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  1. Research article

    Variation in rates of ICU readmissions and post-ICU in-hospital mortality and their association with ICU discharge practices

    Variation in intensive care unit (ICU) readmissions and in-hospital mortality after ICU discharge may indicate potential for improvement and could be explained by ICU discharge practices. Our objective was thr...

    Nelleke van Sluisveld, Ferishta Bakhshi-Raiez, Nicolette de Keizer, Rebecca Holman, Gert Wester, Hub Wollersheim, Johannes G. van der Hoeven and Marieke Zegers

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:281

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Diagnostic validity of the STRATIFY and Downton instruments for evaluating the risk of falls by hospitalised acute-care patients: a multicentre longitudinal study

    Falls are major adverse events in hospitals. The appropriateness of using risk assessment instruments for falls in hospitals has recently been questioned, although the research performed in this respect presen...

    Marta Aranda-Gallardo, Margarita Enriquez de Luna-Rodriguez, Maria J. Vazquez-Blanco, Jose C. Canca-Sanchez, Ana B. Moya-Suarez and Jose M. Morales-Asencio

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:277

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Factors associated with high-utilization in a safety net setting

    Patients with frequent hospital readmissions, or high-utilizer patients (HUPs), are a major driver of rising healthcare costs in the United States. This group has a significant burden of medical illness, but l...

    Julia Bell, Sara Turbow, Maura George and Mohammed K. Ali

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:273

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  4. Case report

    Severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to venlafaxine use in an older adult on dialysis -case report

    Although the prescribing information for Venlafaxine extended release includes a discussion about possible increases in total cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) seen in healthier adult patients during premarke...

    Hsiang-Wen Lin, Cory A. Simonavice, Chiung-Ray Lu, Wen-Ling Lin, Po-Lun Wu, Che-Yi Chou, Chun-Hui Liao and Hsieh-Yuan Lane

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:272

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Geographic variation within the military health system

    This study seeks to quantify variation in healthcare utilization and per capita costs using system-defined geographic regions based on enrollee residence within the Military Health System (MHS).

    Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen and Joel S. Weissman

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:271

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Government supervision on quality of smoking-cessation counselling in midwifery practices: a qualitative exploration

    The Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate supervises care providers in order to improve quality of care. Recently the inspectorate assessed and promoted the use of a guideline on smoking-cessation counselling in midwi...

    Sandra F. Oude Wesselink, Annemiek Stoopendaal, Vicki Erasmus, Déan Smits, Johan P. Mackenbach, Hester F. Lingsma and Paul B. M. Robben

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:270

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  7. Research article

    The social accountability of doctors: a relationship based framework for understanding emergent community concepts of caring

    Social accountability is defined as the responsibility of institutions to respond to the health priorities of a community. There is an international movement towards the education of health professionals who a...

    Lionel P. Green-Thompson, Patricia McInerney and Bob Woollard

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:269

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  8. Research article

    The application of DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) window analysis in the assessment of influence on operational efficiencies after the establishment of branched hospitals

    Many large-scaled public hospitals have established branched hospitals in China. This study is to provide evidence for strategy making on the management and development of multi-branched hospitals by evaluatin...

    Tongying Jia and Huiyun Yuan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:265

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Transfer between hospitals as a predictor of delay in diagnosis and treatment of patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – a register based cohort-study

    Lung cancer is the second most frequent cancer diagnosis in Denmark. Although improved during the last decade, the prognosis of lung cancer is still poor with an overall 5-year survival rate of approximately 1...

    Maria Iachina, Erik Jakobsen, Anne Kudsk Fallesen and Anders Green

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:267

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Health workers perceptions and attitude about Ghana’s preparedness towards preventing, containing, and managing Ebola Virus Disease

    Ebola virus is highly infectious and the disease can be very fatal. The World Health Organization has declared the 2014–2015 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In ...

    Philip Baba Adongo, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Emmanuel Asampong, Joana Ansong, Magda Robalo and Richard M. Adanu

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:266

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Use of medical services and medicines attributable to type 2 diabetes care in Yaoundé, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

    The increasing numbers of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global concern and especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where diabetes must compete for resources with communicable diseases. Diabetes intensifies ...

    Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Leopold K. Fezeu, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Eugène Sobngwi and Jean Claude Mbanya

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:262

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  12. 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

  13. Research article

    Sex differences in healthcare expenditures among adults with diabetes: evidence from the medical expenditure panel survey, 2002–2011

    The evidence assessing differences in medical costs between men and women with diabetes living in the United States is sparse; however, evidence suggests women generally have higher healthcare expenditures com...

    Joni S. Williams, Kinfe Bishu, Clara E. Dismuke and Leonard E. Egede

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:259

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Predictors of dental visits among primary school children in the rural Australian community of Lithgow

    Regular dental attendance is significant in maintaining and improving children’s oral health and well-being. This study aims to determine the factors that predict and influence dental visits in primary school ...

    James Rufus John, Haider Mannan, Subrat Nargundkar, Mario D’Souza, Loc Giang Do and Amit Arora

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:264

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  15. Study protocol

    The readiness and motivation interview for families (RMI-Family) managing pediatric obesity: study protocol

    Experts recommend that clinicians assess motivational factors before initiating care for pediatric obesity. Currently, there are no well-established clinical tools available for assessing motivation in youth w...

    Geoff D. C. Ball, Nicholas D. Spence, Nadia E. Browne, Kathleen O’Connor, Suja Srikameswaran, Joanna Zelichowska, Josephine Ho, Rebecca Gokiert, Louise C. Mâsse, Valerie Carson, Katherine M. Morrison, Jennifer L. Kuk, Nicholas L. Holt, Maryam Kebbe, Nicole D. Gehring, Melody Cesar…

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:261

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Avoidable costs of stenting for aortic coarctation in the United Kingdom: an economic model

    Undesirable outcomes in health care are associated with patient harm and substantial excess costs. Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), one of the most common congenital heart diseases, can be repaired with stentin...

    Maximilian Salcher, Alistair Mcguire, Vivek Muthurangu, Marcus Kelm, Titus Kuehne and Huseyin Naci

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:258

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  17. 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

  18. Research article

    Implementing the Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus admission care (ETAT+) clinical practice guidelines to improve quality of hospital care in Rwandan district hospitals: healthcare workers’ perspectives on relevance and challenges

    An emergency triage, assessment and treatment plus admission care (ETAT+) intervention was implemented in Rwandan district hospitals to improve hospital care for severely ill infants and children. Many interve...

    Celestin Hategeka, Leah Mwai and Lisine Tuyisenge

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:256

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  19. Research article

    The level of nurses' knowledge on occupational post exposure to hepatitis B infection in the Tamale metropolis, Ghana

    Health care workers especially nurses in developing countries are at serious risk for infection from blood-borne pathogens particularly hepatitis B virus (HBV) — because of the high prevalence of such pathogen...

    Kennedy Diema Konlan, Millicent Aarah-Bapuah, Joseph M. Kombat and Gifty Mary Wuffele

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:254

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  20. Research article

    Informing primary care reform in Greece: patient expectations and experiences (the QUALICOPC study)

    Primary health care is the cornerstone of a high quality health care system. Greece has been actively attempting to reform health care services in order to improve heath outcomes and reduce health care spendin...

    Christos Lionis, Sophia Papadakis, Chrysanthi Tatsi, Antonis Bertsias, George Duijker, Prodromos-Bodosakis Mekouris, Wienke Boerma and Willemijn Schäfer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:255

    Published on: 5 April 2017

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