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  1. Content type: Research article

    The transition of older patients (over 65 years of age) from hospital to their own home is a time when patients are at high risk. No measure currently exists to assess the experience, quality and safety of car...

    Authors: Eirini Oikonomou, Eleanor Chatburn, Helen Higham, Jenni Murray, Rebecca Lawton and Charles Vincent

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:505

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    Global burden of cardiovascular diseases is alarming which is intricately linked with health literacy. To what extent improvement in health literacy can lower down cardiovascular diseases occurrence has not ye...

    Authors: Maria Nazar, Shahzad Ali Khan, Ramesh Kumar and Assad Hafeez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:504

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There is a call for sexual health services to support young people achieve sexual wellbeing in addition to treating or preventing sexual ill-health. Progress towards realising this ambition is limited. This st...

    Authors: Katie Shearn, Hilary Piercy, Peter Allmark and Julia Hirst

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:503

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    Trust has been introduced as the cornerstone of the public and health providers’ relation. Public trust in primary health care (PHC) is crucial and must be measured. The aim of this study was to develop and va...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mostafa farahbakhsh, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Zahra Zare and Mohammad Saadati

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:502

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    Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death. However, effective and timely secondary care contributes to improved quality of life, decreased morbidity and mortality. This study analyzed the m...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall, Terrence Seemungal, Katija Khan and George Legall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:501

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Payers and policy makers across the international healthcare market are increasingly using publicly available summary measures to designate providers as “high-performing”, but no consistently-applied approach ...

    Authors: Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Cheryl L. Damberg, Ann Haas and Paul G. Shekelle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:500

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common infections treated in primary care and the emergency department. The RxOUTMAP study demonstrated that management of uncomplicated UTI by community pharmac...

    Authors: Chiranjeev Sanyal, Donald R. Husereau, Nathan P. Beahm, Daniel Smyth and Ross T. Tsuyuki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:499

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Osteopaths are an integral member of the health care team, playing a pivotal role in the provision of care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopaths, like other health care providers, are under i...

    Authors: Matthew J. Leach, Tobias Sundberg, Gary Fryer, Philip Austin, Oliver P. Thomson and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:498

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Amid the current burden of non-communicable (NCD) diseases in Malaysia, there is a growing demand for more efficient service delivery of primary healthcare. A complex intervention is proposed to improve NCD ma...

    Authors: Lee Lan Low, Fathullah Iqbal Ab Rahim, Mohammad Zabri Johari, Zalilah Abdullah, Siti Hajar Abdul Aziz, Nur Ajeerah Suhaimi, Norrafizah Jaafar, Ainul Nadziha Mohd Hanafiah, Yuke Lin Kong, Siti Haniza Mahmud, Mohamad Zaidan Zulkepli, Komathi Perialathan, Norazlin Muharam, Nur Hani Zainudin, Zaikiah Mohd Zin, Norazilah Mohd Roslan…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:497

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although there is evidence with respect to the effectiveness of Chronic Care Model (CCM)-based programs in terms of improved patient outcomes, less attention has been given to the effect of high-quality care o...

    Authors: Lotte Vestjens, Jane M. Cramm and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:496

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Individual and organizational factors correlate with perceived barriers to error reporting. Understanding medication administration errors (MAEs) reduces confusion about error definitions, raises perceptions o...

    Authors: Myoung Soo Kim and Chul-Hoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:495

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  12. Content type: Research article

    World Health Organization (WHO) predicted that there will be a shortfall of skilled healthcare by 2035 with the greatest shortfall in Africa and Southeast Asia due to satisfaction with payment and incentives. ...

    Authors: Hailu Merga and Tilahun Fufa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:494

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement identifies medication reconciliation as the shared responsibility of nurses, pharmacists, and physicians, where each has a defined role. The study aims to assess the cl...

    Authors: Lamis R. Karaoui, Nibal Chamoun, Jessica Fakhir, Wael Abi Ghanem, Sarah Droubi, Abdul Rahman Diab Marzouk, Nabila Droubi, Hiba Masri and Elsy Ramia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:493

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This paper reports on a rigorously designed non-masked randomized cluster trial of the childhood survival impact of deploying paid community health workers to provide doorstep preventive, promotional, and cura...

    Authors: Almamy M. Kanté, Amon Exavery, Elizabeth F. Jackson, Tani Kassimu, Colin D. Baynes, Ahmed Hingora and James F. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:492

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  15. Content type: Research article

    PRIMEtime CE is a multistate life table model that can directly compare the cost effectiveness of public health interventions affecting diet and physical activity levels, helping to inform decisions about how ...

    Authors: Adam D. M. Briggs, Jane Wolstenholme and Peter Scarborough

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:489

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:485

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    Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in England, and poor diet and physical inactivity are two of the principle behavioural risk factors. In the context of increasingly constrained financia...

    Authors: Adam D. M. Briggs, Linda J. Cobiac, Jane Wolstenholme and Peter Scarborough

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:485

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:489

  17. Content type: Research article

    Resistance to antimalarial drugs resulting from overuse of the medication remains a threat to malaria control and elimination in endemic settings including Ghana. Reliance on clinical signs alone results in pa...

    Authors: Michael Kurubire Anaba, Latifat Ibisomi, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Tobias Chirwa and Rohit Ramaswamy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:491

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture (NHSOPS) questionnaire was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), particularly as an intervention to raise staff awareness about p...

    Authors: Delphine Teigné, Guillaume Mabileau, Emmanuelle Anthoine, Marion Lucas, Brice Leclère, Leila Moret and Noémie Terrien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:490

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Australia provides health care services for Indigenous peoples as part of its effort to enhance Indigenous peoples’ wellbeing. However, biomedical frameworks shape Australia’s health care system, often without...

    Authors: Rosalie Schultz, Stephen Quinn, Byron Wilson, Tammy Abbott and Sheree Cairney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:488

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Patient information sharing between hospitals and community pharmacies is generally insufficient. Since August 2013, the pharmacy department of Kyoto University Hospital has initiated and mediated a collaborat...

    Authors: Miwa Hinata, Kikuko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Okada and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:487

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    At the end of life, about 85–90% of patients can be treated within primary palliative care (PC) provided by general practitioners (GPs). In Germany, there is no structured approach for the provision of PC by G...

    Authors: Kambiz Afshar, Gabriele Müller-Mundt, Katharina van Baal, Sophie Schrader, Birgitt Wiese, Jutta Bleidorn, Stephanie Stiel and Nils Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:486

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and anxiety are two of the leading causes of disease burden in low-to-middle income coutnries. The World Health Organisation has engaged in a programme of scaling-up mental health services, but sign...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Irmansyah Irmansyah, Karina Lovell, Ira Savitri, Bagus Utomo, Benny Prawira, Livia Iskandar, Laoise Renwick, Rebecca Pedley, Agustin Kusumayati and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:484

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Facing the increasing cancer incidence and cancer survivorship, many national strategic cancer plans have identified cancer care coordination as a priority for health service improvement. However, the high var...

    Authors: F. Colombani, M. Sibé, M. Kret, B. Quintard, A. Ravaud and F. Saillour-Glénisson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:483

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Health utility assessments are important for economic evaluations but few instruments have been validated in homeless people with mental illness. We examined the convergent validity of the EuroQol-5 Dimension ...

    Authors: Nicole Kozloff, Andrew D. Pinto, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen W. Hwang, Patricia O’Campo and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:482

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Theoretical models have sought to comprehend and conceptualise how people seek help from health professionals but it is unclear if such models apply to urgent care. Much previous research does not explain the ...

    Authors: Joanne Turnbull, Catherine Pope, Jane Prichard, Gemma McKenna and Anne Rogers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:481

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with adverse health effects and increased healthcare utilization. Systems-level interventions have been shown to be effective in identifying and referring survivor...

    Authors: Cari Jo Clark, Martha Wetzel, Lynette M. Renner and Mary E. Logeais

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:479

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Malaria continues to place a high burden on communities due to challenges reaching intervention target levels in Chikwawa District, Malawi. The Hunger Project Malawi is using a health animator approach (HA) to...

    Authors: Blessings N. Kaunda-Khangamwa, Henk van den Berg, Robert S. McCann, Alinune Kabaghe, Willem Takken, Kamija Phiri, Michele van Vugt and Lucinda Manda-Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:478

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Attention to culture and its impact on health care can improve the quality of care given, add to our understanding of health care among culturally diverse populations, and encourage a more holistic approach to...

    Authors: Nina Sivertsen, Ann Harrington and Mohammad Hamiduzzaman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:477

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The use of medication abortion is increasing rapidly in India, the majority of which is purchased through pharmacies. More information is needed about the quality of services provided by pharmacist about medic...

    Authors: Nadia Diamond-Smith, Joanna Percher, Malvika Saxena, Pravesh Dwivedi and Aradhana Srivastava

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:476

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Measuring and reporting outcome data is fundamental for health care systems to drive improvement. Our electronic health record built a dashboard that allows each primary care provider (PCP) to view real-time p...

    Authors: Patrick A. Twohig, Jaclyn R. Rivington, Douglas Gunzler, Joseph Daprano and David Margolius

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:475

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Despite the high burden of pneumococcal disease, pneumococcal vaccine coverage continues to fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals. A quasi-experimental design was used to investigate the impact of pneumococc...

    Authors: Carrie McAdam-Marx, Casey Tak, Tanaz Petigara, Nathan W. Jones, Minkyoung Yoo, Melissa Struwe Briley, Karen Gunning and Lisa Gren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:474

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Although workers’ health surveillance is an important preventive activity, it is not regularly performed. In addition to the occupational physician, the management of occupational health services can also be i...

    Authors: Felicia S. Los, Carel T. J. Hulshof and Judith K. Sluiter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:473

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Since 2014, the Burkina Faso government has made Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) a priority in its strategic plan to fight against malaria among children aged from 3 to 59 months. Very few studies have ...

    Authors: Gountante Kombate, Georges Guiella, Banza Baya, Luc Serme, Alice Bila, Slim Haddad and Abel Bicaba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:472

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The State of Louisiana spends the most on Medicare beneficiaries per capita, but reports greater disparities in health status and death rates than other states. This project sought to investigate the associati...

    Authors: Blake P. Kruger and Jeremiah R. Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:471

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  35. Content type: Technical advance

    ADHD affects some individuals throughout their lifespan, yet service provision for adults in the United Kingdom (UK) is patchy. Current methods for mapping health service provision are resource intensive, do n...

    Authors: Anna Price, Astrid Janssens, Susan Dunn-Morua, Helen Eke, Philip Asherson, Tony Lloyd and Tamsin Ford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:468

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  36. Content type: Research article

    A growing body of evidence supports the link between hospital organisational culture and health outcomes. Organisational culture is thus an essential consideration for hospital accreditation, a practice of sys...

    Authors: Ellie Bostwick Andres, Wei Song, Catherine Mary Schooling and Janice Mary Johnston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:467

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Contingency management (CM) is one of the only behavioral interventions shown to be effective for the treatment of opioid use disorders when delivered alone and in combination with pharmacotherapy. Despite ext...

    Authors: Sara J. Becker, Kelli Scott, Cara M. Murphy, Melissa Pielech, Samantha A. Moul, Kimberly R. Yap and Bryan R. Garner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:466

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Despite continued investment, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) indicators in low and middle income countries have remained relatively poor. This could, in part, be explained by inadequate resources to...

    Authors: Lauren J. Wallace and Lydia Kapiriri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:465

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The healthcare systems in the western world have in recent years faced major challenges caused by demographic changes and altered patterns of diseases as well as political decisions influencing the organisatio...

    Authors: Helle Riisgaard, Jette V. Le, Jens Søndergaard, Maria Munch, Loni Ledderer and Line B. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:464

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Male partner participation in antenatal care (ANC) is important and contributes to better maternal and neonatal birth outcomes. Studies have been conducted to explore male participation in ANC and barriers to ...

    Authors: Hamalambo Muloongo, Doreen Sitali, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Alice Ngoma Hazemba and Oliver Mweemba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:463

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Blunt chest injury can lead to significant morbidity and mortality if not treated appropriately. A blunt chest injury care bundle was to be implemented at two sites to guide care.

    Authors: Sarah Kourouche, Tom Buckley, Connie Van, Belinda Munroe and Kate Curtis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:461

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  42. Content type: Research article

    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a patient safety program for health care providers and administrators in hospital obstetric units. MOREOB has been implemented widely in Canada and gradually spre...

    Authors: Jessica Reszel, Deborah Weiss, Ann E. Sprague, Deshayne B. Fell, Sandra Dunn, Mark C. Walker, Dana Sidney, Monica Taljaard and Wendy E. Peterson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:460

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Wait time, defined as time spent in the waiting and exam rooms waiting to see a provider, is a key quality metric in a number of national patient experience surveys. However, the literature on wait time does n...

    Authors: Holly Chu, Robert A. Westbrook, Sarah Njue-Marendes, Thomas P. Giordano and Bich N. Dang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:459

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Schwartz Center Rounds® (henceforce Rounds) were developed in the United States (US) in 1995 to provide a regular, structured time and safe place for staff to meet to share the emotional, psychological and soc...

    Authors: Mary Leamy, Ellie Reynolds, Glenn Robert, Cath Taylor and Jill Maben

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:457

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  45. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], there is a layout mistake in the column “McCloughen et al. (2011)” of Table 2.

    Authors: Aukelien Scheffelaar, Nanne Bos, Michelle Hendriks, Sandra van Dulmen and Katrien Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:456

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:903