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  1. Research article

    Health and safety matters! Associations between organizational practices and personal support workers’ life and work stress in Ontario, Canada

    The home and community care sector is one of the fastest growing sectors globally and most prominently in mature industrialized countries. Personal support workers (PSWs) are the largest occupational group in ...

    Isik U. Zeytinoglu, Margaret Denton, Catherine Brookman, Sharon Davies and Firat K. Sayin

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:427

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Typology of birth centres in the Netherlands using the Rainbow model of integrated care: results of the Dutch Birth Centre Study

    The goal of integrated care is to offer a continuum of care that crosses the boundaries of public health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Integrated care is increasingly promoted for people with complex...

    Inge C. Boesveld, Marc A. Bruijnzeels, Marit Hitzert, Marieke A. A. Hermus, Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin, M. Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Eric A. P. Steegers, Arie Franx, Raymond G. de Vries and Therese A. Wiegers

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:426

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Mental disorders and the use of primary health care services among homeless shelter users in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland

    Homelessness is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and health care use. The aim of this study was to examine the role of mental disorders in relation to the use of 1) daytime primary health care se...

    Agnes Stenius-Ayoade, Peija Haaramo, Elisabet Erkkilä, Niko Marola, Kirsi Nousiainen, Kristian Wahlbeck and Johan G. Eriksson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:428

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 7: supporting staff in evidence-based decision-making, implementation and evaluation in a local healthcare setting

    This is the seventh in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. The SHARE Program was a systematic, integrated, evid...

    Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller, Tim Dyer, Vanessa Brooke, Marie Garrubba, Angela Melder, Catherine Voutier, Anthony Gust and Dina Farjou

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:430

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  5. Research article

    The influence of total hysterectomy in a cervical cancer screening population: a register-based cross-sectional study

    High coverage of a screening program is essential to program success. Many European screening programs cover only 10–80% of their target population. A possible explanation for the low coverage may be that some...

    Mette Bach Larsen, Ellen M. Mikkelsen, Ulla Jeppesen, Hans Svanholm and Berit Andersen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:423

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Relationships of work characteristics to job satisfaction, turnover intention, and burnout among doctors in the district public-private mixed health system of Bangladesh

    Work design integrates work characteristics having organizational, social and job components which influence employees’ welfare and also organizational goals. We investigated the effects of work characteristic...

    Ashim Roy, Trudy van der Weijden and Nanne de Vries

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:421

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes

    Patient safety culture concerns leader and staff interaction, attitudes, routines, awareness and practices that impinge on the risk of patient-adverse events. Due to their complex multiple diseases, nursing ho...

    Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik, Dag Hofoss, Bettina Sandgathe Husebø and Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkås

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:424

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Knowledge of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic prescription practices among prescribers in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana; a cross-sectional study

    Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has become a major public health challenge in most parts of the world including Ghana and is a major threat to gain in bacterial disease control. The role of prescribers in the cont...

    Kwaku Poku Asante, Ellen Abrafi Boamah, Martha Ali Abdulai, Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Emmanuel Mahama, Francis Dzabeng, Edith Gavor, Edith Andrews Annan, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:422

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  9. Research article

    The development and appraisal of a tool designed to find patients harmed by falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines

    Falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines (FFCm’s) are produced or distributed illegally and can harm patients. Although the occurrence of FFCm’s is increasing in Europe, harm is rarely reported. The...

    Marija Anđelković, Einar Björnsson, Virgilio De Bono, Nenad Dikić, Katleen Devue, Daniel Ferlin, Miroslav Hanževački, Freyja Jónsdóttir, Mkrtich Shakaryan and Sabine Walser

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:419

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Evaluating the impact of prescription drug monitoring program implementation: a scoping review

    Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have been implemented in 49 out of 50 states in an effort to reduce opioid-related misuse, abuse, and mortality, yet the literature evaluating the impact of PDMP i...

    Erin P. Finley, Ashley Garcia, Kristen Rosen, Don McGeary, Mary Jo Pugh and Jennifer Sharpe Potter

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:420

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Cross-cultural validation of health literacy measurement tools in Italian oncology patients

    The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric characteristics of four Health Literacy (HL) measurement tools, viz. Newest Vital Sign (NVS), Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), ...

    Paola Zotti, Simone Cocchi, Jerry Polesel, Chiara Cipolat Mis, Donato Bragatto, Silvio Cavuto, Alice Conficconi, Carla Costanzo, Melissa De Giorgi, Christina A. Drace, Federica Fiorini, Laura Gangeri, Andrea Lisi, Rosalba Martino, Paola Mosconi, Angelo Paradiso…

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:410

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Parents’ and guardians’ perceptions on availability and pricing of medicines and healthcare for children in eThekwini, South Africa – a qualitative study

    Inadequate access to affordable essential medicines poses a challenge to achieving Universal Health Coverage. Access to essential medicines for children has been in the spotlight in recent research. However, i...

    Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay and Fatima Suleman

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:417

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Applying the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach to a large pragmatic study involving safety net clinics

    The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is a commonly used improvement process in health care settings, although its documented use in pragmatic clinical research is rare. A recent pragmatic clinical research study...

    Jennifer Coury, Jennifer L. Schneider, Jennifer S. Rivelli, Amanda F. Petrik, Evelyn Seibel, Brieshon D’Agostini, Stephen H. Taplin, Beverly B. Green and Gloria D. Coronado

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:411

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening and treatment methods: a systematic review of systematic reviews

    Due to extensive literature in the field of lung cancer and their heterogeneous results, the aim of this study was to systematically review of systematic reviews studies which reviewed the cost-effectiveness o...

    Farbod Ebadifard Azar, Saber Azami-Aghdash, Fatemeh Pournaghi-Azar, Alireza Mazdaki, Aziz Rezapour, Parvin Ebrahimi and Negar Yousefzadeh

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:413

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Factors influencing professional life satisfaction among neurologists

    Predicted shortages in the supply of neurologists may limit patients’ access to and quality of care for neurological disorders. Retaining neurologists already in practice provides one opportunity to support th...

    Stephanie M. Teixeira-Poit, Michael T. Halpern, Heather L. Kane, Michael Keating and Murrey Olmsted

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:409

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Can formalizing links among community health workers, accredited drug dispensing outlet dispensers, and health facility staff increase their collaboration to improve prompt access to maternal and child care? A qualitative study in Tanzania

    In Tanzania, progress toward achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals for maternal and newborn health was slow. An intervention brought together community health workers, health facility staff, and accr...

    Angel Dillip, Suleiman Kimatta, Martha Embrey, John C Chalker, Richard Valimba, Mariam Malliwah, John Meena, Rachel Lieber and Keith Johnson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:416

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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    Conceptualisation of job-related wellbeing, stress and burnout among healthcare workers in rural Ethiopia: a qualitative study

    Wellbeing of healthcare workers is important for the effective functioning of health systems. The aim of this study was to explore the conceptualisations of wellbeing, stress and burnout among healthcare worke...

    Medhin Selamu, Graham Thornicroft, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:412

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Impact of pharmacy channel on adherence to oral oncolytics

    Oral chemotherapy is increasingly prescribed to treat cancer. Despite its benefits, concerns have been raised regarding adherence to therapy. The study objective was to compare and measure adherence, persisten...

    Michael Stokes, Carolina Reyes, Yu Xia, Veronica Alas, Hans-Peter Goertz and Luke Boulanger

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:414

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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    Understanding consumer and clinician preferences and decision making for rehabilitation following arthroplasty in the private sector

    To understand private consumer and clinician preferences towards different rehabilitation modes following knee or hip arthroplasty, and identify factors which influence the chosen rehabilitation pathway.

    Mark A. Buhagiar, Justine M. Naylor, Grahame Simpson, Ian A. Harris and Friedbert Kohler

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:415

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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    Making HIV testing work at the point of care in South Africa: a qualitative study of diagnostic practices

    Point of care testing promises to reduce delays in diagnosing and initiating treatment for infectious diseases such as Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV). In South Africa, decentralized HIV testing with rapid...

    Nora Engel, Malika Davids, Nadine Blankvoort, Keertan Dheda, Nitika Pant Pai and Madhukar Pai

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:408

    Published on: 17 June 2017

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    Are physicians aware enough of patient radiation protection? Results from a survey among physicians of Pavia District– Italy

    Radiological practices are the first anthropic sources of ionizing radiation exposure of the population. However, a review of recent publications underlines inadequate doctors’ knowledge about doses imparted i...

    Francesca Campanella, Laura Rossi, Elio Giroletti, Piero Micheletti, Fabio Buzzi and Simona Villani

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:406

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  22. Research article

    Evaluation of community provision of a preventive cardiovascular programme - the National Health Service Health Check in reaching the under-served groups by primary care in England: cross sectional observational study

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature mortality and a major contributor of health inequalities in England. Compared to more affluent and white counterparts, deprived people and ethnic ...

    Maria Woringer, Elizabeth Cecil, Hillary Watt, Kiara Chang, Fozia Hamid, Kamlesh Khunti, Elizabeth Dubois, Julie Evason, Azeem Majeed and Michael Soljak

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:405

    Published on: 14 June 2017

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