhu and Wei Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:47

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Strengthening the quality of laboratory diagnostics is a key part of building global health capacity. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southeast European Center for Surveillan...

    Authors: Lauren Polansky, Stephanie Chester, Melissa Warren, Tricia Aden, Pamela Kennedy, Stacey Spivey-Blackford and Ann Moen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:49

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hospital costs for stroke are increasing and variability in care quality creates inefficiencies. In 2007, the Victorian Government (Australia) employed clinical facilitators for three years in eight public hos...

    Authors: Dominique A. Cadilhac, Helen M. Dewey, Sonia Denisenko, Christopher F. Bladin and Atte Meretoja

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:41

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Policymakers in many countries are involved in system reforms that aim to strengthen the primary care sector. Sweden is no exception. Evidence suggests that targeted financial micro-incentives can stimulate ch...

    Authors: Gunilla Avby, Sofia Kjellström and Monica Andersson Bäck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Quality of care (QoC) attracts global concerns when unsafe and misuse of healthcare wastes resources and endangers people’s health, especially in low- and middle-income countries. However, little is known abou...

    Authors: Yuqi Zhou, Xi Yao, Guofeng Liu, Weiyan Jian and Winnie Yip

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:43

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Child undernutrition remains the major public health problem in low and middle-income countries including Ethiopia. The effects of good governance, urbanization and public health expenditure on childhood under...

    Authors: Sibhatu Biadgilign, Habtamu Yesigat Ayenew, Arega Shumetie, Stanley Chitekwe, Assaye Tolla, Demewoz Haile, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Amare Deribew and Betemariam Gebre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction is an important outcome measure guiding quality improvement in the healthcare setting while the patient-centred care movement places increasing importance on patient engagement in clinical...

    Authors: F. Rapport, P. Hibbert, M. Baysari, J. C. Long, R. Seah, W. Y. Zheng, C. Jones, K. Preece and J. Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Patients and users experiences are useful for monitoring the quality of the hospital provisions and to improve health care delivery. Research results on associations between parental satisfaction and their soc...

    Authors: Inger Hilde Hagen, Valentina Cabral Iversen, Erik Nesset, Roderick Orner and Marit Følsvik Svindseth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:37

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Prompt access to appropriate treatment reduces early onset of complications to chronic illnesses. Our objective was to document the health providers that patients with diabetes in rural areas seek treatment fr...

    Authors: Elizeus Rutebemberwa, James Bagonza and Raymond Tweheyo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:33

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In England, there is an ongoing national pilot to expand pharmacists’ presence in general practice. Evaluation of the pilot includes numerical and survey-based Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and requires ph...

    Authors: Georgios Dimitrios Karampatakis, Kath Ryan, Nilesh Patel, Wing Man Lau and Graham Stretch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:34

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The government of Ethiopia launched an innovative program called Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP) in 2009, aims to produce better health outcomes to the urban populations using urban health extension prof...

    Authors: Nebiyou Tafesse, Aregawi Gesessew and Ergataw Kidane

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:31

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Health inequalities in the UK have proved to be stubborn, and health gaps between best and worst-off are widening. While there is growing understanding of how the main causes of poor health are perceived among...

    Authors: Neil McHugh, Rachel Baker, Olga Biosca, Fatma Ibrahim and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:35

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Data on the burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and health-care related costs in patients with cancer is scarce. We aimed to estimate the CAP incidence rate, mortality, and healthcare-related costs of...

    Authors: Niklas Schmedt, Olivia Denise Heuer, Dennis Häckl, Reiko Sato and Christian Theilacker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Given its role in treating musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation medicine may be an important factor in decreasing the use of opioids among injured workers. The primary objective was to determine if incre...

    Authors: Alyson K. Kwok, Nathan N. O’Hara, Andrew N. Pollak, Lyndsay M. O’Hara, Alexandra Herman, Christopher J. Welsh and Gerard P. Slobogean

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:32

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Plain abdominal radiography (PAR) is routinely performed in emergency departments (EDs). This study aimed to (1) identify the indications for PAR in EDs and compare them against international guidelines, (2) u...

    Authors: Christophe L. Bertin, Simon Ponthus, Hari Vivekanantham, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti, Omar Kherad and Olivier T. Rutschmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:36

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Over-occupancy at the two tertiary pediatric care hospitals in Alberta, Canada is steadily increasing with simultaneous decline in occupancy of pediatric beds at regional hospitals. Over-occupancy negatively i...

    Authors: Sumedh Bele, Christine Cassidy, Janet Curran, David W. Johnson, Chad Saunders and J.A. Michelle Bailey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:29

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Most seniors wish to live independently for as long as possible. Gerontechnologies such as personal alarms or remote control systems, have the potential to help them age in place. For seniors, assessing what i...

    Authors: Marc Haufe, Sebastiaan Theodorus Michaël Peek and Katrien Ger Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:26

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    ED overcrowding represents a significant public health problem in developed countries. Frequent users of the emergency departments (FUEDs; reporting 5 or more ED visits in the past year) are often affected by ...

    Authors: Véronique S. Grazioli, Joanna C. Moullin, Miriam Kasztura, Marina Canepa-Allen, Olivier Hugli, Judy Griffin, Francis Vu, Catherine Hudon, Yves Jackson, Hans Wolff, Bernard Burnand, Jean-Bernard Daeppen and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:28

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Given the documented benefits of Patient Own Drugs (PODs) in most developed countries and scanty data on PODs management in developing countries the aim of the study was to evaluate the assessment, quality and...

    Authors: Pauline Boachie-Ansah, Berko Panyin Anto and Afia Frimpomaa Asare Marfo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:27

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  25. Content type: Correspondence

    Today, one of the most important global public health challenges is represented by hepatitis C virus (HCV), which imposes relevant costs. Globally speaking, the median cost of HCV-related complications ranges ...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour, Meysam Behzadifar and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:25

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To date, there has been a dearth of scientifically tested, established intervention concepts focussed on supporting informal caregivers and embedded in routine health care structures. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Elisa-Marie Behrndt, Melanie Straubmeier, Hildegard Seidl, Chiara Vetter, Katharina Luttenberger and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:20

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  27. Content type: Research article

    With few exceptions the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for diagnoses and official coding guidelines do not distinguish pre-existing conditions from complications or comorbidit...

    Authors: Karen Triep, Thomas Beck, Jacques Donzé and Olga Endrich

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:23

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) may lead to visual loss and blindness. Several pharmacological treatments are available on the National Health Service (NHS) to United Kingdom patients affected by this condition,...

    Authors: Michal Pochopien, Annette Beiderbeck, Phil McEwan, Richard Zur, Mondher Toumi and Samuel Aballéa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:22

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Primary care practices are changing the way that they provide care by increasing their medical home functionality. Medical home functionality can improve access to care and increase patient-centeredness, which...

    Authors: Shawn Linman, Ivy Benjenk and Jie Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:21

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The literature has described several challenges related to the quality of diabetes management clinics in public primary health care centres in Oman. These clinics continue to face challenges due to the continu...

    Authors: Kamila Al-Alawi, Ahmed Al Mandhari and Helene Johansson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:18

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains the prime killer disease among infectious diseases. TB control depends on early case detection and treatment in a directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) programme. The succes...

    Authors: Bezawit Temesgen Sima, Tefera Belachew and Fekadu Abebe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:19

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The implementation of an innovative and sustainable professional pharmacy service in routine care requires substantial resources borne by the pharmacy owner. Although a community pharmacy is a business setting...

    Authors: Clemence Perraudin, Jean-François Locca, Christophe Rossier, Olivier Bugnon and Marie-Paule Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:15

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction is an important measure of quality of care and a determinant of health service utilisation and the choice of health facility. Measuring patients’ experiences is important for understanding...

    Authors: Charlotte Trimmer and Mats Målqvist

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:17

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Patients with multi-morbidity have complex care needs that often make healthcare delivery difficult and costly to manage. Current healthcare delivery is not tailored to the needs of patients with multi-morbidi...

    Authors: Sanne Jannick Kuipers, Jane Murray Cramm and Anna Petra Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:13

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Patient centeredness is an important component of patient care and healthcare quality. Several scales exist to measure patient centeredness, and previous literature provides a critical appraisal of their measu...

    Authors: Eline Ree, Siri Wiig, Tanja Manser and Marianne Storm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:12

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Relatively little is known about which characteristics of smokers are related to choosing a specific type of smoking cessation service. The user characteristics of different smoking cessation services were com...

    Authors: Bo Yoon Jeong, Min Kyung Lim, E. Hwa Yun and Jin-Kyoung Oh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:14

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  37. Content type: Research article

    To detect possible threats to quality and safety, multiple systems have been developed. One of them is retrospective chart review. A team of experts scrutinizes medical records, selected by trigger systems, to...

    Authors: Dorthe O. Klein, Roger J. M. W. Rennenberg, Richard P. Koopmans and Martin H. Prins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:16

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The heart-breaking maternal and neonatal health indicators in Nigeria are not improving despite previous interventions, such as ‘Health for all’ and ‘Millennium Development Goals. The unattained health-related...

    Authors: Joel O. Aluko, Rhoda Anthea and R. R. Marie Modeste

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:10

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  39. Content type: Research article

    At a population level, the majority of alcohol-related harm is attributable to drinkers whose consumption exceeds recommended drinking levels, rather than those with severe alcohol dependency. Identification a...

    Authors: Nicola Hall, John D Mooney, Zeibeda Sattar and Jonathan Ling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:11

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  40. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of validated instruments examining dimensions of team functioning from the perspective of patients and families consistent with a conceptual framework. The study aimed to develop and assess the...

    Authors: Kelley Kilpatrick, Éric Tchouaket, Lysane Paquette, Claudel Guillemette, Mira Jabbour, François Desmeules, Véronique Landry and Nicolas Fernandez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:9

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In international comparisons, rates of amputations of the lower limb are relatively high in Germany. This study aims to analyze trends in lower limb amputations over time, as well as outcomes of care concernin...

    Authors: Melissa Spoden, Ulrike Nimptsch and Thomas Mansky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:8

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Community pharmacists’ (CPs’) interventions have a positive impact on managing respiratory patients. However, methods used by CPs to assess patients’ inhaler technique and adherence are subjective. New technol...

    Authors: Iman Hesso, Reem Kayyali and Shereen Nabhani-Gebara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:5

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The number of older adults with different ethnic and socioeconomic background is steadily increasing. There is a need for community-based health promotion interventions for older adults that are responsive to ...

    Authors: Abirami Srivarathan, Andrea Nedergaard Jensen and Maria Kristiansen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:7

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have focused on post-discharge ambulatory care for stroke patients and subsequent differences in readmission and mortality rates. Identifying groups at higher risk according to services received is...

    Authors: Jayson O. Swanson and Tron Anders Moger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:4

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  45. Content type: Research article

    This paper aims to demonstrate how systems modeling methodology of Group Model Building (GMD) can be applied for exploring and reaching consensus on non-communicable disease (NCD) management. This exercise was...

    Authors: John P. Ansah, Amina Mahmood Islam, Victoria Koh, Vanthy Ly, Hero Kol, David B. Matchar, Chhun Loun and Mondol Loun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:2

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In an attempt to reach remote rural areas, this study explores a community-based, pediatric hearing screening program in villages, integrating two models of diagnostic ABR testing; one using a tele-medicine ap...

    Authors: Vidya Ramkumar, Roopa Nagarajan, Vanaja C. Shankarnarayan, Selvakumar Kumaravelu and James W. Hall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1

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