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  1. Research article

    Accessibility of long-term family planning methods: a comparison study between Output Based Approach (OBA) clients verses non-OBA clients in the voucher supported facilities in Kenya

    The study seeks to evaluate the difference in access of long-term family planning (LTFP) methods among the output based approach (OBA) and non-OBA clients within the OBA facility.

    Boniface Oyugi, Urbanus Kioko, Stephen Mbugua Kaboro, Shadrack Gikonyo, Clarice Okumu, Sarah Ogola-Munene, Shaminder Kalsi, Simon Thiani, Julius Korir, Paul Odundo, Billy Baltazaar, Moses Ranji, Nicholas Muraguri and Charles Nzioka

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:236

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  2. Research article

    The potential of health literacy to address the health related UN sustainable development goal 3 (SDG3) in Nepal: a rapid review

    Health literacy has been linked to health outcomes across population groups around the world. Nepal, a low income country, experiences the double burden of highly prevalent communicable as well as non-communic...

    Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Paras K. Pokharel, Suvajee Good, Sajani Limbu, Meika Bhattachan and Richard H. Osborne

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:237

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  3. Research article

    A questionnaire measuring staff perceptions of Lean adoption in healthcare: development and psychometric testing

    During the past decade, the concept of Lean has spread rapidly within the healthcare sector, but there is a lack of instruments that can measure staff’s perceptions of Lean adoption. Thus, the aim of the prese...

    Monica Kaltenbrunner, Lars Bengtsson, Svend Erik Mathiassen and Maria Engström

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:235

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  4. Research article

    The structural and health policy environment for delivering integrated HIV and substance use disorder treatments in Puerto Rico

    HIV prevalence in Puerto Rico is nearly twice that of the mainland United States, a level that was substantially fueled by injection drug use. Puerto Rico has a longstanding history of health provision by the ...

    Jared A. Leff, Diana Hernández, Paul A. Teixeira, Pedro C. Castellón, Daniel J. Feaster, Allan E. Rodriguez, Jorge L. Santana-Bagur, Sandra Miranda De León, José Vargas Vidot, Lisa R. Metsch and Bruce R. Schackman

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:232

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Relationships between structure, process and outcome to assess quality of integrated chronic disease management in a rural South African setting: applying a structural equation model

    South Africa faces a complex dual burden of chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In response, the Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) model was initiated in primary health care (...

    Soter Ameh, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M. Tollman and Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:229

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  6. Research article

    The FORGE AHEAD clinical readiness consultation tool: a validated tool to assess clinical readiness for chronic disease care mobilization in Canada’s First Nations

    Given the astounding rates of diabetes and related complications, and the barriers to providing care present in Indigenous communities in Canada, intervention strategies that take into account contextual facto...

    Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward, Selam Mequanint, Jann Paquette-Warren, Ross Bailie, Alexandra Chirila, Roland Dyck, Michael Green, Anthony Hanley, Jordan Tompkins and Stewart Harris

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:233

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Explaining culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) parents’ access of healthcare services for developmental surveillance and anticipatory guidance: qualitative findings from the ‘Watch Me Grow’ study

    Regular health visits for parents with young children provide an opportunity for developmental surveillance and anticipatory guidance regarding common childhood problems and help to achieve optimal development...

    Pankaj Garg, My Trinh Ha, John Eastwood, Susan Harvey, Sue Woolfenden, Elisabeth Murphy, Cheryl Dissanayake, Bin Jalaludin, Katrina Williams, Anne McKenzie, Stewart Einfeld, Natalie Silove, Kate Short and Valsamma Eapen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:228

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Perceptions of interprofessional collaboration of general practitioners and community pharmacists - a qualitative study

    Despite numerous evidences for the positive effect of community pharmacists on health care, interprofessional collaboration of pharmacists and general practitioners is very often limited. Though highly trained...

    Christin Löffler, Carolin Koudmani, Femke Böhmer, Susanne D. Paschka, Jennifer Höck, Eva Drewelow, Martin Stremme, Bernd Stahlhacke and Attila Altiner

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:224

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Association of admission and patient characteristics with quality of discharge letters: posthoc analysis of a retrospective study

    A complete, correct and timely discharge letter can communicate important information from the hospital to the general practitioner. The adequacy of the letter may vary with the patient and admission character...

    Maaike Langelaan, Rebecca J. Baines, Martine C. de Bruijne and Cordula Wagner

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:225

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Prenatal and post-natal cost of small for gestational age infants: a national study

    Small for gestational age (SGA) infants are at increased risk for preterm birth morbidities as well as a range of adverse perinatal outcomes that result in part from associated premature birth. We sought to ev...

    Alicia Marzouk, Antoine Filipovic-Pierucci, Olivier Baud, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Anne Ego, Marie-Aline Charles, François Goffinet, Danièle Evain-Brion and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:221

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  11. Research article

    An exploration of the socio-economic profile of women and costs of receiving abortion services at public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh, India

    Maternal mortality, which primarily burdens developing countries, reflects the greatest health divide between rich and poor. This is especially pronounced for access to safe abortion services which alone avert...

    Sushanta K. Banerjee, Rakesh Kumar, Janardan Warvadekar, Vinoj Manning and Kathryn Louise Andersen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:223

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Evaluating the sub-national fidelity of national Initiatives in decentralized health systems: Integrated Primary Health Care Governance in Nigeria

    Policy making, translation and implementation in politically and administratively decentralized systems can be challenging. Beyond the mere sub-national acceptance of national initiatives, adherence to policy ...

    Ejemai Amaize Eboreime, Seye Abimbola, Felix Abrahams Obi, Obinna Ebirim, Olalekan Olubajo, John Eyles, Nonhlanhla Lynette Nxumalo and Faith Nankasa Mambulu

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:227

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Variation in readmission and mortality following hospitalisation with a diagnosis of heart failure: prospective cohort study using linked data

    Hospitalisation for heart failure is common and post-discharge outcomes, including readmission and mortality, are often poor and are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine patient- and hos...

    Rosemary J. Korda, Wei Du, Cathy Day, Karen Page, Peter S. Macdonald and Emily Banks

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:220

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Effects of interdisciplinary teamwork on patient-reported experience of cancer care

    Interdisciplinary teamwork (ITW) is deemed necessary for quality cancer care practices. Nevertheless, variation in ITW intensity among cancer teams is understudied, and quantitative evidence of the effect of d...

    Dominique Tremblay, Danièle Roberge, Nassera Touati, Elizabeth Maunsell and Djamal Berbiche

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:218

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  15. Research article

    The role of consumer perspectives in estimating population need for substance use services: a scoping review

    A growing body of research assesses population need for substance use services. However, the extent to which survey research incorporates expert versus consumer perspectives on service need is unknown. We cond...

    Elaine Hyshka, Kamagaju Karekezi, Benjamin Tan, Linda G. Slater, Jesse Jahrig and T. Cameron Wild

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:217

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  16. Erratum

    Erratum to: Training nurses in task-shifting strategies for the management and control of hypertension in Ghana: a mixed-methods study

    Joyce Gyamfi, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Juliet Iwelunmor, Debbie Lee, Sarah R. Blackstone, Alicia Mitchell, Michael Ntim, Kingsley Apusiga, Bamidele Tayo, Kwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, Richard Cooper and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:216

    Published on: 17 March 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:104

  17. Research article

    Readmission and mortality in patients discharged with a diagnosis of medical observation and evaluation (Z03*-codes) from an acute admission unit in Denmark: a prospective cohort study

    We assessed the 30-day risk of readmission and mortality among patients receiving an International Classification of Diseases 10th edition diagnosis of medical observation and evaluation (Z03*) following admis...

    Kåre Melchior Hansen, Henrik Nielsen, Betina Vest-Hansen, Anders Møllekær, Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Ole Mølgaard, Hans Kirkegaard and Elisabeth Svensson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:211

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  18. Study protocol

    PORTALS: design of an innovative approach to anticoagulation management through eHealth

    For the monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR) values, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atrial fibrillation (AF) patients can visit anticoagulation clinics, laboratories, or physicians for venous p...

    E. P. W. A. Talboom-Kamp, N. A. Verdijk, I. J. S. H. Talboom, L. M. Harmans, M. E. Numans and N. H. Chavannes

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:213

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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