Organization, structure and delivery of healthcare

Section edited by  Stefano Bonacina, Marie Pierre Gagnon and Holly Lanham

This section aims to publish studies looking at how health care is planned, organized and structured, including in terms of relationships among personnel or departments, as well as research on the provision of healthcare to an individual, group, population or community.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    Implementation and adaptation of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in five California hospitals: a qualitative research study

    Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) is an evidence-based strategy to reduce readmissions disseminated and adapted by various health systems across the country. To date, little is known about how adapting Pro...

    S. E. Mitchell, G. M. Weigel, V. Laurens, J. Martin and B. W. Jack

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:291

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Understanding discharge communication behaviours in a pediatric emergency care context: a mixed methods observation study protocol

    One of the most important transitions in the continuum of care for children is discharge to home. Optimal discharge communication between healthcare providers and caregivers (e.g., parents or other guardians) ...

    Janet A. Curran, Andrea Bishop, Amy Plint, Shannon MacPhee, Roger Zemek, Jill Chorney, Mona Jabbour, Stephen Porter and Scott Sawyer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:276

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Health care providers’ attitudes towards transfer and transition in young persons with long term illness- a web-based survey

    Transition programs in health care for young persons with special health care needs aim to maximize lifelong functioning. Exploring health care professionals’ perspective may increase the possibility of succes...

    Carina Sparud-Lundin, Malin Berghammer, Philip Moons and Ewa-Lena Bratt

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:260

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Transitions from biomedical to recovery-oriented practices in mental health: a scoping review to explore the role of Internet-based interventions

    The Internet is transforming mental health care services by increasing access to, and potentially improving the quality of, care. Internet-based interventions in mental health can potentially play a role in tr...

    Monica Strand, Deede Gammon and Cornelia M. Ruland

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:257

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Selective enrollment in Disease Management Programs for coronary heart disease in Germany – An analysis based on cross-sectional survey and administrative claims data

    In 2002, Disease Management Programs (DMPs) were introduced within the German healthcare system with the aim to increase the quality of chronic disease care. Due to the enrollment procedures, it can be assumed...

    Julia Röttger, Miriam Blümel and Reinhard Busse

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:246

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Is the co-location of GPs in primary care centres associated with a higher patient satisfaction? Evidence from a population survey in Italy

    Several countries have co-located General Practitioners (GPs) in Primary Care Centres (PCCs) with other health and social care professionals in order to improve integrated care. It is not clear whether the co-...

    Manila Bonciani, Sara Barsanti and Anna Maria Murante

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:248

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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

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