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  1. Research article

    Exploring public sector physicians’ resilience, reactions and coping strategies in times of economic crisis; findings from a survey in Portugal’s capital city area

    Evidence is accumulating on the impact of the recent economic crisis on health and health systems across Europe. However, little is known about the effect this is having on physicians - a crucial resource for ...

    Giuliano Russo, Carlos André Pires, Julian Perelman, Luzia Gonçalves and Pedro Pita Barros

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:207

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Implementation of evidence-informed practice through central network actors; a case study of three public health units in Canada

    Workforce development is an important aspect of evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) interventions. The social position of individuals in formal and informal social networks, and the relevance of formal ro...

    Reza Yousefi Nooraie, Alexandra Marin, Robert Hanneman, Lynne Lohfeld and Maureen Dobbins

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:208

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Examining the relationship between therapeutic self-care and adverse events for home care clients in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective cohort study

    In an era of a rapidly aging population who requires home care services, clients must possess or develop therapeutic self-care ability in order to manage their health conditions safely in their homes. Therapeu...

    Winnie Sun, Diane M. Doran, Walter P. Wodchis and Elizabeth Peter

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:206

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  4. Study protocol

    A protocol for the methodological steps used to evaluate the alignment of rehabilitation services in the Western Cape, South Africa with the National Rehabilitation Policy

    Rehabilitation medicine plays an integral part in attainment of optimal functioning after injury or disease. The National Rehabilitation Policy of South Africa (NRP) (2000) highlights the need for access to pr...

    Gubela Mji, Anthea Rhoda, Sue Statham and Conran Joseph

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:200

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Medication-related calls received by a national telenursing triage and advice service in Australia: a retrospective cohort study

    Telenursing triage and advice services are increasingly being used to deliver health advice. Medication-related queries are common, however little research has explored the medication-related calls made to the...

    Ling Li, Rebecca Lake, Magdalena Z. Raban, Mary Byrne, Maureen Robinson, Johanna Westbrook and Melissa T. Baysari

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:197

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Urban Health Extension Services Utilization in Bishoftu Town, Oromia Regional State, Central Ethiopia

    Ethiopia has been deploying specially trained new cadres of community based health workers in urban areas of the country known as urban health extension professionals since 2009. At present, relatively little ...

    Ewunetu Aberra Gebreegziabher, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo and Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:195

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Understanding the implementation and adoption of a technological intervention to improve medication safety in primary care: a realist evaluation

    Monitoring for potentially hazardous prescribing is increasingly important to improve medication safety. Healthcare information technology can be used to achieve this aim, for example by providing access to pr...

    Mark Jeffries, Denham L. Phipps, Rachel L. Howard, Anthony J. Avery, Sarah Rodgers and Darren M. Ashcroft

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:196

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  8. Research article

    At first glance, informal payments experience on track: why accept or refuse? Patients’ perceive in cardiac surgery department of public hospitals, northeast of Iran 2013

    Patient’s Informal payments is among the main source of health care financing in some countries. This paper aimed at determining the patient informal payments and relative factors in Cardiac Surgery Department...

    Ali Vafaei Najar, Hossein Ebrahimipour, Arefeh Pourtaleb, Habibollah Esmaily, Mehdi Jafari, Zohre Nejatzadegan and Yasamin Molavi Taleghani

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:205

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Modern contraceptive utilization and associated factors among married pastoralist women in Bale eco-region, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

    Women who live in remote rural areas encounter different challenges against contraception and often deny the use of modern contraceptive methods. The predictors of modern contraceptive utilization by pastorali...

    Semere Sileshi Belda, Mekonnen Tegegne Haile, Abulie Takele Melku and Abdurehaman Kalu Tololu

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:194

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Study protocol

    A study to reduce readmissions after surgery in the Veterans Health Administration: design and methodology

    Hospital readmissions are associated with higher resource utilization and worse patient outcomes. Causes of unplanned readmission to the hospital are multiple with some being better targets for intervention th...

    Laurel A. Copeland, Laura A. Graham, Joshua S. Richman, Amy K. Rosen, Hillary J. Mull, Edith A. Burns, Jeff Whittle, Kamal M. F. Itani and Mary T. Hawn

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:198

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Engaging patients in health research: identifying research priorities through community town halls

    The vision of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research is that patients be actively engaged as partners in health research. Support units have been created across Canada to build capacity in patient-ori...

    Holly Etchegary, Lisa Bishop, Catherine Street, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Dale Humphries, Lidewij Eva Vat and Brendan Barrett

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:192

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Low contribution of health extension workers in identification of persons with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopian Somali Region pastoralists

    To accelerate the expansion of primary healthcare coverage, the Ethiopian government started deploying specially trained community health workers named Health Extension Workers (HEWs) in 2003. HEWs work on six...

    Fentabil Getnet, Abdiwahab Hashi, Sahardid Mohamud, Hassen Mowlid and Eveline Klinkenberg

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:193

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  13. Erratum

    Erratum to: The value of informal care in the context of option B+ in Malawi: a contingent valuation approach

    Levison Stanely Chiwaula, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Fabian Cataldo, Atupele Kapito-Tembo, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Monique van Lettow, Hannock Tweya, Virginia Kayoyo, Blessings Khangamwa-Kaunda, Florence Kasende, Clement Trapence, Salem Gugsa, Nora E. Rosenberg, Michael Eliya and Sam Phiri

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:191

    Published on: 10 March 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:136

  14. Research article

    Tuberculosis cure rates and the ETR.Net: investigating the quality of reporting treatment outcomes from primary healthcare facilities in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

    Tuberculosis control programs rely on accurate collection of routine surveillance data to inform program decisions including resource allocation and specific interventions. The electronic TB register (ETR.Net)...

    A. W. Dreyer, D. Mbambo, M. Machaba, C. E. M. Oliphant and M. M. Claassens

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:190

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Quality of the delivery services in health facilities in Northern Ethiopia

    Substantial improvements have been observed in the coverage of and access to maternal health service, especially in skilled birth attendants, in Ethiopia. However, the quality of care has been lagging behind. ...

    Girmatsion Fisseha, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku and Wondwossen Terefe

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:187

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Assessment of provider-initiated HIV screening in Nigeria with sub-Saharan African comparison

    Despite Nigeria’s high HIV prevalence, voluntary testing and counselling rates remain low. UNAIDS/WHO/CDC recommends provider-initiated testing and counselling (PITC) for HIV in settings with high HIV prevalen...

    Felix A. Ogbo, Andrew Mogaji, Pascal Ogeleka, Kingsley E. Agho, John Idoko, Terver Zua Tule and Andrew Page

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:188

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  17. Research article

    A qualitative exploration of care-seeking pathways for sick children in the rural Oromia region of Ethiopia

    Ethiopia has experienced rapid improvements in its healthcare infrastructure, such as through the recent scale up of integrated community case management (iCCM) delivered by community-based health extension wo...

    Bryan Shaw, Agbessi Amouzou, Nathan P. Miller, Jennifer Bryce and Pamela J. Surkan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:184

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Continuum of care in maternal, newborn and child health in Pakistan: analysis of trends and determinants from 2006 to 2012

    Pakistan, being a developing country, presents the dismal picture of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. The majority of maternal and neonatal deaths could be avoided if Continuum of Care (CoC) is p...

    Sarosh Iqbal, Sidra Maqsood, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:189

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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