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  1. Research article

    Collaboration in teams with nurse practitioners and general practitioners during out-of-hours and implications for patient care; a qualitative study

    Increasingly, nurse practitioners (NPs) are deployed in teams along with general practitioners (GPs) to help meet the demand for out-of-hours care. The purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing ...

    Mieke van der Biezen, Michel Wensing, Lusine Poghosyan, Regi van der Burgt and Miranda Laurant

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:589

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Migrant’s access to preventive health services in five EU countries

    Preventive health services (PHSs) form part of primary healthcare with the aim of screening to prevent disease. Migrants show significant differences in lifestyle, health beliefs and risk factors compared with...

    Aldo Rosano, Marie Dauvrin, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Elena Ronda, Jean Tafforeau and Sonia Dias

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:588

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  3. Research article

    The safety attitudes questionnaire in Chinese: psychometric properties and benchmarking data of the safety culture in Beijing hospitals

    In China, increasing attention has been devoted to the patient safety culture within health administrative departments and healthcare organizations. However, no official version of a patient safety culture ass...

    Ying Cui, Xiuming Xi, Jinsheng Zhang, Jiang Feng, Xiaoxiao Deng, Ang Li and Jianxin Zhou

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:590

    Published on: 23 August 2017

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    The KTx360°-study: a multicenter, multisectoral, multimodal, telemedicine-based follow-up care model to improve care and reduce health-care costs after kidney transplantation in children and adults

    Follow-up care after kidney transplantation is performed in transplant centers as well as in local nephrologist’s practices in Germany. However, organized integrated care of these different sectors of the Germ...

    L Pape, M de Zwaan, U Tegtbur, F Feldhaus, JK Wolff, L Schiffer, C Lerch, N Hellrung, V Kliem, G Lonnemann, HD Nolting and M Schiffer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:587

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Chinese non-psychiatric hospital doctors’ attitudes toward management of psychological/psychiatric problems

    Psychiatric comorbidities are common among patients treated for physical disorders. Attitudes of non-psychiatric doctors toward psychological/psychiatric problems have significant implications for care provisi...

    Jun Wang, Qun Wang, Inoka Wimalaratne, David Benjamin Menkes and Xiaoping Wang

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:576

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Patient reported outcome measures for measuring dignity in palliative and end of life care: a scoping review

    Patient reported outcome measures are frequently used standard questionnaires or tools designed to collect information from patients regarding their health status and care. Their use enables accurate and relev...

    Bridget Johnston, Kate Flemming, Melanie Jay Narayanasamy, Carolyn Coole and Beth Hardy

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:574

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Diabetes knowledge and utilization of healthcare services among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Diabetes is a significant global public health concern. Poor knowledge of disease and healthcare utilization is associated with worse health outcomes, leading to increasing burden of diabetes in many developin...

    Md. Kaoser Bin Siddique, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Palash Chandra Banik and Lal B. Rawal

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:586

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. Research article

    A network perspective on patient experiences and health status: the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2004 to 2011

    There is a growing emphasis on the need to engage patients in order to improve the quality of health care and improve health outcomes. However, we are still lacking a comprehensive understanding on how differe...

    Yi-Sheng Chao, Hau-tieng Wu, Marco Scutari, Tai-Shen Chen, Chao-Jung Wu, Madeleine Durand and Antoine Boivin

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:579

    Published on: 22 August 2017

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    Hospital quality measures: are process indicators associated with hospital standardized mortality ratios in French acute care hospitals?

    Results of associations between process and mortality indicators, both used for the external assessment of hospital care quality or public reporting, differ strongly across studies. However, most of those stud...

    Marcus Ngantcha, Marie-Annick Le-Pogam, Sophie Calmus, Catherine Grenier, Isabelle Evrard, Agathe Lamarche-Vadel and Grégoire Rey

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:578

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  10. Research article

    An economic evaluation of the healthcare cost of tinnitus management in the UK

    There is no standard treatment pathway for tinnitus patients in the UK. Possible therapies include education and reassurance, cognitive behavioural therapies, modified tinnitus retraining therapy (education an...

    David Stockdale, Don McFerran, Peter Brazier, Clive Pritchard, Tony Kay, Christopher Dowrick and Derek J Hoare

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:577

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Exploring attitudes and perceptions of patients and staff towards an after-hours co-pay clinic supplementing free HIV services in Kampala, Uganda

    There has been a rapid scale up of HIV services and access to anti-retroviral therapy in Africa over the last 10 years as a result of multilateral donor funding mechanisms. However, in order to continue to exp...

    Adelline Twimukye, Rachel King, Walter Schlech, Faridah Mayanja Zawedde, Tom Kakaire and Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:580

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Trends in substance use admissions among older adults

    Substance abuse is a growing, but mostly silent, epidemic among older adults. We sought to analyze the trends in admissions for substance abuse treatment among older adults (aged 55 and older).

    Sumedha Chhatre, Ratna Cook, Eshita Mallik and Ravishankar Jayadevappa

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:584

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Using mobile phones to ensure that referred tuberculosis patients reach their treatment facilities: a call that makes a difference

    Over the last decade, the availability and use of mobile phones have grown exponentially globally and in Cambodia. In the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope(SHCH) in Cambodia about half of all tuberculosis patie...

    Kimcheng Choun, Shanta Achanta, Balaji Naik, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Sopheak Thai, Natalie Lorent, Kim Eam Khun, Johan van Griensven, Ajay M. V. Kumar and Rony Zachariah

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:575

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Gender differentials in readiness and use of mHealth services in a rural area of Bangladesh

    Traditional gender roles result in women lagging behind men in the use of modern technologies, especially in developing countries. Although there is rapid uptake of mobile phone use in Bangladesh, investigatio...

    Fatema Khatun, Anita E. Heywood, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, M. Shafiqur Rahman, Pradeep K. Ray, Siaw-Teng Liaw and Abbas Bhuiya

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:573

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  15. Research article

    Use of hospital-based health care services among children aged 1 through 9 years who were born very preterm - a population-based study

    Very preterm (VPT) children, with a birth weight below 1500 g or delivered before 32 weeks of gestational age, are at increased risk of poorer long-term health outcomes and higher rates of hospitalization in c...

    Søren T. Klitkou, Tor Iversen, Hans J. Stensvold and Arild Rønnestad

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:571

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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    A longitudinal study of the implementation experiences of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme: investigating transformative policy change

    Internationally there has been a growth in the use of publicly funded service markets as a mechanism to deliver health and social services. This has accompanied the emergence of ‘self-directed care’ in a numbe...

    Gemma Carey and Helen Dickinson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:570

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  17. Research article

    Data collection of patients with diabetes in family medicine: a study in north-eastern Italy

    Studies on data collection and quality of care in Italian family medicine are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the completeness of data collection of patients with diabetes in a large sample of fam...

    Alberto Vaona, Franco Del Zotti, Sandro Girotto, Claudio Marafetti, Giulio Rigon and Alessandro Marcon

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:565

    Published on: 16 August 2017

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