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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

    Measuring quality in healthcare is vital in evaluating patient outcomes and system performance. The availability of reliable and valid information about the quality of care for patients presenting with rotator...

    Authors: Breda H.F. Eubank, Mark R. Lafave, J. Preston Wiley, David M. Sheps, Aaron J. Bois and Nicholas G. Mohtadi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:569

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety disorders are common, yet treatment options in general practice are often limited to medication or CBT. There is a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of exercise in the treatment of anxiety in pati...

    Authors: Elizabeth Aylett, Nicola Small and Peter Bower

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:559

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Pain is a common and distressing symptom in people with cancer, but is under-recognised and under-treated. Australian guidelines for ‘Cancer Pain Management in Adults’ are available on the Cancer Council Austr...

    Authors: Tim Luckett, Jane Phillips, Meera Agar, Lawrence Lam, Patricia M. Davidson, Nicola McCaffrey, Frances Boyle, Tim Shaw, David C. Currow, Alison Read, Annmarie Hosie and Melanie Lovell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:558

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic imaging has been a part of medicine for the last century. It has been difficult to implement guidelines in this field, and unwarranted imaging has been a frequent problem. Some work has been done to...

    Authors: Ann Mari Gransjøen, Siri Wiig, Kristin Bakke Lysdahl and Bjørn Morten Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:556

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a well-known complication in cardiac surgery and intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, in many other settings its prevalence and clinical consequences are understudied. The aims of this stud...

    Authors: Maria Schubert, Roger Schürch, Soenke Boettger, David Garcia Nuñez, Urs Schwarz, Dominique Bettex, Josef Jenewein, Jasmina Bogdanovic, Marina Lynne Staehli, Rebecca Spirig and Alain Rudiger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:550

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patient safety culture, i.e. a subset of an organization’s culture, has become an important focus of patient safety research. An organization’s culture consists of many cultures, underscoring the importance of...

    Authors: Marita Danielsson, Per Nilsen, Hans Rutberg and Siw Carlfjord

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:543

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs have been taken up widely by Indigenous primary health care (PHC) services in Australia and there has been national policy commitment to support this. However, int...

    Authors: Karen Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe, Mier Chan, Ginny Sargent, Michelle Dowden and Daniel McAullay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:541

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There are dearth of literature on the capacity of the health system to diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. In this study we evaluated the capacity of health facilities for HIV/AIDS care, its spatial distr...

    Authors: Amare Deribew, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Della Berhanu, Atkure Defar, Kebede Deribe, Ephrem Tekle, Kassahun Asheber and Tariku Dejene

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:535

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Achieving sustainable practice changes to ensure best-practice nursing care in acute hospital environments can be challenging and is not well understood. A multi-faceted practice change intervention was implem...

    Authors: Catherine Travers, Amanda Henderson, Frederick Graham and Elizabeth Beattie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:534

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  10. Content type: Debate

    While we have made gains in understanding cultures in hospitals and their effects on outcomes of care, little work has investigated how the pace of work in hospitals is associated with staff satisfaction and p...

    Authors: Jeffrey Braithwaite, Louise A. Ellis, Kate Churruca and Janet C. Long

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:529

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Poor sleep is known to adversely affect hospital patients’ recovery and rehabilitation. The aim of the study was to investigate the perceived duration and quality of patient sleep and identify any environmenta...

    Authors: Lori J. Delaney, Marian J. Currie, Hsin-Chia Carol Huang, Violeta Lopez and Frank Van Haren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:524

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although public reporting of hospital performance is becoming common, it remains uncertain whether public reporting leads to improvement in clinical outcomes. This study was conducted to evaluate whether enrol...

    Authors: Hayato Yamana, Mariko Kodan, Sachiko Ono, Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Tomoaki Imamura and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:523

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Limited studies have evaluated the effectiveness of pharmacist interventions on outpatient prescription. The goal of this study was to evaluate the clinical and economic impacts of pharmacist interventions on ...

    Authors: Zhiwei Bao, Chunmei Ji, Jing Hu, Can Luo and Wentong Fang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:519

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  14. Content type: Research article

    How non-verbal data may influence observer-administered ratings of shared decision making is unknown. Our objective for this exploratory analysis was to determine the effect of mode of data collection (audio+v...

    Authors: Michael R. Gionfriddo, Megan E. Branda, Cara Fernandez, Aaron Leppin, Kathleen J. Yost, Brittany Kimball, Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, Laura Larrea, Katherine E. Nowakowski, Victor M. Montori and Jon Tilburt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:522

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate non-technical skills (NTSs) among employees in the Norwegian prehospital emergency medical services (EMSs) are a risk for patient and operational safety. Simulation-based training and assessment is ...

    Authors: Henrik Langdalen, Eirik B. Abrahamsen, Stephen J. M. Sollid, Leif Inge K. Sørskår and Håkon B. Abrahamsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:509

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Several bone-targeted agents (BTAs) are available for preventing skeletal-related events (SREs), but they vary in terms of efficacy, safety and mode of administration. This study assessed data on European phys...

    Authors: Yi Qian, Jorge Arellano, Francesca Gatta, Guy Hechmati, A. Brett Hauber, Ateesha F. Mohamed, Amit Bahl, Roger von Moos and Jean-Jacques Body

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:518

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Primary caesarean section (PCS) rate is one of the main indicators of quality of care suggested by the Italian Government. Hospital rankings are usually based on it, therefore lower rates reflect more appropri...

    Authors: Pamela Di Giovanni, Tonia Garzarella, Giuseppe Di Martino, Francesco Saverio Schioppa, Ferdinando Romano and Tommaso Staniscia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:514

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Depression constitutes a significant part of the global burden of diseases. General practice plays a central role in diagnosing and monitoring depression. A telemedicine solution comprising a web-based psychom...

    Authors: Mette Daugbjerg Krog, Marie Germund Nielsen, Jette Videbæk Le, Flemming Bro, Kaj Sparle Christensen and Anna Mygind

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:503

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