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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    While governments are urging adult mental health services to support consumers in the context of their family, there is little information about what family focused practice is, nor how it might be enacted.

    Authors: Andrea Reupert, Bernadette Ward, Francis McCormick, Cathy Ward, Susan Waller and Susan Kidd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:66

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is an important need to evaluate whether rehabilitation services effectively address the needs of minority culture populations with North America’s increasingly diverse population. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Viviane Grandpierre, Victoria Milloy, Lindsey Sikora, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Roanne Thomas and Beth Potter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:23

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Although patient engagement is internationally recognized as a core quality indicator of healthcare systems, no report has yet explored patient engagement in Saudi Arabia. Thus, we explored patients’ experienc...

    Authors: Mohamad Al-Tannir, Fahad AlGahtani, Amani Abu-Shaheen, Sawsan Al-Tannir and Isamme AlFayyad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:853

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Polypharmacy is a frequent condition, but its prevalence and determinants in the Swiss mid-aged population are unknown. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of polypharmacy in a large Swiss mid...

    Authors: Julien Castioni, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Nazanin Abolhassani, Peter Vollenweider and Gérard Waeber

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:840

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Admission into an intensive care unit (ICU) may result in long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences for patients and their relatives. The care of the critically ill patient does not end upon IC...

    Authors: Margo van Mol, Marjan Nijkamp, Christine Markham and Erwin Ista

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:837

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is a growing public health concern in Japan. We developed a simulation model to predict the number of people with diabetes and those on dialysis due to diabetic nephropathy....

    Authors: Takehiro Sugiyama, Sayuri Goryoda, Kaori Inoue, Noriko Sugiyama-Ihana and Nobuo Nishi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:833

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