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  1. Research article

    Potential accessibility scores for hospital care in a province of Japan: GIS-based ecological study of the two-step floating catchment area method and the number of neighborhood hospitals

    For achieving equity of the accessibility to primary healthcare, measuring potential geographical accessibility is essential. The provider-to-population ratio is the most frequently used measure. However, it i...

    Takashi Nakamura, Akihisa Nakamura, Kengo Mukuda, Masanori Harada and Kazuhiko Kotani

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:438

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Perspectives of health care professionals on the facilitators and barriers to the implementation of a stroke rehabilitation guidelines cluster randomized controlled trial

    The Stroke Canada Optimization of Rehabilitation by Evidence Implementation Trial (SCORE-IT) was a cluster randomized controlled trial that evaluated two knowledge translation (KT) interventions for the promot...

    Sarah E. P. Munce, Ian D. Graham, Nancy M. Salbach, Susan B. Jaglal, Carol L. Richards, Janice J. Eng, Johanne Desrosiers, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Nancy E. Mayo, Robert W. Teasell, Merrick Zwarenstein, Jennifer Mokry, Sandra Black and Mark T. Bayley

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:440

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Challenges and potential improvements in the admission process of patients with spinal cord injury in a specialized rehabilitation clinic – an interview based qualitative study of an interdisciplinary team

    The admission process of patients to a hospital is the starting point for inpatient services. In order to optimize the quality of the health services provision, one needs a good understanding of the patient ad...

    Fabian Röthlisberger, Stefan Boes, Sara Rubinelli, Klaus Schmitt and Anke Scheel-Sailer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:443

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Patients’ satisfaction towards radiological service and associated factors in Hawassa University Teaching and referral hospital, Southern Ethiopia

    Patient satisfaction, one of the main components of quality of care, is a crucial phenomenon for the overall health care delivery system. Even though a number of studies have been conducted about patient satis...

    Teshome Mulisa, Fasil Tessema and Hailu Merga

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:441

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Supporting nurse practitioners’ practice in primary healthcare settings: a three-level qualitative model

    While greater reliance on nurse practitioners in primary healthcare settings can improve service efficiency and accessibility, their integration is not straightforward, challenging existing role definitions of...

    Véronique Chouinard, Damien Contandriopoulos, Mélanie Perroux and Catherine Larouche

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:437

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Not all waits are equal: an exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways

    Increasing pressure in the United Kingdom (UK) urgent care system has led to Emergency Departments (EDs) failing to meet the national requirement that 95% of patients are admitted, discharged or transferred wi...

    Dawn Swancutt, Sian Joel-Edgar, Michael Allen, Daniel Thomas, Heather Brant, Jonathan Benger, Richard Byng and Jonathan Pinkney

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:436

    Published on: 24 June 2017

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    The impact of mobile phone based messages on maternal and child healthcare behaviour: a retrospective cross-sectional survey in Bangladesh

    Mobile phones are gradually becoming an integral part of healthcare services worldwide. We assessed the association between Aponjon mobile phone based messaging services and practices regarding childbirth and ...

    Mafruha Alam, Catherine D’Este, Cathy Banwell and Kamalini Lokuge

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:434

    Published on: 24 June 2017

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    Diabetes care in a complex humanitarian emergency setting: a qualitative evaluation

    Evidence is urgently needed from complex emergency settings to support efforts to respond to the increasing burden of diabetes mellitus (DM). We conducted a qualitative study of a new model of DM health care (...

    Adrianna Murphy, Michel Biringanine, Bayard Roberts, Beverley Stringer, Pablo Perel and Kiran Jobanputra

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:431

    Published on: 23 June 2017

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    Dignity in people with frontotemporal dementia and similar disorders — a qualitative study of the perspective of family caregivers

    Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) constitutes on average 10–15% of dementia in younger persons (≤65 years old), but can also affect older people. These patients demonstrate a decline in social conduct, and/or lang...

    Mette Sagbakken, Dagfinn Nåden, Ingun Ulstein, Kari Kvaal, Birgitta Langhammer and May-Karin Rognstad

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:432

    Published on: 23 June 2017

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    Health and safety matters! Associations between organizational practices and personal support workers’ life and work stress in Ontario, Canada

    The home and community care sector is one of the fastest growing sectors globally and most prominently in mature industrialized countries. Personal support workers (PSWs) are the largest occupational group in ...

    Isik U. Zeytinoglu, Margaret Denton, Catherine Brookman, Sharon Davies and Firat K. Sayin

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:427

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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    Typology of birth centres in the Netherlands using the Rainbow model of integrated care: results of the Dutch Birth Centre Study

    The goal of integrated care is to offer a continuum of care that crosses the boundaries of public health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Integrated care is increasingly promoted for people with complex...

    Inge C. Boesveld, Marc A. Bruijnzeels, Marit Hitzert, Marieke A. A. Hermus, Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin, M. Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Eric A. P. Steegers, Arie Franx, Raymond G. de Vries and Therese A. Wiegers

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:426

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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    Mental disorders and the use of primary health care services among homeless shelter users in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland

    Homelessness is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and health care use. The aim of this study was to examine the role of mental disorders in relation to the use of 1) daytime primary health care se...

    Agnes Stenius-Ayoade, Peija Haaramo, Elisabet Erkkilä, Niko Marola, Kirsi Nousiainen, Kristian Wahlbeck and Johan G. Eriksson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:428

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 7: supporting staff in evidence-based decision-making, implementation and evaluation in a local healthcare setting

    This is the seventh in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. The SHARE Program was a systematic, integrated, evid...

    Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller, Tim Dyer, Vanessa Brooke, Marie Garrubba, Angela Melder, Catherine Voutier, Anthony Gust and Dina Farjou

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:430

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  14. Research article

    The influence of total hysterectomy in a cervical cancer screening population: a register-based cross-sectional study

    High coverage of a screening program is essential to program success. Many European screening programs cover only 10–80% of their target population. A possible explanation for the low coverage may be that some...

    Mette Bach Larsen, Ellen M. Mikkelsen, Ulla Jeppesen, Hans Svanholm and Berit Andersen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:423

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Relationships of work characteristics to job satisfaction, turnover intention, and burnout among doctors in the district public-private mixed health system of Bangladesh

    Work design integrates work characteristics having organizational, social and job components which influence employees’ welfare and also organizational goals. We investigated the effects of work characteristic...

    Ashim Roy, Trudy van der Weijden and Nanne de Vries

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:421

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes

    Patient safety culture concerns leader and staff interaction, attitudes, routines, awareness and practices that impinge on the risk of patient-adverse events. Due to their complex multiple diseases, nursing ho...

    Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik, Dag Hofoss, Bettina Sandgathe Husebø and Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkås

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:424

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Knowledge of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic prescription practices among prescribers in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana; a cross-sectional study

    Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has become a major public health challenge in most parts of the world including Ghana and is a major threat to gain in bacterial disease control. The role of prescribers in the cont...

    Kwaku Poku Asante, Ellen Abrafi Boamah, Martha Ali Abdulai, Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Emmanuel Mahama, Francis Dzabeng, Edith Gavor, Edith Andrews Annan, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:422

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    The development and appraisal of a tool designed to find patients harmed by falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines

    Falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines (FFCm’s) are produced or distributed illegally and can harm patients. Although the occurrence of FFCm’s is increasing in Europe, harm is rarely reported. The...

    Marija Anđelković, Einar Björnsson, Virgilio De Bono, Nenad Dikić, Katleen Devue, Daniel Ferlin, Miroslav Hanževački, Freyja Jónsdóttir, Mkrtich Shakaryan and Sabine Walser

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:419

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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    Evaluating the impact of prescription drug monitoring program implementation: a scoping review

    Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have been implemented in 49 out of 50 states in an effort to reduce opioid-related misuse, abuse, and mortality, yet the literature evaluating the impact of PDMP i...

    Erin P. Finley, Ashley Garcia, Kristen Rosen, Don McGeary, Mary Jo Pugh and Jennifer Sharpe Potter

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:420

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Cross-cultural validation of health literacy measurement tools in Italian oncology patients

    The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric characteristics of four Health Literacy (HL) measurement tools, viz. Newest Vital Sign (NVS), Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), ...

    Paola Zotti, Simone Cocchi, Jerry Polesel, Chiara Cipolat Mis, Donato Bragatto, Silvio Cavuto, Alice Conficconi, Carla Costanzo, Melissa De Giorgi, Christina A. Drace, Federica Fiorini, Laura Gangeri, Andrea Lisi, Rosalba Martino, Paola Mosconi, Angelo Paradiso…

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:410

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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