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  1. Content type: Research article

    The perception of male involvement (MI) in maternal child health services is multifaceted and differs among varying programs and populations. In the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) context, ...

    Authors: Alinane L. Nyondo-Mipando, Angela F. Chimwaza and Adamson S. Muula

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:187

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    Quality systems are believed to be positively related to quality and safety in healthcare. However, there is no convincing evidence for this relationship in the literature. This study aims to examine the assoc...

    Authors: Steffie M. van Schoten, Janneke Hoogervorst-Schilp, Peter P. Groenewegen, Peter Spreeuwenberg and Cordula Wagner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:189

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    Housing First is an effective intervention to stably house and alter service use patterns in a large proportion of homeless people with mental illness. However, it is unknown whether there are differences in t...

    Authors: Nick Kerman, John Sylvestre, Tim Aubry and Jino Distasio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:190

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    Waiting times for an outpatient appointment in Germany differ between insurants of the statutory and private health insurance schemes, especially for specialised care. The aim of this study was to uncover poss...

    Authors: Andres Luque Ramos, Falk Hoffmann and Ove Spreckelsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:191

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    Three-quarters of sub-Saharan Africa’s urban population currently live under slum conditions making them susceptible to ill health and diseases. Ghana characterizes the situation in many developing countries w...

    Authors: Adanna Uloaku Nwameme, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong and Philip Baba Adongo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:186

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    Workforce planning in the British healthcare system (NHS) is associated with significant costs of agency staff employment. The introduction of a novel software (ABG) as a ‘people to people economy’ (P2PE) plat...

    Authors: Iakovos Theodoulou, Akshaya Mohan Reddy and Jeremy Wong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:188

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Physician and nursing shortages in acute and critical care settings require research on factors which might drive their commitment, an important predictor of absenteeism and turnover. However, the degree to wh...

    Authors: Felix Miedaner, Ludwig Kuntz, Christian Enke, Bernhard Roth and Anika Nitzsche

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:180

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In almost all healthcare systems, no-shows (scheduled appointments missed without any notice from patients) have a negative impact on waiting lists, costs and resource utilization, impairing the quality and qu...

    Authors: Chiara Anna Parente, Domenico Salvatore, Giampiero Maria Gallo and Fabrizio Cipollini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:185

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    Recently, patient engagement has been identified as a promising strategy for supporting healthcare planning. However, the context and structure of universalistic, “one-size-fits-all” approaches often used for ...

    Authors: M. Elizabeth Snow, Katherine Tweedie and Ann Pederson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:181

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Smoking cessation services provide support to smokers who desire to quit. Published studies to date have looked at the cost and benefit of service provision but typically focus on clinical trial data. Using ro...

    Authors: Neil Walker, Yaling Yang, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Subhash Pokhrel, Hayley Robinson and Hugo van Woerden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:182

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    In Switzerland, the issue of young carers and young adult carers - young people under the age of 18 and 24 respectively, who take on significant or substantial caring tasks and levels of responsibility that wo...

    Authors: Agnes Leu, Corinna Jung, Marianne Frech, Joe Sempik, Urs Moser, Martin Verner and Saul Becker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:183

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Maternal morbidity and mortality is most prevalent in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. In sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana is one of the countries still facing particular challenge...

    Authors: Minerva Kyei-Onanjiri, Mary Carolan-Olah, John Koku Awoonor-Williams and Terence V. McCann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:184

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    Providing equal access to health care is an important objective in most health care systems. It is especially pertinent in systems like the Swedish primary care market, where private providers are free to esta...

    Authors: Anders Anell, Margareta Dackehag and Jens Dietrichson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:179

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Lack of health insurance claims (HIC) in the last year of life might indicate suboptimal end-of-life care, but reasons for no HIC are not fully understood because information on causes of death is often missin...

    Authors: Radoslaw Panczak, Viktor von Wyl, Oliver Reich, Xhyljeta Luta, Maud Maessen, Andreas E. Stuck, Claudia Berlin, Kurt Schmidlin, David C. Goodman, Matthias Egger, Kerri Clough-Gorr and Marcel Zwahlen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:178

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    In Togo, about half of health care costs are paid at the point of service, which reduces access to health care and exposes households to catastrophic health expenditure (CHE). To address this situation, the To...

    Authors: Esso-Hanam Atake and Djesika D. Amendah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:175

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The burden of cervical cancer and shortage of screening services in Tanzania confers an urgent need for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. However, the sustainability and impact of another new vaccine cam...

    Authors: Katherine E. Gallagher, Tusajigwe Erio, Kathy Baisley, Shelley Lees and Deborah Watson-Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:173

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Interventions to improve quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities, and to examine the sustainability and spread of such initiatives, remain a top research priority. The purpose of this explor...

    Authors: Lisa A. Cranley, Matthias Hoben, Jasper Yeung, Carole A. Estabrooks, Peter G. Norton and Adrian Wagg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:174

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    Involving patients in decisions about their pharmacotherapy is crucial for a satisfactory treatment outcome. Information and opinions about medicines are available from a variety of sources. The Wise List is t...

    Authors: Pia Bastholm-Rahmner, Lars L. Gustafsson, Kristina Aggefors, Kristina Ateva, Susanne Elfving, Jaran Eriksen, Malena Jirlow, Maria Juhasz-Haverinen, Rickard E. Malmström, Mahan Nikpour-Ardaly, Magnus Röjvall, Martina Vallin, Eva Andersén-Karlsson and Marie-Louise Ovesjö

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:176

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) was introduced in 2008 to improve teamwork and reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with surgery. Although mandated in many health care institutions around the worl...

    Authors: Brigid M. Gillespie, Emma Harbeck, Joanne Lavin, Therese Gardiner, Teresa K. Withers and Andrea P. Marshall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:170

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    Since 2003 Tanzania has upgraded its approximately 7000 drug stores to Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets (ADDOs), involving dispenser training, introduction of record keeping and enhanced regulation. Prior to...

    Authors: Rebecca Thomson, Boniface Johanes, Charles Festo, Admirabilis Kalolella, Mark Taylor, Sarah Tougher, Yazoume Ye, Andrea Mann, Ruilin Ren, Katia Bruxvoort, Barbara Willey, Fred Arnold, Kara Hanson and Catherine Goodman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:169

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. CRC survivors may have complex healthcare needs requiring care from both specialists and primary care. Our objective was to unders...

    Authors: Leah L. Zullig, Karen M. Goldstein, Hayden B. Bosworth, Sara M. Andrews, Susanne Danus, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Michael J. Kelley and Corrine I. Voils

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:171

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is used to support the cardiorespiratory function in case of severe cardiac and/or respiratory failure in critically ill patients. According to the ELSO guidelines ECLS shoul...

    Authors: Annemieke Oude Lansink-Hartgring, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda, Dirk W. Donker, Jacinta J. Maas, Thijs Delnoij, Marijn Kuijpers, Judith van den Brule, Erik Scholten, Hendrik Endeman, Alexander P. J. Vlaar and Walter M. van den Bergh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:172

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Online interventions have the advantages of being widely available, accessible, comfortable, cost effective, and they can provide tailored information and support. Despite these benefits, the effects of specif...

    Authors: Hee Sun Kang, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Seong Man Park and Jung-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:167

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, home-based primary care (HBPC) is increasingly proposed as a means of enabling frail elders to remain at home for as long as possible, while still receiving needed medical care. However, ...

    Authors: Stephen A. Stanhope, Mary C. Cooley, Linda F. Ellington, Gregory P. Gadbois, Andrew L. Richardson, Timothy C. Zeddes and Jay P. LaBine

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:161

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