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  1. Research article

    Understanding collaborative care implementation in the Department of Veterans Affairs: core functions and implementation challenges

    The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is ...

    Jessica M. Lipschitz, Justin K. Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R. Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P. Post and James F. Burgess Jr

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:691

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Trial and error: evaluating and refining a community model of HIV testing in Australia

    The 2012 regulatory approval of HIV rapid point of care (RPOC) tests in Australia and a national strategic focus on HIV testing provided a catalyst for implementation of non-clinical HIV testing service models...

    Kathleen E. Ryan, Alisa Pedrana, David Leitinger, Anna L. Wilkinson, Peter Locke, Margaret E. Hellard and Mark Stoové

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:692

    Published on: 10 October 2017

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    Factors affecting residents transition from long term care facilities to the community: a scoping review

    Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are often places where persons with complex health needs that cannot be met in a community setting, reside and are cared for until death. However, not all persons experience c...

    Shannon Freeman, Kristen Bishop, Lina Spirgiene, Erica Koopmans, Fernanda C. Bothelo, Trina Fyfe, Beibei Xiong, Stacey Patchett and Martha MacLeod

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:689

    Published on: 4 October 2017

  4. Research article

    The quality of medical death certification of cause of death in hospitals in rural Bangladesh: impact of introducing the International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

    Accurate and timely data on cause of death are critically important for guiding health programs and policies. Deaths certified by doctors are implicitly considered to be reliable and accurate, yet the quality ...

    Riley H. Hazard, Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Tim Adair, Adnan Ansar, A. M. Quaiyum Rahman, Saidul Alam, Nurul Alam, Rasika Rampatige, Peter Kim Streatfield, Ian Douglas Riley and Alan D. Lopez

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:688

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  5. Research article

    Disability, residential environment and social participation: factors influencing daily mobility of persons living in residential care facilities in two regions of France

    Despite the context of individualization of public policies and promotion of independent living, residential care facilities (RCFs) (called “établissements medico-sociaux” in France) still represent the main s...

    Noémie Rapegno and Jean-François Ravaud

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:683

    Published on: 29 September 2017

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    Evaluating patient experiences in decentralised acute care using the Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire; methodological and clinical findings

    Decentralised acute care services have, through the establishment of municipality acute wards (MAWs), been launched in Norway. The aim is to provide treatment for patients who otherwise would need hospitalisat...

    Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Waleed Ghanima, Espen Storeheier, Anders Schönbeck, Thor-Asbjørn Løken, Nina Carine Mikkelsen Bakken, Guro Steine Letting, Réné Holst and Lars-Petter Jelsness-Jørgensen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:685

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Introducing leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis into the health systems of India, Nepal and Indonesia: a case study

    Leprosy has a wide range of clinical and socio-economic consequences. India, Indonesia and Nepal contribute significantly to the global leprosy burden. After integration, the health systems are pivotal in lepr...

    A. Tiwari, L. Mieras, K. Dhakal, M. Arif, S. Dandel and J. H. Richardus

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:684

    Published on: 29 September 2017

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    Public and patient involvement in needs assessment and social innovation: a people-centred approach to care and research for congenital disorders of glycosylation

    Public and patient involvement in the design of people-centred care and research is vital for communities whose needs are underserved, as are people with rare diseases. Innovations devised collectively by pati...

    Cláudia de Freitas, Vanessa dos Reis, Susana Silva, Paula A. Videira, Eva Morava and Jaak Jaeken

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:682

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Utilization of community-based health planning and services compounds in the Kintampo North Municipality: a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study

    The Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative was introduced to improve coverage and utilization of basic health services for people in remote rural communities whose use of orthodox healt...

    Kenneth Wiru, Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme, Emmanuel N. Mahama, Seeba Amenga-Etego and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:679

    Published on: 26 September 2017

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    ‘Work it out’: evaluation of a chronic condition self-management program for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with or at risk of cardiovascular disease

    Chronic diseases disproportionately burden Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, with cardiovascular (CV) diseases being the greatest contributor. To improve quality of life and life expec...

    Kyly Mills, Michelle L. Gatton, Ray Mahoney and Alison Nelson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:680

    Published on: 26 September 2017

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    New Zealand’s emergency department target – did it reduce ED length of stay, and if so, how and when?

    In 2009, the New Zealand government introduced a hospital emergency department (ED) target – 95% of patients seen, treated or discharged within 6 h - in order to alleviate crowding in public hospital EDs. Whil...

    Tim Tenbensel, Linda Chalmers, Peter Jones, Sarah Appleton-Dyer, Lisa Walton and Shanthi Ameratunga

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:678

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  12. Research article

    Determinants of effective vaccine coverage in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review and interpretive synthesis

    Many children in low and middle-income countries remain unvaccinated, and vaccines do not always produce immunity. Extensive research has sought to understand why, but most studies have been limited in breadth...

    David E. Phillips, Joseph L. Dieleman, Stephen S. Lim and Jessica Shearer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:681

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  13. Research article

    Assessment of community health volunteers’ knowledge on cervical cancer in Kadibo Division, Kisumu County: a cross sectional survey

    Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 530,000 new cases in 2012, representing 7.5% of all female cancer deaths. Of the estimated more than 270,000 deaths from...

    Edwin Onyango Ochomo, Harrysone Atieli, Sussy Gumo and Collins Ouma

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:675

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  14. Research article

    Surgical referral coordination from a first-level hospital: a prospective case study from rural Nepal

    Patients in isolated rural communities typically lack access to surgical care. It is not feasible for most rural first-level hospitals to provide a full suite of surgical specialty services. Comprehensive surg...

    Matthew Fleming, Caroline King, Sindhya Rajeev, Ashma Baruwal, Dan Schwarz, Ryan Schwarz, Nirajan Khadka, Sami Pande, Sumesh Khanal, Bibhav Acharya, Adia Benton, Selwyn O. Rogers, Maria Panizales, David Gyorki, Heather McGee, David Shaye…

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:676

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  15. Research article

    Impact of basic life-support training on the attitudes of health-care workers toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases the probability of survival of a person with cardiac arrest. Repeating training helps staff retain knowledge in CPR and in use of automated external defibrillators...

    Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Manal A. Alnasser, Alamin N. Berhanu, Deema A. Al-Turaif and Abdulrhman I. Alfayez

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:674

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  16. Research article

    Allocation of home care services by municipalities in Norway: a document analysis

    In Norway, elder care is primarily a municipal responsibility. Municipal health services strive to offer the ‘lowest level of effective care,’ and home healthcare services are defined as the lowest level of ca...

    Solrun G. Holm, Terje A. Mathisen, Torill M. Sæterstrand and Berit S. Brinchmann

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:673

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  17. Research article

    Agency responses to a system-driven implementation of multiple evidence-based practices in children’s mental health services

    Large mental health systems are increasingly using fiscal policies to encourage the implementation of multiple evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many implementation strategies have been identified, lit...

    Jennifer Regan, Anna S. Lau, Miya Barnett, Nicole Stadnick, Alison Hamilton, Keri Pesanti, Lillian Bando and Lauren Brookman-Frazee

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:671

    Published on: 19 September 2017

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    Implementing non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy in a national healthcare system: global challenges and national solutions

    Since the introduction of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in 2011, mainly by commercial companies, a growing demand for NIPT from the public and healthcare professionals has been putting pressure on the h...

    Rachèl V. van Schendel, Carla G. van El, Eva Pajkrt, Lidewij Henneman and Martina C. Cornel

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:670

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  19. Research article

    Unit cost of healthcare services at 200-bed public hospitals in Myanmar: what plays an important role of hospital budgeting?

    Cost information is important for efficient allocation of healthcare expenditure, estimating future budget allocation, and setting user fees to start new financing systems. Myanmar is in political transition, ...

    Thet Mon Than, Yu Mon Saw, Moe Khaing, Ei Mon Win, Su Myat Cho, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:669

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  20. Research article

    Trends in the use and costs of round-the-clock long-term care in the last two years of life among old people between 2002 and 2013 in Finland

    The structure of long-term care (LTC) for old people has changed: care has been shifted from institutions to the community, and death is being postponed to increasingly old age. The aim of the study was to ana...

    Leena Forma, Marja Jylhä, Jutta Pulkki, Mari Aaltonen, Jani Raitanen and Pekka Rissanen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:668

    Published on: 19 September 2017

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