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  1. Content type: Research article

    Clean Cut is a six month, multi-modal, adaptive intervention aimed at reducing surgical infections through improving six critical perioperative processes: 1) handwashing/skin preparation, 2) surgical gown/drap...

    Authors: Aviva S. Mattingly, Nichole Starr, Senait Bitew, Jared A. Forrester, Tihitena Negussie, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell and Thomas G. Weiser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:579

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    Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune chronic enteropathy of the small intestine caused by exposure to gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. CD is not easy to diagnose due to its unspecific symptomatol...

    Authors: Ricardo Fueyo-Díaz, Rosa Magallón-Botaya, Barbara Masluk, Guillermo Palacios-Navarro, Angela Asensio-Martínez, Santiago Gascón-Santos, Bárbara Olivan-Blázquez and Juan José Sebastián-Domingo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:578

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    Many countries have implemented standardized cancer patient pathways (CPPs) to reduce waiting times in cancer care and to ensure timely and quick diagnosis as well as treatment. Yet, no studies have explored t...

    Authors: Sara Delilovic, Henna Hasson, Mårten Åhström and Mia von Knorring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:577

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    Affordability and availability of quality medicines to all its citizens has been a key priority area for South Africa since democracy in 1994. In order to introduce transparency in the private market the gover...

    Authors: R. Moodley and F. Suleman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:576

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    Recently, there has been growing interest in providing more tailored, patient-centered care for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Yet it remains unclear which patient characteristics should be ...

    Authors: Dorijn F. L. Hertroijs, Martijn C. G. J. Brouwers, Arianne M. J. Elissen, Nicolaas C. Schaper and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:575

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    Though much is known about the benefits attributed to medical scribes documenting patient visits (e.g., reducing documentation time for the provider, increasing patient-care time, expanding the roles of licens...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Van Tiem, Kenda R. Stewart Steffensmeier, Bonnie J. Wakefield, Greg L. Stewart, Nancy A. Zemblidge, Melissa J. A. Steffen and Jane Moeckli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:574

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to assess the cost-effectiveness and budget impact of adopting sildenafil to the benefits package for the indication of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), compared to beraprost.

    Authors: Oktavia Lilyasari, Yusuf Subekti, Nur Atika, Lucia Kris Dinarti, Septiara Putri, Cicih Opitasari, Anggita Bunga Anggraini, Thanaporn Bussabawalai and Yot Teerawattananon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:573

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The study evaluates Performance Measures (PMs) for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): The percentage of patients with new onset JIA with at least one visit to a pediatric rheumatologist in the first year of ...

    Authors: Claire E.H. Barber, Lisa M. Lix, Diane Lacaille, Deborah A. Marshall, Kristine Kroeker, Susanne Benseler, Marinka Twilt, Heinrike Schmeling, Cheryl Barnabe, Glen S. Hazlewood, Vivian Bykerk, Joanne Homik, J. Carter Thorne, Jennifer Burt, Dianne Mosher, Steven Katz…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:572

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The use of psychotropic substances is controlled in most parts of the world due to their potential of abuse and addiction. Diazepam is one of the psychotropic substances which can be dispensed in community pha...

    Authors: Wigilya Padili Mikomangwa, Nassoro A. Madende, Manase Kilonzi, Hamu Joseph Mlyuka, Pacifique Ndayishimiye, Alphonce Ignace Marealle and Ritah Mutagonda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:571

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    The focus of the community anti-retroviral therapy Group model is on drug refill, adherence and support groups. However, laboratory services are completely neglected in this model, and stable patient still hav...

    Authors: Mpanji Siwingwa, Selestine H. Nzala, Bornwell Sikateyo and Wilbroad Mutale

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:570

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    Ensuring financial protection of the community against health care expenditures is one of the fundamental goals of the health system. Catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) occurs when out-of-pocket health exp...

    Authors: Mohammad Hassan Kazemi-galougahi, Elham Dadgar, Zahra Kavosi and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:569

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    Primary care doctors have a gatekeeper function in many healthcare systems, and strategies to reduce emergency hospital admissions often focus on general practitioners’ (GPs’) and out-of-hours (OOH) doctors’ r...

    Authors: Jesper Blinkenberg, Sahar Pahlavanyali, Øystein Hetlevik, Hogne Sandvik and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:568

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    Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) peoples face major health disadvantage across many conditions. Recording of patients’ Indigenous status in general practice records supports equita...

    Authors: Belinda K. Ford, Marlene Kong, James S. Ward, Jane S. Hocking, Christopher K. Fairley, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Lorch, Simone Spark, Matthew Law, John Kaldor and Rebecca Guy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:567

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  14. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], some values are missing in Table 3. Table 3 is revised in the updated figure below:

    Authors: Haunnah Rheault, Fiona Coyer, Lee Jones and Ann Bonner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:566

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:523

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    Families play an important role meeting the care needs of individuals who require assistance due to illness and/or disability. Yet, without adequate support their own health and wellbeing can be compromised. T...

    Authors: Kristina M. Kokorelias, Monique A. M. Gignac, Gary Naglie and Jill I. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:564

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Community health workers, known as Village Health Teams (VHTs) in Uganda, play a central role in increasing access to community-based health services. The objective of this research is to explore tensions that...

    Authors: Samantha Perry, Cynthia D. Fair, Sahai Burrowes, Sarah Jane Holcombe and Robert Kalyesubula

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:563

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To assess the level of awareness, knowledge and help-seeking attitudes and behaviours in relation to mental health conditions (MHCs) and associations with socio-demographic characteristics of a rural district ...

    Authors: Mohammed Nazim Uddin, Sunil Bhar and Fakir M Amirul Islam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:562

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Bronchiectasis in children is an important, but under-researched, chronic pulmonary disorder that has negative impacts on health-related quality of life. Despite this, it does not receive the same attention as...

    Authors: Yolanda G. Lovie-Toon, Keith Grimwood, Catherine A. Byrnes, Vikas Goyal, Greta Busch, I. Brent Masters, Julie M. Marchant, Helen Buntain, Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady and Anne B. Chang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:561

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    Implementing adequate strategies to assess the value of health services plays a central role in the effort to deal with the financial pressures faced by health care systems worldwide. This study aimed to under...

    Authors: Brayan V. Seixas, François Dionne, Tania Conte and Craig Mitton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:560

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To date, there is little information on the sustainability of family planning (FP) service quality after completion of a donor-funded program. This paper examines the sustainability of the Nigerian Urban Repro...

    Authors: Ilene S. Speizer, Lisa M. Calhoun, Courtney McGuire, Peter M. Lance, Caroline Heller and David K. Guilkey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:559

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Some of the advantages of implementing electronic emergency department information systems (EDIS) are improvements in data availability and simplification of statistical evaluations of emergency department (ED...

    Authors: Benjamin Lucas, Peter Schladitz, Wiebke Schirrmeister, Gerald Pliske, Felix Walcher, Martin Kulla and Dominik Brammen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:558

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Male partner involvement has been shown to increase mothers’ uptake of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and improve maternal and infant HIV treatment outcomes. Currently, male involvem...

    Authors: Patience A. Muwanguzi, Louise K. Nassuna, Joachim G. Voss, Joanita Kigozi, Alex Muganzi, Tom Denis Ngabirano, Nelson Sewankambo and Damalie Nakanjako

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:557

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Employees insured in pension insurance, who are incapable of working due to ill health, are entitled to a disability pension. To assess whether an individual meets the medical requirements to be considered as ...

    Authors: André Strahl, Christian Gerlich, Georg W. Alpers, Jörg Gehrke, Annette Müller-Garnn and Heiner Vogel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:556

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Adverse drug events (ADEs) that occur during hospitalization are an ongoing medical concern. Systematic strategies for ADE identification are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential to ide...

    Authors: Nils Kuklik, Jürgen Stausberg, Marjan Amiri and Karl-Heinz Jöckel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:555

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Historically, governmental hospital organisation consisted in a heterogeneous distribution of staff and a fragmented logistical organisation without cross-functionality or sharing of resources between departme...

    Authors: Isabelle Briatte, Caroline Allix-Béguec, Gérard Garnier and Mercédès Michel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:554

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  26. Content type: Research article

    As the effect of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) on overdose mortality varies both between and within countries, treatment programs need to be evaluated in different treatment settings and over time within ...

    Authors: Anne Bukten, Marianne Riksheim Stavseth and Thomas Clasuen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:553

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia is one of five countries that account for half of the world’s 2.6 million newborn deaths. A quarter of neonatal deaths in Ethiopia are caused by birth asphyxia. Understanding different dimensions of t...

    Authors: Wasihun Andualem Gobezie, Patricia Bailey, Emily Keyes, Ana Lorena Ruano and Habtamu Teklie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:552

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  28. Content type: Research article

    During pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium, women receive care from a range of health professionals, particularly midwives. To assess the current situation of maternity care for women with physical disabiliti...

    Authors: Martina König-Bachmann, Christoph Zenzmaier and Barbara Schildberger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:551

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Providing safe care helps to reduce mortality, morbidity, length of hospital stay and cost. Patient safety is highly linked to attitudes of health care providers, where those with more positive attitudes achie...

    Authors: Nasser Ibrahim Abu-El-Noor, Mysoon Khalil Abu-El-Noor, Yousef Zuheir Abuowda, Maha Alfaqawi and Bettina Böttcher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:550

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The awareness of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications, especially diabetic retinopathy (DR), is the key to reducing their burden. This study aimed to assess both the awareness of diabetic outpatients a...

    Authors: Ammar Hamzeh, Ghaith Almhanni, Yazen Aljaber, Rana Alhasan, Raneem Alhasan, MHD Imadaldin Alsamman, Nawras Alhalabi and Yousra Haddeh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:549

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Analysis of Medicare data is often used to determine epidemiology, healthcare utilization and effectiveness of disease treatments. We were interested in whether Medicare data could be used to estimate prevalen...

    Authors: Shawn P. E. Nishi, Jie Zhou, Young-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma and James Goodwin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:548

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Effective hand hygiene is one of the most important measures for protecting nursing home residents from nosocomial infections. Infections with multi-resistant bacteria’s, associated with healthcare, is a known...

    Authors: Judith Hammerschmidt and Tanja Manser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:547

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare middle managers play a central role in reducing harm, improving patient safety, and strengthening the quality of healthcare. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the present knowledge a...

    Authors: Trude Anita Hartviksen, Jessica Aspfors and Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:546

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Emergency Medical call-takers working in Emergency Medical Communication Centers (EMCCs) are addressing complex and potentially life threatening problems. The call-takers have to make fast decisions, respondin...

    Authors: Ann-Chatrin Leonardsen, Helge Ramsdal, Theresa M. Olasveengen, Jon E. Steen-Hansen, Fredrik Westmark, Andreas E. Hansen and Camilla Hardeland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:545

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In most developing countries, healthcare cost is mainly paid at the time of sickness and out-of-pocket at the point of service delivery which potentially could inhibit access. The total economic cost of illness f...

    Authors: Tsega Hagos Mirach, Getu Debalkie Demissie and Gashaw Andargie Biks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:544

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There exists low uptake of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing among Tuberculosis (TB) patients through Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling (PITC) under the national TB control program in Nepa...

    Authors: Randeep Kumar, Ari Probandari, Biwesh Ojha, Ashmin Hari Bhattarai and Yanri Wijayanti Subronto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:543

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Presenteeism is the employee behaviour of physically attending work with reduced performance due to illness or for other reasons. Nurses are four times more likely to exhibit presenteeism compared to other occ...

    Authors: Juliana Nga Man Lui and Janice Mary Johnston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:542

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The raising of disability and chronic illness burden among European population is calling for a new paradigm of care, focused on primary health care interventions. Engage-In-Caring is a novel multicomponent in...

    Authors: E. Guida, S. Barello, A. Corsaro, M. C. Galizi, F. Giuffrida, G. Graffigna and G. Damiani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:541

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The floating population serves an important role in economic and social development. However, little is known about the floating population’s reproductive health (RH) services, especially in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Yanhui Zhou, Ting Wang, Jingxia Fu, Mingzhu Chen, Yanting Meng and Yang Luo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:540

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In Germany, patients receiving oral anticoagulation (OAC) are often treated by general practitioners (GPs), and large proportions of patients receive vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). The quality of OAC in German ...

    Authors: Cornelia Mertens, Andrea Siebenhofer, Andrea Berghold, Gudrun Pregartner, Lisa-Rebekka Ulrich, Karola Mergenthal, Birgit Kemperdick, Sylvia Schulz-Rothe, Sandra Rauck, Sebastian Harder, Ferdinand Michael Gerlach and Juliana Johanna Petersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:539

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal care (ANC) provides a range of critical health services during pregnancy that can improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes. In Mozambique, only half of women receive four or more ANC visits, whi...

    Authors: Estelle Gong, Janeth Dula, Carla Alberto, Amanda de Albuquerque, Maria Steenland, Quinhas Fernandes, Rosa Marlene Cuco, Sandra Sequeira, Sérgio Chicumbe, Eduardo Samo Gudo and Margaret McConnell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:538

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases that cause 17 million deaths globally. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if hypertensive and diabetic patients had t...

    Authors: Juma Adinan, Rachel Manongi, Gloria August Temu, Ntuli Kapologwe, Annette Marandu, Bahati Wajanga, Haruna Dika, Sarah Maongezi, Sweetness Laizer, Ridhiwani Manyuti, Rehema Abdillahi Nassir, Jenny Renju and Jim Todd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:537

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are moving towards enforcing prescription-only access to antibiotics. This systematic literature review aims to assess the interventions used to enforce existing le...

    Authors: Tom G. Jacobs, Jane Robertson, Hendrika A. van den Ham, Kotoji Iwamoto, Hanne Bak Pedersen and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:536

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Organizational readiness is a factor known to influence the predisposition of individuals within an organization to change. Based on Weiner’s organizational theory, the “Organizational Readiness for Implementi...

    Authors: M. Ruest, G. Léonard, A. Thomas, J. Desrosiers and M. Guay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:535

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  45. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, primary care providers (PCPs) routinely balance acute, chronic, and preventive patient care delivery, including cancer prevention and screening, in time-limited visits. Clinical decision ...

    Authors: Melissa L. Harry, Anjali R. Truitt, Daniel M. Saman, Hillary A. Henzler-Buckingham, Clayton I. Allen, Kayla M. Walton, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O’Connor, JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Joseph A. Bianco and Thomas E. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:534

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In some low-resource settings bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) is increasingly used to treat children with pneumonia. However, the time required for healthcare workers (HCWs) to administer bC...

    Authors: Kristen L. Sessions, Tisungane Mvalo, Davie Kondowe, Donnie Makonokaya, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Alfred Chalira, Norman Lufesi, Michelle Eckerle, Andrew G. Smith and Eric D. McCollum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:533

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis elimination requires treatment of latently infected high-risk persons, such as contacts of index cases. Identification and referral of tuberculosis contacts for investigation are major barriers in...

    Authors: Anete Trajman, Maria F. Wakoff-Pereira, Jonas Ramos-Silva, Marcelo Cordeiro-Santos, Maria de Fátima Militão de Albuquerque, Philip C. Hill and Dick Menzies

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:532

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  48. Content type: Research article

    In France, general practitioners (GPs) perform out-of-hours home visits (OOH-HVs) after physician-led telephone triage at the emergency call centre. The quality of a systematic physician-led triage has not bee...

    Authors: Matthieu Heidet, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, François Revaux, Thomas Perennou, Maeva Bertin, Charles Binetruy, Julien Palazzi, Eric Tapiero, Michel Nguyen, Paul-Georges Reuter, Eric Lecarpentier, Julien Vaux and Jean Marty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:531

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  49. Content type: Research article

    The PRagmatic trial Of Video Education in Nursing homes (PROVEN) aims to test the effectiveness of an advance care planning (ACP) video intervention. Relatively little is known about the challenges associated ...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Palmer, Victoria A. Parker, Vincent Mor, Angelo E. Volandes, Lacey R. Barre, Emmanuelle Belanger, Phoebe Carter, Lacey Loomer, Ellen McCreedy and Susan L. Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:527

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