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  1. Content type: Research article

    The discharge process from hospital to home for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) is often complex, and most are in need of tailored and coordinated community services at home. One solution is to disch...

    Authors: Eirik Roos, Ottar Bjerkeset, Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:832

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is a growing public health concern in Japan. We developed a simulation model to predict the number of people with diabetes and those on dialysis due to diabetic nephropathy....

    Authors: Takehiro Sugiyama, Sayuri Goryoda, Kaori Inoue, Noriko Sugiyama-Ihana and Nobuo Nishi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:833

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancer is now viewed as a chronic disease, presenting challenges to follow-up and survivorship care. Models to shift from haphazard, suboptimal and fragmented episodes of care to an integrated cancer care cont...

    Authors: Dominique Tremblay, Catherine Prady, Karine Bilodeau, Nassera Touati, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin, Isabelle Gaboury, Jean Rodrigue and Marie-France L’Italien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:834

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Nurses leaving their jobs and the profession are an issue of international concern, with supply-demand gaps for nurses reported to be widening. There is a large body of existing literature, much of which is al...

    Authors: Mary Halter, Olga Boiko, Ferruccio Pelone, Carole Beighton, Ruth Harris, Julia Gale, Stephen Gourlay and Vari Drennan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:824

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  5. Content type: Debate

    While quick and easy access to healthcare services is a reality for some, others experience significant hardships, even for receipt of the most basic health and medical care and attention. To those who effecti...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):806

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  6. Content type: Research article

    Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is regarded as a standard public health approach to lowering child mortality in developing countries. However, little is known about how health workers adhere ...

    Authors: Carsten Krüger, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner and Mohammed Ali

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:822

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Primary care is the principal clinical setting for the management of depression. However, significant shortcomings have been detected in its diagnosis and clinical management, as well as in patient outcomes. W...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Diego Palao, Germán López-Cortacans, Antonia Caballero, Narcís Cardoner, Pilar Casaus, Myriam Cavero, José Antonio Monreal, Víctor Pérez-Sola, Miquel Cirera, Maite Loren, Eva Bellerino, Catarina Tomé-Pires and Laura Palacios

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:821

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  8. Content type: Debate

    Challenges abound for healthcare providers engaged in initiatives directed toward disadvantaged populations, with financial constraints representing one of the most prominent hardships. Society’s less fortunat...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):805

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  9. Content type: Research article

    Visual impairment is a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting nearly 5% of the population. Efforts to combat avoidable causes have been hampered by weak health systems and little evidence exist...

    Authors: Emma Jolley, Milka Mafwiri, Joanna Hunter and Elena Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:823

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Health and medical providers dedicated to serving the poor face daunting challenges, with the most obvious one pertaining to the provision of services with little or no expectation of remuneration. This hardsh...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):791

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  11. Content type: Debate

    Characterized by declining populations, high poverty, reduced employment opportunities, and high numbers of uninsured residents, rural communities pose significant challenges for healthcare providers desirous ...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):795

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  12. Content type: Debate

    Healthcare communications directed toward the disadvantaged have the potential to elevate the health status of these underprivileged and highly-challenged individuals. From conveying advice which encourages he...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):787

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  13. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], an erratum was initiated in order to include supplementary material that was not updated and not included during the online submission of the authors’ correct...

    Authors: Folarin Babatunde, Joy MacDermid and Norma MacIntyre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:820

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:375

  14. Content type: Research article

    Need for help is perceived as an important first step towards weight related health-care use among overweight and obese individuals and several studies have reported gender as an important predisposing charact...

    Authors: S. N. W. Bunt, S. Y. M. Mérelle, I. H. M. Steenhuis and W. Kroeze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:819

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  15. Content type: Research article

    World Health Organisation recommends routine Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination for girls when its cost-effectiveness in the country or region has been duly considered. We therefore aimed to evaluate cost...

    Authors: Obinna I. Ekwunife and Stefan K. Lhachimi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:815

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The health status of refugees is a significant factor in determining their success in resettlement and relies heavily on self-rated measures of refugee health. The selection of robust and appropriate self-rate...

    Authors: Alison Dowling, Joanne Enticott and Grant Russell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:817

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We examined the association of dialysis facility characteristics with payment reductions and change in clinical performance measures during the first year of the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid S...

    Authors: Milda R. Saunders, Haena Lee and Marshall H. Chin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:816

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Many people with a mental illness are parents caring for dependent children. These children are at greater risk of developing their own mental health concerns compared to other children. Mental health services...

    Authors: Patraporn Tungpunkom, Darryl Maybery, Andrea Reupert, Nick Kowalenko and Kim Foster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:818

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Organization of HIV care and treatment services, including clinic staffing and services, may shape clinical and financial outcomes, yet there has been little attempt to describe different models of HIV care in...

    Authors: Sharon Tsui, Julie A. Denison, Caitlin E. Kennedy, Larry W. Chang, Olivier Koole, Kwasi Torpey, Eric Van Praag, Jason Farley, Nathan Ford, Leine Stuart and Fred Wabwire-Mangen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:811

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    The Million Hearts® initiative aims to prevent heart disease and stroke in the United States by mobilizing public and private sectors around a core set of objectives, with particular attention on improving blo...

    Authors: Priscilla M. Lopez, Jennifer Zanowiak, Keith Goldfeld, Katarzyna Wyka, Ahmad Masoud, Susan Beane, Rashi Kumar, Phoebe Laughlin, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Lorna Thorpe and Nadia Islam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:810

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS), the clustering of multiple leading risk factors, predisposes individuals to increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardio-metabolic diseas...

    Authors: Melinda J. Carrington and Paul Zimmet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:813

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  22. Content type: Research article

    An in-depth understanding of how organizational culture is experienced by health workers (HWs), and influences their decisions to leave their jobs is a fundamental, yet under-examined, basis for forming effect...

    Authors: Constance Sibongile Shumba, Karina Kielmann and Sophie Witter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:809

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