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    Resourse Use and Disease Couse in dementia - Nursing Home (REDIC-NH), a longitudinal cohort study; design and patient characteristics at admission to Norwegian nursing homes

    Earlier studies of nursing home patients show a high prevalence of dementia, neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), pain, and dependency in activities of daily living. The REDIC-NH cohort was set up to study the dis...

    Irene Røen, Geir Selbæk, Øyvind Kirkevold, Knut Engedal, Ingelin Testad and Sverre Bergh

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:365

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Development and validation of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) induced angioedema investigator rating scale and proposed discharge criteria

    The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) has been associated with the development of bradykinin-mediated angioedema. With ever-widening indications for ACEI in diseases including hypertension...

    Nicola Bonner, Charlotte Panter, Alan Kimura, Rich Sinert, Joseph Moellman and Jonathan A. Bernstein

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:366

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Description of inter-institutional referrals after admission for labor and delivery: a prospective population based cohort study in rural Maharashtra, India

    In 2008, the Indian government introduced financial assistance to encourage health facility deliveries. Facility births have increased, but maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality have not decreased rais...

    Archana B. Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Yamini V. Pusdekar and Patricia L. Hibberd

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:360

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Influences on patient satisfaction in healthcare centers: a semi-quantitative study over 5 years

    Knowledge of ambulatory patients’ satisfaction with clinic visits help improve communication and delivery of healthcare. The goal was to examine patient satisfaction in a primary care setting, identify how sel...

    Ruth D. Thornton, Nicole Nurse, Laura Snavely, Stacey Hackett-Zahler, Kenice Frank and Robert A. DiTomasso

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:361

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Current status, challenges and the way forward for clinical pharmacy service in Ethiopian public hospitals

    Clinical pharmacy service has evolved steadily over the past few decades and is now contributing to the ‘patient care journey’ at all stages. It is improving the safety and effectiveness of medicines and has m...

    Arebu Issa Bilal, Zelalem Tilahun, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle, Belete Ayalneh, Bisrat Hailemeskel and Ephrem Engidawork

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:359

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Assessment of neurologists’ knowledge regarding intravenous fibrinolytic therapy for acute stroke in Shanxi province in China

    Limitations in physicians’ knowledge regarding fibrinolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke may contribute to low rate of fibrinolytic therapy in China. Here physicians’ knowledge was surveyed on intravenous...

    Liansheng Ma, Xiaoyuan Niu, Wei Zhang, Yalan Fang and Jie Wang

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:358

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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    Going to scale: design and implementation challenges of a program to increase access to skilled birth attendants in Nigeria

    The lack of availability of skilled providers in low- and middle- income countries is considered to be an important barrier to achieving reductions in maternal and child mortality. However, there is limited re...

    Edward N. Okeke, Emma Pitchforth, Josephine Exley, Peter Glick, Isa Sadeeq Abubakar, Amalavoyal V. Chari, Usman Bashir, Kun Gu and Obinna Onwujekwe

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:356

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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    Acute coronary syndrome patients admitted to a cardiology vs non-cardiology service: variations in treatment & outcome

    Specialized cardiology services have contributed to reduced mortality in acute coronary syndromes (ACS).  We sought to evaluate the outcomes of ACS patients admitted to non-cardiology services in Southern Albe...

    Deirdre E. O’Neill, Danielle A. Southern, Colleen M. Norris, Blair J. O’Neill, Helen J. Curran and Michelle M. Graham

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:354

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    What is the evidence for the management of patients along the pathway from the emergency department to acute admission to reduce unplanned attendance and admission? An evidence synthesis

    Globally, the rate of emergency hospital admissions is increasing. However, little evidence exists to inform the development of interventions to reduce unplanned Emergency Department (ED) attendances and hospi...

    Sarah H. Credé, Colin O’Keeffe, Suzanne Mason, Anthea Sutton, Emma Howe, Susan J. Croft and Mike Whiteside

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:355

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    Worlds apart? A scoping review addressing different stakeholder perspectives on barriers to family involvement in the care for persons with severe mental illness

    Empirical evidence shows that family involvement (FI) can play a pivotal role in the coping and recovery of persons with severe mental illness (SMI). Nevertheless, various studies demonstrate that FI in mental...

    Elleke Landeweer, Bert Molewijk, Marit Helene Hem and Reidar Pedersen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:349

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Health literacy and primary health care use of ethnic minorities in the Netherlands

    In the Netherlands, ethnic minority populations visit their general practitioner (GP) more often than the indigenous population. An explanation for this association is lacking. Recently, health literacy is sug...

    Marieke van der Gaag, Iris van der Heide, Peter M. M. Spreeuwenberg, Anne E. M. Brabers and Jany J. D. J. M. Rademakers

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:350

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Funding and remuneration of interdisciplinary primary care teams in Canada: a conceptual framework and application

    Reliance on interdisciplinary teams in the delivery of primary care is on the rise. Funding bodies strive to design financial environments that support collaboration between providers. At present, the design o...

    W. Dominika Wranik, Susan M. Haydt, Alan Katz, Adrian R. Levy, Maryna Korchagina, Jeanette M. Edwards and Ian Bower

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:351

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Quality of care in family planning services in Senegal and their outcomes

    High quality of care in family planning (FP) services has been found to be associated with increased and continued use of contraceptive methods. The interpersonal skills and technical competence of the provide...

    Shireen Assaf, Wenjuan Wang and Lindsay Mallick

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:346

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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    What makes weekend allied health services effective and cost-effective (or not) in acute medical and surgical wards? Perceptions of medical, nursing, and allied health workers

    There is strong public support for acute hospital services to move to genuine 7-day models, including access to multidisciplinary team assessment. This study aimed to identify factors that might enable an effe...

    Lisa O’Brien, Deb Mitchell, Elizabeth H. Skinner, Romi Haas, Marcelle Ghaly, Fiona McDermott, Kerry May and Terry Haines

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:345

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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    Reaching beyond the review of research evidence: a qualitative study of decision making during the development of clinical practice guidelines for disease prevention in healthcare

    The judgment and decision making process during guideline development is central for producing high-quality clinical practice guidelines, but the topic is relatively underexplored in the guideline research lit...

    Linda Richter Sundberg, Rickard Garvare and Monica Elisabeth Nyström

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:344

    Published on: 11 May 2017

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