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  1. Content type: Research article

    Admitted patients with chronic disease are at high risk of an unplanned hospital readmission, however, little research has examined unplanned readmission among Aboriginal people in Australia. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Amanda Jayakody, Christopher Oldmeadow, Mariko Carey, Jamie Bryant, Tiffany Evans, Stephen Ella, John Attia and Rob Sanson-Fisher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:893

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    Uptake of clinical guideline recommendations into routine practice requires changes in attitudes and behaviors of the health care providers. The World Health Organization (WHO) has heavily invested in public h...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Samuel Maling, Zohray M. Talib and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:890

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    Primary care nurses play a crucial role in setting personal goals and action plans together with chronically ill patients. This may be a challenge for practice nurses, who are often trained to adopt protocol-b...

    Authors: Stephanie Anna Lenzen, Ramon Daniëls, Marloes Amantia van Bokhoven, Trudy van der Weijden and Anna Beurskens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:891

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    Successfully transitioning patients from hospital to home is a complex, often uncertain task. Despite significant efforts to improve the effectiveness of care transitions, they remain a challenge across health...

    Authors: Lauren S. Penney, Musarrat Nahid, Luci K. Leykum, Holly Jordan Lanham, Polly H. Noël, Erin P. Finley and Jacqueline Pugh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:894

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    In the future, elderly care workers need to have competence of various different conditions due to greater amount of multimorbid elderly. Further, knowledge of national level guidelines is important since they...

    Authors: Salla Lehtoaro, Kim Josefsson and Timo Sinervo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:896

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  6. Content type: Research article

    General practice-based (GP) healthcare data have promise, when systematically collected, to support estimating local rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, variations in burden of di...

    Authors: T. Niyonsenga, N. T. Coffee, P. Del Fante, S. B. Høj and M. Daniel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:897

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Iatrogenic injection injury is a major cause of disability in Ugandan children. Two injuries thought to result from injection of medications into the gluteal region include post-injection paralysis (PIP) and g...

    Authors: Kristin Alves, Christine L. Godwin, Angela Chen, Daniella Akellot, Jeffrey N. Katz and Coleen S. Sabatini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:892

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Patients seek care from physical therapists for neck pain but it is unclear what the association of the timing of physical therapy (PT) consultation is on 1-year healthcare utilization and costs. The purpose o...

    Authors: Maggie E. Horn and Julie M. Fritz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:887

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Delivering interventions is the main task of health systems whose accurate measurement is an essential input into tracking performance. Recently, the concept of effective coverage was introduced by World Healt...

    Authors: Ali Jannati, Vahideh Sadeghi, Ali Imani and Mohammad Saadati

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:886

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of stroke patients in stroke units has increased and studies have shown improved outcomes. However, a large share of patients in Germany is still treated in hospitals without stroke unit. The effects...

    Authors: Christoph Pross, Elke Berger, Martin Siegel, Alexander Geissler and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:880

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Even though integrating mental health into maternal and child health (MCH) is widely accepted as a means of closing the treatment gap for maternal mental health conditions in low- and middle-income countries (...

    Authors: Olatunde O. Ayinde, Bibilola D. Oladeji, Jibril Abdulmalik, Keely Jordan, Lola Kola and Oye Gureje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:879

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  12. Content type: Research article

    It is essential to study post-stroke healthcare utilization trajectories from a stroke patient caregiver dyadic perspective to improve healthcare delivery, practices and eventually improve long-term outcomes f...

    Authors: Shilpa Tyagi, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Luo Nan, Kelvin Bryan Tan, Helen Hoenig, David B. Matchar, Joanne Yoong, Eric A. Finkelstein, Kim En Lee, N. Venketasubramanian, Edward Menon, Kin Ming Chan, Deidre Anne De Silva, Philip Yap, Boon Yeow Tan, Effie Chew…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:881

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer screening (CCS) is an important health service intervention for prevention of morbidity and mortality from invasive cervical cancer. The role of provider recommendation and referral is critical...

    Authors: Jonah Musa, Chad J. Achenbach, Charlesnika T. Evans, Neil Jordan, Patrick H. Daru, Lifang Hou, Robert L. Murphy, Isaac F. Adewole and Melissa A. Simon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:885

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Implementation science measures are rarely used by stakeholders to inform and enhance clinical program change. Little is known about what makes implementation measures pragmatic (i.e., practical) for use in co...

    Authors: Cameo F. Stanick, Heather M. Halko, Caitlin N. Dorsey, Bryan J. Weiner, Byron J. Powell, Lawrence A. Palinkas and Cara C. Lewis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:882

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Medication errors have been the largest component of medical errors threatening patient safety worldwide. Several international health bodies advocate measuring safety culture within healthcare organizations a...

    Authors: Fatemah Mohammad Alsaleh, Eman Ali Abahussain, Hamed Hamdi Altabaa, Mohammed Faisal Al-Bazzaz and Noor Barak Almandil

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:884

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To compare the impact of implementing team-based diabetes care management involving community health workers (CHWs) vs. medical assistants (MA) in community health centers (CHCs) on diabetes care processes, in...

    Authors: Hector P. Rodriguez, Mark W. Friedberg, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, Xiao Chen, Ana E. Martinez and Dylan H. Roby

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:875

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Chronic disease has become one of the leading causes of poverty in China, which posed heavy economic burden on individuals, households and society, and accounts for an estimated 80% of deaths and 70% of disabi...

    Authors: Xin Lan, Zhongliang Zhou, Yafei Si, Chi Shen, Xiaojing Fan, Gang Chen, Dantong Zhao and Xi Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:871

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patient medicines helplines provide a means of accessing medicines-related support following hospital discharge. However, it is unknown how many National Health Service (NHS) Trusts currently provide a helplin...

    Authors: Matt Williams, Abbie Jordan, Jenny Scott and Matthew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:868

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Delays in diagnosis and treatment initiation may allow the emergence of new cases by transmission to the community, and is one of the challenges facing programme management of drug resistance in Myanmar. This ...

    Authors: Ye Minn Htun, Tin Mi Mi Khaing, Yin Yin, Zaw Myint, Si Thu Aung, Tin Maung Hlaing, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Udomsak Silachamroon, Yuthichai Kasetjaroen and Jaranit Kaewkungwal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:878

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The concept of a weekend effect, poorer outcomes for patients admitted to hospitals at the weekend is not new, but is the focus of debate in England. Many studies have been published which consider outcomes fo...

    Authors: Kate Honeyford, Elizabeth Cecil, Michelle Lo, Alex Bottle and Paul Aylin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:870

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Many people wait long periods for community outpatient services. However little is known about the impact of waiting from referral to first visit on patient outcomes. The aim of this systematic review is to in...

    Authors: Annie K. Lewis, Katherine E. Harding, David A. Snowdon and Nicholas F. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:869

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Health service providers should understand and attend to the health literacy needs of their population in view of the known association between low health literacy and poorer health outcomes. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Allison Bourne, Shehzaad Peerbux, Rebecca Jessup, Margaret Staples, Alison Beauchamp and Rachelle Buchbinder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:877

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  23. Content type: Research article

    An interprofessional medication adherence program (IMAP) for chronic patients was developed and successfully implemented in the community pharmacy of the Department of ambulatory care and community medicine (L...

    Authors: Mélanie Lelubre, Olivier Clerc, Marielle Grosjean, Karim Amighi, Carine De Vriese, Olivier Bugnon and Marie-Paule Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:874

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Assessing patients’ experience with primary care complements measures of clinical health outcomes in evaluating service performance. Measuring patients’ experience and satisfaction are among Malawi’s health se...

    Authors: Luckson Dullie, Eivind Meland, Thomas Mildestvedt, Øystein Hetlevik and Sturla Gjesdal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:872

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Various actions have been taken during the last decade to increase the number of organs from deceased donors available for transplantation in Switzerland. This study provides an overview on key figures of the ...

    Authors: Julius Weiss, Andreas Elmer, Markus Béchir, Christian Brunner, Philippe Eckert, Susann Endermann, Renato Lenherr, Mathias Nebiker, Kai Tisljar, Christoph Haberthür and Franz F. Immer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:876

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The development of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) has resulted in rapid advances in the treatment of infertility. However, a systematic assessment of ART and its processes and outcomes in China has nev...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Fang, Qi-Jun Wu, Tie-Ning Zhang, Tian-Ren Wang, Zi-Qi Shen, Jiao Jiao, Xiao-Guang Shao, Peng Xu, Shuai-Shuai Guo, Yi-Ming Zhou, Xiu-Xia Wang and Da Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:873

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Strengthening routine information systems for mental health can augment scale up of community mental health services in India and other low- and middle-income countries. Currently little routine data is availa...

    Authors: Shalini Ahuja, Petra C. Gronholm, Rahul Shidhaye, Mark Jordans and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:867

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Although most pregnant women in Rwanda visit antenatal care (ANC) clinics, little has been studied about the quality of services being provided. We investigated the ANC providers’ (HCPs) current practices in r...

    Authors: Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, Ingrid Mogren, Joseph Ntaganira, Kaymarlin Govender and Gunilla Krantz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:865

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  29. Content type: Research article

    International guidance on models of care stress the importance of good quality, continuous patient-provider relationships to support high quality and efficient care and hospital avoidance. However, assessing t...

    Authors: Lauren E. Ball, Katelyn A. Barnes, Lisa Crossland, Caroline Nicholson and Claire Jackson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:866

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Day care services offer meaningful activities, a safe environment for attendees and respite for family caregivers while being expected to delay the need for nursing home (NH) admission. However, previous resea...

    Authors: Anne Marie Mork Rokstad, Knut Engedal, Øyvind Kirkevold, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Geir Selbæk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:864

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have investigated the presence of a ‘weekend effect’ in mortality following hospital admission, and these frequently use diagnostic codes from administrative data for information on comorbidities ...

    Authors: Therese Lloyd, Sarah R. Deeny and Adam Steventon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:863

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Much of the research on high-cost patients in healthcare has taken a static approach to studying what is actually a dynamic process. High-cost patients often utilize services across multiple sectors along care...

    Authors: Deborah Cohen, Walter P. Wodchis and Andrew Calzavara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:861

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health threat. Primary care physicians are important inducers of the overuse of antimicrobials and inappropriate prescribing. Augmented reality (AR) might pro...

    Authors: Egui Zhu, Uno Fors and Åsa Smedberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:860

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Social accountability interventions such as CARE’s Community Score Card© show promise for improving sexual, reproductive, and maternal health outcomes. A key component of the intervention is creation of spaces...

    Authors: Sara Gullo, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Christine Galavotti, Thumbiko Msiska, C. Nathan Marti and Philip Hastings

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:858

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes remains a growing public health threat but evidence supports the role that pharmacists can play in improving diabetes medication use and outcomes. To improve the quality of care, the Veterans Health A...

    Authors: Justin D. Gatwood, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Robert Davis, Fridtjof Thomas, Praveen Potukuchi, Adriana Hung, M. Shawn McFarland and Csaba P. Kovesdy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:855

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  36. Content type: Debate

    A multitude of theories, models and frameworks relating to implementing evidence-based practice in health care exist, which can be overwhelming for clinicians and clinical researchers new to the field of imple...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Lynch, Alison Mudge, Sarah Knowles, Alison L. Kitson, Sarah C. Hunter and Gill Harvey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:857

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Since 2008, updated perioperative blood management (PoBM) guidelines have been implemented in Zhejiang, China. These guidelines ensure that the limited blood resources meet increasing clinical needs and patien...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yao, Jun Li, Mingcang Wang, Zhonghua Chen, Weixing Wang, Lipei Lei, Changshun Huang, Ming Yao, Guihua Yuan and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:856

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Both conventional health care providers and complementary therapists treat cancer patients. To provide effective treatment, both types of providers should to be familiar with their own as well as alternative t...

    Authors: Trine Stub, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Joanne C. Sandberg and Agnete E. Kristoffersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:854

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Many asylum-seekers to Denmark come from war-torn countries where conflict and insufficient health care infrastructures disrupt vaccine programmes and result in very few children and their families presenting ...

    Authors: Cathrine S. Nakken, Marie Norredam and Morten Skovdal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:859

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, the vaccination rates amongst the general population in Slovenia were declining. According to the World Health Organisation, the vaccination rates amongst healthcare workers are also low ...

    Authors: Davorina Petek and Kristina Kamnik-Jug

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:853

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Amongst psychiatric patients, the leading causes of reduced quality of life and premature death are chronic viral infections and cardiovascular diseases. In spite of this, there are extremely high levels of di...

    Authors: Dawit Shawel Abebe, Jon Ivar Elstad and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:852

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) have been instrumental in the rapid acceleration of HIV prevention, treatment access, and availability of care and support services for people living with HIV (PLH) in low and ...

    Authors: Julia Dickson-Gomez, Laura A. Glasman, Gloria Bodnar and Molly Murphy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:848

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Generic drug substitution is a public health policy challenge with high economic potential. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs. Drugs are a significant part of the total health expenditu...

    Authors: Virgil Beauvais, Annabelle Marque, Guillaume Ferté, Jan Chrusciel, Julie Souille, Pierre Nazeyrollas and Stéphane Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:850

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  44. Content type: Research article

    To assess antimicrobial prescribing in a Northern Ireland hospital (Antrim Area Hospital (AAH)) and compare them with those of a hospital in Jordan (Specialty Hospital).

    Authors: Feras Darwish Elhajji, Ghaith M. Al-Taani, Lana Anani, Sahar Al-Masri, Haneen Abdalaziz, Su’ad H. Qabba’h, Abdel Qader Al Bawab, Michael Scott, David Farren, Fiona Gilmore, Ann Versporten, Herman Goossens and Mamoon A. Aldeyab

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:849

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Access to primary care is an important determinant of health, and data are sparse on primary care utilization for people who experience imprisonment. We aimed to describe primary care utilization for persons r...

    Authors: Fiona G. Kouyoumdjian, Stephanie Y. Cheng, Kinwah Fung, Stephen Humphreys-Mahaffey, Aaron M. Orkin, Claire Kendall, Lori Kiefer, Flora I. Matheson, Samantha E. Green and Stephen W. Hwang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:845

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Health systems in the United States are increasingly required to become leaders in quality to compete successfully in a value-conscious purchasing market. Doing so involves developing effective clinical teams ...

    Authors: Nancy Pandhi, Sally Kraft, Stephanie Berkson, Sarah Davis, Sandra Kamnetz, Steven Koslov, Elizabeth Trowbridge and William Caplan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:847

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  47. Content type: Research article

    China has made great achievements in health insurance coverage and healthcare financing; however, the rate of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) was 13.0% in China in 2008, which is higher than that in some...

    Authors: Xuemei Zhen, Hao Zhang, Xiaoqian Hu, Shuyan Gu, Yuanyuan Li, Yuxuan Gu, Minzhuo Huang, Xueshan Sun, Jingming Wei and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:844

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