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Quality, performance, safety and outcomes

Section edited by Koustuv Dalal and Howard Degenholtz

This section aims to publish studies on healthcare quality practice and improving patient care and its safety. The section also accepts articles on changes in the health status of an individual, group or population resulting from interventions of the health care team.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patients with severe mental illness may be subjected to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) in order to secure that the patients adhere to treatment. Few studies have investigated the use of CTOs within an Asser...

    Authors: Hanne Kilen Stuen, Anne Landheim, Jorun Rugkåsa and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:290

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    Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV), despite the availability of effective preventive therapy. The TEKO trial is assessing the impact of using a blood test,...

    Authors: Deanna Kerrigan, Carrie Tudor, Katlego Motlhaoleng, Limakatso Lebina, Cokiswa Qomfu, Ebrahim Variava, Sandy Chon, Neil Martinson and Jonathan E. Golub

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:288

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    Procedural and documentation deviations relating to intravenous (IV) infusion administration can have important safety consequences. However, research on such deviations is limited. To address this we investig...

    Authors: Dominic Furniss, Imogen Lyons, Bryony Dean Franklin, Astrid Mayer, Gillian Chumbley, Li Wei, Anna L. Cox, Jolien Vos, Galal Galal-Edeen and Ann Blandford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:270

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Successful implementation of clinical pharmacy services is associated with improvement of appropriateness of prescribing. Both high clinical significance of pharmacist interventions and their high acceptance r...

    Authors: Nicola Lombardi, Li Wei, Maisoon Ghaleb, Enrico Pasut, Silvia Leschiutta, Paolo Rossi and Maria Grazia Troncon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:259

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Post-marketing safety studies of medicines often rely on administrative claims databases to identify adverse outcomes following drug exposure. Valid ascertainment of outcomes is essential for accurate results....

    Authors: Florence T. Wang, Fei Xue, Yan Ding, Eva Ng, Cathy W. Critchlow and David D. Dore

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:263

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Children who leave the emergency department (ED) without complete evaluation or care (LWCET) have poorer outcomes in general. Previous studies have found that American Indian (AI) children have higher rates of...

    Authors: Tess L. Weber, Katherine M. Ziegler, Anupam B. Kharbanda, Nathaniel R. Payne, Chad Birger and Susan E. Puumala

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:267

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the association between patient-related factors and patients’ evaluation of care.

    Authors: Steven H. Hendriks, Marco H. Blanker, Yvonne Roelofsen, Kornelis J. J. van Hateren, Klaas H. Groenier, Henk J. G. Bilo and Nanne Kleefstra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:266

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Kenyan Ministry of Health- Department of Standards and Regulations sought to operationalize the Kenya Quality Assurance Model for Health. To this end an integrated quality management system based on valida...

    Authors: Michael Marx, Christine Nitschke, Maureen Nafula, Mabel Nangami, Marc Brodowski, Irmgard Marx, Helen Prytherch, Charles Kandie, Irene Omogi, Friederike Paul-Fariborz and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:246

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  9. Content type: Research article

    As individuals age, they are more likely to experience increasing frailty and more frequent use of hospital services. First, we explored whether initiating home-based primary care in a frail homebound cohort, ...

    Authors: Margaret J. McGregor, Michelle B. Cox, Jay M. Slater, Jeff Poss, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Lisa A. Ronald, John Sloan and Michael Schulzer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:248

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  10. Content type: Research article

    US healthcare organizations increasingly use physician satisfaction and attitudes as a key performance indicator. Further, many health care organizations also have an academically oriented mission. Physician i...

    Authors: David C. Mohr, Jennifer L. Eaton, Mark Meterko, Kelly L. Stolzmann and Joseph D. Restuccia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:244

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanomaterials that may have an infinite size with the range less than 100 nm. This science has provided solutions to many of the current limitations in the diagnosis ...

    Authors: Mohyeddin Assali, Ali Shakaa, Sabaa Abu-Hejleh, Reham Abu-Omar, Nareman Karajeh, Nawal Ajory, Saed Zyoud and Waleed Sweileh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:250

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Beginning in 2012, Lean was introduced to improve health care quality and promote patient-centredness throughout the province of Saskatchewan, Canada with the aim of producing coordinated, system-wide change. ...

    Authors: Donna Goodridge, Masud Rana, Elizabeth L. Harrison, Thomas Rotter, Roy Dobson, Gary Groot, Sonia Udod and Joshua Lloyd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:237

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Users of care services are increasingly participating in inspections of the quality of care. In practice, incorporating service users’ views is difficult, as users may have other views on good care than inspec...

    Authors: Suzanne Rutz, Hester van de Bovenkamp, Simone Buitendijk, Paul Robben and Antoinette de Bont

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:226

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Informal caregivers’ (CGs’) subjective burden is an important aspect of the care situation because it is linked to various outcomes such as health, mortality risk, institutionalization, and caregiving style. T...

    Authors: Anna Pendergrass, Cintia Malnis, Uta Graf, Sabine Engel and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:229

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Young people living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities experience high rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). STRIVE (STIs in Remote communities, ImproVed and Enhanced primary care) was a ...

    Authors: Belinda Hengel, Stephen Bell, Linda Garton, James Ward, Alice Rumbold, Debbie Taylor-Thomson, Bronwyn Silver, Skye McGregor, Amalie Dyda, Janet Knox, Rebecca Guy, Lisa Maher and John Martin Kaldor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:230

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension (HT) is a major risk factor, and accessible and effective HT screening services are necessary. The effective coverage framework is an assessment tool that can be used to assess health service perf...

    Authors: Kulpimol Charoendee, Jiruth Sriratanaban, Wichai Aekplakorn and Piya Hanvoravongchai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:208

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