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  1. Patients with multiple chronic conditions represent a growing segment for healthcare. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) supports leveraging community programs to support patients and their caregivers overwhelmed by...

    Authors: Kasey R. Boehmer, Diane E. Holland and Catherine E. Vanderboom

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:843

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Successful application of Quality Improvement (QI) methods is challenging, and awareness of the role context plays has increased. Complexity science has been advocated as a way to inform change efforts. Howeve...

    Authors: Marie Höjriis Storkholm, Pamela Mazzocato and Carl Savage

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:842

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In the context of increasing availability of computed tomography (CT) scans, judicious use of ionising radiation is a priority to minimise the risk of future health problems. Hence, education of clinicians on ...

    Authors: Ben Young, Jo Cranwell, Andrew W. Fogarty, Rob Skelly, Nigel Sturrock, Mark Norwood, Dominick Shaw, Sarah Lewis, Tessa Langley and Peter Thurley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:841

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  4. Organisational change in health systems is common. Success is often tied to the actors involved, including their awareness of the change, personal engagement and ownership of it. In many health systems, one of...

    Authors: Chiara Pomare, Kate Churruca, Janet C. Long, Louise A. Ellis and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:840

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  5. Survivors of sexual violence, who are predominantly women, commonly access mental health services. Psychiatric inpatient units in Australia are predominately mixed gender and may further retraumatise these wom...

    Authors: Carol O’Dwyer, Laura Tarzia, Sabin Fernbacher and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:839

    Content type: Research article

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  6. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 80% or more deaths in Pacific island countries, including Fiji, were related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Although competency-based approaches h...

    Authors: M. Ishikawa, M. Nomura, M. Miyoshi, N. Nishi, T. Yokoyama and H. Miura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:838

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The objectives of this study are to test the psychometric properties of the safety attitudes and safety climate questionnaire Chinese simplified version (SAQ-CS), to test the safety attitudes of health profess...

    Authors: Chuang Zhao, Qing Chang, Xi Zhang, Qijun Wu, Nan Wu, Jiao He and Yuhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:836

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In the original publication of this article [1], an author’s name needs to be revised from Babar Tasneen Shaikh to Babar Tasneem Shaikh.

    Authors: Sarah Basharat, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Haroon Ur Rashid and Mamoon Rashid

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:835

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:715

  9. The rapid decrease in international funding for HIV/AIDS has been challenging for many nations to effectively mobilize and allocate their limited resources for HIV/AIDS programs. Economic evaluations can help ...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Long Hoang Nguyen, Hugo C. Turner, Son Nghiem, Giang Thu Vu, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:834

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Women and families experiencing socioeconomic and psychosocial adversity are the least likely to access health care but most likely to benefit. For health services to effectively meet the needs of individuals ...

    Authors: Anna Price, Hannah Bryson, Ashlee Smith, Fiona Mensah and Sharon Goldfeld

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:833

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Job satisfaction is generally considered to be an important element of work quality and workplace relations. Little is known about levels of job satisfaction among hospital and primary-care midwives in the Net...

    Authors: Doug Cronie, Hilde Perdok, Corine Verhoeven, Suze Jans, Marieke Hermus, Raymond de Vries and Marlies Rijnders

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:832

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Managing demand for services is a problem in many areas of healthcare, including specialist medical outpatient clinics. Some of these clinics have long waiting lists with variation in access for referred peopl...

    Authors: Annie K. Lewis, Nicholas F. Taylor, Patrick W. Carney and Katherine E. Harding

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:831

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Evaluating hospital efficiency is a process to optimize resource utilization and allocation. This is vital due to hospitals being the largest financial cost in a health system. To limit avoidable uses of hospi...

    Authors: Hamid Ravaghi, Mahnaz Afshari, Pavaneh Isfahani and Victoria D. Bélorgeot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:830

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Cervical cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among women yet access to treatment and care remains a huge challenge in Zimbabwe. The objective of this study was to investigate health system const...

    Authors: O. Tapera, G. Dreyer, W. Kadzatsa, A. M. Nyakabau, B. Stray-Pedersen and Hendricks SJH

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:829

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes considerable healthcare costs for patients and healthcare system, which are expected to grow as the population ages. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Siin Kim, Sang Jun Park, Seong Jun Byun, Kyu Hyung Park and Hae Sun Suh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:828

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In 2014 and 2015, biosimilars for the drugs filgrastim, infliximab, and insulin glargine were approved for use in Canada. The introduction of biosimilars in Canada could provide significant cost savings for th...

    Authors: Kerry Mansell, Hishaam Bhimji, Dean Eurich and Holly Mansell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:827

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In Saudi Arabia, healthcare industry is undergoing major expansions to meet the demand of rapidly growing healthcare needs. The aims of this study were; (1) to assess the pattern of smartphone use in healthcar...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Ala’a BaniMustafa, Mahmoud Salam, Mohammed Al-Assiri, Bader Aldebasi and Ibraheem Bushnak

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:826

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Discharge letters are crucial during care transitions from hospital to home. Research indicates a need for improvement to increase quality of care and decrease adverse outcomes. These letters are often sent fr...

    Authors: Katharine Weetman, Jeremy Dale, Emma Scott and Stephanie Schnurr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:825

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Although evidence is accumulating that lifestyle modification may be cost-effective in patients with prediabetes, information is limited on the cost-effectiveness of interventions implemented in public health ...

    Authors: Geerke Duijzer, Andrea J. Bukman, Aafke Meints-Groenveld, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Sophia C. Jansen, Judith Heinrich, Gerrit J. Hiddink, Edith J. M. Feskens and G. Ardine de Wit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:824

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Genomic screening has unique challenges which makes it difficult to easily implement on a wide scale. If the costs, benefits and tradeoffs of investing in genomic screening are not evaluated properly, there is...

    Authors: Viktor Dombrádi, Erica Pitini, Carla G. van El, Anant Jani, Martina Cornel, Paolo Villari, Muir Gray and Klára Bíró

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:823

    Content type: Debate

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  21. It is unknown to what extent Choosing Wisely recommendations about income-generating treatments apply to members of the society generating the recommendations.

    Authors: Joshua R. Zadro, John Farey, Ian A. Harris and Christopher G. Maher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:707

    Content type: Research article

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  22. We have previously modelled that the optimal number of comprehensive stroke centres (CSC) providing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) in England would be 30 (net 6 new centres). We now estimate the relative effe...

    Authors: Peter McMeekin, Darren Flynn, Mike Allen, Diarmuid Coughlan, Gary A. Ford, Hannah Lumley, Joyce S. Balami, Martin A. James, Ken Stein, David Burgess and Phil White

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:821

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  23. Over-testing is a recognized problem, but clinicians usually lack information about their personal test ordering volumes. In the absence of data, clinicians rely on self-perception to inform their test orderin...

    Authors: Thomas Bodley, Janice L. Kwan, John Matelski, Patrick J. Darragh and Peter Cram

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:820

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The Transmural Trauma Care Model (TTCM) is a refined post-clinical rehabilitation approach, in which a multidisciplinary hospital-based team guides a network of primary care physical therapists in the treatmen...

    Authors: Suzanne H. Wiertsema, Johanna M. van Dongen, Edwin Geleijn, Heleen Beckerman, Frank W. Bloemers, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo and Vincent de Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:819

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  25. While Medicare is a federal health insurance program, managed Medicare limits access to healthcare services to networks within states or territories. However, if a natural disaster requires evacuation, displac...

    Authors: George Mellgard, David Abramson, Charles Okamura and Himali Weerahandi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:818

    Content type: Case report

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  26. This study evaluated the Health Works (HWs) nutritional counselling skills and information shared with caregivers. This was a cross-sectional study in which an observation checklist was used to examine Growth ...

    Authors: Christiana Nsiah-Asamoah, Kingsley Kwadwo Asare Pereko and Freda Dzifa Intiful

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:817

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Pharmaceutical compounding is an essential component in pharmacy practice allowing pharmacists to provide dosage forms or strengths that are commercially unavailable. Medications compounded for patient-specifi...

    Authors: Hatim S. AlKhatib, Sara Jalouqa, Nour Maraqa, Anna Ratka, Eman Elayeh and Suha Al Muhaissen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:816

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Around the world, many healthcare organizations engage patients as a quality improvement strategy. In Canada, the University of Montreal has developed a model which consists in partnering with patient advisors...

    Authors: Nathalie Clavel, Marie-Pascale Pomey and Djahanchah Philip (Sacha) Ghadiri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:815

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  29. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) receiving primary care regularly visit their practice nurses (PNs). By actively participating during medical consultations, patients can better manage their diseas...

    Authors: E. du Pon, A. T. Wildeboer, A. A. van Dooren, H. J. G. Bilo, N. Kleefstra and S. van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:814

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  30. Out-of-hours (OOH) healthcare services in Western countries are often differentiated into out-of-hours primary healthcare services (OOH-PC) and emergency medical services (EMS). Call waiting time, triage model...

    Authors: Morten Breinholt Søvsø, Morten Bondo Christensen, Bodil Hammer Bech, Helle Collatz Christensen, Erika Frischknecht Christensen and Linda Huibers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:813

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  31. Human workload is a key factor for system performance, but data on emergency medical services (EMS) are scarce. We investigated paramedics’ workload and the influencing factors for non-emergency medical transf...

    Authors: Johann Georg Keunecke, Christine Gall, Torsten Birkholz, Andreas Moritz, Christian Eiche and Johannes Prottengeier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:812

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  32. The number of people living with chronic health conditions is increasing in Australia. The Chronic Disease Management program was introduced to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to provide a more structured app...

    Authors: Heidi Welberry, Margo Linn Barr, Elizabeth J. Comino, Ben F. Harris-Roxas, Elizabeth Harris, Shona Dutton, Tony Jackson, Debra Donnelly and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:811

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  33. Even though maternal mortality during the time of delivery can be prevented with proper medical care in the health facilities with skilled healthcare professionals, unexpectedly death is still high and is a pe...

    Authors: Araya Mesfin Nigatu and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:810

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a public health problem globally, with South Africa having the highest recorded prevalence of all countries. Government programmes to prevent and manage FASD remain li...

    Authors: Babatope O. Adebiyi, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang and Anna-Marie Beytell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:809

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Consumers frequently access the internet looking for health information. With the growing burden of chronic disease internationally, strategies are focussing on self-management interventions in community and a...

    Authors: Laura Cooper, Kylie Johnston and Marie Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:808

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  36. General practice clinics are the main primary care institutions providing ambulatory care in the rural areas of Beijing, rational use of medicines is crucial for the rural primary care system. This study inves...

    Authors: Guanghui Jin, Chao Chen, Yanli Liu, Yali Zhao, Lifen Chen, Juan Du, Xiaoqin Lu and Jianjun Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:807

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  37. Studies aimed at improving the provision of evidence-based care (EBC) for the management of acute whiplash injuries have been largely successful. However, whether EBC is broadly provided and whether delivery o...

    Authors: Alexandra Griffin, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Mohit Arora, Ian D. Cameron, Annette Kifley, Michele Sterling, Justin Kenardy and Trudy Rebbeck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:806

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  38. Since December 2010, a nationwide real-time medication surveillance program has been implemented in Korea to prevent potential adverse drug reactions. Our goal was to evaluate physicians’ and pharmacists’ sati...

    Authors: Sun Mi Shin, Hong-Ah Kim, Inmyung Song, Ha-Lim Jeon and Ju-Young Shin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:805

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  39. Requesting blood prior to a surgical procedure for perioperative transfusion is a common practice in surgical patients. More unit of blood is requested than used by anticipating the patient will be transfused ...

    Authors: Kibruyisfaw Zewdie, Abraham Genetu, Yeabsera Mekonnen, Tewodros Worku, Abat Sahlu and Dereje Gulilalt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:804

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  40. A recent study demonstrated the effectiveness of the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program’s (NHCRCSP) patient navigation (PN) program. The PN intervention was delivered by telephone with navigator...

    Authors: Amy DeGroff, Lindsay Gressard, Rebecca Glover-Kudon, Ketra Rice, Felicia Solomon Tharpe, Cam Escoffery, Joanne Gersten and Lynn Butterly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:803

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  41. We analyze the cost of an incorrect application, by the haematologist, of bridging anticoagulation in patients with low-risk atrial fibrillation (AF) needing interruption of treatment prior to a scheduled inva...

    Authors: Ma Victoria Cuevas, Ignacio Martínez-Sancho, Jana Arribas, Covadonga García-Díaz and Beatriz Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:802

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  42. While there are indications of declining HIV infection rates in the general population globally, Tanzania included, men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW) and people who inject drugs (PWID),...

    Authors: Elia John Mmbaga, Germana Henry Leyna, Melkizedeck Thomas Leshabari, Britt Tersbøl, Theis Lange, Neema Makyao, Kåre Moen and Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:801

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Female Sex workers (FSW) and their clients accounted for 18% of the new HIV infections in 2015/2016. Special community-based HIV testing service delivery models (static facilities, outreaches, and peer to peer...

    Authors: Gerald Pande, Lilian Bulage, Steven Kabwama, Fred Nsubuga, Peter Kyambadde, Shaban Mugerwa, Joshua Musinguzi and Alex Riolexus Ario

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:799

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  44. Improved immunization rates have reduced the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in advanced nations. Japan’s unique vaccination system classifies vaccines into routine vaccines ostensibly require...

    Authors: Hiroko Otsuka-Ono, Narumi Hori, Hiroshi Ohta, Yukari Uemura and Kiyoko Kamibeppu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:798

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  45. Although not an inevitable part of ageing, frailty is an increasingly common condition in older people. Frail older patients are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of hospitalisation, including dec...

    Authors: Deirdre O’Donnell, Éidín Ní Shé, Mary McCarthy, Shirley Thornton, Thelma Doran, Freda Smith, Barry O’Brien, Jim Milton, Bibiana Savin, Anne Donnellan, Eugene Callan, Eilish McAuliffe, Simone Gray, Therese Carey, Nicola Boyle, Michelle O’Brien…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:797

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  46. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health problem. The burden of the disease is high in low and middle income countries like Ethiopia. However, for highly vulnerable groups such as health pro...

    Authors: Siwule Abiye, Mezgebu Yitayal, Giziew Abere and Asefa Adimasu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:796

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  47. Half of the older persons in high-income counties are affected with multimorbidity and the prevalence increases with older age. To cope with both the complexity of multimorbidity and the ageing population heal...

    Authors: Lilian Keene Boye, Christian Backer Mogensen, Tine Mechlenborg, Frans Boch Waldorff and Pernille Tanggaard Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:795

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  48. In the original publication of this article [1], an author’s name needs to be revised from Jacob Creswel to Jacob Creswell.

    Authors: Hamidah Hussain, Amani Thomas Mori, Aamir J. Khan, Saira Khowaja, Jacob Creswell, Thorkild Tylleskar and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:794

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:690