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  1. Content type: Research article

    Eldercare and care of people with functional impairments is organized by the municipalities in Sweden. Improving care in these areas is complex, with multiple stakeholders and organizations. Appropriate strate...

    Authors: M. E. Nyström, E. Höög, R. Garvare, M. Andersson Bäck, D. D. Terris and J. Hansson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:376

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    Since the late 1990s, contracting has been employed in Cambodia in an attempt to accelerate rural health system recovery and improve health service delivery. Special Operating Agencies (SOA), a form of ‘intern...

    Authors: Sreytouch Vong, Joanna Raven and David Newlands

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:375

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    In order to tackle the considerable treatment gap for epilepsy in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a task sharing model is recommended whereby care is integrated into primary health services. How...

    Authors: Raquel Catalao, Tigist Eshetu, Ruth Tsigebrhan, Girmay Medhin, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:372

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Significant health inequities exist around maternal and infant health for Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand – and in particular around a premature (preterm) delivery. Māori babies are more l...

    Authors: Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Angela Beard, Dalice Sim, Stacie Geller, Liza Edmonds, Bridget Robson and Beverley Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:374

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    Over 24 million international visitors came to Japan in 2016 and the number is expected to increase. Visitors could be at a risk of illness or injury that may result in hospitalization in Japan. We assessed th...

    Authors: Mariko Nishikawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Junko Kiriya and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:373

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Countries rely on out-of-pocket (OOP) spending to different degrees and employ varying techniques. The article examines trends in OOP spending in ten high-income countries since 2000, and analyzes their relati...

    Authors: Thomas Rice, Wilm Quentin, Anders Anell, Andrew J. Barnes, Pauline Rosenau, Lynn Y. Unruh and Ewout van Ginneken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:371

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The recent surge of asylum seekers in the European Union (EU) is raising questions about the EU’s ability to integrate newcomers into the economy and into society; particularly those who need specialized servi...

    Authors: Line Bager, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Carit Jacques Andersen and Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:365

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The shortage of organs for kidney transplantation for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is magnified in Hispanics/Latin Americans in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) is ...

    Authors: Elisa J. Gordon, Jungwha Lee, Raymond H. Kang, Juan Carlos Caicedo, Jane L. Holl, Daniela P. Ladner and Michelle D. Shumate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:368

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes presents a major morbidity and mortality burden in the United States. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an intervention associated with improved hemoglobin A1c(HbA1c) and quality of ...

    Authors: Amy T. Cunningham, Denine R. Crittendon, Neva White, Geoffrey D. Mills, Victor Diaz and Marianna D. LaNoue

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:367

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    Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common high-risk disease with inpatient mortality of 5% nationally. But little is known about this outcome among Asian Americans (Asians), a fast growing racial/ethnic mi...

    Authors: Eun Ji Kim, Nancy R. Kressin, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, Lenny Lopez, Jennifer E. Rosen, Mengyun Lin and Amresh D. Hanchate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:370

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    Scientific and financial investments in chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) research have been made to address both the hope for and scepticism over this interventional strategy for MS. Despite ...

    Authors: Shelly Benjaminy, Andrew Schepmyer, Judy Illes and Anthony Traboulsee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:366

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Many clinics in Southern Africa have long waiting times. The implementation of point-of-care (POC) tests to accelerate diagnosis and improve clinical management in resource-limited settings may improve or wors...

    Authors: Katrina J. Stime, Nigel Garrett, Yukteshwar Sookrajh, Jienchi Dorward, Ntuthu Dlamini, Ayo Olowolagba, Monisha Sharma, Ruanne V. Barnabas and Paul K. Drain

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:363

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    Sweden has a largely tax-funded health care system that aims at providing equal access for everyone. However, the individual’s perception and experience of the health care system remains a relevant topic for r...

    Authors: Roland Koch, Stefanie Joos and Elsa-Lena Ryding

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:361

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    Several Western and Arab countries, as well as over 30 States in the US are using the “All-Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups” (APR-DRGs) with four severity-of-illness (SOI) subcategories as a model for ...

    Authors: Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Hilde Pincé and Vincent Thijs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:356

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    Low use of maternal health services, as well as poor quality care, contribute to the high maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In particular, poor person-centered maternity care (PCMC), which captur...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Takudzwa S. Sayi and Dominic Montagu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:360

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    There are many descriptive studies regarding the needs of the family, as well as those regarding nursing care aimed directly at family members. However, there is no widespread application of such evidence in c...

    Authors: Laura de-la-Cueva-Ariza, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Gemma Martínez-Estalella, Gemma Via-Clavero, Teresa Lluch-Canut and Marta Romero-García

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:357

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Problem alcohol use is an ongoing, worldwide phenomenon of considerable concern. Throughout the past 20 years, national policies have noted the importance of students when tackling alcohol consumption. Conside...

    Authors: Martin P. Davoren, Susan Calnan, Judith Mulcahy, Emily Lynch, Ivan J. Perry and Michael Byrne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:364

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To improve patient care, and to reduce unnecessary referrals for diagnostic imaging and medical specialist care for low back pain, an evidence-based guideline for low back pain was developed in the Netherlands...

    Authors: Arnela Suman, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Peter M. van de Ven, Pauline Slottje, Rachelle Buchbinder, Maurits W. van Tulder and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:358

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Pakistan has the second highest fertility rate in South Asia and its increasing population growth presents a significant challenge for country’s path to progress and development. Modern contraceptive methods o...

    Authors: Moazzam Ali, Syed Khurram Azmat and Hasan Bin Hamza

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:359

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Workplace violence is worrisome in the mental health sector. Little is understood about it in sub-Saharan Africa. Consequently, we decided to investigate the prevalence, related factors, and the available sour...

    Authors: Anthony A. Olashore, Oluyemi O. Akanni and Radiance M. Ogundipe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:362

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The perceived importance of safety culture in improving patient safety and its impact on patient outcomes has led to a growing interest in the assessment of safety climate in healthcare organizations; however,...

    Authors: Gheed Alsalem, Paul Bowie and Jillian Morrison

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:353

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In 2003 the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced the District League Table (DLT) to track district performance. This review of the DLT is intended to add to the evidence base on Health Systems Performanc...

    Authors: Christine KirungaTashobya, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet Bataringaya, Jean Macq, Bruno Marchal, Timothy Musila and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:355

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Few people with limited English proficiency are provided with the services of a healthcare interpreter when admitted to hospital. This retrospective study utilised health administrative data to explore which p...

    Authors: Nicole Blay, Sharelle Ioannou, Marika Seremetkoska, Jenny Morris, Gael Holters, Verily Thomas and Everett Bronwyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:348

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Limited information is available regarding the profile and clinical practice characteristics of the osteopathy workforce in Australia. This paper reports such information by analysing data from a nationally-re...

    Authors: Jon Adams, David Sibbritt, Amie Steel and Wenbo Peng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:352

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