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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prison health systems are subject to increasing pressures given the specific health needs of a growing and aging prison population. Identifying the drivers of medical spending among incarcerated individuals is...

    Authors: Karine Moschetti, Véra Zabrodina, Tenzin Wangmo, Alberto Holly, Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen, Bernice S. Elger and Bruno Gravier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:160

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    Generalists such as general practitioners and district nurses have been the main actors in community palliative care in Norway. Specialised oncology nurses with postgraduate palliative training are increasingl...

    Authors: May-Lill Johansen and Bente Ervik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:159

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at reducing risk for criminal recidivism by restructuring antisocial attitudes and cognitions (i.e., “criminogenic thinking”). MRT ha...

    Authors: Daniel M. Blonigen, Michael A. Cucciare, Christine Timko, Jennifer S. Smith, Autumn Harnish, Lakiesha Kemp, Joel Rosenthal and David Smelson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:164

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    Over the past decades, reorganizations and structural changes in Swedish primary care have affected time utilization among health care professionals. Consequently, increases in administrative tasks have substa...

    Authors: Eva Anskär, Malou Lindberg, Magnus Falk and Agneta Andersson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:166

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    Navigating complex health care systems during the multiple phases of recovery following major trauma entails many challenges for injured patients. Patients’ experiences communicating with health professionals ...

    Authors: Sandra Braaf, Shanthi Ameratunga, Andrew Nunn, Nicola Christie, Warwick Teague, Rodney Judson and Belinda J. Gabbe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:163

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Genetic counseling by a Genetic Counselor (GC) is a requirement prior to genetic testing for cancer susceptibility genes (GC-mandate policy) for some insurers. This study evaluated the impact of this policy fr...

    Authors: David D. Stenehjem, Trang Au, Amy M. Sainski, Hillevi Bauer, Krystal Brown, Johnathan Lancaster, Vanessa Stevens and Diana I. Brixner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:165

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Telehealth professionals require advanced communication skills, in part to compensate for lack of visual cues. Teach-Back is a best practice communication technique that has been recommended but not previously...

    Authors: Suzanne Morony, Kristie Weir, Gregory Duncan, Janice Biggs, Don Nutbeam and Kirsten J. Mccaffery

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:162

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare organizations increasingly are focused on providing care which is patient-centered rather than disease-focused. Yet little is known about how best to transform the culture of care in these organizat...

    Authors: Barbara G. Bokhour, Gemmae M. Fix, Nora M. Mueller, Anna M. Barker, Sherri L. Lavela, Jennifer N. Hill, Jeffrey L. Solomon and Carol VanDeusen Lukas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:168

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Conducting patient safety culture assessments can provide hospitals with information on how structures and processes within their system can impact patient outcomes. This study used the Hospital Survey on Pati...

    Authors: Hayfaa Ali, Samaa Zenhom Ibrahem, Buthaina Al Mudaf, Talal Al Fadalah, Diana Jamal and Fadi El-Jardali

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:158

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Substance use is a potentially modifiable risk factor for suicidal behaviour. Little is known about the epidemiology of substance use among self-harm patients in South Africa. This study set out to collect epi...

    Authors: Elsie Breet, Jason Bantjes and Ian Lewis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:157

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The decision to obtain a computed tomography CT scan in the emergency department (ED) is complex, including a consideration of the risk posed by the test itself weighed against the importance of obtaining the ...

    Authors: M. Fernanda Bellolio, Shawna D. Bellew, Lindsey R. Sangaralingham, Ronna L. Campbell, Daniel Cabrera, Molly M. Jeffery, Nilay D. Shah and Erik P. Hess

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:154

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Korea’s rapidly aging population has led to a rise in the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (which reached upwards of 21.3% in 2017) in elderly people aged 65 years and over. Most patients with knee osteoarthr...

    Authors: Boyoung Jung, Kyoung Hee Cho, Dong Hyun Lee and Soyoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:152

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This is the eighth in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. The SHARE Program was a systematic, integrated, evide...

    Authors: Claire Harris, Marie Garrubba, Angela Melder, Catherine Voutier, Cara Waller, Richard King and Wayne Ramsey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:151

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    Research has shown that community mobilization is a useful strategy in promoting maternal care of HIV negative women in resource poor settings; however, similar evidence for women living with HIV is missing. T...

    Authors: Choolwe Muzyamba, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini and Milena Pavlova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:155

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    The first month of life is the period with the highest risk of dying. Despite knowledge of effective interventions, newborn mortality is high and utilization of health care services remains low in Ethiopia. In...

    Authors: Onarheim Kristine Husøy, Sisay Mitike Molla, Gizaw Muluken, Moland Karen Marie, Norheim Ole Frithof and Miljeteig Ingrid

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:153

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Data are scarce regarding real-world health care resource use (HCRU) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). An understanding of current clinical practices and HCRU is needed to provide a benchmark for rapidly...

    Authors: Dae Ho Lee, Hiroshi Isobe, Hubert Wirtz, Sabina Bandeira Aleixo, Phillip Parente, Filippo de Marinis, Min Huang, Ashwini Arunachalam, Smita Kothari, Xiting Cao, Nello Donnini, Ann-Marie Woodgate and Javier de Castro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:147

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    Healthcare is increasingly delivered in a team-based format emphasizing interdisciplinary coordination. While recent reviews have investigated team-building interventions primarily in acute healthcare settings...

    Authors: Christopher J. Miller, Bo Kim, Allie Silverman and Mark S. Bauer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:146

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Delays in receiving adequate care for children suffering from pneumonia can be life threatening and have been described associated with parents’ limited education and their difficulties in recognizing the seve...

    Authors: Mónica J. Pajuelo, Cynthia Anticona Huaynate, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta Malpartida, Cesar Ramal Asayag, Juan R. Seminario, Robert H. Gilman, Laura Murphy, Richard A. Oberhelman and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:149

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This paper presents the findings of a rapid needs assessment conducted at the request of the local health authority responsible for health care services, the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (O...

    Authors: Alisa J. Velonis, Agnes Molnar, Nakia Lee-Foon, Ashnoor Rahim, Mary Boushel and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:150

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In an era of a growing economic pressure for all health systems, the interest for “disinvestment” in healthcare increased. In this context, evidence based approaches such as Health Technology Assessment (HTA) ...

    Authors: G. E. Calabrò, G. La Torre, C. de Waure, P. Villari, A. Federici, W. Ricciardi and M. L. Specchia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:148

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The failure of high-income countries, such as Ireland, to achieve a self-sufficient medical workforce has global implications, particularly for low-income, source countries. In the past decade, Ireland has dou...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Sophie Crowe and Ruairí Brugha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:144

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the performance of a novel triage system for Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) units built upon an existent clinical prediction rule (CPR) to reduce time to unit arrival, relative to the time of symp...

    Authors: Maximilian B. Bibok, Kristine Votova, Robert F. Balshaw, Mary L. Lesperance, Nicole S. Croteau, Anurag Trivedi, Jaclyn Morrison, Colin Sedgwick and Andrew M. Penn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:142

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Integration of family planning services into HIV care was implemented in South Africa as a core strategy aimed at reducing unintended pregnancies among childbearing women living with HIV. However, it is unclea...

    Authors: Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Mayowa Gabriel Moyaki, Daniel Ter Goon, Gordana Avramovic and John Lambert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:140

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Written Medicine Information (WMI) is one of the sources that patients use to obtain information concerning medicine. This paper aims to assess the readability of two types of WMIs in Arabic language based on ...

    Authors: Sinaa Al Aqeel, Norah Abanmy, Abeer Aldayel, Hend Al-Khalifa, Maha Al-Yahya and Mona Diab

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:139

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