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BMC Health Services Research

We are recruiting new Editorial Board members

We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of health services research.

Featured Article: Do expanded seven-day NHS services improve clinical outcomes?

An assessment of the expanded seven-day NHS services shows that clinical outcomes are not necessarily improved and need to be examined in greater detail before further changes in policy are effected.

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Featured article: Transitions form biomedical to recovery-oriented practices in mental health: A scoping review to explore the role of Internet-based interventions

This five-stage scoping review investigates the characteristics of online mental health interventions, and the potential implications of the increasing use of e-Health programmes during recovery. 

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Featured Article: Trends in hospital admissions due to antidepressant-related adverse drug events from 2001 to 2011 in the U.S.

Admissions due to antidepressant-related adverse drug events increased 15% from 2001 to 2011, which was related to longer stays in hospital and an increase in hospital charges.

Webinar series by BioMed Central and Health Systems Global

Publishing is an important part of sharing the outcomes of research, but the publication process and requirements may sometimes feel like a closed book. Health Systems Global (HSG) and BioMed Central, publisher of BMC Health Services Research which is affiliated with HSG, have partnered to deliver a series of five webinars to open up the peer review and publication processes. Aimed at researchers at a variety of career stages, the series covers how to prepare an article and choose the right journal, what happens during peer review, publishing models and open access, research and publication ethics and how to be a peer reviewer.

Articles

  1. Content type: Research article

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    Authors: Kathleen L. Bagot, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Christopher F. Bladin, Caroline L. Watkins, Michelle Vu, Geoffrey A. Donnan, Helen M. Dewey, Hedley C. A. Emsley, D. Paul Davies, Elaine Day, Gary A. Ford, Christopher I. Price, Carl R. May, Alison S. R. McLoughlin, Josephine M. E. Gibson and Catherine E. Lightbody

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Visit our page dedicated to all content Health Services Research, as selected by our Editors. Find relevant journals and articles, blogs, themed content, information on recent and upcoming events and more.

Aims and scope

BMC Health Services Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of healthcare needs, measurement of outcomes, allocation of healthcare resources, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, international comparative analysis of health systems, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations.

Editor

  • Maria Zalm, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Onyebuchi A Arah, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Stefano Bonacina, Karolinska Institutet
  • Kostuv Dalal, Örebro University
  • Howard Degenholtz, University of Pittsburgh
  • Hengjin Dong, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
  • Michael Donnelly, Queen's University Belfast
  • Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Laval University
  • David Hotchkiss, Tulane University
  • Holly Lanham, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Evelina Pappa, Hellenic Open University
  • Milena Pavlova, Maastricht University
  • Antoni Plasencia, ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health
  • Fabrizio Tediosi, University of Basel
  • Kaspar Wyss, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Organization information

Health Systems Global is a unique organization driven by a diverse, global membership of researchers, decision-makers and implementers who are dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. The activities of Health Systems Global span across three broad areas of work: 1) foster the creation of new knowledge; 2) support knowledge translation focusing on bridging knowledge creation with practical application; and 3) foster research on the application of new knowledge in real world settings. Members of Health Systems Global will receive a discount on BMC Health Systems Research's article-processing charge when they provide a discount code (which members can obtain by contacting the society) during the submission process.

David Hotchkiss

David Hotchkiss is Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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Latest Collections

2017

Thematic series
Exploration of disinvestment in the local healthcare setting
Edited by: Dr Milena Pavlova
Collection published: 4 May 2017

2015

Cross-journal collection
The Many Meanings of 'Quality' in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst
Collection published: 23 April 2015

2013

Cross-journal collection
Medical tourism - concepts, ethics and practices
Edited by: Dr Tulsi Patel and Prof Silke Schicktanz
Collection published: 20 August 2013

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