Organization, structure and delivery of healthcare

Section edited by  Stefano Bonacina, Marie Pierre Gagnon and Holly Lanham

This section aims to publish studies looking at how health care is planned, organized and structured, including in terms of relationships among personnel or departments, as well as research on the provision of healthcare to an individual, group, population or community.

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  1. Research article

    Understanding collaborative care implementation in the Department of Veterans Affairs: core functions and implementation challenges

    The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is ...

    Jessica M. Lipschitz, Justin K. Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R. Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P. Post and James F. Burgess Jr

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:691

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Factors affecting residents transition from long term care facilities to the community: a scoping review

    Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are often places where persons with complex health needs that cannot be met in a community setting, reside and are cared for until death. However, not all persons experience c...

    Shannon Freeman, Kristen Bishop, Lina Spirgiene, Erica Koopmans, Fernanda C. Bothelo, Trina Fyfe, Beibei Xiong, Stacey Patchett and Martha MacLeod

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:689

    Published on: 4 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Disability, residential environment and social participation: factors influencing daily mobility of persons living in residential care facilities in two regions of France

    Despite the context of individualization of public policies and promotion of independent living, residential care facilities (RCFs) (called “établissements medico-sociaux” in France) still represent the main s...

    Noémie Rapegno and Jean-François Ravaud

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:683

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Allocation of home care services by municipalities in Norway: a document analysis

    In Norway, elder care is primarily a municipal responsibility. Municipal health services strive to offer the ‘lowest level of effective care,’ and home healthcare services are defined as the lowest level of ca...

    Solrun G. Holm, Terje A. Mathisen, Torill M. Sæterstrand and Berit S. Brinchmann

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:673

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Agency responses to a system-driven implementation of multiple evidence-based practices in children’s mental health services

    Large mental health systems are increasingly using fiscal policies to encourage the implementation of multiple evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many implementation strategies have been identified, lit...

    Jennifer Regan, Anna S. Lau, Miya Barnett, Nicole Stadnick, Alison Hamilton, Keri Pesanti, Lillian Bando and Lauren Brookman-Frazee

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:671

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Impact of nursing home admission on health care use and disease status elderly dependent people one year before and one year after skilled nursing home admission based on 2012–2013 SNIIRAM data

    The aim of this study was to compare disease status and health care use 1 year before and 1 year after skilled nursing home (SNH) admission.

    A. Atramont, I. Bourdel-Marchasson, D. Bonnet-Zamponi, I. Tangre, A. Fagot-Campagna and P. Tuppin

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:667

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Professional groups driving change toward patient-centred care: interprofessional working in stroke rehabilitation in Denmark

    Patient-centred care based on needs has been gaining momentum in health policy and the workforce. This creates new demand for interprofessional teams and redefining roles and tasks of professionals, yet little...

    Viola Burau, Kathrine Carstensen, Stina Lou and Ellen Kuhlmann

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:662

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  8. Research Article

    Strategies for the quality assessment of the health care service providers in the treatment of Gastric Cancer in Colombia

    While, at its inception in 1993, the health care system in Colombia was publicized as a paradigm to be copied across the developing world, numerous problems in its implementation have led to, what is now, an i...

    María del Pilar Villamil, David Barrera, Nubia Velasco, Oscar Bernal, Esteban Fajardo, Carlos Urango and Sebastian Buitrago

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:654

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Towards the development of a wellbeing model for aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living with chronic disease

    Re-defining the way in which care is delivered, to reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ needs and values, is essential for improving the accessibility of primary healthcare. This study focuse...

    Carol Davy, Elaine Kite, Leda Sivak, Alex Brown, Timena Ahmat, Gary Brahim, Anna Dowling, Shaun Jacobson, Tania Kelly, Kaylene Kemp, Fiona Mitchell, Tina Newman, Margaret O’Brien, Jason Pitt, Kesha Roesch, Christine Saddler…

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:659

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Fall prevention: is the STRATIFY tool the right instrument in Italian Hospital inpatient? A retrospective observational study

    Although several risk assessment tools are in use, uncertainties on their accuracy in detecting fall risk already exist. Choosing the most accurate tool for hospital inpatient is still a challenge for the orga...

    Greta Castellini, Antonia Demarchi, Monica Lanzoni and Silvana Castaldi

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:656

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Domains associated with successful quality improvement in healthcare – a nationwide case study

    There is a distinct difference between what we know and what we do in healthcare: a gap that is impairing the quality of the care and increasing the costs. Quality improvement efforts have been made worldwide ...

    Aleidis Skard Brandrud, Bjørnar Nyen, Per Hjortdahl, Leiv Sandvik, Gro Sævil Helljesen Haldorsen, Maria Bergli, Eugene C. Nelson and Michael Bretthauer

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:648

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  12. Editorial

    Supporting research readiness in social enterprise health services

    Health-based social enterprises are spun out of the NHS, yet continue to provide NHS-funded services. With the spin-out, however, formal processes for research governance were lost. Patients have a right to ta...

    Nat M. J. Wright, Philippa Hearty, Linda Harris, Andrew Burnell, Sue Pender, Chris Oxnard and George Charlesworth

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:653

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  13. Research article

    Nursing care needs and services utilised by home-dwelling elderly with complex health problems: observational study

    In Norway, as in many Western countries, a shift from institutional care to home care is taking place. Our knowledge is limited regarding which needs for nursing interventions patients being cared for in their...

    Gro Næss, Marit Kirkevold, Wenche Hammer, Jørund Straand and Torgeir Bruun Wyller

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:645

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  14. Study protocol

    A two-state comparative implementation of peer-support intervention to link veterans to health-related services after incarceration: a study protocol

    Approximately 600,000 persons are released from prison annually in the United States. Relatively few receive sufficient re-entry services and are at risk for unemployment, homelessness, poverty, substance abus...

    Molly M. Simmons, Benjamin G. Fincke, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Bo Kim, Tom Byrne, David Smelson, Kevin Casey, Marsha L. Ellison, Christy Visher, Jessica Blue-Howells and D. Keith McInnes

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:647

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  15. Research article

    The utilization of formal and informal home care by older patients with cancer: a Belgian cohort study with two control groups

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the utilization of formal and informal home care among older patients with cancer (OCP) and to compare this with middle-aged patients with cancer (MCP) and older patient...

    Abdelbari Baitar, Frank Buntinx, Tine De Burghgraeve, Laura Deckx, Paul Bulens, Hans Wildiers and Marjan van den Akker

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:644

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  16. Research article

    Is the role of Health Extension Workers in the delivery of maternal and child health care services a significant attribute? The case of Dale district, southern Ethiopia

    The Health Extension Program (HEP) is one of the most innovative community based health program launched by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to make health services accessible to rural communities by s...

    Abel Negussie and Gedion Girma

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:641

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  17. Debate

    Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 10: operationalising disinvestment in a conceptual framework for resource allocation

    This is the tenth in a series of papers reporting a program of Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. After more than a decade of research, the...

    Claire Harris, Sally Green and Adam G. Elshaug

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:632

    Published on: 8 September 2017

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