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  1. Research article

    Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 5: developing a model for evidence-driven resource allocation in a local healthcare setting

    This is the fifth in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. This paper synthesises the findings from Phase One of ...

    Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller, Sally Green, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Cate Kelly and Malar Thiagarajan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:342

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Cryopreservation of reproductive material before cancer treatment: a qualitative study of health care professionals’ views about ways to enhance clinical care

    Cancer treatment can diminish fertility in women and men. The need for fertility preservation is growing as increasing numbers of people survive cancer. Cryostorage of reproductive material to preserve potenti...

    Karin Hammarberg, Maggie Kirkman, Catharyn Stern, Robert I. McLachlan, Debra Gook, Luk Rombauts, Beverley Vollenhoven and Jane R. W. Fisher

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:343

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Task shifting of triage to peer expert informal care providers at a tertiary referral HIV clinic in Malawi: a cross-sectional operational evaluation

    HIV treatment models in Africa are labour intensive and require a high number of skilled staff. In this context, task-shifting is considered a feasible alternative for ART service delivery. In 2006, a lay heal...

    Megan Landes, Courtney Thompson, Edson Mwinjiwa, Edith Thaulo, Chrissie Gondwe, Harriet Akello and Adrienne K. Chan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:341

    Published on: 9 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Sustainability in health care by allocating resources effectively (SHARE) 3: examining how resource allocation decisions are made, implemented and evaluated in a local healthcare setting

    This is the third in a series of papers reporting a program of Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. Leaders in a large Australian health serv...

    Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller and Vanessa Brooke

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:340

    Published on: 9 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Decision-making and referral processes for patients with motor neurone disease: a qualitative study of GP experiences and evaluation of a new decision-support tool

    The diagnosis of motor neurone disease (MND) is known to be challenging and there may be delay in patients receiving a correct diagnosis. This study investigated the referral process for patients who had been ...

    Susan Baxter and Christopher J. McDermott

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:339

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Improving access to health care amongst vulnerable populations: a qualitative study of village malaria workers in Kampot, Cambodia

    There is growing interest in the expansion of community health workers programmes in low- and middle-income countries as a cost-effective approach to address shortages of health professionals. However, our und...

    Marco Liverani, Chea Nguon, Ra Sok, Daro Kim, Panharith Nou, Sokhan Nguon and Shunmay Yeung

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:335

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Economic burden of comorbidities in psoriasis patients in the United States: results from a retrospective U.S. database

    Psoriasis is a multifactorial, inflammatory, skin disease associated with various comorbidities. The cost of those comorbidities is not well characterized. The present study assesses the incremental burden of ...

    Steven R. Feldman, Haijun Tian, Isabelle Gilloteau, Patrick Mollon and Meng Shu

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:337

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Staff ratings of occupational engagement among people with severe mental illness – psychometric properties of a screening tool in the day center context

    Staff who plan and organize day center activities may need to observe the attendees’ performance and progression. This led us to develop a tool for that purpose, termed General Occupational Engagement in peopl...

    Mona Eklund and Ulrika Bejerholm

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:338

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Crisis checklists for in-hospital emergencies: expert consensus, simulation testing and recommendations for a template determined by a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary learning collaborative

    ‘Failure to rescue’ of hospitalized patients with deteriorating physiology on general wards is caused by a complex array of organisational, technical and cultural failures including a lack of standardized team...

    Christian P. Subbe, John Kellett, Paul Barach, Catriona Chaloner, Hayley Cleaver, Tim Cooksley, Erik Korsten, Eilish Croke, Elinor Davis, Ashley JR De Bie, Lesley Durham, Chris Hancock, Jilian Hartin, Tracy Savijn and John Welch

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:334

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Performance of claims-based algorithms for identifying incident thyroid cancer in commercial health plan enrollees receiving antidiabetic drug therapies

    Thyroid cancer incidence is increasing in the United States (US) and many other countries. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate algorithms using administrative medical claims data for identi...

    Donnie Funch, Douglas Ross, Betsey M. Gardstein, Heather S. Norman, Lauren A. Sanders, Atheline Major-Pedersen, Helge Gydesen and David D. Dore

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:330

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  11. Research article

    ‘Waiting for’ and ‘waiting in’ public and private hospitals: a qualitative study of patient trust in South Australia

    Waiting times for hospital appointments, treatment and/or surgery have become a major political and health service problem, leading to national maximum waiting times and policies to reduce waiting times. Quant...

    Paul R. Ward, Philippa Rokkas, Clinton Cenko, Mariastella Pulvirenti, Nicola Dean, A. Simon Carney and Samantha Meyer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:333

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Sustainability in health care by allocating resources effectively (SHARE) 4: exploring opportunities and methods for consumer engagement in resource allocation in a local healthcare setting

    This is the fourth in a series of papers reporting a program of Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. Healthcare decision-makers have sought t...

    Claire Harris, Henry Ko, Cara Waller, Pamela Sloss and Pamela Williams

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:329

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Key aspects related to implementation of risk stratification in health care systems-the ASSEHS study

    The lack of proven efficacy of new healthcare interventions represents a problem for health systems globally. It is partly related to suboptimal implementation processes, leading to poor adoption of new interv...

    Joana Mora, Miren David Iturralde, Lucía Prieto, Cristina Domingo, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Catalina Martínez-Carazo, Anna Giné March, Daniele De Massari, Tino Martí, Marco Nalin, Francesca Avolio, Jean Bousquet and Esteban de Manuel Keenoy

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:331

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Time series modelling to forecast prehospital EMS demand for diabetic emergencies

    Acute diabetic emergencies are often managed by prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The projected growth in prevalence of diabetes is likely to result in rising demand for prehospital EMS that are al...

    Melanie Villani, Arul Earnest, Natalie Nanayakkara, Karen Smith, Barbora de Courten and Sophia Zoungas

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:332

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 2: identifying opportunities for disinvestment in a local healthcare setting

    This is the second in a series of papers reporting a program of Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. Rising healthcare costs, continuing adva...

    Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Cate Kelly and Malar Thiagarajan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:328

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  16. Editorial

    Sustainability in Health care by allocating resources effectively (SHARE) 1: introducing a series of papers reporting an investigation of disinvestment in a local healthcare setting

    This is the first in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE). The SHARE Program is an investigation of concepts, opportunities, methods and implic...

    Claire Harris, Sally Green, Wayne Ramsey, Kelly Allen and Richard King

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:323

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  17. Study protocol

    Transcultural adaptation and validation of the patient empowerment in long-term conditions questionnaire

    Patient empowerment is a key element to improve the results in health, increase satisfaction amongst users and obtain higher treatment compliance. The main objective of this study is to validate the Spanish ve...

    Paloma Garcimartin, Josep Comin-Colet, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Neus Badosa-Marcé and Anna Linas-Alonso

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:324

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  18. Study protocol

    Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study

    Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) has the country’s highest incidence and prevalence of kidney disease. Indigenous people from remote areas suffer the heaviest disease burden. Concerns regarding cost and sus...

    Gillian Gorham, Kirsten Howard, Samantha Togni, Paul Lawton, Jaquelyne Hughes, Sandawana William Majoni, Sarah Brown, Sue Barnes and Alan Cass

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:320

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  19. Research article

    The barriers and facilitators that indigenous health workers experience in their workplace and communities in providing self-management support: a multiple case study

    The inequality in health outcomes between Indigenous (Throughout the paper, the term Indigenous will be used to represent both Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander Australians.) and non-Indigenous...

    Jessica Conway, George Tsourtos and Sharon Lawn

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:319

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  20. Research article

    Validation of an instrument for measuring satisfaction of patients undergoing hemodialysis

    Patients’ satisfaction is an indicator of the quality of healthcare services. Its measurement involves developing and validating complex instruments. The purpose of this study was to validate a scale for measu...

    Mauricio Sanabria-Arenas, Julia Tobón- Marín, María Claudia Certuche-Quintana and Ricardo Sánchez-Pedraza

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:321

    Published on: 3 May 2017

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