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  1. Content type: Research article

    Readmissions following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prevalent and costly. Multimorbidity is common in COPD and understanding how comorbidity influences readmission risk wil...

    Authors: Russell G. Buhr, Nicholas J. Jackson, Gerald F. Kominski, Steven M. Dubinett, Michael K. Ong and Carol M. Mangione

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:701

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Trajectories of Rehabilitation across Complex Environments (TRaCE), a consented prospective cohort study, addresses a critical need to better understand access to the healthcare system after acute treatment an...

    Authors: Melissa Legg, Michele Foster, Sanjoti Parekh, Mandy Nielsen, Rachel Jones, Elizabeth Kendall, Jennifer Fleming and Timothy Geraghty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:700

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Dengue is an emerging vector disease with frequent outbreaks in Nepal that pose a major threat to public health. Dengue control activities are mostly outbreak driven, and still lack systematic interventions wh...

    Authors: Ashmin Hari Bhattarai, Guardian Yoki Sanjaya, Anil Khadka, Randeep Kumar and Riris Andono Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:699

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have estimated planned home deaths compared to actual place of death in a general population or the longitudinal course of home nursing services and associations with place of death. We aimed to in...

    Authors: Camilla Kjellstadli, Ling Han, Heather Allore, Elisabeth Flo, Bettina S. Husebo and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:698

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The reason for doctor visits associated with bad working conditions (and workplace bullying) remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between perceived working condition...

    Authors: André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:697

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity is a major global public health challenge, and understanding the implications for healthcare systems is essential for policy planning. Past studies have typically found positive associat...

    Authors: Christina Hansen Edwards, Eline Aas and Jonas Minet Kinge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:696

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Bar code- or radio frequency identification (RFID)-based medical instrument management systems have gradually been introduced in the field of surgical medicine for the individual management and identification ...

    Authors: Takeki Yoshikawa, Eizen Kimura, Emi Akama, Hiromi Nakao, Toshihiro Yorozuya and Ken Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:695

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Group-based Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP), aligned with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promote clinically significant weight loss and reduce cardio-metabolic risks. S...

    Authors: Kristen M. J. Azar, Catherine Nasrallah, Nina K. Szwerinski, John J. Petersen, Meghan C. Halley, Deborah Greenwood and Robert J. Romanelli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:694

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension, itself a cardiovascular condition, is a significant risk factor for other cardiovascular diseases. Hypertension is recognized as a major public health challenge in Ghana. Beginning in 2014, a col...

    Authors: Amos K. Laar, Alma J. Adler, Agnes M. Kotoh, Helena Legido-Quigley, Isabelle L. Lange, Pablo Perel and Peter Lamptey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:693

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Given the considerable efforts and resources required to develop practice guidelines, developers need to prioritize what topics and questions to address. This study aims to identify and describe prioritization...

    Authors: Amena El-Harakeh, Rami Z. Morsi, Racha Fadlallah, Lama Bou-Karroum, Tamara Lotfi and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:692

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Floresco integrated service model was designed to address the fragmentation of community mental health treatment and support services. Floresco was established in Queensland, Australia, by a consortium of ...

    Authors: Diana Beere, Imogen S. Page, Sandra Diminic and Meredith Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:691

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In Asia, over 50% of patients with symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) access health care from private providers. These patients are usually not notified to the National TB Control Programs, which contributes to low no...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:690

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem in hospitals world-wide. Following other countries, English hospitals experienced outbreaks of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a bacterial in...

    Authors: Annegret Schneider, Caroline Coope, Susan Michie, Richard Puleston, Susan Hopkins and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:689

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The main purpose of health service systems is to improve patients’ quality of life (QoL) and to ensure equitable access to health services. However, in reality, nearly half of knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients...

    Authors: Siriwan Choojaturo, Siriorn Sindhu, Ketsarin Utriyaprasit and Chukiat Viwatwongkasem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:688

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Social inequities are widening globally, contributing to growing health and health care inequities. Health inequities are unjust differences in health and well-being between and within groups of people caused ...

    Authors: Colleen Varcoe, Vicky Bungay, Annette J. Browne, Erin Wilson, C. Nadine Wathen, Kat Kolar, Nancy Perrin, Scott Comber, Amélie Blanchet Garneau, David Byres, Agnes Black and Elder Roberta Price

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:687

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Low-intensity treatments imply reduced therapist contact due to an emphasis on self-help and the use of technologies to deliver treatment. The role of the remoteness, the reduced therapist contact, and the int...

    Authors: Elisa Haller, Nicole Besson and Birgit Watzke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:686

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Schistosomiasis is endemic in the uMkhanyakude district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The South Africa Department of Health (DoH) has decided to implement a schistosomiasis preventive mass drug administratio...

    Authors: Mhlengi Vella Ncube and Moses John Chimbari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:685

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  18. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess the quality of antenatal care (ANC) women received in Migori county, Kenya—including both service provision and experience dimensions—and to examine factors associated with each dime...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Laura Buback, Francisca Essandoh, Joyceline Kinyua, Leah Kirumbi and Craig R. Cohen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:684

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method is widely used in quality improvement (QI) strategies. However, previous studies have indicated that methodological problems are frequent in PDSA-based QI projects. Furtherm...

    Authors: Søren Valgreen Knudsen, Henrik Vitus Bering Laursen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Paul Daniel Bartels, Lars Holger Ehlers and Jan Mainz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:683

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Person-centred care (PCC) focusing on personalised goals and care plans derived from “What matters to you?” has an impact on single disease outcomes, but studies on multi-morbid elderly are lacking. Furthermor...

    Authors: G. K. R. Berntsen, M. Dalbakk, J. S. Hurley, T. Bergmo, B. Solbakken, L. Spansvoll, J. G. Bellika, S. O. Skrøvseth, T. Brattland and M. Rumpsfeld

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:682

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Telemedicine services are promoting more access to healthcare. Portugal was an early adopter of telemedicine to overcome both its geological barriers and the shortage of healthcare professionals. The Pediatric...

    Authors: Mélanie Raimundo Maia, Eduardo Castela, António Pires and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:681

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the impact of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program (DCHP) on clinical and non-clinical staff job satisfaction, level of confidence and comfort in caring for patients with cognitive impairment (CI...

    Authors: Margaret E. Murray, Anna Wong Shee, Emma West, Michelle Morvell, Meredith Theobald, Vincent Versace and Mark Yates

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:680

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Minimizing the time until start of cancer treatment is a political goal. In Norway, the target time for lung cancer is 42 days. The aim of this study was to identify reasons for delays and estimate the effect ...

    Authors: Trine Stokstad, Sveinung Sørhaug, Tore Amundsen and Bjørn H. Grønberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:679

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the relationship between complementary health insurance and frequency of dental visits.

    Authors: Morteza Rostam Beigi, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Mohsen Asadi- Lari, Hossein Hessari and Ahmad Jafari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:678

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The psychological and professional impact of adverse events on doctors and nurses is well-established, but limited data has emerged from low- and middle-income. This article reports the experiences of being in...

    Authors: Reema Harrison, Anurag Sharma, Merrilyn Walton, Esmond Esguerra, Seinyenede Onobrakpor, Bui Trung Nghia and Nguyen Duc Chinh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:677

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Asylum seekers coming to most countries are offered a specific health examination. A previous study concluded that a considerable proportion of those taking part of it in Sweden had poor experiences of the com...

    Authors: Josefin Wångdahl, Ragnar Westerling, Per Lytsy and Lena Mårtensson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:676

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The Ghana Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative is a national strategy for improving access to primary health care services for underserved communities. Following a successful trial in...

    Authors: Mawuli K. Kushitor, Adriana A. Biney, Kalifa Wright, James F Phillips, John Koku Awoonor-Williams and Ayaga A. Bawah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:675

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Little research exists on patient safety climate in the prehospital context. The purpose of this article is to test and validate a safety climate measurement model for the prehospital environment, and to explo...

    Authors: Leif Inge K. Sørskår, Espen Olsen, Eirik B. Abrahamsen, Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik and Håkon B. Abrahamsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:674

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  29. Content type: Research article

    To investigate timely access to and the time needed to complete the diagnostic path of children and adolescents with suspected attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the 18 Italian Lombardy Region ...

    Authors: Maurizio Bonati, Massimo Cartabia and Michele Zanetti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:673

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    The transplantation process usually takes place without transplant teams being able to use imaging data to assess graft quality. The decision of whether to go get the graft or not is therefore limited and subo...

    Authors: Kevin Zarca, Jean-Claude K. Dupont, Lorène Jacoud, Julie Bulsei, Olivier Huot, Hélène Logerot and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:672

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Stroke remains a major global health problem. In China, stroke was the leading cause of death and imposed a large impact on the healthcare system. This study aimed to examine the hospitalization costs by five ...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Yujie Yin, Chao Zhang and Donglan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:671

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Health systems reform is inevitable due to the never-ending changing nature of societal health needs and policy dynamism. Today, the Health Transformation Plan (HTP) remains the major tool to facilitate the ac...

    Authors: Leila Doshmangir, Esmaeil Moshiri, Hakimeh Mostafavi, Minoo Alipouri Sakha and Abraham Assan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:670

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Measuring patient satisfaction has become an important parameter of the continuous quality assessment and improvement in anaesthesia services. The aim of this study was to assess the level of patient satisfact...

    Authors: Yonatan Mehari Andemeskel, Traudl Elsholz, Ghidey Gebreyohannes and Eyasu H. Tesfamariam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:669

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In England, people of Black Caribbean (BC) ethnicity are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STI). We examined whether differences in sexual healthcare behaviours contribute to thes...

    Authors: Catherine R. H. Aicken, Sonali Wayal, Paula B. Blomquist, Stella M. Fabiane, Makeda Gerressu, Gwenda Hughes and Catherine H. Mercer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:668

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Combined lifestyle interventions (CLIs) are designed to help people who are overweight or obese maintain a healthy new lifestyle. The CooL intervention is a CLI in the Netherlands, in which lifestyle coaches c...

    Authors: Celeste van Rinsum, Sanne Gerards, Geert Rutten, Madelon Johannesma, Ien van de Goor and Stef Kremers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:667

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  36. Content type: Debate

    Updating, improving and spreading the evidence base for healthcare practices has proven to be a challenge of considerable magnitude – a wicked, multi-dimensional problem. There are many interlinked factors whi...

    Authors: Hanna Augustsson, Kate Churruca and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:666

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  37. Content type: Research article

    A high proportion of African women utilize family planning (FP) services. Accordingly, incorporating HIV testing into FP services may strategically target the first WHO 90–90-90 goal of 90% of people living wi...

    Authors: McKenna C. Eastment, George Wanje, Barbra A. Richardson, Faiza Nassir, Emily Mwaringa, Ruanne V. Barnabas, Kenneth Sherr, Kishorchandra Mandaliya, Walter Jaoko and R. Scott McClelland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:665

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Health workers (HWs) providing routine immunization (RI) services play a crucial role in influencing vaccine uptake, a key determinant of improved immunization coverage. Over the years, Training Needs Assessme...

    Authors: Linda Arogundade, Titilola Akinwumi, Shola Molemodile, Ebubechi Nwaononiwu, Joshua Ezika, Inuwa Yau and Chizoba Wonodi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:664

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although opioid agonist therapy is effective in treating opioid use disorders (OUD), retention in opioid agonist therapy is suboptimal, in part, due to quality of care issues. Therefore, we sought to describe ...

    Authors: Laura Beamish, Zach Sagorin, Cole Stanley, Krista English, Rana Garelnabi, Danielle Cousineau, Rolando Barrios and Jan Klimas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:663

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Pre-gestational and gestational diabetes mellitus are common complications in pregnancy affecting one in six pregnancies. The maternity services are under significant strain managing the increasing number of c...

    Authors: Abdelrahim Alqudah, Paul McMullan, Anna Todd, Conor O’Doherty, Anne McVey, Mae McConnell, John O’Donoghue, Joe Gallagher, Chris J. Watson and Lana McClements

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:662

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Various attempts to examine health financing mechanisms in Nigeria highlight the fact that there is no single mechanism that fits all contexts and people. This paper sets out findings of an in-depth assessment...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Nkoli Ezumah, Chinyere Mbachu, Felix Obi, Hyacinth Ichoku, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Hong Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:661

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare worker absenteeism is common in resource limited settings and contributes to poor quality of care in maternal and child health service delivery. There is a dearth of qualitative information on the s...

    Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Margaret W. Gichane, Siân L. Curtis and Katherine LeMasters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:660

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    The first Multi-center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS1) demonstrated that implementation of a medication reconciliation best practices toolkit decreased total unintentional medica...

    Authors: Amanda S. Mixon, G. Randy Smith Jr, Meghan Mallouk, Harry Reyes Nieva, Sunil Kripalani, Stephanie Rennke, Eugene Chu, Anirudh Sridharan, Anuj Dalal, Stephanie Mueller, Mark Williams, Tosha Wetterneck, Jason M. Stein, Deonni Stolldorf, Eric Howell, John Orav…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:659

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  44. Content type: Research article

    In 2009, the prevention service “Familieambulatoriet” (FA) was established in three pilot hospital areas offering psychosocial support and health monitoring to parents in high risk regarding mental health and ...

    Authors: Tormod Rimehaug, Karianne Framstad Holden, Stian Lydersen and Marit Sæbø Indredavik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:658

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  45. Content type: Research article

    A key challenge for most systems is how to provide effective access to urgent and emergency care across rural and urban populations. Tensions about the placement and scope of hospital emergency services are lo...

    Authors: Steve Thomas, Conor Foley, Bridget Kane, Bridget M. Johnston, Brenda Lynch, Susan Smith, Orla Healy, Elsa Droog and John Browne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:657

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In Thailand, two community-based drug treatment approaches are common. The first one is the traditional community-based treatment program (FAST) which brings the principles of community therapy as a guideline ...

    Authors: Niramon Kaewkham, Thawatchai Leelahanaj, Jatsada Yingwiwattanapong and Wanida Rattanasumawong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:656

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Uganda, a low resource country, implemented the skilled attendance at birth strategy, to meet a key target of the 5th Millenium Development Goal (MDG), 75% reduction in maternal mortality ratio. Maternal morta...

    Authors: Susan Munabi-Babigumira, Harriet Nabudere, Delius Asiimwe, Atle Fretheim and Kristin Sandberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:655

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Integration of medical insurance schemes has been prioritized as one of the key strategies to address inequity in China’s health system. The first pilot attempt to integrate started in 2003 and later expanded ...

    Authors: Miaomiao Zhao, Baohua Liu, Linghan Shan, Cui Li, Qunhong Wu, Yanhua Hao, Zhuo Chen, Lan Lan, Zheng Kang, Libo Liang, Ning Ning and Mingli Jiao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:654

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Lean is commonly adopted in healthcare to increase quality of care and efficiency. Few studies of Lean involve staff-related outcomes, and few have a longitudinal design. Thus, the aim was to examine the exten...

    Authors: Monica Kaltenbrunner, Lars Bengtsson, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Hans Högberg and Maria Engström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:652

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Conducting post-fall huddles is considered an integral component of a fall-risk-reduction program. However, there is no evidence linking post-fall huddles to patient outcomes or perceptions of teamwork and saf...

    Authors: Katherine J. Jones, John Crowe, Joseph A. Allen, Anne M. Skinner, Robin High, Victoria Kennel and Roni Reiter-Palmon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:650

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