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  1. Content type: Research article

    The intertwined relation between public and private care in Brazil is reshaping the medical profession, possibly affecting the distribution and profile of the country’s medical workforce. Physicians’ simultane...

    Authors: Bruno Alonso Miotto, Aline Gil Alves Guilloux, Alex Jones Flores Cassenote, Giulia Marcelino Mainardi, Giuliano Russo and Mário César Scheffer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:299

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    The Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health (MOMI) project aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity within the year after childbirth in four sub-Saharan African countries. MOMI in...

    Authors: Danielle Yugbaré Belemsaga, Anne Goujon, Halima Tougri, Abou Coulibaly, Olivier Degomme, Els Duysburgh, Marleen Temmerman and Seni Kouanda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:298

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    Based on a growing body of epidemiological and biomedical studies, physical activity (PA) is considered a cornerstone in type 2 diabetes treatment. However, it is also a practice embedded in daily life and, as...

    Authors: Mirjam Stuij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:297

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    In Ontario, Canada, approximately $2.5 billion is spent yearly on occupational injuries in the healthcare sector. The healthcare sector has been ranked second highest for lost-time injury rates among 16 Ontari...

    Authors: Joan M Almost, Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof, Peter Strahlendorf, Louise Caicco Tett, Joanna Noonan, Thomas Hayes, Henrietta Van hulle, Ryan Adam, Jeremy Holden, Tracy Kent-Hillis, Mike McDonald, Geneviève C. Paré, Karanjit Lachhar and Vanessa Silva e Silva

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:296

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    The Nigerian Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) increased use of antenatal services at rural public sector clinics. However, it is unclear if women who would not have otherwise sought care, or those who would have ...

    Authors: Daniel O. Erim, Harrison E. Offiong, Christine Kim, Folasade A. Bello, Jeremy Moulton, Stephanie B. Wheeler and Harsha Thirumurthy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:295

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    Despite several studies that have estimated the economic impact of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in infants, limited data are available on healthcare resource use and costs attributable to RSV across age g...

    Authors: Caroline Amand, Sabine Tong, Alexia Kieffer and Moe H. Kyaw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:294

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  7. Content type: Research article

    South Korean government is currently in progress of expanding the coverage of telemedicine projects as part of an attempt to vitalize service industry, but is facing fierce opposition from KMA. Practice of tel...

    Authors: Seo-Joon Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Tae-Ro Lee and Jae-Hoon Han

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:293

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hospitalization due to dengue illness is an important measure of dengue morbidity. However, limited studies are based on administrative database because the validity of the diagnosis codes is unknown. We valid...

    Authors: Yuan-Liang Woon, Keng-Yee Lee, Siti Fatimah Zahra Mohd Anuar, Pik-Pin Goh and Teck-Onn Lim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:292

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Out-of-hospital emergency care (OHEC), also known as prehospital care, has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality from serious illness. We sought to summarize literature for low and low-middle income cou...

    Authors: Antony Gatebe Kironji, Peter Hodkinson, Sarah Stewart de Ramirez, Trisha Anest, Lee Wallis, Junaid Razzak, Alexander Jenson and Bhakti Hansoti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:291

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Patients with severe mental illness may be subjected to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) in order to secure that the patients adhere to treatment. Few studies have investigated the use of CTOs within an Asser...

    Authors: Hanne Kilen Stuen, Anne Landheim, Jorun Rugkåsa and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:290

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV), despite the availability of effective preventive therapy. The TEKO trial is assessing the impact of using a blood test,...

    Authors: Deanna Kerrigan, Carrie Tudor, Katlego Motlhaoleng, Limakatso Lebina, Cokiswa Qomfu, Ebrahim Variava, Sandy Chon, Neil Martinson and Jonathan E. Golub

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:288

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Community engagement is increasingly seen as crucial to achieving high quality, efficient and collaborative care. However, organisations are still searching for the best and most effective ways to engage citiz...

    Authors: E. De Weger, N. Van Vooren, K. G. Luijkx, C. A. Baan and H. W. Drewes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:285

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Melbourne, Australia is experiencing rapid population growth, with much of this occurring in metropolitan outer suburban areas, also known as urban growth areas. Currently little is known about differences in ...

    Authors: Rebecca Madill, Hannah Badland, Suzanne Mavoa and Billie Giles-Corti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:286

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    Among the important stress factors for physicians nowadays are poorly functioning, time consuming and inadequate information systems. The present study examined the predictors of physicians’ stress related to ...

    Authors: Tarja Heponiemi, Hannele Hyppönen, Sari Kujala, Anna-Mari Aalto, Tuulikki Vehko, Jukka Vänskä and Marko Elovainio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:284

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Community-oriented nursing care is an important model of nursing care. Counseling and Nursing Care Service Centers (CNCSCs) have been providing these private services to the Iranian community for nearly two de...

    Authors: Sefollah Alaei, Fatemeh Alhani and Hassan Navipour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:282

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Free clinics are volunteer based organizations that provide health care services to low-income individuals for free or minimal cost. Communities served by a free clinic can provide ambulatory care services for...

    Authors: Jenny Hutchison, Michael E. Thompson, Jennifer Troyer, Christine Elnitsky, Maren J. Coffman and M. Lori Thomas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:280

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Maternal anaemia prevalence in Bihar, India remains high despite government mandated iron supplementation targeting pregnant women. Inadequate supply has been identified as a potential barrier to iron and foli...

    Authors: Amanda S. Wendt, Rob Stephenson, Melissa F. Young, Pankaj Verma, Sridhar Srikantiah, Amy Webb-Girard, Carol J. Hogue, Usha Ramakrishnan and Reynaldo Martorell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:281

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania is experiencing a severe shortage of human resources for health, which poses a serious threat to the quality of health care services particularly in rural areas. Task shifting has been considered a wa...

    Authors: Edith A. M. Tarimo, Gustav Moyo, Happy Masenga, Paul Magesa and Dafroza Mzava

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:277

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    Outcomes for patients in UK with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA NSCLC) are amongst the worst in Europe. Assessing outcomes is important for analysing the effectiveness of current practice. How...

    Authors: Swee-Ling Wong, Kate Ricketts, Gary Royle, Matt Williams and Ruheena Mendes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:278

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To improve care, planners require accurate information about nursing home (NH) residents and their healthcare use. We evaluated how accurately measures of resident user status and healthcare use were captured ...

    Authors: Malcolm B. Doupe, Jeff Poss, Peter G. Norton, Allan Garland, Natalia Dik, Shauna Zinnick and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:279

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Drug resistance is a growing challenge to tuberculosis (TB) control worldwide, but particularly salient to countries such as Myanmar, where the health system is fragmented across the public and private sector....

    Authors: Sucitro Dwijayana Sidharta, Jason Dean-Chen Yin, Joanne Su-Yin Yoong and Mishal Sameer Khan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:276

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal male circumcision (NMC) is an alternative approach to adult male circumcision for HIV prevention. Recent studies found that NMC was rarely performed in Thailand and that most Thai health professionals...

    Authors: Kriengkrai Srithanaviboonchai, Namtip Srirak, Boonlure Pruenglampoo, Kanittha Thaikla, Jiraporn Suwanteerangkul, Jiraporn Khorana, Vipa Danthamrongkul, Suchada Paileeklee, Uraiwan Pattanasattayavong, Deanna E. Grimes and Richard M. Grimes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:275

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