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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Research article

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research article

    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

  10. 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

  11. Research article

    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

  12. Research article

    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

  13. Research article

    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

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Social accountability in primary health care in West and Central Africa: exploring the role of health facility committees

    Social accountability has been emphasised as an important strategy to increase the quality, equity, and responsiveness of health services. In many countries, health facility committees (HFCs) provide the accou...

    Elsbet Lodenstein, Eric Mafuta, Adolphe C. Kpatchavi, Jean Servais, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Alpha Amadou Bano Barry, Thérèse M. N. Mambu and Jurrien Toonen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:403

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Moderating effects of coping on work stress and job performance for nurses in tertiary hospitals: a cross-sectional survey in China

    Work stress is a major problem for nurses and it can negatively influence job performance. Therefore, it is critical to explore variables that can reduce or buffer the negative effects of work stress. This stu...

    Li Li, Hua Ai, Lei Gao, Hao Zhou, Xinyan Liu, Zhong Zhang, Tao Sun and Lihua Fan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:401

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Associations between patient factors and adverse events in the home care setting: a secondary data analysis of two canadian adverse event studies

    Early identification of patients at who have a higher risk for the occurrence of harm can provide patient safety improvement opportunities. Patient factors contribute to adverse event occurrence. The study aim...

    Nancy A. Sears, Régis Blais, Michael Spinks, Michèle Paré and G. Ross Baker

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:400

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  18. Study protocol

    Care cascade structural intervention versus standard of care in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV in China: a cluster-randomized controlled trial protocol

    The high rate of attrition along the care cascade of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) results in lost opportunities to provide timely antiretroviral therapy (ART) and to prevent unnecessarily ...

    Yurong Mao, Zunyou Wu, Jennifer M. McGoogan, David Liu, Diane Gu, Lynda Erinoff, Walter Ling, Paul VanVeldhuisen, Roger Detels, Albert L. Hasson, Robert Lindblad, Julio S. G. Montaner, Zhenzhu Tang and Yan Zhao

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:397

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  19. Technical advance

    Developing a standardized healthcare cost data warehouse

    Research addressing value in healthcare requires a measure of cost. While there are many sources and types of cost data, each has strengths and weaknesses. Many researchers appear to create study-specific cost...

    Sue L. Visscher, James M. Naessens, Barbara P. Yawn, Megan S. Reinalda, Stephanie S. Anderson and Bijan J. Borah

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:396

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Costs of major intracranial, gastrointestinal and other bleeding events in patients with atrial fibrillation – a nationwide cohort study

    Use of oral anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) involves a trade-off between a reduced risk of ischemic stroke and an increased risk of bleeding events. Different anticoagulation ...

    Marie Jakobsen, Christophe Kolodziejczyk, Eskild Klausen Fredslund, Peter Bo Poulsen, Lars Dybro and Søren Paaske Johnsen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:398

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Surgeons’ knowledge regarding the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer in China: a cross-sectional study

    Pancreatic cancer is rare but highly malignant. Studies have shown that surgeons’ knowledge closely links to the correct diagnosis and treatment outcomes of pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this study was to ...

    Bing-Qi Li, Li Wang, Jian Li, Li Zhou, Tai-Ping Zhang, Jun-Chao Guo and Yu-Pei Zhao

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:395

    Published on: 9 June 2017

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