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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: Study protocol

    In 2012, approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed. As a result of advances in treatment, screening and prevention programmes the number of people surviving cancer globally is also increasing.

    Authors: Lucy Johnston and Karen Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:563

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    Chronic diseases are generating a major health and societal burden worldwide. Healthy lifestyles, including physical activity (PA), have proven efficacy in the prevention and treatment of many chronic conditio...

    Authors: Anael Barberan-Garcia, Elena Gimeno-Santos, Isabel Blanco, Isaac Cano, Graciela Martínez-Pallí, Felip Burgos, Felip Miralles, Miquel Coca, Serafín Murillo, María Sanz, Alexander Steblin, Marta Ubré, Jaume Benavent, Josep Vidal, Marta Sitges and Josep Roca

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:560

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    Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) in Canada continue to experience high rates of incident HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, the regular use of anti-HIV medication) reduces HIV acquis...

    Authors: Malika Sharma, Allison Chris, Arlene Chan, David C. Knox, James Wilton, Owen McEwen, Sharmistha Mishra, Daniel Grace, Tim Rogers, Ahmed M. Bayoumi, John Maxwell, Rita Shahin, Isaac Bogoch, Mark Gilbert and Darrell H. S. Tan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:513

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric re-hospitalisation is considered costly and disruptive to individuals. The perspective of the mental health service user is largely unexplored in literature.

    Authors: M. Ådnanes, L. Melby, J. Cresswell-Smith, H. Westerlund, L. Rabbi, M. Z. Dernovšek, L. Šprah, R. Sfetcu, C. Straßmayr and V. Donisi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:516

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    A nested process evaluation, within a randomised controlled trial, will explore relationships between program outcomes and quality of intervention implementation of the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise...

    Authors: Lisa Dillon, Lindy Clemson, Kristy Coxon and Lisa Keay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:512

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    After hospitalization for cardiac disease, older patients are at high risk of readmission and death. Although geriatric conditions increase this risk, treatment of older cardiac patients is limited to the mana...

    Authors: L. Verweij, P. Jepma, B. M. Buurman, C. H. M. Latour, R. H. H. Engelbert, G. ter Riet, F. Karapinar-Çarkit, S. Daliri, R. J. G. Peters and W. J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:508

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    There are an increasing number of patients of working age undergoing hip and knee replacements. Currently there is variation in the advice and support given about sickness absence, recovery to usual activities...

    Authors: Paul Baker, Carol Coole, Avril Drummond, Catriona McDaid, Sayeed Khan, Louise Thomson, Catherine Hewitt, Iain McNamara, David McDonald, Judith Fitch and Amar Rangan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:504

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of telehealth in monitoring HbA1c levels in people living with type 2 diabetes. However, the overall magnitude of effect is yet unclear due to variable re...

    Authors: Puikwan A. Lee, Geva Greenfield and Yannis Pappas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:495

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Access, particularly timely access, to care is the Canadian public’s most important healthcare concern. The drivers of perceived appropriateness of access to care among patients with at least one chronic healt...

    Authors: Catherine W. T. Chan, Amédé Gogovor, Marie-France Valois and Sara Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:471

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Migrants are the unique production of China’s urbanization process. They are often excluded from social welfare and security systems of cities, and often exposed to high health risk related closely to their he...

    Authors: Shuang Shao, Meirong Wang, Guanghui Jin, Yali Zhao, Xiaoqin Lu and Juan Du

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:462

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Burns can be the most devastating injuries in the world, they constitute a global public health problem and cause widespread public health concern. Every year in Bangladesh more than 365,000 people are injured...

    Authors: Animesh Biswas, Abu Sayeed Md Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Toity Deave, Fazlur Rahman and Saidur Rahman Mashreky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:467

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Mexican health system segments access and right to healthcare according to worker position in the labour market. In this contribution we analyse how access and continuity of healthcare gets interrupted by ...

    Authors: Germán Guerra, Emilio Gutiérrez-Calderón, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto, Adolfo Martínez-Valle and Miguel Ángel González-Block

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:457

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Emergency Department (ED) are challenged by the increasing number of visits made by the heterogeneous population of elderly persons. This study aims to 1) compare chief complaints (triage categories) and level...

    Authors: Sarah Vilpert, Stéfanie Monod, Hélène Jaccard Ruedin, Jürgen Maurer, Lionel Trueb, Bertrand Yersin and Christophe Büla

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:456

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The assessment and evaluation of practical and sustainable development of health care has become a major focus of investigation in health services research. A key challenge for researchers as well as decision-...

    Authors: Febe Friberg, Catarina Wallengren, Cecilia Håkanson, Eva Carlsson, Frida Smith, Monica Pettersson, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Richard Sawatzky and Joakim Öhlén

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:441

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  15. Content type: Research article

    For pregnant women and their partners, the decision to undergo Down syndrome prenatal screening is difficult. Patient decision aids (PtDA) can help them make an informed decision. We aimed to identify behaviou...

    Authors: Titilayo Tatiana Agbadjé, Matthew Menear, Michèle Dugas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Samira Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, Hubert Robitaille, Anik M. C. Giguère, François Rousseau, Brenda J. Wilson and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:434

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, active surveillance has proven to be a safe approach for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. Although active surveillance presents several advantages for both patients and the health ...

    Authors: Kittie Pang, Margaret Fitch, Veronique Ouellet, Simone Chevalier, Darrel E. Drachenberg, Antonio Finelli, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Alan So, Simon Sutcliffe, Simon Tanguay, Fred Saad and Anne-Marie Mes-Masson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:430

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although a fifth of the German population has a migration background, health research regarding this population is scarce. The few existing studies on migrant health show that migrants are faced with restricti...

    Authors: Marja Leonhardt, Katja Aschenbrenner, Martin E. Kreis and Johannes C. Lauscher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:423

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