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BMC Health Services Research

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

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans have been enrolling in the health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 20% of them are tobacco users. As part of the ACA, tobacco users may face up to 50% h...

    Authors: Robert T. Braun, Yaniv Hanoch and Andrew J. Barnes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:729

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions are established indicators for the availability and quality of ambulatory care. We aimed to assess the differences between asylum-seeking childre...

    Authors: Célina Lichtl, Thomas Lutz, Joachim Szecsenyi and Kayvan Bozorgmehr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:731

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis testing is offered to youth in Sweden, through a network of Youth Health Clinics, free at the point of care, in an attempt to bring down the prevalence and incide...

    Authors: Anna Nielsen, Ayesha De Costa, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson and Mariano Salazar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:730

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Interventions aiming to coordinate services for the community-based dementia population vary in components, organisation and implementation. In this review we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of community-b...

    Authors: Amy Backhouse, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, David A. Richards, Rose McCabe, Ross Watkins and Chris Dickens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:717

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of atrial fibrillation is increasing rapidly; however, to date, population-based data are lacking on the attributable cost of illness of atrial fibrillation from a societal perspective, includin...

    Authors: Søren Paaske Johnsen, Lene Worsaae Dalby, Tomas Täckström, Jens Olsen and Anina Fraschke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:714

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The unpaid care provided by informal caregivers allows care recipients to live longer in their homes, which often results in fewer unnecessary long term care home (LTCH) admissions. Although the relationship b...

    Authors: Raquel S. D. Betini, John P. Hirdes, Donna S. Lero, Susan Cadell, Jeff Poss and George Heckman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:709

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  7. Content type: Research article

    According to the self-control model, self-control works as a protective factor and a psychological resource. Although an understanding of the effect(s) of peripheral neuropathy on quality of life is important ...

    Authors: Yu-Ri Park, Eun-Young Park and Jung-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:710

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Communication between patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and telephone triage services has not been previously explored. The purpose of this study was to determine the utilization characteristics ...

    Authors: Jane W. Njeru, Swathi Damodaran, Frederick North, Debra J. Jacobson, Patrick M. Wilson, Jennifer L. St Sauver, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf and Mark L. Wieland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:706

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Public and patient involvement in the design of people-centred care and research is vital for communities whose needs are underserved, as are people with rare diseases. Innovations devised collectively by pati...

    Authors: Cláudia de Freitas, Vanessa dos Reis, Susana Silva, Paula A. Videira, Eva Morava and Jaak Jaeken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:682

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases the probability of survival of a person with cardiac arrest. Repeating training helps staff retain knowledge in CPR and in use of automated external defibrillators...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Manal A. Alnasser, Alamin N. Berhanu, Deema A. Al-Turaif and Abdulrhman I. Alfayez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:674

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Technological innovations are strongly promoted to meet the demands posed by increased pressure on home care services and to assist ageing in place in western societies. Although heavily advocated as plug and ...

    Authors: Randi Stokke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:657

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Long-distance truck drivers are occupationally susceptible to poor health outcomes. Their patterns of healthcare utilisation and the suitability of healthcare services available to them are not well documented...

    Authors: Samanta Tresha Lalla-Edward, Sydney Ncube, Paul Matthew, Catherine A. Hankins, W.D. Francois Venter and Gabriela B. Gomez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:649

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis is a life-threatening infection of the brain, which has significant physical, cognitive and social consequences for survivors. Despite increasing recognition of the long...

    Authors: Jessie Cooper, Ciara Kierans, Sylviane Defres, Ava Easton, Rachel Kneen and Tom Solomon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:646

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  14. Content type: Research article

    While there is an extensive literature on Health System (HS) strengthening and on the performance of specific HSs, there are few exhaustive syntheses of the challenges HSs are facing worldwide. This paper repo...

    Authors: Federico Roncarolo, Antoine Boivin, Jean-Louis Denis, Rejean Hébert and Pascale Lehoux

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:636

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Patient participation and goal setting appear to be difficult in daily physiotherapy practice, and practical methods are lacking. An existing patient-specific instrument, Patient-Specific Complaints (PSC), was...

    Authors: Anita Stevens, Albère Köke, Trudy van der Weijden and Anna Beurskens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:618

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Preventive health services (PHSs) form part of primary healthcare with the aim of screening to prevent disease. Migrants show significant differences in lifestyle, health beliefs and risk factors compared with...

    Authors: Aldo Rosano, Marie Dauvrin, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Elena Ronda, Jean Tafforeau and Sonia Dias

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:588

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Substance abuse is a growing, but mostly silent, epidemic among older adults. We sought to analyze the trends in admissions for substance abuse treatment among older adults (aged 55 and older).

    Authors: Sumedha Chhatre, Ratna Cook, Eshita Mallik and Ravishankar Jayadevappa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:584

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  18. Content type: Research article

    One of the most difficult issues for care staff is the manifestation of challenging behaviour among residents with dementia. The first step in managing this type of behaviour is analysing its triggers. A struc...

    Authors: Margareta Halek, Daniela Holle and Sabine Bartholomeyczik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:554

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite efforts by professional societies to reduce low value care, many reports indicate that unnecessary tests, such as nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), are commonly used in contemporary practice....

    Authors: Kristopher P. Kline, Leslee Shaw, Rebecca J. Beyth, Jared Plumb, Linda Nguyen, Tianyao Huo and David E. Winchester

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:553

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