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Healthcare needs and demand

Section edited by Onyebuchi Arah and Michael Donnelly

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health care requirements of a population or community and research recommending ways in which to make changes to meet these needs. The section also accepts studies on the health services for which a population or community is able and willing to pay.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Over 24 million international visitors came to Japan in 2016 and the number is expected to increase. Visitors could be at a risk of illness or injury that may result in hospitalization in Japan. We assessed th...

    Authors: Mariko Nishikawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Junko Kiriya and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:373

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    Sweden has a largely tax-funded health care system that aims at providing equal access for everyone. However, the individual’s perception and experience of the health care system remains a relevant topic for r...

    Authors: Roland Koch, Stefanie Joos and Elsa-Lena Ryding

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:361

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    Few people with limited English proficiency are provided with the services of a healthcare interpreter when admitted to hospital. This retrospective study utilised health administrative data to explore which p...

    Authors: Nicole Blay, Sharelle Ioannou, Marika Seremetkoska, Jenny Morris, Gael Holters, Verily Thomas and Everett Bronwyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:348

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    South Carolina is considered a “new destination” state for Latino immigrants. Language barriers, transportation difficulties, low socioeconomic status, inflexible work schedules, different cultural norms, and ...

    Authors: John S. Luque, Grace Soulen, Caroline B. Davila and Kathleen Cartmell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:310

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    In a previous RCT we established the efficacy of the psychodynamic online aftercare programme ‘GSA-Online’ (‘Health Training Stress Management at the Workplace’) for rehabilitants with work-related stress facing ...

    Authors: Rüdiger Zwerenz, Katja Böhme, Astrid Wirth, Nicole Labitzke, Sergei Pachtchenko and Manfred E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:312

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The SOS-doctors are a network of physicians who perform house-call visits in the areas of Attica and Thessaloniki, Greece.

    Authors: George Theocharis, Spyridon G. Barbas, Theodore Spiropoulos, Petroula E. Stamouli, Dimitrios N. Perdikis and Matthew E. Falagas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:304

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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

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric admissions to intensive care outside children’s hospitals are generally excluded from registry-based studies. This study compares pediatric admission to specialist pediatric intensive care units (PIC...

    Authors: Ibinabo Ibiebele, Charles S. Algert, Jennifer R. Bowen and Christine L. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:264

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist density varies substantially among the various Canadian provinces, as well as among various states in the US. It is unknown whether this variability impacts health outc...

    Authors: Guido Filler, Tom Kovesi, Erik Bourdon, Sarah Ann Jones, Laurentiu Givelichian, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Jason Gilliland, Marion Williams, Elaine Orrbine and Bruno Piedboeuf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:247

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Pain assessment and management in advanced and end-stage dementia are challenging; patients are at risk of under-diagnosis, under-assessment and under-treatment. Previous research has highlighted the importanc...

    Authors: Bannin De Witt Jansen, Kevin Brazil, Peter Passmore, Hilary Buchanan, Doreen Maxwell, Sonja J. McIlfatrick, Sharon M. Morgan, Max Watson and Carole Parsons

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:228

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the contextual factors affecting the uptake of evidence-based chronic disease interventions in the United States and in other countries. This study sought to better understand the context...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Budd, Anna J. deRuyter, Zhaoxin Wang, Pauline Sung-Chan, Xiangji Ying, Karishma S. Furtado, Tahna Pettman, Rebecca Armstrong, Rodrigo S. Reis, Jianwei Shi, Tabitha Mui, Tahnee Saunders, Leonardo Becker and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:233

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This study examined access to digital technologies, skills and experience, and preferences for using web-based and other digital technologies to obtain health information and advice among older adults in a lar...

    Authors: Nancy P. Gordon and Mark C. Hornbrook

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:220

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to develop a tool to support health workers’ ability to identify patients’ multidimensional health literacy strengths and challenges. The tool was intended to be suitable for administ...

    Authors: Jonathan O’Hara, Melanie Hawkins, Roy Batterham, Sarity Dodson, Richard H. Osborne and Alison Beauchamp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:199

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    In Switzerland, the issue of young carers and young adult carers - young people under the age of 18 and 24 respectively, who take on significant or substantial caring tasks and levels of responsibility that wo...

    Authors: Agnes Leu, Corinna Jung, Marianne Frech, Joe Sempik, Urs Moser, Martin Verner and Saul Becker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:183

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. CRC survivors may have complex healthcare needs requiring care from both specialists and primary care. Our objective was to unders...

    Authors: Leah L. Zullig, Karen M. Goldstein, Hayden B. Bosworth, Sara M. Andrews, Susanne Danus, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Michael J. Kelley and Corrine I. Voils

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:171

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Navigating complex health care systems during the multiple phases of recovery following major trauma entails many challenges for injured patients. Patients’ experiences communicating with health professionals ...

    Authors: Sandra Braaf, Shanthi Ameratunga, Andrew Nunn, Nicola Christie, Warwick Teague, Rodney Judson and Belinda J. Gabbe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:163

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This paper presents the findings of a rapid needs assessment conducted at the request of the local health authority responsible for health care services, the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (O...

    Authors: Alisa J. Velonis, Agnes Molnar, Nakia Lee-Foon, Ashnoor Rahim, Mary Boushel and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:150

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  20. Content type: Research article

    As part of the NHS desire to move services closer to where people live, and provide greater accessibility and convenience to patients, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) underwent a review of...

    Authors: Samantha J. Ingram, Charlotte L. Kirkdale, Sian Williams, Elaine Hartley, Susan Wintle, Valerie Sefton and Tracey Thornley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:91

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