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  1. Rapid evaluation was at the heart of National Health Service England’s evaluation strategy of the new models of care vanguard programme. This was to facilitate the scale and spread of successful models of care...

    Authors: Andrew McCarthy, Peter McMeekin, Shona Haining, Lesley Bainbridge, Claire Laing and Joanne Gray

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:964

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  2. Low back pain (LBP) is a multifactorial condition with individual and societal impact that affects populations globally. Current guidelines for the treatment of LBP recommend pharmacological and non-pharmacolo...

    Authors: Romina Raczy Mas, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, María Isabel Fernández-San Martín, Jenny Moix-Queraltó, Elena Montiel-Morillo, Teresa Rodríguez-Blanco, Marc Casajuana-Closas, M. J. González-Moneo, Ester Núñez Juárez, Montse Núñez Juárez, Mercè Roura-Olivan, Raquel Martin-Peñacoba, Magda Pie-Oncins, Montse Balagué-Corbella, Miguel-Ángel Muñoz…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:962

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  3. While the traditional Medicare program imposes a deductible for hospital admissions, many Medicare Advantage plans have instituted per-diem copayments for hospital care. Little evidence exists about the effect...

    Authors: John P. McHugh, Laura Keohane, Regina Grebla, Yoojin Lee and Amal N. Trivedi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:961

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  4. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) establishes a right to legal capacity for all people, including those with support needs. People with disabilities have a legal...

    Authors: Carmel Davies, Francesco Fattori, Deirdre O’Donnell, Sarah Donnelly, Éidín Ní Shé, Marie O. Shea, Lucia Prihodova, Caoimhe Gleeson, Áine Flynn, Bernadette Rock, Jacqueline Grogan, Michelle O’Brien, Shane O’Hanlon, Marie Therese Cooney, Marie Tighe and Thilo Kroll

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:960

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  5. Implementation of the Norwegian government’s Coordination Reform (2012) aims to decentralise health care services from centralised hospitals to local communities. Radiological services in Norway are mainly org...

    Authors: Aud Mette Myklebust, Hilde Eide, Brian Ellis and Rona Beattie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:959

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Norway, like other European countries, has a growing refugee population. Upon arrival to Norway, refugees and asylum seekers need to learn about Norwegian society and social services such as healthcare. Despit...

    Authors: Yvette Louise Schein, Brita Askeland Winje, Sonja Lynn Myhre, Ingunn Nordstoga and Melanie Lindsay Straiton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:958

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  7. Opioid overdoses are at an epidemic in the United States causing the deaths of thousands each year. Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution program...

    Authors: Joan Papp, Mayur Vallabhaneni, Ariel Morales and Jon W. Schrock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:957

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Generic substitution aims to increase the use of more affordable generic preparations and restrain the growth of medicine expenditures. Pharmaceutical staff plays an important role in generic substitution by i...

    Authors: Riikka Rainio, Riitta Ahonen and Johanna Timonen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:956

    Content type: Research article

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  9. For rabies prevention and treatment, the Chinese government has been establishing standardized rabies clinics since 2016. This study aimed to investigate the distribution of rabies clinics and the achievements...

    Authors: Zhe Du, Qingjun Chen, Xinjun Lyu, Tianbing Wang and Chuanlin Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:955

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  10. With aging populations, a growing prevalence of chronic illnesses, higher expectations for quality care and rising costs within limited health budgets, integration of healthcare is seen as a solution to these ...

    Authors: Steven A. Trankle, Tim Usherwood, Penny Abbott, Mary Roberts, Michael Crampton, Christian M. Girgis, John Riskallah, Yashu Chang, Jaspreet Saini and Jennifer Reath

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:954

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Rising health care costs are a major public health issue. Thus, accurately predicting future costs and understanding which factors contribute to increases in health care expenditures are important. The objecti...

    Authors: Annika M. Jödicke, Urs Zellweger, Ivan T. Tomka, Thomas Neuer, Ivanka Curkovic, Malgorzata Roos, Gerd A. Kullak-Ublick, Hayk Sargsyan and Marco Egbring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:953

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  12. Prevalence rates for herbal medicine (HM) have been increasing worldwide. However, little is known about prevalence, user characteristics, usage pattern and factors influencing HM usage for the general German ...

    Authors: Alexandra N. Welz, Agnes Emberger-Klein and Klaus Menrad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:952

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  13. Responsive regulation assumes that the parties being regulated are trustworthy and motivated by social responsibility. This assumes that regulation based upon trust will improve the regulated organization more...

    Authors: Sandra Spronk, Annemiek Stoopendaal and Paul B. M. Robben

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:951

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  14. The most common cause of clinical incidents and adverse events in relation to surgery is communication error. There is a shortage of studies on communication between registered nurses and licenced practical nu...

    Authors: Maria Randmaa, Maria Engström, Gunilla Mårtensson, Christine Leo Swenne and Hans Högberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:950

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  15. One of the effective indicators for determining the efficiency and optimal use of hospital resources is the length of stay (LOS). This study aimed to determine the patients’ length of stay and the factors affe...

    Authors: Tayebeh Baniasadi, Kobra Kahnouji, Nasrin Davaridolatabadi and Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:949

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  16. In the original publication of this article [1], one author’s name needs to be revised from Pavaneh Isfahani to Parvaneh Isfahani.

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:948

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:830

  17. The worldwide prevalence of depressive disorders among children and youth has been reported in ranges from just under 3% to over 10%. In Canada, 7% of youth report past year depression, which is higher than an...

    Authors: Priya Watson, Kamna Mehra, Lisa D. Hawke and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:947

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  18. Health professionals equipped with the adequate skills of helping baby breath remain the backbone in the health system in improving neonatal outcomes. However, there is a great controversy between studies to s...

    Authors: Abera Mersha, Shitaye Shibiru, Teklemariam Gultie, Nega Degefa and Agegnehu Bante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:946

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  19. Buurtzorg, a model of community nursing conceived in the Netherlands, is widely cited as a promising and evidence-based approach to improving the delivery of integrated nursing and social care in community set...

    Authors: Mirza Lalani, Jane Fernandes, Richard Fradgley, Caroline Ogunsola and Martin Marshall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:945

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  20. Studies show that migrant women are at greater risk of common mental disorders than the majority population, yet underrepresented in healthcare services. This study investigates the use of outpatient mental he...

    Authors: Melanie Straiton, Karina Corbett, Anna-Clara Hollander and Lars Johan Hauge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:944

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  21. Male involvement (MI) along the continuum of HIV healthcare services has been promoted as a critical intervention in low-income countries and represents one of the reasons for dropout and low retention of wome...

    Authors: Isotta Triulzi, Ilaria Palla, Fausto Ciccacci, Stefano Orlando, Leonardo Palombi and Giuseppe Turchetti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:943

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  22. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a prominent threat to public health. Although many guidelines have been developed over the years to tackle this issue, their impact on health care practice varies. Guidelines ...

    Authors: Stephanie Steels and Tjeerd Pieter van Staa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:942

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  23. The organisation of cancer follow-up is under scrutiny in many countries, and general practice is suggested to become more involved. A central focus is timely detection of recurring previous cancer and new sec...

    Authors: Linda Aagaard Rasmussen, Henry Jensen, Line Flytkjær Virgilsen, Alina Zalounina Falborg, Henrik Møller and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:941

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  24. We aimed to identify the risk factors associated with early, late and long-term readmissions in women diagnosed with breast cancer participating in screening programs.

    Authors: Carme Miret, Laia Domingo, Javier Louro, Teresa Barata, Marisa Baré, Joana Ferrer, Maria Carmen Carmona-García, Xavier Castells and Maria Sala

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:940

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  25. Following the successful pilot of the community-based distribution of injectable contraceptives (CBDIC) by community health extension workers (CHEWs) in Gombe, northern Nigeria in 2010, there was a policy deci...

    Authors: Oluwaseun Akinyemi, Bronwyn Harris and Mary Kawonga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:938

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  26. The management quality of healthcare facilities has consistently been linked to facility performance, but available tools to measure management are costly to implement, often hospital-specific, not designed fo...

    Authors: Jhanna Uy, Erlyn K. Macarayan, Hannah L. Ratcliffe, Kate Miller, Easmon Otupiri, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Dan Schwarz and Asaf Bitton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:937

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  27. Shared decision making (SDM) is at the core of policy measures for making healthcare person-centred. However, the context-sensitive nature of the challenges in integrated stroke care calls for research to faci...

    Authors: H. R. Voogdt-Pruis, T. Ras, L. van der Dussen, S. Benjaminsen, P. H. Goossens, I. Raats, G. Boss, E. F. M. van Hoef, M. Lindhout, M. R. S. Tjon-A-Tsien and H. J. M. Vrijhoef

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:936

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  28. Hospitalized patients are designated alternate level of care (ALC) when they no longer require hospitalization but discharge is delayed while they await alternate disposition or living arrangements. We assesse...

    Authors: Anthony D. Bai, Cathy Dai, Siddhartha Srivastava, Christopher A. Smith and Sudeep S. Gill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:935

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  29. The electronic health record is expected to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. Many novel functionalities have been introduced in order to improve medical decision making and communication betw...

    Authors: Thomas Roger Schopf, Bente Nedrebø, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Inderjit Kaur Daphu and Hallvard Lærum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:934

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  30. Mobile (MHCs), Community (CHCs), and School-based health clinics (SBHCs) are understudied alternative sources of health care delivery used to provide more accessible primary care to disenfranchised populations...

    Authors: Charlie Reed, Felicia A. Rabito, Derek Werthmann, Shannon Smith and John C. Carlson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:933

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  31. Malaria is one of the leading public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa that contributes to significant patient morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to investigate adherence to malaria diagnosi...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Thandisizwe Redford Mavundla and Kassa Daka Gidebo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:932

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  32. High-risk patients are most vulnerable during transitions of care. Due to the high burden of resource allocation for such patients, we propose that segmentation of this heterogeneous population into distinct s...

    Authors: Shawn Choon Wee Ng, Yu Heng Kwan, Shi Yan, Chuen Seng Tan and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:931

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  33. The Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) is commonly used to adjust for patient casemix. We reevaluated the CCI in an ischemic stroke (IS) cohort to determine whether the original seventeen comorbidities and their...

    Authors: Ruth E. Hall, Joan Porter, Hude Quan and Mathew J. Reeves

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:930

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  34. Patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) who use emergency medical services (EMS) receive quicker reperfusion treatment which, in turn, mitigates post-stroke disability. However, nationally only 59% use EMS. ...

    Authors: Sudha Xirasagar, Meng-han Tsai, Khosrow Heidari, James W. Hardin, Yuqi Wu, Robert Wronski, Dana Hurley, Edward C. Jauch and Souvik Sen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:929

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  35. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication technology to remotely provide healthcare services. Evaluation of telemedicine use often relies on administrative data, but the validity of identifying telemedicine...

    Authors: Deepika Yeramosu, Florence Kwok, Jeremy M. Kahn and Kristin N. Ray

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:928

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  36. Empowerment of hospital workers is known as a key factor of organizational performance and occupational health. Nevertheless, empowering workers remains a real challenge. As in many traditional organizations, ...

    Authors: Baptiste Cougot, Jules Gauvin, Nicolas Gillet, Kalyane Bach-Ngohou, Johan Lesot, Isaac Getz, Xavier Deparis, Claire Longuenesse, Anne Armant, Emmanuelle Bataille, Brice Leclere, Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi, Leïla Moret and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:927

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Higher incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is a global health problem requiring attention of all stakeholders regardless of the practice settings. This study therefore aimed to evaluate awareness, knowl...

    Authors: Rasaq Adisa and Tomilayo I. Omitogun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:926

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  38. Hypertension, a significant risk factor for ischemic heart disease and other chronic conditions, is the third-highest cause of death and disability in Tajikistan. Thus, ensuring the early detection and appropr...

    Authors: Adanna Chukwuma, Estelle Gong, Mutriba Latypova and Nicole Fraser-Hurt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:925

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  39. The potential economic benefit in terms of reduced healthcare costs when patients quit smoking after hospital discharge has not been directly measured. The aim of this study was to compare the costs for hospit...

    Authors: Margaret B. Nolan, Bijan J. Borah, James P. Moriarty and David O. Warner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:924

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  40. There is a growing emphasis on understanding patient experience in order to inform efforts to support improvement. This paper reports findings from an implementation study of an evidence-based intervention cal...

    Authors: Richard Boulton and Annette Boaz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:923

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  41. As the demand for nursing home (NH) services increases, older adults and their families expect exceptional services. Neighbourhood Team Development (NTD) is a multi-component intervention designed to train tea...

    Authors: Veronique M. Boscart, Souraya Sidani, Jenny Ploeg, Sherry L. Dupuis, George Heckman, Jessica Luh Kim, Josie d’Avernas and Paul Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:922

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. The Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program (HVBP) in the United States, announced in 2010 and implemented since 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), introduced payment penalties and b...

    Authors: Souvik Banerjee, Danny McCormick, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, Meng-Yun Lin and Amresh D. Hanchate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:921

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  43. The workforce shortage is one of the major issues associated with the recovery of Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture, after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Da...

    Authors: Moe Hirohara, Akihiko Ozaki and Masaharu Tsubokura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:917

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  44. In September 2012, Beijing, the capital of China, selected five tertiary hospitals as pilots to remove the previously allowed 15% markup for drug sales. However, while most research demonstrated the significan...

    Authors: Jianying Zeng, Xiwen Chen, Hongqiao Fu, Ming Lu and Weiyan Jian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:916

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  45. Improving maternal and newborn health indicators are key if Ethiopia is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To do so, women need access to skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric and newb...

    Authors: Theodros Getachew Zemedu, Aster Teshome, Yared Tadesse, Abebe Bekele, Emily Keyes, Patricia Bailey and Ana Lorena Ruano

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:915

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  46. Fifteen counties contribute 98.7% of the maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in Kenya. The dismal maternal and newborn (MNH) outcomes in these settings are mostly attributable to limited access to ski...

    Authors: Hellen Gatakaa, Elizabeth Ombech, Rogers Omondi, James Otiato, Vincent Waringa, Gordon Okomo, Richard Muga, Moses Ndiritu and Samson Gwer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:914

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  47. This cross-sectional study evaluated the adequacy of the Family Health Strategy for the primary care model for chronic noncommunicable diseases and the changes that occurred between the two cycles of external ...

    Authors: Kelly Cristina Gomes Alves, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Marta Rovery de Souza and Otaliba Libânio de Morais Neto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:913

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  48. In 2012, the Saskatchewan Ministry for Health mandated a system-wide Lean transformation. Research has been conducted on the implementation processes of this system-wide Lean implementation. However, no resear...

    Authors: Rachel Flynn, Thomas Rotter, Dawn Hartfield, Amanda S. Newton and Shannon D. Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:912

    Content type: Research article

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