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  1. Research article

    Increasing HIV testing among hard-to-reach groups: examination of RAPID, a community-based testing service in Queensland, Australia

    The success of ‘treatment as prevention’ (TasP) to control HIV relies on the uptake of testing across priority population groups. Innovative strategies including; rapid HIV testing (RHT) in community and outre...

    Allyson J. Mutch, Chi-Wai Lui, Judith Dean, Limin Mao, Jime Lemoire, Joseph Debattista, Chris Howard, Andrea Whittaker and Lisa Fitzgerald

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:310

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Workplace violence against nurses in the Gambia: mixed methods design

    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, perpetrators and factors associated with workplace violence against nurses in public secondary health care facilities from two health regions in the Gambia.

    Ebrima J. Sisawo, Saide Yacine Y. Arsène Ouédraogo and Song-Lih Huang

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:311

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Effective communication of public health guidance to emergency department clinicians in the setting of emerging incidents: a qualitative study and framework

    Evidence to inform communication between emergency department clinicians and public health agencies is limited. In the context of diverse, emerging public health incidents, communication is urgent, as emergenc...

    Yasmin Khan, Sarah Sanford, Doug Sider, Kieran Moore, Gary Garber, Eileen de Villa and Brian Schwartz

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:312

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Barriers and facilitators to enrollment and re-enrollment into the community health funds/Tiba Kwa Kadi (CHF/TIKA) in Tanzania: a cross-sectional inquiry on the effects of socio-demographic factors and social marketing strategies

    Introduction of a health insurance scheme is one of the ways to enhance access to health care services and to protect individuals from catastrophic health expenditures. Little is known on the influence of soci...

    Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Gibson B. Kagaruki, Albino Kalolo, Mariam Ally, Amani Shao, Manoris Meshack, Manfred Stoermer, Amena Briet, Karin Wiedenmayer and Axel Hoffman

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:308

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  5. Research article

    The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) at the patient-clinician interface: a qualitative study of what patients and clinicians mean by their HLQ scores

    The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) has nine scales that each measure an aspect of the multidimensional construct of health literacy. All scales have good psychometric properties. However, it is the interp...

    Melanie Hawkins, Stephen D Gill, Roy Batterham, Gerald R Elsworth and Richard H Osborne

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:309

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Continuous quality improvement interventions to improve long-term outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in women who initiated therapy during pregnancy or breastfeeding in the Democratic Republic of Congo: design of an open-label, parallel, group randomized trial

    Despite the rapid adoption of the World Health Organization’s 2013 guidelines, children continue to be infected with HIV perinatally because of sub-optimal adherence to the continuum of HIV care in maternal an...

    Marcel Yotebieng, Frieda Behets, Bienvenu Kawende, Noro Lantoniaina Rosa Ravelomanana, Martine Tabala and Emile W. Okitolonda

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:306

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Research article

    The quality of Medicaid and Medicare data obtained from CMS and its contractors: implications for pharmacoepidemiology

    Administrative claims of United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries have long been used in non-experimental research. While CMS performs in-house checks of these claims, littl...

    Charles E. Leonard, Colleen M. Brensinger, Young Hee Nam, Warren B. Bilker, Geralyn M. Barosso, Margaret J. Mangaali and Sean Hennessy

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:304

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  8. Research article

    “It’s so hard taking pills when you don’t know what they’re for”: a qualitative study of patients’ medicine taking behaviours and conceptualisation of medicines in the context of rheumatoid arthritis

    Patients with chronic illnesses are often required to take lifelong medication to alleviate symptoms and prevent disease progression. Many patients find it difficult to adhere to prescribed medication for vari...

    Boitshoko Kobue, Shirra Moch and Jennifer Watermeyer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:303

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Health care providers’ perspectives regarding the use of chlorhexidine gel for cord care in neonates in rural Kenya: implications for scale-up

    This paper explores the perspectives of health care providers regarding the use of 7.1% Chlorhexidine Digluconate (CHX) gel that releases 4% chlorhexidine for newborn umbilical cord care under a managed access...

    Angela Muriuki, Francis Obare, Bill Ayieko, Dennis Matanda, Kenneth Sisimwo and Brian Mdawida

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:305

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Effect of previous utilization and out-of-pocket expenditure on subsequent utilization of a state led public-private partnership scheme “Chiranjeevi Yojana” to promote facility births in Gujarat, India

    In Gujarat, India, a state led public private partnership scheme to promote facility birth named Chiranjeevi Yojana (CY) was implemented in 2005. Institutional birth is provided free of cost at accredited private...

    Sandul Yasobant, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kranti Suresh Vora, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Petros Isaakidis, Nishith B. Dholakia and Dileep V. Mavalankar

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:302

    Published on: 25 April 2017

  11. Erratum

    Erratum to: High pre-diagnosis attrition among patients with presumptive MDR-TB: an operational research from Bhopal district, India

    Hemant Deepak Shewade, Arun M. Kokane, Akash Ranjan Singh, Manoj Verma, Malik Parmar, Ashish Chauhan, Sanjay Singh Chahar, Manoj Tiwari, Sheeba Naz Khan, Vivek Gupta, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Mukesh Nagar, Sanjai Kumar Singh, Pradeep Kumar Mehra and Ajay M. V. Kumar

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:301

    Published on: 24 April 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:249

  12. Research article

    A cluster randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Italian medicines use review (I-MUR) for asthma patients

    The economic burden of asthma, which relates to the degree of control, is €5 billion annually in Italy. Pharmacists could help improve asthma control, reducing this burden. This study aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Andrea Manfrin, Michela Tinelli, Trudy Thomas and Janet Krska

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:300

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  13. Study protocol

    Protocole of a controlled before-after evaluation of a national health information technology-based program to improve healthcare coordination and access to information

    Improvement of coordination of all health and social care actors in the patient pathways is an important issue in many countries. Health Information (HI) technology has been considered as a potentially effecti...

    Florence Saillour-Glénisson, Sylvie Duhamel, Emmanuelle Fourneyron, Laetitia Huiart, Jean Philippe Joseph, Emmanuel Langlois, Stephane Pincemail, Viviane Ramel, Thomas Renaud, Tamara Roberts, Matthieu Sibé, Frantz Thiessard, Jerome Wittwer and Louis Rachid Salmi

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:297

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  14. Research article

    ‘Popping nana back into bed’ - a qualitative exploration of paramedic decision making when caring for older people who have fallen

    Older fallers constitute a large proportion of ambulance work, and as many as 25% are not transported to hospital following paramedic assessment. The objective of this study was to explore the decision making ...

    Paul Simpson, Ric Thomas, Jason Bendall, Bill Lord, Stephen Lord and Jacqueline Close

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:299

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Young people, mental health practitioners and researchers co-produce a Transition Preparation Programme to improve outcomes and experience for young people leaving Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

    In the UK young people attending child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are required to move on, either through discharge or referral to an adult service, at age 17/18, a period of increased risk ...

    Valerie Dunn

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:293

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Using implementation facilitation to foster clinical practice quality and adherence to evidence in challenged settings: a qualitative study

    We evaluated a facilitation strategy to help clinical sites likely to experience challenges implement evidence-based Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) care models within the context of a Departme...

    Mona J. Ritchie, Louise E. Parker, Carrie N. Edlund and JoAnn E. Kirchner

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:294

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  17. Study protocol

    Clinical and cost-effectiveness analysis of early detection of patients at nutrition risk during their hospital stay through the new screening method CIPA: a study protocol

    Malnutrition is highly prevalent in hospitalized patients and results in a worsened clinical course as well as an increased length of stay, mortality, and costs. Therefore, simple nutrition screening systems, ...

    José Pablo Suárez-Llanos, Néstor Benítez-Brito, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Irina Delgado-Brito, Adriá Rosat-Rodrigo, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Francisca Pereyra-García-Castro, Juan Carlos-Romero, Nieves Felipe-Pérez, Jennifer García-Niebla, Eduardo Mauricio Calderón-Ledezma, Teresa de Jesús González-Melián, Ignacio Llorente-Gómez de Segura and Manuel Ángel Barrera-Gómez

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:292

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  18. Study protocol

    DEMDATA: The Austrian-Czech institutional long term care project – design and protocol of a two-centre cross sectional study

    The organization of long-term care is one of the main challenges of public health and health policies in Europe and worldwide, especially in terms of care concepts for people with dementia. In Austria and the ...

    Stefanie Auer, Elisabeth Linsmayer, Anna Beránková, Patrick Pascher, Bernadette Firlinger, Doris Prischl, Paulina Ratajczak, Edith Span and Iva Holmerova

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:296

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  19. Research article

    An assessment of the HIV/TB knowledge and skills of home-based carers working in the North West province in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

    Home-based carers (HBCs) play a critical role in ensuring the success of the primary health care re-engineering strategy in South Africa. Their role includes ensuring improved access to and delivery of primary...

    Justin G. Engelbrecht, Mabjala R. Letsoalo and Admire C. Chirowodza

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:285

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  20. Research article

    Personalized medicine in Europe: not yet personal enough?

    Personalized medicine has the potential to allow patients to receive drugs specific to their individual disease, and to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. There is currently no comprehensive ove...

    Antonello Di Paolo, François Sarkozy, Bettina Ryll and Uwe Siebert

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:289

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  21. Research article

    Effectiveness of triple therapy with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C genotype 1 infection: application of propensity score matching in a national HCV treatment registry

    Observational studies are used to measure the effectiveness of an intervention in non-experimental, real world scenarios at the population level and are recognised as an important component of the evidence pyr...

    Emma Gray, David J. Pasta, Suzanne Norris and Aisling O’Leary

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:288

    Published on: 19 April 2017

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