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BMC Health Services Research

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. Content type: Research article

    The present study examines the introduction of an innovation in intrapartum foetal monitoring practice in Australia. ST-Analysis (STan) is a technology that adds information to conventional fetal monitoring (c...

    Authors: M. E. Mayes, C. Wilkinson, S. Kuah, G. Matthews and D. Turnbull

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:119

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The evidence on the extent to which stakeholders in different European countries agree with availability and importance of tobacco-control interventions is limited. This study assessed and compared stakeholder...

    Authors: Puttarin Kulchaitanaroaj, Zoltán Kaló, Robert West, Kei Long Cheung, Silvia Evers, Zoltán Vokó, Mickael Hiligsmann, Hein de Vries, Lesley Owen, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Reiner Leidl and Subhash Pokhrel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:115

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Tinnitus service provision in the United Kingdom has been investigated from the healthcare provider’s perspective demonstrating considerable regional variation particularly regarding availability of psychologi...

    Authors: Don McFerran, Derek J. Hoare, Simon Carr, Jaydip Ray and David Stockdale

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:110

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Most organizations invest in people for training to improve human capital and maximize profitability. Yet it is reported in industry and nursing as well that training effectiveness is constrained because of in...

    Authors: Yangjing Bai, Jiping Li, Yangjuan Bai, Weiguang Ma, Xiangyu Yang and Fang Ma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:107

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Whilst there is recognition that the global burden of disease associated with mental health disorders is significant, the economic resources available, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries, are partic...

    Authors: Lela Sulaberidze, Stuart Green, Ivdity Chikovani, Maia Uchaneishvili and George Gotsadze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:108

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Systems navigation provided by individuals or teams is emerging as a strategy to reduce barriers to care. Complex clients with health and social support needs in primary care experience fragmentation and gaps ...

    Authors: Nancy Carter, Ruta K. Valaitis, Annie Lam, Janice Feather, Jennifer Nicholl and Laura Cleghorn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:96

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Social Prescribing is a service in primary care that involves the referral of patients with non-clinical needs to local services and activities provided by the third sector (community, voluntary, and social en...

    Authors: Julia Vera Pescheny, Yannis Pappas and Gurch Randhawa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:86

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In general, patients with a cancer suspicion visit the hospital multiple times before diagnosis is completed. Using various “operations management” techniques a few fast track diagnostic services were implemen...

    Authors: W. H. van Harten, N. Goedbloed, A. H. Boekhout and S. Heintzbergen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:85

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Organizational change is inevitable in any workplace. Previous research has shown that leadership and a number of organizational climate and contextual variables can affect the adoption of change initiatives. ...

    Authors: Kathryn von Treuer, Gery Karantzas, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Anastasia Konis, Tanya E. Davison and Daniel O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:77

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Children with medical complexity (CMC) have a wide range of long term health problems and disabilities that have an adverse impact on their quality of life. They have high levels of family identified health ca...

    Authors: Lisa Altman, Yvonne Zurynski, Christie Breen, Tim Hoffmann and Susan Woolfenden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:70

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of evidence-based programs (EBPs) for disease self-management and prevention is a policy priority. It is challenging to implement EBPs offered in community settings and to integrate them with he...

    Authors: Aaron L. Leppin, Karen Schaepe, Jason Egginton, Sara Dick, Megan Branda, Lori Christiansen, Nicole M. Burow, Charlene Gaw and Victor M. Montori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:72

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Partner notification services (PNS) are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a public health intervention for addressing the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (S...

    Authors: Sarah Magaziner, Madeline C. Montgomery, Thomas Bertrand, Daniel Daltry, Heidi Jenkins, Brenda Kendall, Lauren Molotnikov, Lindsay Pierce, Emer Smith, Lynn Sosa, Jacob J. van den Berg, Theodore Marak, Don Operario and Philip A. Chan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:75

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Evidence supporting the effectiveness of care management programs for complex patients has been inconclusive. However, past reviews have not focused on complexity primarily defined by multimorbidity and health...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Baker, Richard W. Grant and Anjali Gopalan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:65

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In 2013–14, the evidence based care model Hospital-based Home Care for children newly diagnosed with diabetes was implemented at a large paediatric diabetes care facility in the south of Sweden. The first step...

    Authors: Gabriella Nilsson, Kristofer Hansson, Irén Tiberg and Inger Hallström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:61

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric providers are key players in the treatment of childhood obesity, yet rates of obesity management in the primary care setting are low. The goal of this study was to examine the views of pediatric prov...

    Authors: Kyung E. Rhee, Stephanie Kessl, Sarah Lindback, Marshall Littman and Robert E. El-Kareh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:55

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, has similar incidence in metropolitan and rural areas but poorer cardiovascular outcomes for residents living in rural and remote Austr...

    Authors: Sandra Hamilton, Belynda Mills, Shelley McRae and Sandra Thompson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:64

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Newborn hearing screening programs aim to lower the ages at audiological intervention among hearing-impaired children. In Wallonia and Brussels (Belgium), audiological intervention data are not collected in th...

    Authors: Bénédicte Vos, Christelle Senterre, Michel Boutsen, Raphaël Lagasse and Alain Levêque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:56

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Implementing an accredited quality and patient safety management system is inevitable for hospitals. Even in the case of an obligatory rule system, different approaches to implement such a system can be used: ...

    Authors: Ulrike Weske, Paul Boselie, Elizabeth L. J. van Rensen and Margriet M. E. Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:62

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