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  1. Research article

    Effect of previous utilization and out-of-pocket expenditure on subsequent utilization of a state led public-private partnership scheme “Chiranjeevi Yojana” to promote facility births in Gujarat, India

    In Gujarat, India, a state led public private partnership scheme to promote facility birth named Chiranjeevi Yojana (CY) was implemented in 2005. Institutional birth is provided free of cost at accredited private...

    Sandul Yasobant, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kranti Suresh Vora, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Petros Isaakidis, Nishith B. Dholakia and Dileep V. Mavalankar

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:302

    Published on: 25 April 2017

  2. Erratum

    Erratum to: High pre-diagnosis attrition among patients with presumptive MDR-TB: an operational research from Bhopal district, India

    Hemant Deepak Shewade, Arun M. Kokane, Akash Ranjan Singh, Manoj Verma, Malik Parmar, Ashish Chauhan, Sanjay Singh Chahar, Manoj Tiwari, Sheeba Naz Khan, Vivek Gupta, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Mukesh Nagar, Sanjai Kumar Singh, Pradeep Kumar Mehra and Ajay M. V. Kumar

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:301

    Published on: 24 April 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:249

  3. Research article

    A cluster randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Italian medicines use review (I-MUR) for asthma patients

    The economic burden of asthma, which relates to the degree of control, is €5 billion annually in Italy. Pharmacists could help improve asthma control, reducing this burden. This study aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Andrea Manfrin, Michela Tinelli, Trudy Thomas and Janet Krska

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:300

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    ‘Popping nana back into bed’ - a qualitative exploration of paramedic decision making when caring for older people who have fallen

    Older fallers constitute a large proportion of ambulance work, and as many as 25% are not transported to hospital following paramedic assessment. The objective of this study was to explore the decision making ...

    Paul Simpson, Ric Thomas, Jason Bendall, Bill Lord, Stephen Lord and Jacqueline Close

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:299

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Study protocol

    Clinical and cost-effectiveness analysis of early detection of patients at nutrition risk during their hospital stay through the new screening method CIPA: a study protocol

    Malnutrition is highly prevalent in hospitalized patients and results in a worsened clinical course as well as an increased length of stay, mortality, and costs. Therefore, simple nutrition screening systems, ...

    José Pablo Suárez-Llanos, Néstor Benítez-Brito, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Irina Delgado-Brito, Adriá Rosat-Rodrigo, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Francisca Pereyra-García-Castro, Juan Carlos-Romero, Nieves Felipe-Pérez, Jennifer García-Niebla, Eduardo Mauricio Calderón-Ledezma, Teresa de Jesús González-Melián, Ignacio Llorente-Gómez de Segura and Manuel Ángel Barrera-Gómez

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:292

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  9. 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

  10. Research article

    An assessment of the HIV/TB knowledge and skills of home-based carers working in the North West province in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

    Home-based carers (HBCs) play a critical role in ensuring the success of the primary health care re-engineering strategy in South Africa. Their role includes ensuring improved access to and delivery of primary...

    Justin G. Engelbrecht, Mabjala R. Letsoalo and Admire C. Chirowodza

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:285

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Personalized medicine in Europe: not yet personal enough?

    Personalized medicine has the potential to allow patients to receive drugs specific to their individual disease, and to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. There is currently no comprehensive ove...

    Antonello Di Paolo, François Sarkozy, Bettina Ryll and Uwe Siebert

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:289

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Effectiveness of triple therapy with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C genotype 1 infection: application of propensity score matching in a national HCV treatment registry

    Observational studies are used to measure the effectiveness of an intervention in non-experimental, real world scenarios at the population level and are recognised as an important component of the evidence pyr...

    Emma Gray, David J. Pasta, Suzanne Norris and Aisling O’Leary

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:288

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Distance traveled for Medicaid-covered abortion care in California

    Access to abortion care in the United States is limited by the availability of abortion providers and their geographic distribution. We aimed to assess how far women travel for Medicaid-funded abortion in Cali...

    Nicole E. Johns, Diana Greene Foster and Ushma D. Upadhyay

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:287

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Healthcare utilization in older patients using personal emergency response systems: an analysis of electronic health records and medical alert data

    Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are traditionally used as fall alert systems for older adults, a population that contributes an overwhelming proportion of healthcare costs in the United States. Prev...

    Stephen Agboola, Sara Golas, Nils Fischer, Mariana Nikolova-Simons, Jorn op den Buijs, Linda Schertzer, Joseph Kvedar and Kamal Jethwani

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:282

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  16. Research article

    In search of quality indicators for Down syndrome healthcare: a scoping review

    The medical care chain around Down syndrome (DS) is complex, with many multidisciplinary challenges. The current quality of care is unknown. Outcome-oriented quality indicators have the potential to improve me...

    Francine A. van den Driessen Mareeuw, Mirjam I. Hollegien, Antonia M. W. Coppus, Diana M. J. Delnoij and Esther de Vries

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:284

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  17. 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

  18. Research article

    Use of Lot quality assurance sampling surveys to evaluate community health worker performance in rural Zambia: a case of Luangwa district

    The Better Health Outcomes through Mentoring and Assessment (BHOMA) project is a cluster randomized controlled trial aimed at reducing age-standardized mortality rates in three rural districts through involvem...

    Moses Mwanza, Japhet Zulu, Stephanie M. Topp, Patrick Musonda, Wilbroad Mutale and Roma Chilengi

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:279

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  19. Study protocol

    Feasibility and effectiveness of a telephone-based social support intervention for informal caregivers of people with dementia: Study protocol of the TALKING TIME project

    Caring for people with dementia at home requires a significant amount of time, organization, and commitment. Therefore, informal caregivers, mainly relatives, of people with dementia often feel a high burden. ...

    Martin Berwig, Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Bernd Albers, Katharina Wermke, Diana Trutschel, Swantje Seismann-Petersen and Margareta Halek

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:280

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  20. Research article

    Generic care pathway for elderly patients in need of home care services after discharge from hospital: a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Improved discharge arrangements and targeted post-discharge follow-up can reduce the risk of adverse events after hospital discharge for elderly patients. Although more care is to shift from specialist to prim...

    Tove Røsstad, Øyvind Salvesen, Aslak Steinsbekk, Anders Grimsmo, Olav Sletvold and Helge Garåsen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:275

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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